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    Yes please

    Yes please
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    Fantastic intro! I'd love to do some stealth...

    Fantastic intro! I'd love to do some stealth camping but me knees can't handle the Whites anymore! Enjoy
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    testing fabric to find strength

    I have a huge quantity of ripstop I got free, and it weighs at ~2.2 oz. /sq. yd. but is there a way to test it's strength other than sending it to a lab, or making a sling hammock and having wife...
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    That made me laugh. I hadn't heard that in years,...

    That made me laugh. I hadn't heard that in years, since i was on a climbing forum! And my wife does all the bills, so she knows exactly what i paid LOL
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    I can't speak from experience but the Hyperlight...

    I can't speak from experience but the Hyperlight tarp lists at 63" x99" . .. with an 11' Ridgeline
    The zpack with doors is same ridgeline (132") but a full 102"wide at its widest. And thats before...
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    Some great ideas! Thanks! You all are the best!

    Some great ideas! Thanks! You all are the best!
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    If length is a big issue but you would otherwise...

    If length is a big issue but you would otherwise prefer the dogbone for whatever reason, couldn't you loop it through your channel a second ( or even third) time before clinching off through the...
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    Sticky: Works great but like all the others have said,...

    Works great but like all the others have said, double, triple, quadruple check that bottle is sealed tight!
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    Well i only ordered 50' to start. Let me see how...

    Well i only ordered 50' to start. Let me see how much i have left after I make my slings and ridgeline ;)



    Yeah my wife hasn't done any camping since the kids were young, and the big family car...
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    Huh, I wouldn't have trusted it. Color me...

    Huh, I wouldn't have trusted it. Color me shocked. Even the door jambs, I can pry back the top of most doors to get a slim jim in if needed, doesn't take much to tweak a door especially above the...
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    Actually my scout son very much wants to start...

    Actually my scout son very much wants to start backpacking more. But now he wants a hammock too
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    I never liked golf so that wouldn't work. It is...

    I never liked golf so that wouldn't work.
    It is cheaper than skiing though! Hmmmm��

    I even tried the "Think of the quiet weekends alone."
    Forgetting that leaves 3 kids and her even more...
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    How do I make her understand??

    My Amsteel just came in the mail! My wife simply can't understand why this makes me so happy.

    There's no way I'll ever convince her why I need titanium strap buckles! Or a Cuban tarp. Or a Packa....
  14. Another entertaining pair of vids. Thanks!

    Another entertaining pair of vids. Thanks!
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    I assume you have an insulted V otherwise it...

    I assume you have an insulted V otherwise it won't help much for insulation. I have used my static V for my Diy and it was comfy enough.
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    https://www.klymit.com/insulated-hammock-v.html...

    https://www.klymit.com/insulated-hammock-v.html
    You could try something like this. Or a thermarest X therm type.
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    I see you say that in all your vids but you're...

    I see you say that in all your vids but you're booking far too many miles for that to be true. I'm a 3 or 4 (or 5) coffee before I'm ready to roll.

    (But I did have my first "coffee from the...
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    I know the feeling. I had a 70% complete DIY for...

    I know the feeling. I had a 70% complete DIY for overv3 years. I can't even count how many scout trip I went on in that time still on the ground.
    Finally got airborne last week.

    Congrats!
  19. I was just looking at those sections. Never been...

    I was just looking at those sections. Never been out there. Havevfun!
  20. Nice! I wish I had your skills and patience !...

    Nice! I wish I had your skills and patience ! Great results
  21. Thread: Hammock Chair

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    Looks awesome. Good work! I'd love to have this...

    Looks awesome. Good work! I'd love to have this at scout camp!
  22. I'm 315# so thanks for the topic. Taking notes.

    I'm 315# so thanks for the topic. Taking notes.
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    Not Rhode Island. Next town over the line in MA....

    Not Rhode Island. Next town over the line in MA. Close enough.
  24. Sounds awesome. I'll Mark the calendar. Fingers...

    Sounds awesome. I'll Mark the calendar. Fingers crossed!
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    Thanks! No we didn't get on the water. We took a...

    Thanks! No we didn't get on the water. We took a hike out to Tully Mountain and back Saturday. I'd love to get back and do some kayaking though.
    I'll go look at the details on the hang. 😊

    Oh...
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    Finally a "Newbie!" -Massachusetts

    What's that mean? I joined 3 years ago but never got the chance to actually hang. Kids, budget, ...life.
    Lots of camping with my son's scout troop but always on the ground. I even had a DIY hammock...
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    Man i wish my wife was into this. I have to work...

    Man i wish my wife was into this. I have to work in the basement! LOL
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    I can't speak to your suspension question. Maybe ...

    I can't speak to your suspension question. Maybe people just feel it's an unneeded step and whipping/gathering works just fine and the Hennessy method is unneeded?
    As for construction, Wilson and...
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    Oh yes, absolutely! And not just Amsteel but...

    Oh yes, absolutely! And not just Amsteel but their price on Zing-It/Lash-it is good too. So even without the Free shipping or larger discounts, these guys desrve a look, IMHO. The 5% is just gravy...
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    I've been looking all over and even without...

    I've been looking all over and even without coupons and deals, their price is very competitive and their shipping is lower. I'll be placing an order soon. Thanks Redden!
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    Ahh thanks! Well it handles really nice. i'll...

    Ahh thanks! Well it handles really nice. i'll find other uses for it
    :cool:
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    Double Braid nylon ??

    I have access to a remnant spool of 1/4" double braid nylon I am thinking of making my suspension from. A couple quick questions if anyone knows...

    1) I know making an eye splice is different than...
  33. Thread: Halfway there!

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    Man it's a pain trying to dye that much fabric!...

    Man it's a pain trying to dye that much fabric! But it's now navy blue instead of white.
  34. Thread: Halfway there!

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    If it does it would be the first thing in a long...

    If it does it would be the first thing in a long time to make me feel like a little anything LOL
    I'll send Pics soon. Just bummed I won't get My Tarp finished in time
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    I will. And yes. it's roughly the size of the...

    I will. And yes. it's roughly the size of the Hennessy Safari. I figured I'd go big to start and I can always cut it down and shorten if I feel like I want to. but 90% of My camping is car camping...
  36. Thread: Halfway there!

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    Halfway there!

    Got a borrowed thread injector and last night finished up the stitching on a double layer monstrosity that measures 144" x 64"... I think for now I will leave it netless until I decide my next step....
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    Sticky: Ya know, I was all focused on the "clean" look...

    Ya know, I was all focused on the "clean" look and finish of an attached net but the more testimonials I hear I'm starting to love the simplicity. Little extra fabric but no added weight from...
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    THANK YOU! I had almost given up and posted this...

    THANK YOU! I had almost given up and posted this exact question on the Hennessy specs. the fact that they measure a couple models "Diagonally" on their site and not others also confused me .

    So...
  39. Thread: DIY blues

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    Woot! Got a borrowed thread injector from mom....

    Woot! Got a borrowed thread injector from mom. Now I just have about 300pages to re-read about sizes, tie out points , proper gathering /folds and how to do a proper hem. That shouldn't take long.
    ...
  40. Thread: DIY blues

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    OK Any materials science guys out there? This...

    OK Any materials science guys out there?
    This mystery fabric of mine... finally examining a bit closer and trying to determine what it is.

    I cut a piece 96" x 149" so I make that 11.03 sq, yds....
  41. Thread: DIY blues

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    Yeah Rothman and Deadphans... it's a lot. 60' x...

    Yeah Rothman and Deadphans... it's a lot. 60' x 60' screen formally used to project laser shows on. But to be fair it does have a 3" webbing on all 4 sides, so it's really only 59'6" x 59'6"... plus...
  42. Thread: DIY blues

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    Yeah, ours was a low end singer to start with but...

    Yeah, ours was a low end singer to start with but timing's off, bobbin only pics up every third stitch...pretty certain a new machine will be cheaper than a shop. Neither are in the budget right now...
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    DIY blues - On the mend

    I have 3600 sq. Ft. of fabric, netting, all these great designs and all of you for motivation.

    But the wife's machine seems lost for good. Eyes open on Craigslist I guess.
    * grump grump *
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    Nooo... don't go thin, go equivalent. 3/16"...

    Nooo... don't go thin, go equivalent. 3/16" Amsteel Blue is about the same diameter as 550 cord, and has a 5400lbs load strength!
    :laugh:
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    Not Hammock suspension but lots of other...

    Not Hammock suspension but lots of other suspension. They're fine for what they are. Their biggest weakness is they tend to suffer after repeated opening and closing, thread strip etc. They are...
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    For stuff falling on you not much you can do...

    For stuff falling on you not much you can do about it but for the sap around your straps from the trunk , I would imagine a couple small pieces of scrap nylon from your build would do the trick to...
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    Love the idea and design of the Handy hammock but...

    Love the idea and design of the Handy hammock but still need a way to hang your tarp. otherwise really cool product
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    I use these types of stands all the time at work,...

    I use these types of stands all the time at work, and have particular experience with the American DJ models. What they don't tell you is
    A) the weight limit is based on zero vertical extension. ...
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    I did a search and apparently they've been...

    I did a search and apparently they've been popular in the cycling community for a while and 3M makes the best ones. And yes, most are easily cut according to the cyclists. Haven't tried them myself...
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    :D Just saying, I've been told I'm on the loudish...

    :D Just saying, I've been told I'm on the loudish side. meant it as a courtesy ;)
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