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    As others have said. The flatter the set up the...

    As others have said. The flatter the set up the higher the loads are in the suspension and fabric. To give you an idea at a 30deg angle the load in the suspension is equal to the weight of the...
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    :lol: I started to derive the formula to...

    :lol: I started to derive the formula to calculate it to the 10 decimal, but after a day of trying to figure out corporate financial accounting and why the end of the months is mostly the 29th but...
  3. Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie...

    Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie science. The leap of knowledge and understanding to make this new and improved whoopie is mind-boggling. To combine that with making the eye 1" long...
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    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I...

    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I made my poles 8' (96" from one ground end to the hammock attach point - Poles are actually cut at 98" to allow the end plugs) is because of my height and...
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    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card...

    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card stock like a business card is around .007. Thus the one tube should fit into the other and still be able to slip in a business card between them. ...
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    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the...

    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the Max OD of 0.922 of the EMT. Fits snugly but easily. I like the fit over any of the larger tubing I found. I also keep the mating surfaces clean...
  7. With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just...

    With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just shy of 1.6. This means the pipe would not be predicted to buckle unless the load increases by 160% (500lb total load). Be aware the calculations...
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    Looks like you found some a good outer material...

    Looks like you found some a good outer material for the joint. That should work nicely and hold up 100% better than the AL tubing I found and used. 7-3/8" joint is more than enough particularly in...
  9. There are many factors that go into this. But as...

    There are many factors that go into this. But as you lengthen the pole, and specifically where the hammock is attached, and shallow out the angle by increasing the distance between the apexes, or...
  10. I do the same as cmoulder.

    I do the same as cmoulder.
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    You do not need any real special equipment. A...

    You do not need any real special equipment. A sharp knife to cut tapers, a wood plank to cut on. I use a 20 gauge piece of brass wire folded over as my FID. Floral wire or any other small gauge...
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    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have...

    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have one piece or fitted poles you cannot bolt all four joints and have it fold up for storage as there are geometry issues. The commercial stand uses a...
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    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But...

    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But for review;
    Poles cut to 98" with the 1/4" bolt at 96" from ground end. 1/4" nylon spacer between poled to hang suspension.
    Top span ~10' (120")...
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    It means so much to me that you never lost hope...

    It means so much to me that you never lost hope for my eternal soul. :lol:
  15. Not bad look like the main differences are a 6"...

    Not bad look like the main differences are a 6" bury (little short for heavier folks), and a 1/2 attach loop vs. the usual 2" to 4" loop that most guides default to. Also, he has no gap between the...
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    :lol: You caught me! I did bolt the base as you...

    :lol: You caught me! I did bolt the base as you alluded to above. However, I am going back to another system. This is why I did not point out that I bolted the base as it does not work as cleanly...
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    You get access to post for sale items by being an...

    You get access to post for sale items by being an active member here for 50 posts. This allows people time to get to know you.
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    I will need help in finding the post reply you...

    I will need help in finding the post reply you are referencing. Can you provide the post number in that thread? I looked at the 1st 3 pages of posts and did not see a 12' reference, but as you...
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    A perfect example of why this rule works is the...

    A perfect example of why this rule works is the OP of this thread. Signed up 2 1/2 years ago, then after 3 posts, disappeared.
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    FWIW: The this is not the case statement was in...

    FWIW: The this is not the case statement was in reference to the OP's assertion:
    One would think the people that do this for a living would be better at it than me.
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    I updated the stand to so the poles disconnect...

    I updated the stand to so the poles disconnect and fit into a camp chair bag for portability. Improved-DIY-Tensahedron-Stand

    This past week I have modified my DIY Tensa Stand to improve storage...
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    This is not the case. To make a locked Brummel...

    This is not the case. To make a locked Brummel CL takes more time and attention to detail than a simple continuous loop sold by this vendor. Interesting that they are having equipment failure...
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    How did they break? Did they truly break or just...

    How did they break? Did they truly break or just come apart/undone? The previous failure was because the splice came undone. I too nearly had this happen on a whoopie sling I purchased because...
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    Improved DIY Tensahedron Stand:

    This past week I have modified my DIY Tensa Stand to improve storage and transport. The stand now breaks down into 36" sections which fit into an old camp chair bag for easy transport.

    The ...
  25. I would just sell the place and go back to the...

    I would just sell the place and go back to the city and never step foot outside again.

    You are very lucky to have such a nice personal retreat. You would be lucky to see all the wildlife you...
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    3' x 7' sure looks pretty in the breeze though.

    3' x 7' sure looks pretty in the breeze though.
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    176730 Flag I fly at the Antique Machinery...

    176730

    Flag I fly at the Antique Machinery shows. It is a vintage 1970's Dealership Flag.
  28. FS: I'm in for #2 please

    I'm in for #2 please
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    Echo the fun and pace. Also fun food. If her...

    Echo the fun and pace. Also fun food.

    If her first time camping then also consider.
    Hang from a common tree on one end so she feels connected., and let her know she can wake you up for any...
  30. My only complaint would be how they advertise...

    My only complaint would be how they advertise product vs. the price. The product is advertised as a complete system, including insulation, then the website product page has the price bold and up...
  31. Neither. Treating the woof/pressure treating...

    Neither. Treating the woof/pressure treating neither strengthens it nor makes it more weather resistant. The chemicals applied are for rot resistance.
  32. There is also another saying: "You pack your...

    There is also another saying: "You pack your fears"

    I have actually experienced the scenario you describe. The last weekend of October in 2016 I did a solo trip to Harriman SP in NY. The...
  33. Well I do not understand your complaint. Looks...

    Well I do not understand your complaint. Looks to be actually innovative, combining a bridge hammock cut with a GE hammock. Warbonnet did a similar thing in working with the cut and construction...
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    Glad to hear it. Yes this stand has been a game...

    Glad to hear it. Yes this stand has been a game changer around here. I will be making modifications to my stand to make it more portable this weekend. Hope to report Monday.
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    I have used the AL Arrow shaft toggles for 3...

    I have used the AL Arrow shaft toggles for 3 years now. They work great. I use 3" toggles and like other drilled a 1/8 hole near one end for a cord.
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    If you are doing your first backpacking trip you...

    If you are doing your first backpacking trip you can go right in your own back yard. The TVT in the Montgomery County Metro Park system at Germantown is hard to beat. There are several cross trails...
  37. Thread: Ohm 2.0

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    FS: Just missed out. If it falls through let me know.

    Just missed out. If it falls through let me know.
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    Exactly! :D I may have to start double pinning...

    Exactly! :D I may have to start double pinning it.
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    Looks real nice. Did you run a line to keep the...

    Looks real nice. Did you run a line to keep the feet from spreading while using? It may have been hidden in the picture angle. Para cord for the tie out line is fine. Loading is well below line...
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    Will do. Try to get them in a day or so. ...

    Will do. Try to get them in a day or so.

    Since I bolted the apexes on mine and the wind came from the foot end. (the staked end) everything was sturdy and did not move too much, little shaking...
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    DIY Tensahedron Stand - Field Report

    This past weekend, I was at the Dover, Ohio Steam Show and stayed in my DIY Tensahedron stand and hammock. Link: DIY Tensa Stand

    Saturday afternoon a heavy thunderstorm rolled in with straight...
  42. I'm in for bundle #3

    I'm in for bundle #3
  43. Start your research and planning a little earlier...

    Start your research and planning a little earlier than 2 weeks before you leave is my recommendation.
    Wow that is a tall order.

    RMNP. Hit Garden of the Gods. Leadville area, Alamosa and Great...
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    Thank you for the give away Dutch, This has been...

    Thank you for the give away Dutch, This has been fun. Though I thought the interface was a little difficult. Would be nice to have a fit picture to pillow dimensions function. Great product...
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    They also skipped a spacecraft off the atmosphere...

    They also skipped a spacecraft off the atmosphere of Mars by accident.
  46. 3 hours gets you to Morgan-Monroe SP in Indiana...

    3 hours gets you to Morgan-Monroe SP in Indiana and a little longer (4 hr.) you can be in the Deem Wilderness in Hoosier NF.

    https://youtu.be/S_yKz6L20ak
  47. FS: I'm in for bundle #1.

    I'm in for bundle #1.
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    This set-up would place the sewn seams in...

    This set-up would place the sewn seams in cross-wise tension. Any broken thread in the seam could cause the whole thing to unzip. The seams should run parallel with the load not against it. Not...
  49. Thread: Budget tarp.

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    That shot makes it look much bigger than it is. ...

    That shot makes it look much bigger than it is. It is a hex tarp so only the "Tip" is not shown in the picture and thus it gives the illusion that the tarp is hung in the middle, when in reality you...
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    third on this. Zing-it makes a terrible drip...

    third on this. Zing-it makes a terrible drip line. You want a drip line that attracts the water.
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