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    GE Silicone II from Lowes/Home...

    GE Silicone II from Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart/etc..

    They make an indoor and outdoor variety, but I think they are both the same stuff, it's just different marketing.



    I think glueing a patch...
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    +1 Trim out the damaged area and glue a patch...

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    Trim out the damaged area and glue a patch piece in. Make sure you have a good amount of overlap between the patch and the base material and you should be fine (maybe at least 3" from the trim...
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    First, I think one of those dials is presser foot...

    First, I think one of those dials is presser foot pressure, not thread tension (probably the one on the left).

    What thread are you using? It looks very heavy, and you are using a very small...
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    Looks like the tarp might be pitched upside down?...

    Looks like the tarp might be pitched upside down? Not sure if that's just for the picture or not..

    I don't know how his seam is constructed, so it's hard to say why that happened, but something...
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    The easy answer is don't leave your gear...

    The easy answer is don't leave your gear unattended, especially in front country sites where people have easy access to vehicles to throw your gear in and drive away. Back country is less likely to...
  6. The wasp is adjustable.

    The wasp is adjustable.
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    You're supposed to fold it in half the other...

    You're supposed to fold it in half the other direction. It wont be quite a full size quilt, length-wise (~64" x 42").
  8. They're designed to be used with a sheathed...

    They're designed to be used with a sheathed accessory-type cord.

    Lawson's glowire, kelty triptease, etc.. would be good options.
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    By the price, I'm guessing that's just a machine...

    By the price, I'm guessing that's just a machine head. Keep in mind you'll probably need a table, and motor for it also. If not, I'd be wary why the machine is selling for so little.

    Needle feed,...
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    Short answer: Yes, it should work. Blowing rain...

    Short answer: Yes, it should work. Blowing rain MAY possibly be aconcern, but that's a pretty big tarp set up like a diamond (almost 15ft ridgeline).

    If the tarp has tie out's in the center of the...
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    The skins aren't long enough to just use 1/2 for...

    The skins aren't long enough to just use 1/2 for the whole tarp.
  12. I never saw the benefit of using a skin for your...

    I never saw the benefit of using a skin for your hammock. It's just a heavier storage solution than a bishop bag or double ended stuff sack.

    For a tarp it's a great solution so you can set up...
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    Cat cut's are going to be beneficial for a taut...

    Cat cut's are going to be beneficial for a taut pitch on any tarp, period. The reason is the way lines of tension run through the material makes it difficult to keep the edges taut in a straight cut...
  14. Thread: WTB: Hex Tarp

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    WTB: Charleskbrown2 contacted me and I'll be making...

    Charleskbrown2 contacted me and I'll be making him a tarp similar to the one I sold him last year.
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    When sewing two square edges together the length...

    When sewing two square edges together the length of the stitch is the same length as the edge of the fabric. So the edges of the fabric align correctly after sewing.

    When sewing on a diagonal...
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    Total length is 39.5" The middle section is 4"...

    Total length is 39.5"

    The middle section is 4" I believe. They are 0.625" Easton aluminum poles (single layers) or 0.742" Easton aluminum poles (double layer).


    You can use the hammock without...
  17. Thread: Bridge hammocks

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    I haven't seen a BMBH personally, but from...

    I haven't seen a BMBH personally, but from pictures, it seems similar to a DIY job I used for a while.

    It's deeper than the RR, this has good an bad effects. I believe the head end spreader is...
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    Or just trim it off and start again. Make...

    Or just trim it off and start again.

    Make timing marks along the ridgelone every foot or so. Make sure they line up as you are sewing. The reason for the difference is one piece of fabric os...
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    Under insulation will never compensate for lack...

    Under insulation will never compensate for lack of top insulation. However, generally, you can stand a warmer rating underneath you, than under you.

    So rate tour top insulation for what you need...
  20. Oh... Sweden... Um...Ikea?

    Oh... Sweden...

    Um...Ikea?
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    Don't give in to the corporate agenda!! :-p

    Don't give in to the corporate agenda!! :-p
  22. You can buy a whole bunch of them for something...

    You can buy a whole bunch of them for something like $5 at michaels, or any other craft store probably.

    Fwiw I tried using them, and had it fail the same way. Replaced it with a stainless steel...
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    No,that is called darting. The term...

    No,that is called darting.

    The term differential cut is a description of how the inner and out shells are cut relative to each other. Aka, instead of cutting both the same size, the two are...
  24. Storing a down bag compressed doesn't damage...

    Storing a down bag compressed doesn't damage it,but it does take much longer to reloft, and may require agitation to "unclump" the down.

    Throw it in the dryer on air fluff with some tennis balls...
  25. It means if testing using the method in ISO 2307...

    It means if testing using the method in ISO 2307 the rope breaks at 1.1 metric tons, which is ~= 2425 lbs, which is about the same as the average breaking strength reported.
  26. Yes, and no. Most splices do, because they create...

    Yes, and no. Most splices do, because they create a geometry change where the bury ends in the rope. This create's an area where stress in the rope is locally higher. The geometry change is known as...
  27. Actually I was referencing the original report:...

    Actually I was referencing the original report: http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/improvedsoftshackle.pdf Page 4 specifically, where picture of the failed shackle is shown.



    Oh, daddy knows what...
  28. A lot of the testing for soft shackles do show an...

    A lot of the testing for soft shackles do show an increase in strength vs base line strength. The question is how much.

    A lot of the testing I've seen reports the diamond knot failing before the...
  29. Actually, it makes perfect sense. A soft shackle...

    Actually, it makes perfect sense. A soft shackle is a loop. When you load the loop, the two sides each carry half the load. So line tension in the loop is 1/2 the load. The loop is also effectively...
  30. Why is that?

    Why is that?
  31. Any splice is going to have a big impact on your...

    Any splice is going to have a big impact on your minimum hang distance, so I'd shy away from that.

    I actually did this type of set up when I first got into hammocks. Eventually I realized it...
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    I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here. So...

    I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here. So this is just a top cover for your hammock, that velcros on? Are you using a ground cloth with this set up? What's protecting you from water on the...
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    Thanks! I almost made it the same as you, with...

    Thanks!

    I almost made it the same as you, with the lateral baffles in the foot box, but after some thought I decided to make the whole quilt longitudinal, and it worked out very well. I probably...
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    I prefer to just use my fingers to judge angle....

    I prefer to just use my fingers to judge angle. No thinking, or math, required - not that I don't like thinking, or math!
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    I did and love it. Actually made it very similar...

    I did and love it. Actually made it very similar to this one. It drapes much better, and the down can't fall off you to the side.

    Make sure you construct it with a differential, especially in the...
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    I suggest looking at designs for a segmented pad...

    I suggest looking at designs for a segmented pad extender to solve this issue. Or duct tape wings to the pad.
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    I think there may be some misunderstanding...

    I think there may be some misunderstanding because you're using the term "clump". Once you said pilling I now understand what you're talking about. Looking back at your original post I should...
  38. Why do you think that? A pad under your feet...

    Why do you think that? A pad under your feet isn't the same as a pad for your body. Stick it in the footbox of your quilt/sleeping bag and you wont have a problem with it.

    In warm weather you...
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    Sticky: You're better off making a posterboard or...

    You're better off making a posterboard or cardboard template. That way you only need to use the string once, and its easy to trace as many times as you need to.
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    From your picture that material looks to be a 30D...

    From your picture that material looks to be a 30D taffeta weave nylon fabric. That will generally have a better hand than anything with a ribstop pattern. I'd try a google search for that and see...
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    FYI, you can get a set of Greist attachments that...

    FYI, you can get a set of Greist attachments that come with some decent hem guide feet, as well as other attachments, on ebay or etsy for $10-$20. I've found them to be quite effective.

    Here's a...
  42. Thread: A Ridgeline

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    WTB/WTT: Probably not going to beat this:...

    Probably not going to beat this: http://www.dutchwaregear.com/structural-and-adjustable-ridgelines.html
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    All my DIY quilt's have W/R down in them. Two of...

    All my DIY quilt's have W/R down in them. Two of them use down HG provided to me, actually. I have noticed treated down has a higher tendency to clump, but honestly, it hasn't caused me any problems...
  44. You did what I do. My biggest problem with wind...

    You did what I do. My biggest problem with wind without skins is getting the ridge line taut. Once that's set the flappy panels don't bother me. I usually tie out the leeward panel first, iirc.
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    Thanks for sharing Griz! I find it interesting...

    Thanks for sharing Griz!

    I find it interesting that you are using a binding for your suspension channel. Are you finishing the raw edge of your fabric at all, or leaving it raw before binding?
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    Dude hasn't been active on here since December...

    Dude hasn't been active on here since December...
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    Don't say that!

    Don't say that!
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    Awesome! Can't wait to see what you can offer!

    Awesome! Can't wait to see what you can offer!
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    Not quite DIY heaven...

    Where are the zippers?

    I love Dutch's products, but this is the one thing that really prevents me from one stop shopping.

    Any plans to add zipper coil and sliders to the line up?
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    Doesnt help when the bears are trained by other...

    Doesnt help when the bears are trained by other people who don't. Not the first story I've heard of bears hitting up camp sites in GSNMP. Since you HAVE to camp at designated sites the actions of...
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