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  1. The same thing happened on mine. The stitches...

    The same thing happened on mine. The stitches look perfect until you setup the tarp. Pulling on the corners would slightly stretch the fabric, drawing the stitch holes closer together, which caused...
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    I previously purchased a Cocoon 200 online when...

    I previously purchased a Cocoon 200 online when it was on sale for $33. The 200 and 250 are both on sale at my local Walmart for $64. The 200 and the 250 have the exact same UPC and appear the same...
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    I recently made a set of UCRs from 7/64" Amsteel....

    I recently made a set of UCRs from 7/64" Amsteel. I've only used them on two outings, but no problems so far. Here are the measurements I marked out:

    1" Taper
    5" Bury (in addition to the taper)...
  4. I didn't want a contrasting color so I used the...

    I didn't want a contrasting color so I used the scraps. I cut out the reinforcement patches, rolled the edges, bonded them on with GE Silicone II, and backed up with stitches. It leaves the corners...
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    I recently finished my first tarp... here's what...

    I recently finished my first tarp... here's what I learned:

    Use sharp scissors and only use it on fabric, not paper or rope. Rotary cutters work well, but require a cutting mat.
    Tape doesn't...
  6. I finally finished my olive drab tarp. ...

    I finally finished my olive drab tarp.

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj538/SnarkyJosh/HammockForums/firstdiytarp.jpg
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    My whoopies are directly attached to my hammock...

    My whoopies are directly attached to my hammock so I cut two small discs from a bike inner tube and put them near the end.
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  8. Gsx-rboy750 mentioned the need for a water break....

    Gsx-rboy750 mentioned the need for a water break. That is important... when switching from the stock suspension to having a directly connected whoopie sling, you loose your existing drip ring (the...
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    Although I don't plan using this as a replacement...

    Although I don't plan using this as a replacement for a whoopie sling, I'm currently using UCRs, I decided to try it out under tension to answer your question.

    3LSIuIGpNFI

    I noticed a few...
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    I've already reordered the matching color, but...

    I've already reordered the matching color, but that is a fun idea and could have been a real possibility... there were only 30 yards of olive drab left. I could have been stylin' and match the...
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    My measurements for this loopie are the same as...

    My measurements for this loopie are the same as my whoopie slings, which I made following this samson splicing guide. The adjustable bury is 8 inches, and the tail of the locked brummel is 5 inches....
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    Another Loopie Sling Mod

    I made a loopie sling out of a scrap piece of 7/64" Amsteel and was trying to find a use for it. But the loopie sling has the the disadvantage of having having a non-load-bearing tail end and, like...
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    That very thing makes me very paranoid when I try...

    That very thing makes me very paranoid when I try to order just the right amount of amsteel... so I tend to go a bit overboard.
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    Just throwing this out there... 1.9 oz ripstop...

    Just throwing this out there... 1.9 oz ripstop nylon - OD Brown. I'll be buying this if it's available when I feel like making another hammock.
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    Actually, last weekends failed attempt at my...

    Actually, last weekends failed attempt at my first DIY silnylon tarp is all but forgotten... because it has led to this weekends successful attempt at my first DIY silnylon snakeskins. :shades:
    ...
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    Hey VictoriaGuy, I saw that diagonal cut diagram...

    Hey VictoriaGuy, I saw that diagonal cut diagram but it looked too intimidating... heck, I'm having a hard time cutting a straight line. :laugh:

    I ran across this post by chickenwing, and it...
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    Yeah, I was a bit annoyed last night, but now I...

    Yeah, I was a bit annoyed last night, but now I just see new projects possibilities. I was thinking about putting them back together and just using it, but I ran across a post where Rev said that...
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    Doh! Just made a rookie mistake

    So I've been preparing to make my first DIY tarp, following the diygearsupply.com winter tarp plans. I got some nice looking silnylon from ripstopbytheroll.com and bought an equal amount of Taslite...
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    Alright, I'll go with the rolled edge outward and...

    Alright, I'll go with the rolled edge outward and seam seal both sides.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Tarp Ridgeline seam

    I'm preparing to make my first DIY tarp, modeled off the D.I.Y. Gear Supply winter tarp guide. I've been practicing flat felled seams on some cheap Walmart Taslite fabric. After having done a few,...
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    Nope, it's the 12 and it's currently my winter...

    Nope, it's the 12 and it's currently my winter tarp. Here it is with the doors closed:

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj538/SnarkyJosh/HammockForums/coldwindyhammock.jpg

    The wind was...
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    Here's a porch mode style that I like to use when...

    Here's a porch mode style that I like to use when it is raining or snowing.

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj538/SnarkyJosh/HammockForums/1107bd9e-3b15-4cd3-aba9-e3d9d1ffc6a2.jpg
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    This pole mod looks really nice. If you were to...

    This pole mod looks really nice. If you were to add your own side pull-outs to a superfly style tarp, and planning to use this type of pole mod, would it be beneficial to sew the tie-outs "upside...
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    I've been testing my winter setup at home, while...

    I've been testing my winter setup at home, while trying to stay in the double digit range. Wearing only a heavy weight fleece base layer, I've managed to sleep comfortably into the low teens with...
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    I just bought one. Thanks for the links. I...

    I just bought one. Thanks for the links. I won't be so reluctant to modify this $33 bag. I get the sweats when I get the seam ripper too close to my Kelty.
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    I hope to make my first DIY tarp. I picked up...

    I hope to make my first DIY tarp. I picked up some dollar bin fabric to practice on first and make a template. Now I just need to clean up a spot in my house so I can begin the project.
  27. Wow, I went to start my vehicle this morning and...

    Wow, I went to start my vehicle this morning and it hurt just to be outside. All the while, you were comfortably sleeping in your hammock. Now I'm looking at the hammock stand in my yard and the...
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    My order of olive drab silnylon arrived today and...

    My order of olive drab silnylon arrived today and I really like the color.
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    I enjoy hunting during both shotgun and bow. I...

    I enjoy hunting during both shotgun and bow. I come to hammock forums to read topics on hammocks but also on other outdoor related activities. I know there are other topic-specific sites, but I...
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    Thanks for the info, I'll hold off on buying the...

    Thanks for the info, I'll hold off on buying the metal ones until I get a chance to practice on some silnylon.
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    Thanks for the heads-up. It appears to have...

    Thanks for the heads-up. It appears to have smooth, black rubber, feed dogs. They look like new, but I'll keep an eye on them since they are old.

    Do the textured metal ones feed better? The...
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    For a long as I can remember, my mom had this...

    For a long as I can remember, my mom had this Singer Golden Touch And Sew model 750 in her kitchen as just a desk. She told me to get rid of it, so I took it. It was caked with dust on the out...
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    Sticky: I've always been a fan of knots. Thanks for...

    I've always been a fan of knots. Thanks for sharing your great work.
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    Hello, I knew there were some Iowa hammockers...

    Hello, I knew there were some Iowa hammockers around. I've never seen any hammocks in the wild either, but I'm normally out in public access. I didn't know they allowed them at the Fox campsite. I...
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    That's a good idea. My sleeping bag has a pocket...

    That's a good idea. My sleeping bag has a pocket on the chest where I keep my phone, a good place for some ear plugs.
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    Cold and windy in Iowa

    Well, everyone's talking about cold weather gear so over the weekend my buddy, a ground camper, and I decided to test the limits of our sleep setups.

    The gear:

    Kelty Noah's 12 tarp
    Kelty...
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    Sticky: The URL has a mistake, try this...

    The URL has a mistake, try this.
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    The main reason I like having my tarp up... so...

    The main reason I like having my tarp up... so the morning sun doesn't wake me up too early. :shades:

    But, a couple weekends ago, it was supposed to be no rain, highs in the mid 70's, lows in the...
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    I was too slow to snag one of the SG ones, but I...

    I was too slow to snag one of the SG ones, but I own one of those military surplus bug nets for a pup tent. I accidentally bought it thinking it was a cot bug net. I never thought to try it out on...
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    Mainstays Grease Dispenser

    I bought one of those grease pots the other day. I noticed it is stamped IMUSA on the bottom and handle. As it turns out, it is 12-cm diameter, measures a couple cm taller than the regular cup, and...
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    I've had my DN for about a month now and I keep...

    I've had my DN for about a month now and I keep my ridge line around 87 inches, but still fine tuning. I'm 5'10" and 230 lbs.

    When you say swinging your legs around, how do you lay in your...
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    I've been using a 11 foot length of 550 Paracord...

    I've been using a 11 foot length of 550 Paracord on my DN. I just tied a small loop with a bowline knot at the head end and an adjustable loop with a rolling hitch at the foot end. I've replaced...
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    +1 I'm fairly new to hammocks, and I've had a...

    +1

    I'm fairly new to hammocks, and I've had a hard time getting an amazing night sleep like others talk about. I started with a DIY hammock last spring and spent hours making changes to the ridge...
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    Finally got a chance to try mine out. I've got...

    Finally got a chance to try mine out. I've got some tweaking to do, but the first test worked out better than I expected. It was 31*F when I went to bed and the overnight low was 24*F. I did wake...
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    I made one of these the other night. When you...

    I made one of these the other night. When you get to the step in the fifth picture, the locking part becomes clear.

    I had a spare piece of amsteel left over from my failed first attempt at making...
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    Ah, I understand. I think I can live with the...

    Ah, I understand. I think I can live with the shape so that I can have the locking effect. Good deal. I'll have to try this when I get home.
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    I'm assuming that you leave it as a figure 8...

    I'm assuming that you leave it as a figure 8 because, if you were to pull one side all the way though, it would leave a hole in the line that would be twisted inside out. So, when you open up the...
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    Also, depending on how new the Eno is, there was...

    Also, depending on how new the Eno is, there was a discussion as to the quality of their new carabiners.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67676

    I've since replaced mine with...
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    MokoLoko, I really like the pockets going across...

    MokoLoko, I really like the pockets going across the side of the quilt, did you leave those functional? Looks like a convenient spot for a few lightweight items. Also, I like the coverage of your...
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    Just finished mine up last night. I used two 3XL...

    Just finished mine up last night. I used two 3XL jackets with a finished size of 68"L X 40"W. I followed Honey Badger's pattern, except I used a pair of the sleeves to make a curved taper at the...
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