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    I'm stressing because I'm about to travel. I just...

    I'm stressing because I'm about to travel. I just sprayed a bunch of my gear. I bought the 10% stuff on Amazon. Good stuff. Two points. First the 0.5% I think. I would say stick with that. I raised...
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    This is really useful information. Thanks...

    This is really useful information. Thanks Kitsapcowboy.
    I've got a couple of 'regular' Klimits, one an insulated, but neither is the hammock one.
    I couldn't get them to work consistently in a...
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    With sea kayaking especially: There's waterproof...

    With sea kayaking especially: There's waterproof and then there's kayak-waterproof. We used to buy 'waterproof' radios from WestMarine, pay an extra $30 for 'coverage' and in 9 months to a year, we...
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    Go down to the post office and pick up a few of...

    Go down to the post office and pick up a few of the white mailing envelopes to fiddle with--they're free, but don't over do it. It's good stuff, but it's very different from what we're used to as...
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    I put a couple of eye bolts in my old wood stud...

    I put a couple of eye bolts in my old wood stud walls. With a new hammock I ran into an issue of height. To get 30 degrees, my hammock is about 30" off the floor--a bit too high up. A ceiling mount...
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    I don't know if this thread is buried and...

    I don't know if this thread is buried and forgotten. I'm probably just thinking out loud anyway.
    I have a trip planned where I want to do mostly hammock camping, but I'd like the option of using my...
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    I made one out of noseeum. (Like Gunner76) I made...

    I made one out of noseeum. (Like Gunner76) I made it with a center 'tube' for clipboard, journal, book, or magazine... Also in this part is a smaller horizontal slot for a water bottle. Pockets on...
  8. I just ordered these. (Had the brainstorm last...

    I just ordered these. (Had the brainstorm last night as I tried to sleep, what if....? Spent the last hour this morning trying to figure out what to Google for. I ordered this set, then I thought...
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    Sticky: This is another interesting design. Sierra...

    This is another interesting design.
    Sierra Designs MOUNTAIN GUIDE TARP https://sierradesigns.com/mountain-guide-tarp/
    It's got invert curved sides, 5 panels, one center pole, no bottom, a...
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    Sticky: I think this (these?) company(s) MSR and MEC has...

    I think this (these?) company(s) MSR and MEC has all this figured out.
    The rainfly in the middle MEC Hummingbird 2&3 and bottom MEC Tarn are interesting. What I think I'm understanding is:
    The...
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    Yosemite campgrounds are kind of dusty and booked...

    Yosemite campgrounds are kind of dusty and booked up. To get in an official Yosemite NP camp, reservation 6 months in advance. When I go I've learned to disperse camp in nearby Stanislaus National...
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    Sticky: Not a real tarp, so I guess as drawn it would...

    Not a real tarp, so I guess as drawn it would have a pole in the middle, and basic pyramid shape. I guess I need to make a real one.
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    Mt Baldy? take the lower trail past the Sierra...

    Mt Baldy? take the lower trail past the Sierra Club hut, plenty of trees down there. There are trees on the approach to Mt San Antonio summit, passed the ski resort.
    I'm in East Los Angeles,...
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    Los Angeles. I live here for 35 years. In the...

    Los Angeles. I live here for 35 years. In the city: Elysian Park you can probably stealth camp, same with Griffith Park, Griffith is much larger but more monitored.
    The San Gabriel National...
  15. TacBlades has a terrific YouTube video ...

    TacBlades has a terrific YouTube video https://youtu.be/M4OXMvUUQh8 on buying a used sewing machine. I looked on eBay and Craigslist and found the exact types of machines he was talking about...
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    Sticky: Hi Jellyfish, This would be one side of a four...

    Hi Jellyfish,
    This would be one side of a four sided fly, the dotted line is the ridge between side panels. I'm just puzzling this out. It's an interesting problem. Yes the stitches would be under...
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    There are special jacket cleaning soaps that are...

    There are special jacket cleaning soaps that are mostly recommended because of Gortex. Usually a safe option is Dawn or Joy dishwashing soap, and a mild scrub. When birds land in oil slicks they...
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    Well.... maybe a little too small amount. Domino...

    Well.... maybe a little too small amount. Domino 25 pound sugar bags are Tyvek (I've noticed that when the material gets wrinkled, rolling up the bag and such, it lets through a lot more water. (No,...
  19. Thread: UCR FAIL

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    I just had another thought. A Whoopee-Sling is...

    I just had another thought. A Whoopee-Sling is effectively a pulley: The load is divided between the bury and the sheath (?) outside.
    A UCR is a single-line going through the bury. There is no...
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    The direction of the lay is also affected (or at...

    The direction of the lay is also affected (or at least it should be considered) by whether you are right or left handed. A right-lay (I think this is the convention) is where your right arm is closer...
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    Parallelogram Hammock preliminary test results

    I've been fiddling around with the idea of a parallelogram hammock. My early results are similar to what Meckelangelo reported at the beginning of this thread. (I was unaware of this whole discussion...
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    I may be repeating something already mentioned....

    I may be repeating something already mentioned. There are general rules for length of bury ratio to diameter of the line. Amsteel/dyneema is so slippery I usually add a lot more. It's like...
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    Sticky: Terrific video. Thanks. These are not my first...

    Terrific video. Thanks. These are not my first whoopee-slings of soft-shackles, but I find it's usually best to follow a good video that's been widely vetted by others. (TacBlades also has some good...
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    I'm an umbrella chump. I bought a $75 backpacking...

    I'm an umbrella chump. I bought a $75 backpacking umbrella for trekking in Japan during the rainy seIf you have a very high probability of frequent hard rain. In the mountains on Yakushima Island,...
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    Acer, Brilliant. My head just exploded. This...

    Acer, Brilliant. My head just exploded. This seems a bit similar to the parallelogram idea but quickly done with the whip-knot! I can't explain it either, but I can almost visualize how it might...
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    Thanks Peppy for starting this thread and summing...

    Thanks Peppy for starting this thread and summing up what you've learned. (It took me a minute to figure out that GE 11' is 'gathered end')
    I've learned some important things here, and stumbled on...
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    Home hammock fabric

    Hi intosite,
    For home sleeping you certainly don't need to use ripstop. That's for lightweight back packing. The other part of this whole 'most comfortable hammock' is 'What is the most comfortable...
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    Spreader for Testing Gather

    To experiment with parallelogram form. I'm making a pair of simple 'clamp' spreaders.
    Each spreader will be about 15 inches long with 12 1" marks in the middle. Then the uncut fabric will be marked...
  29. Sounds like a good dog. I remember a...

    Sounds like a good dog.
    I remember a homebuilding site I worked back in the 70s. There was a nasty doberman who used to chase us carpenters. Mean dog. One morning I drove onto the site and saw a...
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    Curved ends, spreaders, etc...

    This is a really interesting problem. hutzelbein sums up the basic problem weight distribution and shape of the human body and pressure points (the calves problem). Then there is the fabric tension...
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    Any update in 6-1/2 years? I want to make a...

    Any update in 6-1/2 years?
    I want to make a parallelogram shape, with a Knotty Mod where the offset would make a saggy side.
    The angle of the slant causes the perfect-natural-flat-lay (90 degrees...
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    Sticky: So in my googling I found your drawing of what is...

    So in my googling I found your drawing of what is just a rain fly. I thought it was hammock. As a hammock pattern, it does seems like an obvious idea.
    Fabric cut in a parallelogram shape, then...
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    Texas Hanger, Who do you think those 'really...

    Texas Hanger, Who do you think those 'really smart engineers' are? Get cracking brother!
    I bought the cheapest bivy sack REI used to sell. Even better I bought it for $12 in their parking lot sale....
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    So if I'm not too clueless, aren't there hammocks...

    So if I'm not too clueless, aren't there hammocks that are cut as parallelograms? When gathered, knotted and hung, they create a natural flat lay, that isn't perpendicular to the hang. What are these...
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    Just an update. After setting up a large table...

    Just an update. After setting up a large table for sewing, and hanging the dreaded Eno JungleRest in my yard, I decided it would be pointless to muck around it with it. Instead I'm going to make a...
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    I've sort of figured out that length and width...

    I've sort of figured out that length and width are both helpful, but main issue with any hammock is that push-back when we lay. The tight knots at the ends cause some of this. I've got a stretcher...
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    I'm also a noob. I was going to 'fix' the Eno...

    I'm also a noob. I was going to 'fix' the Eno Jungle Nest I'd purchased without knowing any better. The other day I laid in it and just decided it's just a bad design. It's short, so the spread is...
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    Hey Knotty, Thanks for the help. Question. Has...

    Hey Knotty, Thanks for the help. Question. Has anyone done a Knotty Mod with a opening between layers? I'd like to try this because I'd like to use my air mattress instead of an underquilt. The...
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    Sticky: Catenary idea, Is the big gap required?

    I know this is an old thread, but.... Question. The height of the curve seems to be somewhat arbitrary. And the rule of thumb is that it's 1" of height for each running foot (width) of the span, so a...
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    How about an email address I can send money via...

    How about an email address I can send money via PalPal? Snail mail? Then I have to find stamps....
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    As a noobie, I'm not quite sure what this means....

    As a noobie, I'm not quite sure what this means. I'm very interested in design and engineering hammocks. But when I look for topics I usually don't find much (if it's here, it's all over the place...
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    Thanks for the comments. Let's revisit this in a...

    Thanks for the comments. Let's revisit this in a year, or two, especially after a spend a few nights in it. One of the 2x4s did go in off axis. Doesn't seem to be a problem. It's neat the way they...
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    Thanks, I think it would unethical to sell an Eno...

    Thanks, I think it would unethical to sell an Eno JungleNest to another person.

    The cutting will be on the bug net, and the add-on, will be a panel of ripstop sewn to the bottom.
    I did finally...
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    Oh the over all photo-158605

    Oh the over all photo-158605
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    Backyard Pile Driver Hang

    Our mesolithic antecedents had a good building method that I started using for kayak racks in my back yard.
    Using a "Metal Fence Post Driver" (a 3" steel tube with a weighted end and two handles...
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    This is a great principle. I decided to do this...

    This is a great principle. I decided to do this after I got back from a long trip that included lots of camping. It's important to keep it in mind. I'll suddenly realize it's been three months since...
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    For ground camping I would stuff the equivalent...

    For ground camping I would stuff the equivalent of two t-shirts in a small insulated dry bag, seal it up. This seemed to work pretty good. For the hammock though this was too small and would just...
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    Remedial Hammock Design

    I've spent months trying to get my head around all the 'Mods,' the Knotty Mod, Foot Boxes, The Asymmetrical, the dreaded Hammock Death Twist.... With the help of Knotty, I think I might understand...
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    Sticky: Noob Modification Questions

    Some Noob (Newbie) questions:
    1. Does the Knotty Mod work best with a parallelogram shape?

    2. Is it possible to just slice a longitudinal gash and add a foot box extension (I still can quite...
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    Welcome! Bigdubby, I plan to visit the British...

    Welcome! Bigdubby, I plan to visit the British Isles in the next couple of years and wonder how hammock-sessible it is there. I like stealth camping, either I pull my car over in the National Forest...
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