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  1. Two options to extend the range of your UQ, 1is a...

    Two options to extend the range of your UQ, 1is a hammock sock, adds about 10-15 F, depending I size, material, person. The other is if you're using a double layer hammock you can slip a ground pad...
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    @ironfish45 You might try taking a Sgt Rock Bug...

    @ironfish45
    You might try taking a Sgt Rock Bug Hut, replace enough of the lower bug netting with a solid color so your dog won't try to go through it. Then you have to figure out a doggy door. ...
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    One option might be to build a hammock sock with...

    One option might be to build a hammock sock with a deep part in the middle that goes all the way to the ground. That section of the sock is made out of silnylon so it's waterproof, you can drop your...
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    Good sewing machine needles. You want them...

    Good sewing machine needles. You want them sharp, my mom's been sewing 50+ years and recommends Schmetz microtex. Get the correct size & kind for the fabric your working on. +1 on others recording...
  5. When working with silnylon two others tons I've...

    When working with silnylon two others tons I've found that help are,
    1. tape the two pieces together with masking tape and sew through. Rip the tape of when done.
    2. Get a walking foot for your...
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    Short version on cat cuts for the lengths and...

    Short version on cat cuts for the lengths and tolerances we're dealing with is basically eyeball it, don't stress about it. 3" rise is enough to keep any side on a winter dream style tarp tight. ...
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    I've read of people doing silk hammocks. Since...

    I've read of people doing silk hammocks. Since its indoor user only, perhaps pick a strong enough silk to use as single layer, skip the second layer and sew the insulation to the outside & call it...
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    I haven't tried tissue paper yet. Using a...

    I haven't tried tissue paper yet. Using a walking foot and microtex needles helped me but I'm still having tension issues.

    Ed
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    Sticky: Re: Instruction: Gathered End Hammock

    Masking tape (someone else's idea) works well. Works great on silnylon too

    Ed
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    the Google doc linked from my signature (probably...

    the Google doc linked from my signature (probably not visible if you're using tapatalk) is the one I keep up to date.

    Ed
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    This is helpful. 7/64 burried into 7/64 wasn't...

    This is helpful. 7/64 burried into 7/64 wasn't working very well.

    I'd thought about UCR like adjustable lines for the tarp attachment but was concerned that it would add too much length to the...
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    @gordonfreeman There isn't a significant...

    @gordonfreeman
    There isn't a significant difference in shape between a conventional Hammock suspension with SRL set up "tight" (as in much less than 30 deg) and an SLS. The issue is most Structural...
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    Second on the request for link to hat design. ...

    Second on the request for link to hat design.

    Also, what do you use to keep the doors in the tarp together, Velcro or something else?

    Ed
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    I went and reviewed the spreadsheet & figured out...

    I went and reviewed the spreadsheet & figured out what the problem was (& fixed a small other one while I was there)

    The 1" hem (now relabeled in the cell notes) is actually the margin for shock...
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    DIY Bridge UQ Howto Info

    Here is the link to GrizzlyAdams' original post for a walkthrough

    Here is the link to the Bridge UQ Spreadsheet

    Here's the YouTube link

    Or save yourself the trouble & do some business with...
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    Thanks, glad to know it's helping people. I...

    Thanks, glad to know it's helping people.

    I should rename it seem allowance to match convention.
    The first is seem allowance for the shell, on a per edge basis. E.g. selecting 1" will add 1" to...
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    Grizz did a post on a diy bridge hammock UQ, I...

    Grizz did a post on a diy bridge hammock UQ, I put together a spread sheet using his formulas & a YouTube video of construction. See my Sig for links.

    Ed
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    Pics? Oldgringo probably got in enough trouble...

    Pics? Oldgringo probably got in enough trouble for the first batch of grasshoppers, why would you want him to incite his wife again just so you can see pics, oh wait, you meant pics of the shower...
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    Hammock sock? If you run into this regularly...

    Hammock sock? If you run into this regularly that might be a solution.
    HangingOut (hno) made medicine man a killer solution but it's Cuban (sp) & a little pricy. HNO has another solution in the...
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    I did a video of a differential bridge UQ, it...

    I did a video of a differential bridge UQ, it has baffles & the principles are the same.

    On YouTube search for under quilt & gt7599a, sorry I'm on my phone so a direct link is difficult.

    Ed
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    [QUOTE=Fish I like it, I wonder if you went...

    [QUOTE=Fish

    I like it, I wonder if you went with DWR ripstop on the bottom if you would lose much performance. I'm guessing you want the silnylon for splash & sideways rain protection & the bug...
  23. Thread: Advice?

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    You might also try a thinner rope for your prusic...

    You might also try a thinner rope for your prusic knot, the closer the diameter of the prusic rope is to the line it's on, the worse it holds.

    There is a recent post about using dymeena planner...
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    There are all also TQ/UQ spreadsheets that will...

    There are all also TQ/UQ spreadsheets that will do the math for you & help with baffle placement. Mad777 has done one for UQ's for gathered end hammocks & I've done one for bridge hammocks & TQs. ...
  25. This is gonna be borderline heresy here. Getting...

    This is gonna be borderline heresy here. Getting off the ground was the main reason I made the jump but it only improved my sleep a little. I think that has more to do with me getting used to one...
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    I would just start one side & work to the other...

    I would just start one side & work to the other Corners, Baffle, Baffle, Baffle ... Corner.
    Make sure you turn your corners inside out when you sew, so the hem is on the inside. There's a pict...
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    I think he means its attached straight through...

    I think he means its attached straight through (orthogonally) a section of the amsteel that will be buried when the shackle is closed but may be exposed when the shackle is open.

    Ed
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    Sorry, I don't, never been Huangshan (yellow...

    Sorry, I don't, never been Huangshan (yellow mountain). If it's like some of the other mountains I've been to, you could probably stealth hang but it's an extremely popular destination and its...
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    Recreational Camping in there is a relatively new...

    Recreational Camping in there is a relatively new thing. They don't have a well developed Provincial/National camping system yet but I think this will change rapidly. It is becoming much more...
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    Don't forget to learn as you go

    Also, while were all handing out our $.02 (what's that in pounds?)

    Don't have your mom sew it for you. Have her show you how to sew it. Then when it's finished, you get to show us the hammock...
  31. Thread: hy from France

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    viva la France Welcome from the Philippines ...

    viva la France

    Welcome from the Philippines

    +1 on Don't let the cold keep you from enjoying the beauty of your country side

    Ed
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    drat, overgrown beat me to it. Check out just...

    drat, overgrown beat me to it.

    Check out just Jeff's tarp walk through for the TQ & my Sig below has links to spreadsheets from mad777 & i for UQ & TQ dimensions respectively.

    Ed
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    +1 on the diy, if you're got access to a sewing...

    +1 on the diy, if you're got access to a sewing machine or good will / Craig's list to get one.

    Check out the "making gear" video series (it's a sticky) & diygearsuppliy's basic 2 layer hammock...
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    Then you'll start reading about bridge...

    Then you'll start reading about bridge hammocks...:eek:

    Ed
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    Short answer: hot dog i think, call it burrito...

    Short answer: hot dog i think, call it burrito made with two nylon tortillas & a shock cord filling. My sewing margins are rather large so there is enough inner and outer layer for them to be...
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    Also, have you found condensation to be an issue?...

    Also, have you found condensation to be an issue? I'm usually in very high humidity situations, even when it's cold.(38 deg F, 80-90%% humidity)

    I'm hesitant to make it out of Silnylon for fear...
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    Thanks so much. In the video you mentioned you...

    Thanks so much. In the video you mentioned you put in a ccf pad. That was just lying on the floor of the sock, right? If that's the case, I see how you could drop the second layer.

    Ed
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    Specs & Cutting/Sewing Diagrams?

    I'd love to see design info on this if you have it & are sharing. Cutting dimensions, what ever.

    I was drooling over MedicineMan's cuban solution the HangnOut Derigible but the sticker price... ...
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    Sweeeet solution to a number of problems. ...

    Sweeeet solution to a number of problems.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but the SEEP is the only part of the sock that is not cuban or breathable cuban, correct?

    Ed
  40. What doggie said, but remember, you have to share...

    What doggie said, but remember, you have to share pictures. :p

    Looking forward to seeing what you cook up.

    Ed
  41. Thread: Howdy All!

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    Dr Jones

    "Not Funny Dr Jones! Not Funny!" (see Indiana Jones 2 for the reference)

    Welcome to the HF from the Philippines.

    Ed
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    I did a bath tub so that i could sew the 3"...

    I did a bath tub so that i could sew the 3" baffles to the outer shell side walls then the inner & outer shells were next to each other. If you're doing 2" or less baffle height this may not matter....
  43. @hikerman Typical baffle construction is exactly...

    @hikerman
    Typical baffle construction is exactly how these guys described it above. A baffle is simply a wall dividing two spaces. It works very well and if you have the time and skill (and the...
  44. I think you'd get a lot go down movement when you...

    I think you'd get a lot go down movement when you went to fluff but maybe it'd even out.

    Re, High bond tape: That's an interesting idea. How well it would bond to rip stop nylon?

    Ed
  45. Thread: Newbie

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    Welcome from the Philippines. Ed

    Welcome from the Philippines.
    Ed
  46. @Mundele, Weight isn't the primary concern but...

    @Mundele, Weight isn't the primary concern but I'm still trying to get close to normal baffle performance/weight.

    Yes, Two quilts is an option as well. If you secure them on the side with a...
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    I second mad777 on the snake skins outside the...

    I second mad777 on the snake skins outside the pack. I prefer anaconda skins (one long tube instead of two short ones)

    It squished the air out easier.
    You can stake as you go.

    Ed
  48. Thread: New

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    Welcome to HF from the Philippines. Ed

    Welcome to HF from the Philippines.

    Ed
  49. @wwk10. The goal with the triangle design, and...

    @wwk10. The goal with the triangle design, and the others, is to come up with an essentially sewn threw quilt design that can achieve baffled quilt performance without requiring the level of skill,...
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    Very fun. My folks live in NH. Beautiful...

    Very fun. My folks live in NH. Beautiful country up there. I especially like the trees and water shot. Nice use of tarps.

    Re dogs: I'm going to guess their Huskies. I had one growing up, &...
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