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    It's truly amazing that I had a good idea...

    It's truly amazing that I had a good idea once......

    How's it going guys?? :cool:
  2. Too slow on the draw....

    Too slow on the draw....
  3. Sure you can, but the "down" used for those...

    Sure you can, but the "down" used for those comforters is mostly feathers. You'll lose a lot of compressibility and insulation as compared to the high-quality stuff normally put into underquilts. ...
  4. I agree with Jeff - if your support line is...

    I agree with Jeff - if your support line is properly attached, there shouldn't be any significant stress on the whipping/tie at all. If you use a tie though, make sure the support line isn't on top...
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    Well, looks like I may be back for good. Finally...

    Well, looks like I may be back for good. Finally got internet access again. Still no time for hiking though lol. Guess you'll all have to do let me hike vicariously :)
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    Thanks for all the replies...good to know you're...

    Thanks for all the replies...good to know you're missed :)

    My internet access is very limited at the moment, but hopefully that will improve soon. Unfortunately, I am (and probably will be for...
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    Yeah, so....

    So what did I miss? :)
  8. I use 8-9' on the tree ends and about 6' on the...

    I use 8-9' on the tree ends and about 6' on the sides. Others use more, but I haven't had problems yet.
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    Patches simply distribute force along a longer...

    Patches simply distribute force along a longer stitch length as opposed to a small amount of stitch as would be used to directly attach a tie-out.

    Round patches definitely work better. The forces...
  10. Poll: Well then I guess they've been dethroned -...

    Well then I guess they've been dethroned - BUCKLES!! :D
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    Maybe we should hold a Hammock Haiku contests to...

    Maybe we should hold a Hammock Haiku contests to celebrate Hammock Day? Seems like a lot of you guys are enjoying those.. Me, not so much...I'm not a terribly creative person :p I do like...
  12. Poll: I do try to dish it out on an equal-opportunity...

    I do try to dish it out on an equal-opportunity basis :p

    Btw...anybody know what happened to the poll content? It seems the ring buckles have disappeared from the choices list. I'm still...
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    Why are we making a party out of Hooch's Ebay...

    Why are we making a party out of Hooch's Ebay practices? Regardless of whether or not this is something he does on a regular basis - or even on purpose - it's HIS BUSINESS! Can we cut the guy some...
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    Somebody discussed this idea in some detail...

    Somebody discussed this idea in some detail recently...not sure if it came to fruition or not, but it sounded promising.
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    Basic hammock sock design, man...check out Jeff's...

    Basic hammock sock design, man...check out Jeff's site :p And for goodness sake, get some more coffee in ya! lol
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    Sticky: Hey, I resemble that remark! :p What can I...

    Hey, I resemble that remark! :p

    What can I say? I like your system, Jeff!
  17. Poll: Just use a UL condiment container...gram weenie!...

    Just use a UL condiment container...gram weenie! :p
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    They're definitely waterproof. If the price is...

    They're definitely waterproof. If the price is right for you, go for it. All the rest is just anal retentive quibbling, including my own comments.
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    I got lucky - mine fit great on the first try. ...

    I got lucky - mine fit great on the first try. I'm 72", the fabric length is 120". I apparently don't lose as much as some do to whipping, though - only 2-3" each end.
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    Finally...somebody actually calculating a curve. ...

    Finally...somebody actually calculating a curve. Thanks, Grizz.
  21. I'm just working from really general principles -...

    I'm just working from really general principles - I haven't worked out the math, and I'm sure I'll get called on that - but it seems there's a difference in the physical situation. On a bridge, the...
  22. I agree with the analysis - the parabola is the...

    I agree with the analysis - the parabola is the correct shape for this application - but not the reasoning I guess. A tarp and the bridge hammock require two different curves because the curves have...
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    Talk to Ed Speer about the sil...he's a great guy...

    Talk to Ed Speer about the sil...he's a great guy and he might well work with you.
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    It's not bad for the money. Aside from that...

    It's not bad for the money. Aside from that though, it's heavy, it's bulky, and its coverage isn't ideal because of the shape. It also doesn't pitch very tightly for a cat-cut tarp.
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    Lol...maybe he named his Jeep "Trooper," ...

    Lol...maybe he named his Jeep "Trooper," although I think most guys stick with girls' names...mine is Velma :D
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    How are you attaching the webbing on the other...

    How are you attaching the webbing on the other end? Most method I've seen are slower than the buckles, even though you really only need fine adjustment on one end.
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    Brandon - Aside from the breathability issues...

    Brandon -

    Aside from the breathability issues I've mentioned elsewhere, I had a couple questions for you.

    1 - You say it's difficult to keep a quilt off the ground during installation. Have...
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    There have been a couple threads in which the...

    There have been a couple threads in which the suspension and ridgeline tensions have been worked out. Yes, with "commonly used" sag angles, the ridgeline is under much less tension than the...
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    1 - Untreated nylon isn't generally downproof and...

    1 - Untreated nylon isn't generally downproof and would leak.

    2 - Unbreathable material for a quilt is a BAD idea, IMO. Others may disagree.
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    You might want to reconsider Primaloft for your...

    You might want to reconsider Primaloft for your quilt. There are other products out there that have better weight/insulation values and are also more stable. I think it's a good choice for...
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    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10...

    $70 for a hat??? I think I'll stick with my $10 surplus boonie...
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    I'm actually quite fond of my cotton boonie...it...

    I'm actually quite fond of my cotton boonie...it wicks pretty well (for being cotton) unless it's just seriously humid out.
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    I think - and correct me if I'm off on this one -...

    I think - and correct me if I'm off on this one - that the "mistake" part tends to irrelevant? If a man's wife is simply NOT PRESENT, is he wrong? :p
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    Re: Neo tarp. One of the reasons I stopped using...

    Re: Neo tarp. One of the reasons I stopped using mine - this was during a test after I'd made my first BlackCat - is that I noticed the coated material didn't shed water like sil does. In fact, in...
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    Hey, how did I get pulled into this?!?!?! And...

    Hey, how did I get pulled into this?!?!?!

    And btw, my eyes glow even in the absence of an external light source... :D :cool:
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    I don't see how that's any simpler than measuring...

    I don't see how that's any simpler than measuring a triangle :rolleyes: :o I know, I know...I'm a geek!

    I'm not sure how the folding-in-half thing ensures a square edge, either?
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    Hmm...in my experience, most girl scouts' idea of...

    Hmm...in my experience, most girl scouts' idea of "camping" is a cabin, three hot ready-made meals a day, a campfire they don't have to light, and s'mores that somebody prepares for them :p Not...
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    I've got a huge work table with a square top, so...

    I've got a huge work table with a square top, so it's easy for me :p

    The end of the material will have a "short" and a "long" corner. The "long" corner sticks out farther, while the "short"...
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    Poll: Oh OK cool...by "double-wrapped larkshead" do you...

    Oh OK cool...by "double-wrapped larkshead" do you mean pretty much my prusik attachment? As far as I can tell, the prusik is just that - a multi-wrap larkshead. The reason I use more than one or...
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    I feel the need to butt in a bit here, even...

    I feel the need to butt in a bit here, even though I'm not really involved or interested in this hammock design (I'm perfectly happy with my Speer-type). Reason being, the quote posted here from...
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    Any fabric, especially the lightweight stuff we...

    Any fabric, especially the lightweight stuff we like, has a limited life expectancy. And of course the more it's abused, the shorter it'll last.

    As far as your tarp goes, it doesn't sound like...
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    Poll: What did you use to attach your buckles to your...

    What did you use to attach your buckles to your suspension cord? Jeff's webbing loops? My prusik method? Just curious.
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    I believe either OWF or Thru-Hiker was selling...

    I believe either OWF or Thru-Hiker was selling Kevlar ripstop at some point, but was out of stock the last time I checked.
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    Along the same idea, my old trusty swiss army...

    Along the same idea, my old trusty swiss army knife has a punch/awl bit that works great for loosening knots. Also have to be careful with that one, though, because it's pretty pointed.
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    Sometimes you have to stop designing and just...

    Sometimes you have to stop designing and just SEW...or at least that's what I tell myself :p

    Seriously though, noseeum isn't very expensive and a sock is really easy to make...so I'd suggest...
  46. Usually a quilt set is enough - I think most...

    Usually a quilt set is enough - I think most carry a pad as a backup/emergency item, and as a sit pad etc. of course. I've ALWAYS had sweating problems with CCF, regardless of the temps. That's why...
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    I like to use my clothing as part of my sleep...

    I like to use my clothing as part of my sleep system - I'm carrying the weight, why not take advantage? But Tim uses enough insulation to keep a shaved polar bear warm in Alabama (JMO) :p
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    I mean the little spike-like gizmo that's...

    I mean the little spike-like gizmo that's designed to recess the heads of finish nails and such.
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    A smallish nail set works wonders on those tight...

    A smallish nail set works wonders on those tight knots. The end is blunt so there's not much risk of damaging the cord, and they're forged and hardened to drive nails so they don't bend easily. ...
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    Mod!! Mod!! Where's a mod?!?!?! :eek: :rolleyes:...

    Mod!! Mod!! Where's a mod?!?!?! :eek: :rolleyes: :p
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