Search:

Type: Posts; User: Itsamescott

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    45
    Views
    2,182

    I have the 38% solution that I dilute per the...

    I have the 38% solution that I dilute per the instructions and spray my back yard where the kiddos play, including the edge of the wooded are area up in the trees. I can tell a definite difference...
  2. I do not claim to have much in the way of...

    I do not claim to have much in the way of experience but the main benefit is the minimal weight.

    I just finished a DIY 5x10 tarp. With an 11+ foot diagonal it does cover my hammock quite well. ...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    251

    Went last year around this time but it was...

    Went last year around this time but it was drizzling and very foggy. No view whatsoever.
    I have a trip planned mid-May to hike the Andy Layne trail up to Tinkers Cliff and then follow the AT to...
  4. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,504

    I just got my first set of hooks a few weeks go. ...

    I just got my first set of hooks a few weeks go. Only hung them a couple of times. I will keep an eye on it.

    Wonder if these may be from the same batch. Machining equipment out of calibration...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    527

    A few weeks ago Oware had a great price on...

    A few weeks ago Oware had a great price on silnylon 3rds that I just could not pass up. I have yet to get it out into the field but I am in the process of making a ponch/tarp and it looks great with...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    544

    I am in the process of making a poncho tarp...

    I am in the process of making a poncho tarp myself. I am making mine a 10x5 rectangle giving me just over 11 ft on the diagonal. I am putting channels in the short ends for shock cord and tie outs...
  7. Agreed. I am a mover. My "perfect" lay becomes...

    Agreed. I am a mover. My "perfect" lay becomes painful spasms in time. Sometime it takes 30 minutes, sometime it takes 2 hours (and sometime it takes 5 minutes) but I will have to move eventually....
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    291

    I just picked up a couple. One for me to use...

    I just picked up a couple. One for me to use around the house and as a camping backup/loaner. Plus it is a double so maybe I can convince my wife to join me in it. ;) The second is for a gift for...
  9. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,869

    Makes sense in my head as well since I have been...

    Makes sense in my head as well since I have been doing it this way in an attempt to reduce the possibility of slippage. Thanks to RSGary for posting this and showing me the error of my ways.
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    560

    Like you, I am about to make my first silnylon...

    Like you, I am about to make my first silnylon tarp as well and debating about catcuts. I am not as concerned about the weight so that does not come into play but I do debate about the "floppiness"...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    307

    That is persistence. If I go past the first page...

    That is persistence. If I go past the first page of a Google search you know I am desperate. :lol:

    Glad you found what you were looking for.
  12. Replies
    12
    Views
    307

    DIYGearSupply has directions for a cat-cut hex...

    DIYGearSupply has directions for a cat-cut hex tarp that includes info for the pullouts.

    LINK
  13. Replies
    18
    Views
    917

    This is one of those "Dang! Why didn't I think of...

    This is one of those "Dang! Why didn't I think of that" moments. :laugh:
  14. Replies
    35
    Views
    4,983

    Just when I think I have it figured out...... ...

    Just when I think I have it figured out......

    But seriously, that is a good point that I had not noticed. Hmmmmm...... :confused:
  15. Replies
    35
    Views
    4,983

    Resurrecting an old but good thread.

    I was just debating this same question for my first DIY tarp when my Google-Fu found this.

    I think I will do the #3 edge sewn style as well. Seems like a simpler method for this simple guy.
  16. Replies
    8
    Views
    713

    Yep. Scott is the man. I've had several great...

    Yep. Scott is the man. I've had several great dealings with him myself. DIYGearSupply is my first choice for any materials I need.
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    456

    I am intrigued by this. I can see adding some...

    I am intrigued by this. I can see adding some line and biners on the ends on the bottom ends to pull them up tighter to the ends of the top tarp to really baton down the hatches.

    Getting in and...
  18. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,664

    No rush man. I appreciate your willingness to...

    No rush man. I appreciate your willingness to help your fellow hanging brothers out.

    Thank you.
  19. Replies
    58
    Views
    4,677

    I have no intention of picking it off. I will...

    I have no intention of picking it off. I will say that it truly seems to be extra silicone on the surface. The back side of the nylon looks completely normal so the silicone appears impregnated...
  20. Replies
    58
    Views
    4,677

    I got my 3rds today. The smaller piece was about...

    I got my 3rds today. The smaller piece was about 4 yards but I did not measure the looong second piece.

    There is a thin line of what appears to be a thick ribbon of silicone. It looks like it may...
  21. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,972

    Thanks for your tips and pics Scotty. I...

    Thanks for your tips and pics Scotty.



    I could see Pen's idea working. The only thing that see is that you could not do the full flat french seam while it is still in its "tube" form. You'd...
  22. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,664

    I would like to see these as well Doc. Mind...

    I would like to see these as well Doc. Mind posting them to the is thread if you find it? I have a vision in my head for what I think will work but I would like to compare to what has already been...
  23. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,972

    Looks great. My silnylon is currently in...

    Looks great. My silnylon is currently in transit. I was planning on doing almost this same catcut design with two seams rather than the more traditional single ridgeline seam. Any gotchas or tips...
  24. Replies
    58
    Views
    4,677

    I just ordered some myself. I'll report back...

    I just ordered some myself. I'll report back when I get it.
  25. Replies
    58
    Views
    4,677

    Anyone ever see the Oware the 3rds? Thinking of...

    Anyone ever see the Oware the 3rds? Thinking of going for it. $30 for 25 yards of sage grey (foliage green). As long as it holds off the water I don't care if the bears think it is ugly. ;)
    ...
  26. Replies
    13
    Views
    871

    Dang! I am thinking of getting the Shangra La...

    Dang! I am thinking of getting the Shangra La and completely missed the 15% discount. If I had seen that I would have pulled the trigger already.
  27. I am by no means an expert but I have had no...

    I am by no means an expert but I have had no problems with my single 30d hammock. I'm closer to 200 lbs than I would like to admit and I have had myself and all three of my boys in it from time to...
  28. Replies
    13
    Views
    738

    You've got a good point Zilla. I had not really...

    You've got a good point Zilla. I had not really thought of that. Obviously that is the LAST thing I would want someone to do because of my post.

    Scott is awesome and hope nothing but the best...
  29. Replies
    13
    Views
    738

    DIY Gear Supply is Awesome

    The Best Customer Service I've Ever Had

    So I ordered materials a couple weeks ago from DIY Gear Supply to make my first (non-PLUQ) under-quilt. A few days later the USPS site showed my package...
  30. Thread: Diy pluq

    by Itsamescott
    Replies
    7
    Views
    635

    Looks great. I didn't know one could get black...

    Looks great. I didn't know one could get black poncho liners. I would love that. Most of my setup is grey and black. Black would keep the monochrome theme going.

    Can you adjust the ends while...
  31. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,184

    Like THIS...

    Like THIS! ;)
  32. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,184

    Every cannon team had a boy called a "powder...

    Every cannon team had a boy called a "powder monkey" that ran below deck to get more gun powder. The reason they used boys as young as 12 was because they were short and could fit under deck easier...
  33. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,184

    Hammocking: Civil War Sailor Style

    Not your typical trip report here but this past weekend I was in Baltimore were my wife and I visited the USS Constellation where we found the Berth Deck. As most of you know, sailors on old ships...
  34. Replies
    1,034
    Views
    204,946

    It may only be my back yard but I think it's...

    It may only be my back yard but I think it's pretty awesome.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BnVAgRcJ3Tc/UXmspsFi-yI/AAAAAAAACwI/bhug5Dux33Y/w1018-h725-no/IMAG0197.jpg

    Happy Hammock Day!
  35. Replies
    6
    Views
    407

    You have inspired me to soak my entire suspension...

    You have inspired me to soak my entire suspension in Permethrin.

    http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/funny-gun-shoot-spider-be-sure-pics.jpg
  36. Replies
    11
    Views
    432

    Welcome. I just started hanging the past year...

    Welcome. I just started hanging the past year myself.

    I spent a weekend near McAfee Knob a couple months ago. Wet, soggy and rained both nights. Buddy swore he did not want to get wet in his...
  37. Replies
    62
    Views
    2,861

    Poll: I have three young boys that I plan on taking...

    I have three young boys that I plan on taking with me very shortly. Well, that is if the monsoon season ever ends here in Virginia.

    My plan is to get them in the back yard to see how they handle...
  38. Replies
    81
    Views
    8,945

    I've had mine about a month. Haven't really...

    I've had mine about a month. Haven't really tested it out it he wild but I did drape it over my ridge line. Tied up a few of the ties underneath and I think it will work fine with no mods. That...
  39. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,551

    It was my understanding that the ridgeline...

    It was my understanding that the ridgeline typically went above the tarp for this very reason. That is how dejoha does it.

    I have had mine under my tarp before in a long drenching rain using Tech...
  40. Thanks. The 2"x10' steel pipes are almost $40...

    Thanks. The 2"x10' steel pipes are almost $40 each at Home Depot. I need to take some measurements and see just how long I need on my hill.
  41. I am curious as to what kind of metal pipe you...

    I am curious as to what kind of metal pipe you use for this. I was thinking of using a chain link corner post but I cannot find any long enough. My yard is on a hill so the lower post needs to be...
  42. Replies
    10
    Views
    489

    NICE! :thumbup: Just one more reason to love...

    NICE! :thumbup:

    Just one more reason to love the great people on this forum.
  43. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,910

    :lol: I'm suppressing my laughter the best I can...

    :lol: I'm suppressing my laughter the best I can so my coworkers do not think I've lost it. :lol:
  44. Replies
    10
    Views
    489

    My kids would never stay on a pad. Heck, I can...

    My kids would never stay on a pad. Heck, I can hardly stay on a pad. I would echo Caveman and say a poncho liner underquilt would be the way I'd go. They can be had cheap and with the no-sew...
  45. Replies
    15
    Views
    906

    I'm conflicted. Ziplining = exciting ...

    I'm conflicted.

    Ziplining = exciting

    Hammocking = relaxing

    Would I fall asleep or get an adrenaline rush?
  46. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,133

    Being a hammock noob I had never seen Hennessy's...

    Being a hammock noob I had never seen Hennessy's design so this seemed pretty unique to me.

    Your right sargevining, this does seem to be a solution in need of a problem. This seems like a piece...
  47. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,133

    Interesting Design by Kammok

    Not sure why an established company with Bear Grylls as a spokesman needs a kickstarter campaign to introduce a new product, but this rain collecting tarp is an interesting idea.


    I give you...
  48. Replies
    1,497
    Views
    125,540

    Thanks. I found this same manual from a...

    Thanks. I found this same manual from a different site yesterday.

    I will hopefully get a chance to play with it later this weekend and then order some materials for an underquilt soon . . . or...
  49. Replies
    1,497
    Views
    125,540

    Just picked up one of these Japanese made Singer...

    Just picked up one of these Japanese made Singer clones last night for $20 in a cabinet. I took her word that it works. I need to replace the plug before I will know for sure.

    Now I just need to...
  50. Replies
    6
    Views
    818

    I used the 9 Ft. 6" X 7 Ft. 4" camo tarp from...

    I used the 9 Ft. 6" X 7 Ft. 4" camo tarp from Harbor Freight on my rainy two night trip to McAfee Knob last weekend. It worked great as a cheap asym tarp.

    I put it up in the yard for a few days...
Results 1 to 50 of 104
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3