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    Yeah, you might need to be careful here. Check to...

    Yeah, you might need to be careful here. Check to see how those posts are attached up top. If the roof structure is resting on top of the posts, they might not be strong enough. If the cross members...
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    It'll probably work. I hang from a pair of steel...

    It'll probably work. I hang from a pair of steel supports in my backyard. When weight is applied, they grip very well. Without weight, they'll slide up and down with one finger. Handy for adjusting...
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    upcoming purchase, advice appreciated..

    I live in San Antonio, so I understand what you're going through. I would suggest getting the 20 degree UQ. It's a lot easier to cool off in the low 40's with an warm UQ than have to improvise or bug...
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    When I started out, I used an 8x10 camo poly tarp...

    When I started out, I used an 8x10 camo poly tarp from Harbor Freight and it works great. It may be heavy to some, but it really isn't that bad. It is bulky though.

    I then repurposed a 4-man tent...
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    Eno is great. As an entry level, mass produced...

    Eno is great. As an entry level, mass produced hammock, it serves as the gateway drug for many full time hammockers. Imagine how many folks here started in an Eno then found this forum and discovered...
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    Floating Hammock Raft

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    Floating hammock raft is totally awesome.
  7. How about Hill Country State Natural Area. Lots...

    How about Hill Country State Natural Area. Lots of trees and lots of trails. Not too many visitors.

    I've been wanting to go to Caprock Canyons State Park or Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Not so...
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    Clipped to my suspension with a carabiner.

    Clipped to my suspension with a carabiner.
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    I'm looking to do the same for my Hex. Let us...

    I'm looking to do the same for my Hex. Let us know how it goes.

    I had done some initial searching and found the Grizz Beak post here...
    ...
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    Seems legit. Totals to 45". Nice tutorial too....

    Seems legit. Totals to 45". Nice tutorial too. Glad you found that.
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    Mason Line - You can get it in more than just...

    Mason Line - You can get it in more than just yellow too.

    Coghlan's Camoflage Poly Cord (available in the camping section of most Wal-Marts) is some of my favorite cord. It's cheap and worthless...
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    Freezing probably led to its ultimate failure.

    Freezing probably led to its ultimate failure.
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    Winter Sock is Awesome...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/sevyraze.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/y6ave3en.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/e2uqy9ej.jpg

    Some pics of the winter sock. Some little...
  14. Most modern lightweight tent floors and tent...

    Most modern lightweight tent floors and tent footprints are 70d nylon (1.9 oz). That's probably a good place to start.
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    This has been my concern. I would like to replace...

    This has been my concern. I would like to replace the stock cord with something smaller and lighter, but am afraid a thinner rope would eventually wear down the channel. Kinda like fishing line...
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    Amen to that. Here in Texas, fall/winter means...

    Amen to that. Here in Texas, fall/winter means trees are blowing sap. I have a Hennesy Hex I've only hung half a dozen times and it has a nice thin and slightly tacky coat of tree sap.

    For me,...
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    National Hammock Day...

    Did ya'll know July 22nd is National Hammock Day?

    LINK.
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    Sock and/or Tarp and/or UQP?

    I pretty much use a tarp all the time. Keeps the bird poop off me.
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    The max rating is what the manufacturer is going...

    The max rating is what the manufacturer is going to allow themselves to be liable for.

    I use the small Figure 9 carabiner, and it works great for a tarp ridgeline.
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    I use the small Figure 9 Carabiners - fewer parts...

    I use the small Figure 9 Carabiners - fewer parts to break.
  21. Thread: WTB Headlamp

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    I picked up a Princeton Tech headlamp for less...

    I picked up a Princeton Tech headlamp for less than $20 at Academy that works good. Red LED plus two brightness settings, small, light, and comfortable.

    Here it is on Amazon...Princeton Tech Byte
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    Place the edge of the fabric in the middle of the...

    Place the edge of the fabric in the middle of the presser foot and sew a zig-zag into the edge. This video may help out...click here.

    (This stuff is covered in the video)
    There's also something...
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    You're already taking pads? Why not just use...

    You're already taking pads? Why not just use those?
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    Absolutely. 50 feet of 1/8" (white) for about...

    Absolutely. 50 feet of 1/8" (white) for about $4. It is a part of the tent pole repair kit.
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    Whiskey, bourbon, scotch...

    Whiskey, bourbon, scotch...
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    It was super simple. So far, I folded it in half...

    It was super simple. So far, I folded it in half and sewed the long seam then sewed a channel in the head end and sewed the foot end together with about 8 inches left open. The sheet was already...
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    Winter Sock is Awesome...

    First, let me say whoever invented the winter sock - pure genius. I just made one from a king size polyester bed sheet I got from Goodwill, and it is working out great.

    Last week, I went on a...
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    Warbonnet tarps have some binding along the...

    Warbonnet tarps have some binding along the ridgeline that allegedy allows for a tighter pull...


    "They have lightweight low-stretch polyester edge binding on the ridge seam. The binding along...
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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/k264jfivq49TgEii...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/k264jfivq49TgEii8ZYYGJHgfSqjUb31abvZFCKmqEO7Rz4aobGTl47fZqVMeb6q3Y9yIlcVFLqH9ZB1hBjNbOArLaAc_fwvnu_F0isa8Ktlpb9kQdF5UShGOQ
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    Are you suggesting something like the bottom half...

    Are you suggesting something like the bottom half of the figure?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/6/5/6/4/grosgrain-ridgeline.jpg

    (I think there may be an extra stich there in 3b...
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    Grosgrain Tarp Ridgeline...

    How do you incorporate grosgrain into the ridgeline of a DIY tarp? Do you still use a flat-felled/french seam?
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    Ha. I try.

    Ha. I try.
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    Confucius say...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/07/3uhu9u3a.jpg

    So true.
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    I had seen a bug net like this a while back....

    I had seen a bug net like this a while back. Instead of stakes, the builder sewed in some pockets along the bottom for rocks - aka "rock pockets." Of course, it begins to become a...
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    I've used my 4-man tent footprint as a tarp for...

    I've used my 4-man tent footprint as a tarp for my hammock and it worked out pretty good. It kept me dry throughout a 2-day perpetual downpour this past spring. I didn't modify it at all. However,...
  36. Have fun up there. I just went last week and man...

    Have fun up there. I just went last week and man was it cold.
  37. Thread: DIY tq

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    Wow. That is super nice. I love the color combo...

    Wow. That is super nice. I love the color combo too.
  38. If you fear the dreaded broken needle - just pull...

    If you fear the dreaded broken needle - just pull the pin before running it over. I have found pinning the hems perpendicular holds the hem better than parallel.



    My mom worked in a sewing...
  39. I just finished my first DIY under quilt a couple...

    I just finished my first DIY under quilt a couple of weeks ago. Things I learned:

    1. Take your time - be patient.
    2. Plan ahead - research - Google is your best friend.
    3. Learn about stiches....
  40. FS: I'm interested. Would you be able to get a...

    I'm interested. Would you be able to get a measurement of the length of just the poles when broken down?
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    Thinking of buying ENO

    I'm an ENO hanger and I would suggest you look at the Warbonnet Double Layer. You will need some sort of insulation and ENO doesn't give you the double layer option. The double layer will give you...
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    UQ suspension and protection questions

    I use a pair of prussik loops on my ridgeline and it works great.
  43. Thread: New Moderator

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    Fishbait! OOH HA HA!

    Fishbait! OOH HA HA!
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    Howdy from San Antonio. Love the pics. Looks...

    Howdy from San Antonio. Love the pics. Looks like fun.
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    Especially good advice for those in Texas. The...

    Especially good advice for those in Texas. The drought has hurt a lot of trees in our area. Park rangers have talked about trees dying because of drought and disease.
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    Sticky: Some say he uses tiny mirrors to check for ticks...

    Some say he uses tiny mirrors to check for ticks in his nether regions, but we call him the Shug!
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    It's actually made of carbon fiber and is solid,...

    It's actually made of carbon fiber and is solid, so it's not really a "hammock."
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    The Hammock Bathtub...

    The hammock bathtub...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/6/5/6/4/hammock-bathtub-1_thumb.jpg

    The full post......
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    Interested in the cookset - does it still have...

    Interested in the cookset - does it still have the bags?
  50. Thread: tx trip plans

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    Goose Island offers hangers some options. ...

    Goose Island offers hangers some options. Fishing in the bay.

    If you go to Mustang Island State Park, get a spot at the electric and water campsites and you can hang from one of the larger picnic...
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