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    did mine anyway!

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    Yes, me too. That's what the original post said.

    Yes, me too. That's what the original post said.
  3. FS: In for Bundle 3

    In for Bundle 3
  4. Thread: Bug Mesh repair

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    I'd use polyester "outdoor" thread (such as Mara,...

    I'd use polyester "outdoor" thread (such as Mara, but there are other brands), the stuff folks use to sew hammocks & tarps. I would think it would last as long (or perhaps longer) than the netting...
  5. Thread: Bug Mesh repair

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    You can take needle and thread and "darn" the...

    You can take needle and thread and "darn" the hole. Make a series of side-by-side stitches from the undamaged area around the hole across the hole to the other side. Then do the same perpendicular to...
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    I believe the reference was to pinning the pieces...

    I believe the reference was to pinning the pieces of each leg together, not the ends of the poles. From the photos, DOjames connected the ends of the poles in the requisite manner with plenty of...
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    It may be a good idea to alert the vendor that...

    It may be a good idea to alert the vendor that the splices failed so they can adjust their procedures...
  8. Sounds like a meat-eater's event...

    Sounds like a meat-eater's event...
  9. It's analogy about overkill... (if you need a 0...

    It's analogy about overkill... (if you need a 0 degree quilt for 2 cold nights a year, but you're out there 80 nights a year in milder weather, it's like owning only a sledge hammer when almost...
  10. Exactly!! Want to see that!

    Exactly!! Want to see that!
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    See this thread...

    See this thread for instructions on how to maintain loft and avoid cold spots
  12. Thread: sewing Machine

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    Lots of threads on what machines people use, what...

    Lots of threads on what machines people use, what machines are "good" for what we do -- search and ye shall find...
  13. I thought you had a magic force field and it...

    I thought you had a magic force field and it never rained when you went camping!
    :laugh:
  14. Thread: UQ Foot Squeeze

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    Yes, easy to make a substitute for Triangle...

    Yes, easy to make a substitute for Triangle Thingies. I used scraps of nylon and grosgrain to make a set.
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    How did it go?

    How did it go?
  16. The Lawson's is $199, whereas a RR with bugnet...

    The Lawson's is $199, whereas a RR with bugnet and straps/buckles is $185...
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    The vendors can tell you about weight limits and...

    The vendors can tell you about weight limits and what doubling the fabric will do...

    I wanted to comment about using a CPAP while in the hammock -- there are several threads where various...
  18. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I think it's more like $1745.97....

    I think it's more like $1745.97....
  19. I got a couple cheep hammocks using vipon coupons...

    I got a couple cheep hammocks using vipon coupons a year ago for about $8 each -- got them specifically for the daisy chain tree webbing for backyard hanging. Have never even opened the hammocks...
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    I have been thinking about making a Climashield...

    I have been thinking about making a Climashield wookie-like UQ as well. What about doing a roll-hem on the smaller piece of nylon, sewing the CS to that bottom piece, then stitching that to the...
  21. Is the spreader bar only on the head end of the...

    Is the spreader bar only on the head end of the hammock? Foot end? Both ends??

    I recall some threads from a couple years back with people using "shorty" spreader bars -- like a foot long or...
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    Nah...

    Nah...
  23. Actually, the listing says they are 9.8 feet long...

    Actually, the listing says they are 9.8 feet long (with 28 loops). It is unclear what "16+1" means in the listing
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    Yep, exactly!

    Yep, exactly!
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    I've got one of those but I can't find it -- a...

    I've got one of those but I can't find it -- a friend of mine wants it and it has disappeared somewhere in the attic..... used to enjoy napping while swaying in the breezes...
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    Golfers

    Golfers
  27. After you squeeze the snap piece onto the fabric,...

    After you squeeze the snap piece onto the fabric, see if it will twist. If it does, squeeze it again a little harder. Our fabrics are thinner than typical, so you want to make sure that the snap is...
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    REALLY simple... take a look at the video on this...

    REALLY simple... take a look at the video on this page... (under the Instructions tab)
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    Slept in the backyard first; took hammock on...

    Slept in the backyard first; took hammock on canoe trip to try out (there was a tent for backup); then finally camped with only hammocks, no back up.
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    Is the top cover asymmetric? Is it on backward to...

    Is the top cover asymmetric? Is it on backward to the way she is laying?
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    You can use binder clips, though they can be a...

    You can use binder clips, though they can be a bit bulky and catch on things when you are moving your fabric around. These kind of sewing clips are also useful, and a bit easier to handle if you...
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    See this thread...

    See this thread -- been around a long time...
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    From the original post:

    From the original post:
  34. Design it to have the hammocks hang like from a...

    Design it to have the hammocks hang like from a turtledog -- that is, they attach to the horizontal poles rather than directly to the truck or tripod. That way the force of the weight is all downward...
  35. This! Have been to BWCA once, which started me...

    This! Have been to BWCA once, which started me looking for somewhere closer to home --> Algonquin Provincial Park! Would still love to go back to BWCA though...
  36. If you are creating a permanent setup, there does...

    If you are creating a permanent setup, there does not seem to be any reason for adjustment... ideal hang angle will be set, just hook to the eyebolt and sleep, no?
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    I wouldn't think there is anything magical about...

    I wouldn't think there is anything magical about the brand of rotary cutter, or the size of the blade. I suggest that it is the quality of the blades you put on ANY rotary cutter that will make/break...
  38. 3/4" EMT conduit cut to appropriate lengths,...

    3/4" EMT conduit cut to appropriate lengths, attach one piece to each end of collapsehedron via whatever method. Put rubber crutch tips on the end, hang tarp.
  39. yeah....!!

    yeah....!!
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    I agree. If it had been torrential rain, you...

    I agree. If it had been torrential rain, you would not have been able to maintain a fire. If the winds had been high enough to drive the rain truly sideways, your tarps would have let loose much...
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    Derek's fine guide...

    Derek's fine guide to using a square tarp....
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    Picture? (I know I'm being lazy, you've posted...

    Picture? (I know I'm being lazy, you've posted this before, but I didn't want to go looking... :cool:)
  43. Three years ago, after starting to read this...

    Three years ago, after starting to read this forum, I made a hammock with some ripstop I had around, just to see if I'd like a hammock. Went out into the back yard to hang it and try it out. Used a...
  44. Watch Shug's video(s)...

    Watch Shug's video(s) on using a camping pad in a hammock. That particular vid may not be at that link, but you will be able to find Shug's utoob channel and seek out the "pad in a hammock" vid(s).
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    To be more clear, lengthened straps higher up the...

    To be more clear, lengthened straps higher up the tree should loosen your ridgeline.
  46. (Just to add, for the future reader, now that the...

    (Just to add, for the future reader, now that the OP has clarified the original question...)

    "Cheap" hammocks purchased online often mis-state their length. Many will SAY they are 10ft or 11ft,...
  47. Thread: Parachute Fabric

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    $3 + shipping is for FOUR different samples, so...

    $3 + shipping is for FOUR different samples, so you're looking at $6 + shipping for your 8 samples! (not $56)
  48. Thread: UL webbing types

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    Mule tape also sticks to bark like tick on a bear!

    Mule tape also sticks to bark like tick on a bear!
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    so many pillow threads...

    so many pillow threads lately....
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    Worst is when you DON'T see it first, and your...

    Worst is when you DON'T see it first, and your inserted foot finds it......... :cursing:
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