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    Whoa. So you guys are dismissing with the usual...

    Whoa. So you guys are dismissing with the usual type of sleeping bag and self-inflating pad, then.
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    Thanks again everyone. I'll have to look up...

    Thanks again everyone. I'll have to look up "Risk Z type." I've made a prototype out of cheap fabric, and the usable length is about eight feet and change. According to Speers' book that should be...
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    Now, by 10' "speer style hammock" do you mean the...

    Now, by 10' "speer style hammock" do you mean the length between the knots, the usable length, or the fabric overall?
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    Now, by 10' "speer style hammock" do you mean the...

    Now, by 10' "speer style hammock" do you mean the length between the knots, the usable length, or the fabric overall?
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    Thanks folks!

    Thanks folks!
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    What is the ideal hammock length?

    Speer's book suggests two feet longer than the person (not including the length of material necessary for the knots) is ideal for a DIY hammock. What do you all think?
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    I am interested in trying the attachment #2 you...

    I am interested in trying the attachment #2 you diagrammed. Have you tried it? How likely is it that the loop would work through the whipping, given the forces?

    And for anyone else, the Speer...
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    I would suggest making a loop with a water knot...

    I would suggest making a loop with a water knot if you're trying to make a loop from flat webbing. To tie a water knot, tie an overhand knot loosely, then take the working end back through it,...
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