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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    2Q/ZQ have available a ridgeline organizing hanger- 3 or 4 pockets..lightweight and folds up easy.
    That looks pretty cool. I never thought about using velcro to secure the bag to the ridge line. I would just use a line. I don't want that organizer though. I would rather use a stuff sack type thing. I wouldn't want a dedicated organizer. I like multiple use objects, so I would want my "night stand" to also be the stuff sack for the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    if you're like me, you'll agonize for weeks over the best placement for it. Sometimes I guess we should just build "good enough" and go from there. In this case, moving a side pouch is a simple task anyway.

    But I overanalyze everything!
    Yup, that's me! I'm sure eventually it will be a "good enough" situation, but it will still take me a long time to decide .

    I do have another question, how do you make a x box stitch? I've been trying to find the answer online for a few days. All I get is "use a box stitch" or something about lanyards. I understand that it is a box with an x in it, but do you use a straight stitch or some other stitch? Is one line of stitches ok, or should I go over the stitch a couple of times? If more than one time, do you just go around and make the box a couple of times, or do you make each side of the box using reverse stitching?

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    If it's something that will bear a lot of weight, I use a zig-zag stitch. Regular stuff, I just use a straight stitch, but I go over the whole thing twice.

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    Yep - an X-box stitch is just a box with an X in it. I use a straight stitch and do either one or three lines (forwards-backwards-forwards, turn 90 degrees, forwards-backwards-forwards, repeat). If I want it stronger I'd make one X-box like that, then off-set a second X-box and put it over the first one.
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