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    Video: Part II 2sticks Savage Gulf DIY gear used

    This is part II of our trip to Savage Gulf for a quick overnighter. Since Part II is about the DIY gear we used on the trip I am posting it here. We show our diy bridge hammocks, my pack, and a couple other diy items we used.




    Warning: You have to have the DIY bug to enjoy watching a video just about someone elses diy gear. I always want to know more about the gear used when I watch someones trip report so I know I have the DIY bug

    Enjoy

    Link to Part I that covers 2sticks hike and the gear she carries

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=23246

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    Nice kit. That backpack is really cool! Cord locks on the tarp are cool too. I like the way you think. Love me some DIY stuff.
    Good luck,
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    I am impressed! Cool bridge design, nice backpack. Thanks for sharing. You definitely need to do a how to on your bridge design.
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    Very cool.
    Looking forward to your pack details and the hammock details.
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    Very good video. I also am interested in a how to on the bridge hammock and also the bug netting

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    Great video! I too am interested in seeing how you did the bridge.

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    bridge hammocks rule OK

    great to see you cranking out videos!

    Lemme see if I have the endcap idea right. From the corners (where the suspension webbing ends) make an arc out. Depth of arc should be desired depth of endcap (typically about 16 or 17 inches). Cut and hem a channel, run shock cord through it, connect the shock cord at corners somehow.

    I like it. End-caps are a PITA. Even the ones I cut with the big darts are a mini-PITA.

    Hey Cannibal---you listening? I think I'm making yours with these endcaps.
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    Fantastic video! Love these DIY projects. Great work and wonderful descriptions.
    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    great to see you cranking out videos!

    Lemme see if I have the endcap idea right. From the corners (where the suspension webbing ends) make an arc out. Depth of arc should be desired depth of endcap (typically about 16 or 17 inches). Cut and hem a channel, run shock cord through it, connect the shock cord at corners somehow.

    I like it. End-caps are a PITA. Even the ones I cut with the big darts are a mini-PITA.

    Hey Cannibal---you listening? I think I'm making yours with these endcaps.
    That's pretty much it. Everything else is based on your bridge guide and other items discussed in the bridge threads. The only things I did not cover in the video are listed below.

    I did not hem the ends. I used grosgrain over the edges which made a good channel for shockcord. This makes it easier since you do not even have to figure the hems in the pattern. I put grosgrain on each corner (before I roll the webbing on sides) and run it a couple inches up the arc on each corner. I then put another strip of grosgrain around the arc overlapping the grosgrain on each corner. This completed the end of hammock and created a channel where the shockcord could come out right before the webbing on sides of bridge.

    The other thing is to angle cut the material on each corner that will be rolled up around the webbing so that it ends where the shockcord comes out. This is mostly a cosmetic thing but makes for a nice finished look and makes it easy to attach shock cord to webbing. I let the knots on shock cord go back into channel so that the cord is hardly noticed.

    Hope this helps without being too confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    That's pretty much it. Everything else is based on your bridge guide and other items discussed in the bridge threads. The only things I did not cover in the video are listed below.

    I did not hem the ends. I used grosgrain over the edges which made a good channel for shockcord. This makes it easier since you do not even have to figure the hems in the pattern. I put grosgrain on each corner (before I roll the webbing on sides) and run it a couple inches up the arc on each corner. I then put another strip of grosgrain around the arc overlapping the grosgrain on each corner. This completed the end of hammock and created a channel where the shockcord could come out right before the webbing on sides of bridge.
    Interesting. Considering how much bunching there has to be (arc length of a 16" deep parabola over a span of 52" is 63", has to jam into a 36" width) I would have guessed that grosgrain was too stiff.

    The other thing is to angle cut the material on each corner that will be rolled up around the webbing so that it ends where the shockcord comes out.
    This is mostly a cosmetic thing but makes for a nice finished look and makes it easy to attach shock cord to webbing.
    I've noticed this, or something similar myself and have been cutting corners so that when the webbing is rolled the fabric edge on each roll falls on the same place on the webbing, rather than winding back along the webbing. I've been finishing that edge with bias tape.

    Hope this helps without being too confusing.
    Thanks, I think I got it.
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