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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    Should I get snake skins for my JRB tarp - will it save me a lot of time and effort folding my silon tarp?
    If your thinking of DIYing some skins, I'd suggest making a single skin from noseeum. Much easier than two IMO. And make it a uniform width, about 4-5" finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    I have 4 kids. I was thinking of taking my 13 yoa girl hanging, but can I put the tarp over both of us and stay dry? I was looking at Clark's double, but I'd rather not spend the money. Anyone have advice on how to hang two hammocks side by side under one 10x11 tarp?
    Absolutely! The spreader bars I did work great for my daugter and I. The thread has already been referenced above. We camped in wet weather about 3 weeks ago and stayed dry.

    As far as bugnets go. Take a look at bugsocks. They're easy to use, and easier to make. Papa Smurf has a good one. http://www.mydiygear.com/pages/proje...on/bugsock.php

    Glad to have you on board. Let us know how things work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post

    Would it be hard to sew some no-see-um to the ENOs? I saw DIYgearsupply had a bunch of stuff and I was thinking about zippers and such...

    Rod
    i don't know about the difficulty of sewing (i have yet to embark on the journey of DIY), but if you're worried about zippers, hangnout had a no zipper bugnet that looks pretty easy to use. it'd probably be easier for kids than zippers anyways. here's a link
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29395

    hope this proves helpful.

    p.s. in my experience a structural ridgeline on an ENO Doublenest makes the lay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futbolfreak08 View Post
    i don't know about the difficulty of sewing (i have yet to embark on the journey of DIY), but if you're worried about zippers, hangnout had a no zipper bugnet that looks pretty easy to use. it'd probably be easier for kids than zippers anyways. here's a link
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29395

    hope this proves helpful.

    p.s. in my experience a structural ridgeline on an ENO Doublenest makes the lay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more comfortable.
    Great threads! Makes me want to DIY too! I actually sew better than my wife. My mom is the expert though, she's got a $4k serger. I built her a sewing room (I do WW & cabinets as another hobby).

    I looked at the photos and videos. I think if a photo is worth a 1000 words, then a video is worth 10K. Do you know of any videos on the basics of Hammock sewing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I put an adjustable ridgeline on my ENO DN. It made a huge difference in the lay. IMHO it is MUCH better with the RL.
    timabababaluka & Raiffnuke,

    I'll try it. I just ordered a couple of these:

    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/1452521

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    Do you know of any videos on the basics of Hammock sewing?
    Ramblinrev's gear-making sticky in the DIY forum might prove useful. His forte is diy sewing ("thread injecting"), and he knows an awful lot about material and how it is turned into gear. He has several videos in his series, and it might be a good place to start.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=6802

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by timabababaluka; 06-05-2011 at 10:10. Reason: Forgot link
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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