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    Quote Originally Posted by ljcsov View Post
    Here it is:

    This is it in its stuff sack which I made out of remnant material. Packs to about the size of the ENO double nest in its respective sack.



    The tarp in porch mode.



    Sorry the pics are blurry. Just quick shot them on the blackberry. They are in my gallery if you want to see them!
    I set it up with my hammock before. Its a snug fit, but its what I was looking for. I will be able to fit my pack under there and have good coverage when I'm low to the ground and need to bring down the sides on a steep grade.
    Not a bad start. Not bad at all!
    And you made a stuff sack from the scraps! Brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    So my next project will either be

    A) Big tarp that can be closed off (11x12??)
    B) Top quilt (big enough to fit two) <-- seems tough
    C) Bug Net "Pea Pod"
    D) Underquilt
    E) Tarp Tent (for my gf and I) <-- seems really hard, but might be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljcsov View Post
    So my next project will either be

    A) Big tarp that can be closed off (11x12??)
    B) Top quilt (big enough to fit two) <-- seems tough
    C) Bug Net "Pea Pod"
    D) Underquilt
    E) Tarp Tent (for my gf and I) <-- seems really hard, but might be fun
    Yep. He's hooked.
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Sew, I am about to go out and dust off the old three injector I bought 10 years ago and start tackling some DIY projects. I originally bought mine when I got my first estimate for some canvaswork on my sailboat. WOW, hammocks are cheap! Sew, I bought my first thread injector with no loss to masculinity, for gosh sakes, I was sewing CANVAS! This frilly lingerie material you are making UQ and TQ with is scary. I have been scouring the threads and working up the courage to start the next project. Still unsure about my ability to handle the thin fabrics, we will see.....

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    What you need is a "constant feed pressure" foot to sew slippery material like silnylon. Most sewing machine lines offer one for thier models. Beyond that, pin well and often. Also a book or two is helpful to keep the extra lengths from slipping off the table and pulling your material away from the needle.

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    Normal ripstop is no worse than muslin. You know, really light weight canvas.... sort of. If you get into silnyl then you can worry about the extra goo-gahs. Otherwise, normal sewing technique will do you fine.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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