Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago land
Hammock: DIY 1.5 DBL
Tarp: DIY cat cut hex
Insulation: PLTQ & DIY 20* UQ
Suspension: Whoopie slings
A couple spliceing lessons for the day
Today I was finishing up a couple little projects for a trip this coming weekend. I screwed a couple things up while splicing and thought I'd share them so you might avoid the same mistake.
They say say measure twice and cut once. I say do the math twice and splice once. I wanted 2 24" inch continuous loops, so I took 24" added 12" for the buries and went to work. Well, I got done with the first one and it look kind of small. Well, I forgot to multiply the desired length by 2. Oh well, now I have a couple spare 12" loops.
It is also highly advisable to thread whatever you want on a continuous loop on before you start splicing. Fortunately I had only done one bury when I found my mistake.
So, two projects done and two lessons learned. On to the next one.
The best way to learn sometimes is with a few mistakes (and better still if those mistakes are usable!).
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Under the stars
Hammock: DD Frontline & Travel
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While I prefer learning from other peoples mistakes more often than not it doesn't sink in until I do it myself.
I made this same little mistake while playing around just the other day.