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    (are you sure that camping is the right activity...

    (are you sure that camping is the right activity for you?? :tonguesmilie:)
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    Great info on sewing slippery fabrics by...

    Great info on sewing slippery fabrics by Jellyfish, HF member
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    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos...

    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos (she's a member here) with lots of great information on how to successfully stitch these slippery fabrics we use.
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    Squeeze Hooks...

    Squeeze Hooks -- Dutchware Gear
  5. Same here...

    Same here...
  6. Because, duh, GROUND! (don't have to get up and...

    Because, duh, GROUND!
    (don't have to get up and down, stressing knees & other joints....)

    (note: this is just a general comment; I don't use a bridge hammock, and have not done winter camping)
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    Yes, ideally, though plenty of examples of it...

    Yes, ideally, though plenty of examples of it working without being a smaller diameter. If the two cords are the same diameter, extra wraps on the Prusik help.
  8. Thread: Learning To Sew

    by P-Dub
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    Excellent! Congratulations to you on learning a...

    Excellent! Congratulations to you on learning a new useful skill!

    Yes, onward to the mechanized stitch world.... :D
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    For excellent instruction on sewing these...

    For excellent instruction on sewing these difficult fabrics, be sure to check out HF member Jellyfish's videos.

    Also, for what HF members are using, be sure to see this thread!
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    Double check your hang angles...

    Double check your hang angles...
  11. Does the fabric actually measure 11'? That's what...

    Does the fabric actually measure 11'? That's what I always wonder, as a lot of low-priced online hammocks measure from the attachment points and claim 11', rather than measuring the actual fabric...
  12. Thread: Tarp Questions

    by P-Dub
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    A 12' tarp is wholly adequate for an 11' hammock!...

    A 12' tarp is wholly adequate for an 11' hammock! (It's the size that most folks here use for their 11' hammocks.)

    Be sure that you're hanging your hammock optimally by checking the Hammock Hang...
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    Ah, gotcha, thanks!

    Ah, gotcha, thanks!
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    Looks great! Congrats! Twenty-two feet?? Not...

    Looks great! Congrats!


    Twenty-two feet?? Not sure what you mean, measuring from where to where?
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    My guess is that the spaces in a rope hammock...

    My guess is that the spaces in a rope hammock will not allow for much expansion of insulation, but it may depend on how the netting is knotted. I know the rope hammocks I'm familiar with all have...
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    Simply Light Designs does FAST custom work,...

    Simply Light Designs does FAST custom work, according to many HF members!
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    Do you have the bug net on backwards? First time...

    Do you have the bug net on backwards? First time I used my Chameleon it worked, but later I realized that I had it on the wrong way. It's not 100% obvious which way to zip it on at first.
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    ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!

    ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!
  19. Ah, yes, thanks for the correction!

    Ah, yes, thanks for the correction!
  20. For a "temporary" fix, an extra piece of webbing...

    For a "temporary" fix, an extra piece of webbing stitched over the tear would reduce the possibility that it will add stress to that corner, rather than trying to pull the edges together and overlap...
  21. They are seasonal. Look for them when it starts...

    They are seasonal. Look for them when it starts to get cold out!
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    Sticky: This (https://l-36.com/brummel2.php) would...

    This would probably be the best source -- a website for sailing that has good instructions for splicing various things.

    (Including a variety of soft shackles, though newer versions have been...
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    Hammock Abbreviations and Acronyms...

    Hammock Abbreviations and Acronyms
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    What is that fifth season?!?

    What is that fifth season?!?
  25. These are one of the options supplied with the...

    These are one of the options supplied with the Tensa4 hammock stands -- you can read a lot about how (& when) they work best in that subforum!
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    First, very sorry for your loss... I'm sure you...

    First, very sorry for your loss... I'm sure you do wish that she was there to keep you from pilfering...

    As for your questions, you may need to be more specific about what issues you are having...
  27. Thread: My dream tarp!

    by P-Dub
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    ha ha ha ha ha!!!! I remember those stories!

    ha ha ha ha ha!!!! I remember those stories!
  28. The suspension is taking stress as well if it's...

    The suspension is taking stress as well if it's stretched beyond an optimal angle, not just the ridgeline.
  29. Note that you want 10-11 foot long fabric part of...

    Note that you want 10-11 foot long fabric part of the hammock. A lot of vendors on Amazon measure from end to end including the attachment points (ropes, biners, whatever) and the actual CLOTH is...
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    You can go into Settings and ask it to give...

    You can go into Settings and ask it to give English subtitles -- they're kind of amusing, but they do give some details of measurements that are not shown on the screen
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    I have collected water from tarps regularly and...

    I have collected water from tarps regularly and not run it through filters. Simply began collecting after it has rained for a while to rinse any grubbies, then poured through bandana to remove any...
  32. Thread: Tarp Tie Outs

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    Ain't it the truth??!!

    Ain't it the truth??!!
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    Chesapeake (here on HF) has a lot of Snugpak...

    Chesapeake (here on HF) has a lot of Snugpak accessories (UQ, etc.) but not their hammocks. He reviews the pluses and minuses. Buy a hammock from a cottage vendor: Dutchware, Simply Light Designs,...
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    The hammock they offer is only 10 ft long, and if...

    The hammock they offer is only 10 ft long, and if the hammocks in the photos on the site are the suggested Roo hammocks, they are sure strung tight... Don't think I could sleep in those!181753
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    You are prescient!! :tonguesmilie:

    You are prescient!! :tonguesmilie:
  36. I will! (...when I get to it...:rolleyes:)

    I will! (...when I get to it...:rolleyes:)
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    Yes -- PU breaks down and STINKS! (I also think...

    Yes -- PU breaks down and STINKS! (I also think it no longer "works" as waterproofing anymore, so you might want to just get rid of them!)
  38. Before I looked at the link, I was thinking of...

    Before I looked at the link, I was thinking of two pockets that would be made by layering three pieces of fabric to make a sack so that the two pockets were side by side. (Basically a regular stuff...
  39. Thread: Urban hanging

    by P-Dub
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    If you do try this, be very careful of anything...

    If you do try this, be very careful of anything that is not meant to take lateral forces. There's too many stories of brick porch columns (for example) collapsing after hammocks have been hung on...
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    Thanks for this -- looks great!

    Thanks for this -- looks great!
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    Prussik loops work best when their line diameter...

    Prussik loops work best when their line diameter is smaller than the line on which they are gripping.
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    There are a bunch of links listed there that...

    There are a bunch of links listed there that might be useful if they're still active! Maybe you can find a manual.

    Good luck!
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    Good on ya for keeping at it! Check out...

    Good on ya for keeping at it!

    Check out Jellyfish's DIY vids -- great ideas for working with these slippery fabrics!
  44. Possibly not with four feet of it in the ground!

    Possibly not with four feet of it in the ground!
  45. Thread: Tensahedron

    by P-Dub
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    I'm also not an engineer, but I'd give it a try!

    I'm also not an engineer, but I'd give it a try!
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    You could always put in some (tied) quilting to...

    You could always put in some (tied) quilting to avoid the sag
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    Be sure to check Jellyfish's videos -- she's a...

    Be sure to check Jellyfish's videos -- she's a member here and has made some excellent tutorials showing how to sew with these odd fabrics we use.
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    Ha ha ha!!! Go back and read some of Chesapeake's...

    Ha ha ha!!! Go back and read some of Chesapeake's stories about spiders!! (I think it was Chesapeake with the major spider encounters...)
  49. Thread: Back pain?

    by P-Dub
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    (eight year old thread... pretty sure they've...

    (eight year old thread... pretty sure they've solved their problem by now!)
  50. No, just the fear of covid-19 gives you that kind...

    No, just the fear of covid-19 gives you that kind of poo!
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