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    Hammock accident

    I just saw that story on my news feed. Very sad indeed.
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    Hammer Time !!!...

    Hammer Time !!!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo
    Believe it or not, these pants were made from 6 separate paracutes....and the guy wasnt even an airborne ranger. LOL!
    You could make a...
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    If you could fill Hammer's wardrobe, you'd be set...

    If you could fill Hammer's wardrobe, you'd be set till retirement.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo
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    "It was only 15.5 pounds" Whoa, that's way too...

    "It was only 15.5 pounds"

    Whoa, that's way too heavy. :lol:

    Correction: 15.5 ounces!
    I will check and see how much that cloth weighs per yard soon in case anyone is interested in buying one.
  5. Jeff-oh, Yes, yes, yes! That's the math that...

    Jeff-oh,

    Yes, yes, yes! That's the math that I'm looking for.

    I will practice this until it sinks in and I will remember it.
    In the past, I've checked vendors descriptions and specifications....
  6. How Can I Determine Fabric Weight From Measurements???

    Its been a long time since I took algebra, but this is one of those occasions when I need the right formula to find "X".

    I'm trying to find out how many ounces / yard*(squared). of some fabrics?
    ...
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    You said, "As for materials, I tend to sleep...

    You said,

    "As for materials, I tend to sleep pretty warm and may sweat a bit while my wife is just the opposite."


    Problem solved

    "“Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how...
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    Hi, You mentioned, "I'm looking to use 850fp...

    Hi,

    You mentioned,
    "I'm looking to use 850fp hydrophobic goose down"

    I can't recommend this since I haven't used it yet. But I have some down jackets/coats that I'm thinking about usuing this...
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    I'm surprised that nobody here has reported...

    I'm surprised that nobody here has reported excellent results after reading most of the 52 pages in the "Stickies" potion of this forum "DIY Sil." That's a short book with many contributors....
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    Thanks for the articles! That fine print...

    Thanks for the articles!


    That fine print article on the silnylon sounds like he did some homework. I came across that one too when researching and think its the best we've found so far. When I...
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    ?DIY Silpoly Tarp...Did Anyone Try It?

    This is a Question about successful applications of 100% silicone, Nikwax, or whatever that you've tested on an UNtreated Polyester fabric and has proven itself a Good Tarp. Please include details...
  12. Thanks Mike! I'll go with your recommendation...

    Thanks Mike!

    I'll go with your recommendation and get the .67
  13. I'll do a prototype with what I have see how it...

    I'll do a prototype with what I have see how it works with the neighborhood skeeters.
    Then id like to get a piece of light high ventilation (as possible n practical) to make for long distances.
    ...
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    Grand Trunk Double Diamond Weight

    Hey guys,

    Update. I ordered both GT Doubles.
    One is parachute Nylon in case I want to use it double duty to jump out of planes too!
    The other is their (dd), double diamond polyester ripstop. ...
  15. Yes, I'd like to add a net to a netless hammock. ...

    Yes, I'd like to add a net to a netless hammock.
    If I understand, the whole net would likely come loose when getting in or out of the hammock? I can see that happening. I was hoping that the...
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    You all probably thought I was joking. Check...

    You all probably thought I was joking.

    Check this out. Man's best friend isn't always his dog.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jtnZ2vFR9Hc
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    No bugs, I don't know. But, I think you've got...

    No bugs,
    I don't know. But, I think you've got a good point.
    Seems like that might be a lot of hammockers main concern.
    Its like an oven in the direct summer sun and really...
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    Riding a Buffalo!!! In front of thousands of screaming fans!

    OldGringo,

    There's a reason they cost more than polyester fleece and bunny fur.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mlAr3kUdBqI

    There are very few men who can do it.
    ;)

    Check out that link....
  19. That Hug net looks like a good idea too. But I...

    That Hug net looks like a good idea too.
    But I was actually thinking of some light elastic on the perimeter of the upper half to 2/3 horizontal netting.
    Then fasteners on the outer body of the...
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    True. I mentioned RIT because its monopolized...

    True.
    I mentioned RIT because its monopolized the everyday retail shoppers market. Its available everywhere, but the specialty dyes are used by crafters, cottage businesses and those who care enough...
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    Same here. Light colors reflect not just outside...

    Same here. Light colors reflect not just outside but inside.
    Lighter versions of any color is going to be hard to see out of.... I turned down some nice OD green because it was a very light shade...
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    I agree. But In my very limited experiences I've...

    I agree. But In my very limited experiences I've tried a couple of tips that have helped a lot. On thing is high temperature (near boiling). Then Ive found that many fabrics have finishes that won't...
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    Lots of good ideas! Here's a couple more that...

    Lots of good ideas!

    Here's a couple more that I practice as a routine.
    My hands are often cold and I've had hundreds of comments by people whose hands I shake in public and work. A doctor would...
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    What Baka said. In addition I'll add this. I...

    What Baka said.

    In addition I'll add this.
    I have a bunch of shear drapes left over from Windows.
    They are fine no seeum size but white.
    The benefits of white is that I have the option of dying...
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    That's pretty much what the dog owners I warned...

    That's pretty much what the dog owners I warned said before their precious pets died.

    I see from your point of view. I manage over 100k worth of forested property that could be cheaply treated...
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    T09...kg, I am impressed. 4 Seasons and you...

    T09...kg,

    I am impressed.
    4 Seasons and you still have BOTH of them.
    They usually end up separated or divorced by then. :D
    Kinda like socks.
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    That's why I thought BISON DOWN was so appealing....

    That's why I thought BISON DOWN was so appealing.
    The warmth of goose down with the ruggedness of a cow!
    ;)
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    https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/bison-u...

    https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/bison-uses-car-people-inside-scratch-itch-kentucky-55195


    If you raise them and start when they're young, they'll sit in your lap like a little doggie....
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    I've talked to several top doctors and one of...

    I've talked to several top doctors and one of America's finest veterinarians about this issue. I'm not going into details since there's not much interest on hammock forums.
    However, I did a quick...
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    Bison / Buffalo DOWN Fingerless...

    Bison / Buffalo DOWN Fingerless
    http://www.lestersbisonfarm.com/The-Yarn-Barn-Gallery.html
    I'm having trouble posting the pic, but you can visit the page if interested. I'm not affiliated with Mr....
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    +1 I used to have a pair of these in...

    +1
    I used to have a pair of these in brown(probably merino wool) that were the best "glittens" I've ever found. They were very camo for hunting and warm enough for sitting still for hours. If you...
  32. Thread: Hazard Trees

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    Thanks, I'll do that.

    Thanks, I'll do that.
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    May I suggest an experiment Chesapeake? Next...

    May I suggest an experiment Chesapeake?

    Next time you're clearing the trail, take 2 spritzers. One with a concentrated recipe of essential oil A, the other with essential oil B. See how those...
  34. Thread: Hazard Trees

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    I think I'll take a hammer and broad chisel to...

    I think I'll take a hammer and broad chisel to get the hard dead ones off whole. If I forget, I often carry a machete. That and a rock should work too I think.
    I dont want to break the 2nd...
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    Ok. I see your concern. I've had the same...

    Ok. I see your concern.
    I've had the same concern working long days in the fields with deer tick populations, and managing a section of forest in my neck of the woods.
    I've spent time working in...
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    Pmayojr87, Unfortunately, I've wasted lots of...

    Pmayojr87,

    Unfortunately, I've wasted lots of time in their online store.
    I've wasted more time trying to read terms of service with xyz app for payment. I don't agree to the rediculous terms of...
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    Its just that they only accept cards and PayPal....

    Its just that they only accept cards and PayPal. They won't accept prepaid money orders.
    I've found other vendors who do, so I'll just probably wait for them to get in exactly what I want.
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    Thanks for the recommendations! That's a shame...

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    That's a shame that the actual size is that far off on those.

    I checked with rsbtr and after a few hours of trying to do business, their payment methods are...
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    What's your guy's take on Grand Trunk? They've...

    What's your guy's take on Grand Trunk?
    They've had a lot of good reviews for the doubles. I'm considering those now. If it needs reduced in width, it seems easy enough.
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    I appreciate your concern. I can't say if it...

    I appreciate your concern.
    I can't say if it harms synthetic fabrics, but even more importantly is if it could cause you harm .
    Doing a search on this message board will show a strong bias for its...
  41. MikekiM, Thanks for the update! I just...

    MikekiM,

    Thanks for the update!
    I just realized that I have some lightweight shock cord on an old pack that I'm not using. I think I'll give that a try on a half. Only issue is that im not so...
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    Excellent! I guess I mentioned white because my...

    Excellent!
    I guess I mentioned white because my Dad gave me some that he had leftover in storage. Like yours, its a heavier netting polyester and I was thinking of maybe trying different colors of...
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    Very good lesson. Especially now with hunting...

    Very good lesson.
    Especially now with hunting season and lots in the woods, the wind blowing hard through cold brittle trees.

    I remember my herbalist mentor talking about their medicinal...
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    That design looks like the easiest in and out of...

    That design looks like the easiest in and out of it.
    I'm thinking of a half snapped in place with some extra draped over the legs.
    Weight and ventilation are personal concerns.
    As to color, black...
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    Nice looking tarp. I've got one just llike that...

    Nice looking tarp. I've got one just llike that in camo.
    I like your choice of colors.
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    I'm not sure if you think the misting is solely...

    I'm not sure if you think the misting is solely from the fabric or from the seam.

    I haven't used the fabric that you are asking about, but since you want to change fabrics im guessing that you...
  47. Funny thing MikekiM, I was thinking the exact...

    Funny thing MikekiM, I was thinking the exact same thing since last spring! Wow! I got the snaps and a bag weighs next to nothing. I decided to buy a new hammock first.
    I will post it here after...
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    I can't blame you. That's a great deal! I'm...

    I can't blame you. That's a great deal! I'm thinking that the extras might not be too hard to add, even for those of us that don't sew. I picked up a pack of snaps to add those accessories after...
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    GoneShootn, OD Green is by far my favorite...

    GoneShootn,

    OD Green is by far my favorite color.
    My bridge is a good subdued kelly green and I like it but want to use a wider design, so I guess thats why I want to start with a basic double...
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    Thanks for sharing your invention! I was going...

    Thanks for sharing your invention!
    I was going to buy a commercial metal fixture a while back to serve this purpose but wasn't sure how it would work on my non-commercial machine. This looks like a...
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