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  1. This trip is on my bucket list, I hope you guys...

    This trip is on my bucket list, I hope you guys have a really great time and decide to go back next year, so I can join you.

    Brian
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    Typically I like to use a clew on each length...

    Typically I like to use a clew on each length wise baffle on an underquilt. That usually means ~10 sets and using 1/16" cord provides lots of "pull/stretch power" suitable for almost any UQ. You just...
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    IMO if you have a GE hammock then using the side...

    IMO if you have a GE hammock then using the side and end shock cord suspension is fine (although IMO the Clew suspension is better). However, if you are using a bridge hammock, then the Clew...
  4. Maybe specify the actual cordage/webbing you are...

    Maybe specify the actual cordage/webbing you are using, a pic of the damage wouldn't hurt and also the duty cycle being used. Otherwise you get guesses because folks don't actually know what you are...
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    I believe the 2" stuff RSBTR is 4.4 g/ft

    I believe the 2" stuff RSBTR is 4.4 g/ft
  6. I hadn't seen those photos yet Dale, thank you...

    I hadn't seen those photos yet Dale, thank you for posting. Really wish I could have finished the trip, what I saw was new territory for me and it looked pretty awesome.

    Jiblets has a few more...
  7. Chard ... I dispute the somber part .... it's...

    Chard ... I dispute the somber part .... it's not in my nature. I was just glad you guys made it over the portage ok.

    This is likely best as a 3rd party story, the pictures aren't even mine.
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  8. Thread is closed. Not sure how to delete, but the...

    Thread is closed. Not sure how to delete, but the buy has come and gone.

    Brian
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    A point about sewing machines, you don't need...

    A point about sewing machines, you don't need anything fancy, for the most part you will likely end up using a straight stitch and sometimes get really fancy with a zigzag.

    The main difference...
  10. Just got back from Tom Thompson and timed our...

    Just got back from Tom Thompson and timed our runs, 3 hours got us close to the portage (our site was 15 minutes from portage) and then 3 hours to get back out today. We walked the 2.3k portage and...
  11. Going in tomorrow... weather reports are such a...

    Going in tomorrow... weather reports are such a crap shoot these days, but it does look like we might get a few nice days this week


    Brian
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    Maybe ask around your area and see if there are...

    Maybe ask around your area and see if there are any camping groups or ask here for others camping Scotland or surrounding area. You may be able to find some one within a reasonable distance ... that...
  13. In light of this development, I think i am going...

    In light of this development, I think i am going to try and see if I can book to go in next week. Suspect that the flies are already stirring .......

    Brian
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    Welcome aboard, lots of great hanging in our...

    Welcome aboard, lots of great hanging in our province.



    Brian
  15. Thanks Kris ... it wasn't easy to cut it up, but...

    Thanks Kris ... it wasn't easy to cut it up, but the good news is the first place the down is going is a new bridge UQ I just started.

    The new bridge prototype is done and will be going on the...
  16. UQ Deconstruction - Down Recovery with an Eductor

    One of my first sewing DIY projects was a GE hammock/quilts/tarp set. I moved on to bridge hammocks and have just completed a second new design prototype and none of the quilts I have will properly...
  17. BrantWing and I will be heading into Casa de...

    BrantWing and I will be heading into Casa de Thompson on the 15th and weather permitting I plan on coming over to visit on the first nice day, we will be heading back out on the 19th ....


    Brian
  18. I am using it on a new hammock I am designing,...

    I am using it on a new hammock I am designing, only have the prototype ready so far, and that will use noseeum. The final version will be done in the .7 monolite ... but I don't have the experience...
  19. Not sure why you won't swap that to the new .7...

    Not sure why you won't swap that to the new .7 monolite, maybe something to consider.

    I was wonder the same thing last year when .7 monolite was introduced and wrote RSbTR to ask about...
  20. Looking to Setup a Down Bulk/Group Buy for GTA area (Toronto)

    Looking to setup a GTA (Toronto) group buy for down, from Feathers Ind.

    Spring is almost sprung and it's time for a few down projects, sent in a request, to Feathers Ind., for current pricing and...
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    Looking to setup a group buy for down, from...

    Looking to setup a group buy for down, from Feathers Inc.

    Spring is almost sprung and it's time for a few down projects, at Lofty's get together, Chard asked me if I was interested in getting some...
  22. Think the best safety tip for cold water, is stay...

    Think the best safety tip for cold water, is stay close to shore .... that trumps most every thing else. Getting out of the cold water is the main concern, following shore can add a bit of time, but...
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    I will offer my 2 cents worth, However i strongly...

    I will offer my 2 cents worth, However i strongly suggest you call and talk to them ... ask them what they think you need, they designed and know the products and that IMO will be the best advice you...
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    That colour is definitely just coated on the rope...

    That colour is definitely just coated on the rope and will rub/abrade off. When I prestretch the rope to measure and such ... .my hands get red dye all over them, same is true for the four colours I...
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    I have and use the red Amsteel, here is a pic...

    I have and use the red Amsteel, here is a pic that gives a bit of comparison to cloth .... the suspension loop is covered in RSBTR Hex70 Racing Red

    187833



    Brian
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    If you are doing a clew setup, you have to first...

    If you are doing a clew setup, you have to first select which shock material you are going to use. Those formulas get you in the ballpark, as long as you don't go too long, you can just attach a...
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    The reason I feel weights and hammock type are...

    The reason I feel weights and hammock type are important, is that this bag will be slung under the hammock and gravity will want to pull it down and sag in the middle ... this would be worse with a...
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    TBH it's nice to know the bag dimensions, but it...

    TBH it's nice to know the bag dimensions, but it is pretty difficult to discuss suspension without also knowing the bag weight and the type of hammock you are using it with.
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    Thank you for the kind words Wendy. I am...

    Thank you for the kind words Wendy.

    I am actually on the 2cd prototype for the Mk III and the thoughts on what I could do better/differently seemed to be panning out, so I can share them. I hope...
  30. No advice on the Ariel, but here is a link to my...

    No advice on the Ariel, but here is a link to my last build, which uses a sewn in suspension, you may find some answers and/or ideas
    ...
  31. I adopted clews early on and I think they just do...

    I adopted clews early on and I think they just do a better job, especially on a bridge hammock. Your is obviously a GE, but it is awesome for that as well.

    I like to place a nettle at each baffle,...
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    Using the calculator is really good for layout,...

    Using the calculator is really good for layout, but the temp rating say "Experimental" and they really don't seem to work very well. The temp rating is pretty much just how thick the down layer is...
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    Like anything else, there is theory and then...

    Like anything else, there is theory and then there is reality.

    The theory is that a certain thickness of down will yield a certain heat retention or comfort temperature, for example, 2" of down is...
  34. I looked up the dimensions of the 2 items, the...

    I looked up the dimensions of the 2 items, the Superior regular size is 58" x 78" and the Wookie is 44" x 76" with a an addition taper to the foot end .... so there is a significant size difference...
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    This thread is worth a read through to...

    This thread is worth a read through to understand, but the calculator link is given in post #133 ... https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/53701-DIY-Differential-Cut-UQ-Calculator/page14...
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    You could just plug the quilt info into the...

    You could just plug the quilt info into the calculator and it gives you the final dimensions required


    Brian
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    Will make the assumption you are using a...

    Will make the assumption you are using a differential design.

    With2.5" baffles, the lower limit is -6.7C ... assuming the chambers are filled. Once the baffles are filled no amount of additional...
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    Use Quest Outfitters often ....the website is...

    Use Quest Outfitters often ....the website is older style, but if you talk with them they are all kinds of helpful.

    Brian
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    I use a heavily modified version of that sheet, I...

    I use a heavily modified version of that sheet, I replaced the temperature table with this info I garnered from 4 cottage vendor sites



    Down Information Table
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    As I understand it, it is simply the loft that...

    As I understand it, it is simply the loft that matters. So as long as the TQ "puffs" to full, you get whatever loft the baffles are sewn to .... also, it would help to post which calculator you used,...
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    This is assuming you have a differential cut...

    This is assuming you have a differential cut underquilt, if you have anything else it gets tricky to setup. So if you have a differential quilt, this is true, if not then you have a good point, but...
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    VG, you had me all excited for a Canadian source,...

    VG, you had me all excited for a Canadian source, but it doesn't look like they carry Terra 80 ... they have some other Terra's, but not the selection at Rockywoods
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    Just did the same thing, ordered four colours to...

    Just did the same thing, ordered four colours to test Tera 80 (black, blue, red & gray) from Rockywoods. First impressions are that it just sews a lot smoother, even the machine sounds quieter ........
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    I love this calculator and have used it for quite...

    I love this calculator and have used it for quite a few projects and they have all performed pretty well.

    On my bridge setup I have a heavier UQ with a design of -15C and a TQ rated at -5C ... the...
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    Had a set made up from 2" seat belt nylon, 6 feet...

    Had a set made up from 2" seat belt nylon, 6 feet long from DutchWare, loops at each end
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    The nice thing about DIY is that you are free to...

    The nice thing about DIY is that you are free to make however you like ... with or without a plan, using other peoples posted experience and help or ignoring them and striking out on your own.
    ...
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    Just make sure your ridgeline is using a non...

    Just make sure your ridgeline is using a non stretch cord like zing-it or lash-it and sag will not be an issue.

    I have been designing and making bridge hammocks and the next set will be hanging...
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    Thank you for posting this, I got a recall letter...

    Thank you for posting this, I got a recall letter today and it affects several generations back of Respironics units, including both units I currently use.

    Sorry if this isn't exactly on topic,...
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    I am in Ontario as well, welcome. Whatever...

    I am in Ontario as well, welcome.

    Whatever vendor you pick, give them a call and let them help you pick what you need. Most will be very helpful and give you some additional insight and advice...
  50. Thread: TARP IDEA

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    I think that is pretty much what TarpTent does...

    I think that is pretty much what TarpTent does with most of their tents

    Brian
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