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by Mophead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?

Ok, I created the event in elfster. I Thinking meeting the deadline for US ground shipping by Christmas is a little close. So names will be drawn next Wednesday and I just made the exchange date after new years. That will give more time for any DIY and hopefully eliminate detracting from any family ...
by Mophead
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?

Ah cool! I vaguely remembered something like that post. But I searched for "secret santa" and a couple terms but not tree swap. I should have posted sooner, especially for something that requires DIY if we want it by Christmas. But if enough people are still down for it I'm game. We could post all o...
by Mophead
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Any Interest in a MYOG Secret Santa?

I was thinking since this is a relatively small, friendly site how many would be interested in participating in a DIY MYOG secret santa (aka pollyanna) gift exchange. I was thinking people could exchange home made items with others for fun, to show off their mad skillz, get cool homemade camping stu...
by Mophead
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel - How much does Size matter
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Amsteel - How much does Size matter

NICE!!! I just got 300ft of 1/8 amsteel. I think I will redo my using the option B. I like your drawings, but do you have a link to a youtube or instruction set somewhere I could refer to? Still pretty much a Noob on all this stuff.... THANKS for the info!!! Ive been thinking of getting a YouTube c...
by Mophead
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel - How much does Size matter
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Amsteel - How much does Size matter

NICE!!! I just got 300ft of 1/8 amsteel. I think I will redo my using the option B. I like your drawings, but do you have a link to a youtube or instruction set somewhere I could refer to? Still pretty much a Noob on all this stuff.... THANKS for the info!!! Ive been thinking of getting a YouTube c...
by Mophead
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel - How much does Size matter
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Amsteel - How much does Size matter

Does this include the Knot used to attach it to the Hammock? I used the knot suggested online for the HH. Yes and no. What we commonly do with Amsteel at the end of a hammock is go around the fabric end and then larks head or girth hitch a loop or whoopie. The result is a de-ration of a little less...
by Mophead
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: Hey from Maine!
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Hey from Maine!

Figured you were a luthier from your username, guess furniture maker makes sense too.

Welcome! Feel free to share some of your gear in the DIY forum, I'm guessing you make some nice stuff.
by Mophead
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Backpacks & Other Gear
Topic: DIY Kifaru Knock-Off
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: DIY Kifaru Knock-Off

Nice job, coming up with the little projects from scrap or leftovers is the best part of DIY.

For the tops on the back could you fold the corners in and stitch them as you would when making a stuff sack with a gusset bottom?
by Mophead
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Water Management/Hiking-packing
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Water Management/Hiking-packing

Trails that cross roads are a good opportunity to drive to the crossings and drop off a gallon jug before hand if you're in the mood for a nice lazy hike its a good option. This is coming from an east coaster, we've got it pretty easy so I don't know how much will apply to your region but here it go...
by Mophead
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Mission for Sil Nylon to make gear quilt
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Mission for Sil Nylon to make gear quilt

For a small quantity maybe try posting a "want to buy..." in forums like this. Someone might have some hanging around they're not doing anything with and will let it go cheap.

I'd offer you some, but I only have uncoated fabric hanging around right now.
by Mophead
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Bling is for the birds!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Bling is for the birds!!!

I'm setting up with a modified becket hitch for suspension, Siberian hitch and truckers hitch for the tarp ridge line, Marlin spike hitch on the stakes for tarp tie outs. I have to admit a Dutch wasp sounds appealing to avoid tying the truckers hitch. At two grams it probably isn't much of a weight ...
by Mophead
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: ~2.4g per foot 1in dyneema webbing
Replies: 0
Views: 341

~2.4g per foot 1in dyneema webbing

My generic Kevlar straps have about had it after 3 years. Just picked up some straps from "myerstech hammock labs" They're coming in between 2.3 and 2.4g per foot on my scale. Not the lightest out there, but much cheaper for me as it is sold by the foot for $1.19. I can get just enough shipped for t...
by Mophead
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Whipping it
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Whipping it

thanhliem24 wrote:You can use these method: W Whipping or Zip-Ties Instead of Whipping
Here is a resource with pictures of these methods: http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock2.html
by Mophead
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: DIY General Information
Topic: UL Tent Stakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

UL Tent Stakes

I have used the carbon fiber several times and they work great for anything but hard rocky ground. Most the soil around where I camp is silt loam and they do great. Probably worth a shot in your soil. Edit: said sandy loam but it is actually silt loam. Fixed the response. Silt loam is about half as ...
by Mophead
Mon May 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Who sells out occasionally?
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Who sells out occasionally?

Pick a campsite wth as soft ground as you can find. Soft, loamy soil with thick leaf litter or soft pine needles is what you want if you can find it. Even if you carry the best pad you can buy, it's only going to do so much.

Try to avoid frequented campsites where the ground is compacted.

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