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by Calait
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Camping Goals
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: 2019 Camping Goals

If you can do twice a month in the backyard, you will gain a lot of knowledge, experience and maybe confidence in your gear. Back yard sleeping is always very challenging to me. I find it real hard to fall asleep. I usually sleep real good on the trail, especially after a long days hike. I also thi...
by Calait
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Camping Goals
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: 2019 Camping Goals

Not trusting my gear, I am building a Turtle-stand and starting with a sock for my hammock. After the stand is built trying for twice per month in the back yard.
by Calait
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Camping Goals
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: 2019 Camping Goals

Hoping to get some hanging system in my backyard this year to test my gear. About to order a sewing machine to sew a hammock sock from Ripstop by the roll.
by Calait
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: New product from Dutchware Gear!
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: New product from Dutchware Gear!

Wondering if Dutch has bought one yet?
by Calait
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: HH Ridgeline to Amsteel
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: HH Ridgeline to Amsteel

I changed to whoopies I built myself and chose 1/8 inch, though many have assured me 7/64 should work fine. Please do what you feel comfortable with, you are talking about going into the bush which can be dangerous in its self, as Papa Smurf said at the fall hang, "the beginning DIYer overbuilds the...
by Calait
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: I haven't died
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: I haven't died

With forecast this winter I have been staying near to home, though shopping and planning, Scuba praying for your swift completion of the trail and an enjoyable trip to boot or boots :)
by Calait
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: HH Ridgeline to Amsteel
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: HH Ridgeline to Amsteel

Not on a Hennessy, however, I used 1/8 inch amsteel for a more comfortable lay in my Eno doublenest.
by Calait
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Hammock Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Re: Hammock Stand

Looks cool, more details, please.
by Calait
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel - How much does Size matter
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Amsteel - How much does Size matter

Size in my humble opinion does not matter, the larger the amsteel the more weight it will carry. Now if you are backpacking most of the time 7/64 amsteel will carry almost all of the weight you will throw at it, but you will only shave off points of an ounce or milligrams.
by Calait
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Hammock Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Re: Hammock Stand

Hopefully, I will be building a set of turtle-dog stands for me to use in the backyard within the next few months, I will be hanging though at home.
by Calait
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: An Oldy but goodie: HHSS/tarp/hammock in same skins
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: An Oldy but goodie: HHSS/tarp/hammock in same skins

Where is the pattern for the snake skins. I would like to make SS for my eno hammock with bugnet and tarp.
by Calait
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Hammock Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: Hammock Repair

My vote would be a patch of Gorilla tape on both sides and over stitch the area.
by Calait
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Be careful of those trees!
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: Be careful of those trees!

This is truly a sad story, however, how does one tell if a tree is rotting from the center? I have a softwood tree which lost a large limb is a wind storm there was no rotting, or cracking noted at the time of the break.
by Calait
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel - How much does Size matter
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Amsteel - How much does Size matter

I have chosen to build my ridge line and suspension using 1/8-inch amsteel. Tensile Strength Lbs. 1400 for 7/64-inch and Tensile strength or 1/8-inch is 2100. On youtube Factor 55 states you can lower the Dyeenma tensile strength by as much as 65% with a knot. Using Factor 55's number the breaking s...
by Calait
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Texas State Parks and 2 inch straps
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

Re: Texas State Parks and 2 inch straps

Are there any possibilities of stitching a 2-inch webbing to our 1-inch straps thereby following the State mandated 2-inch strap? Wondering if stitching 4-feet of 2-inch webbing for the first 1-foot of the strap and wrapping the remainder of the 4-foot section around the tree, might work?

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