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by Calait
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: HH Ridgeline to Amsteel
Replies: 4
Views: 160

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: 183

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: 160

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: 11
Views: 763

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: 955

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: 11
Views: 763

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: 368

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: 487

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: 400

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: 955

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: 848

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?
by Calait
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Texas State Parks and 2 inch straps
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Texas State Parks and 2 inch straps

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by Calait
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: 9 steps to responsible hammocking
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: 9 steps to responsible hammocking

Thanks, BillyBob66 I was thinking the same thing about the hang height, though I don't want to fall 21 inches I do want to sit comfortably in my hammock, maybe lower if I want to cook from the hammock.
by Calait
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel in suspention
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Amsteel in suspention

Considering soft shackles to be easier to change hardware if I want, or need too out hardware.
by Calait
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel in suspention
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Amsteel in suspention

tennistime99 wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:23 pm
PS - I use a continuous ridgeline with prussics for my tarp. Love being able to set it up in the rain and then work underneath it to hang everything else. The prussics let the tarp slide to center it over the hammock.
That is what I plan to do with my Tarp as well!

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