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Curtis Differential Underquilt

Overview: The YouTube video provided will give full details but basically I constructed a rectangular Underquilt with a my own way of achieving a differential cut both length and width wise (I think both are helpful or even necessary) and a kinda prototype clew suspension although I can hang it with traditional incubator type suspension …

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Benefits of Slacklining

Benefits Researchers have found a range of benefits to slacklining, which is now spread all over the world: for your breathing, flexibility, posture and much more! Experiments and studies on the workings of the micro-muscles that control the movement of the body (known as core stability) have led to the inclusion of this discipline in the best…

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Slacklining – How To Get Started

How to get started Don’t fret, just accept it: the first time that you get on a Slackline, you won’t manage to walk on it. It’s human nature to find yourself in an uncomfortable situation when the ground beneath your feet is not fixed and stable, but rather moving and shaking. As taut as the webbing…

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Let It Rain Cloakware Xenon Tarp

Let It Rain Cloakware Xenon Tarp Overview: DIY tarp using Dutchware Print2Fabric hex tarp in Cloakware pattern – special order Steps: Cut the pattern with some minor screw ups which forced me to change it to a cat cut tarp. Sewed the ridgeline together using a flat felled French Seam, then stitched the entire tarp…

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Choosing A Top Cover For Your Hammock

  Take a look outside. You know there are two perfect trees out there somewhere, waiting for you and your hammock. Figure out how many vacation days you can take, mark off the weekends on your calendar, make a camping gear checklist, and get ready to reunite with the outdoors! Temperatures, weather, and seasons are…

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DIY Cowboy D.A.R.T. (Dyneema Asym Recon Tarp)

This DIY tutorial article covers complete steps for the construction of an 11-foot Cowboy D.A.R.T. — the Dyneema Advanced Recon Tarp — designed by kitsapcowboy AKA Christian Bynum of Bynum Graphic Design. It is a compact directional parallelogram asym tarp — ultralight weather protection for the hardcore hammock camper — that weighs about 3 ounces;…

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DIY Cowboy Trail Boss Multipurpose Tarp

This DIY tutorial article covers complete steps for the construction of an 11-foot Cowboy Trail Boss multipurpose tarp, designed by kitsapcowboy AKA Christian Bynum of Bynum Graphic Design. It is constructed using Dutch’s Xenon Sil Wide fabric. The Trail Boss is an efficient, all-season widebody hammock tarp that is optimized for additional pitches on the…

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DIYers’ Guide to Cat Cuts

Have you ever found yourself asking what in the heck is a Cat Cut? This article should explain everything you need to know about Cat Cuts and their application in DIY gear making. What is a Cat Cut?  A cat cut is actually a shortened term that refers to a catenary curve. Catenary curves have been…

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DIY Bottom Entry Bug-Net

In this tutorial article we will show you how to make your own DIY Bottom Entry Bug-Net. This bug-net is a fantastic addition to any netless hammock during the buggy seasons. Its a simple design and is a lightweight option for bug protection. These plans are to create an 11′ Bottom Entry Bug-Net but the length…

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DIY Compression Stuff Sack

In this tutorial article we will show you how to make your own DIY compression stuff sack. This stuff sack is lightweight and serves as great storage for hammocks, quilts, clothes or any compressible items.

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Simple Drawstring Backpack (Great for Beginners!)

In this tutorial article we will show you how to make your own Drawstring Backpack. This is a great project for anyone just getting started with DIY gear making and produces a beautiful, useful piece of gear! It is simple and cheap to make and can be a great tool for getting young campers into DIY…

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Zip-Top Double Ended Stuff Sack / Ridgeline Sorage

In this tutorial article we will show you how to make your own Zip-Top Double Ended Hammock Stuff Sack. This is a great option for the storage of your hammock! This is a twist on the standard double ended stuff sack that makes this a dual purpose stuff sack and ridgeline storage pouch during the night.

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