Originally Posted by 7channelfreak
And what do you talk about over on the hammock forum?....thread counts and weave patterns?
Things actually get as detailed (and contentious) over there as they do here
. Much of it consists of guys (and gals) sharing their DIY experiences, documenting their "builds" and discussing the finer points of synthetic fabric (ripstop nylon, silicone impregnated nylon), fabric weights, insulation (top quilts and bottom quilts), down vs. synthetic insulation, suspension components (straps, webbing, whoopie slings, continuous loops, titanium this and that), rope splicing, breaking strengths of various components, yada, yada....
Like AVS, there are owners threads to discuss pieces of gear made by specific manufacturers. There are the "show me" threads, but instead of "show me your stage", there is a "show me your thread injector", where everyone shows off their latest vintage sewing machine finds. And yes, men that make outdoor gear do not use "sewing machines". They use "thread injectors".