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  1. Looks like I won’t be getting out there till...

    Looks like I won’t be getting out there till 12:30 or 1:00. I am thinking maybe I should come in from Pat’s Island to get more cover since I will be hiking in the heat. It is a longer hike, but I got...
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    A picture of the tear would help. I think I would...

    A picture of the tear would help. I think I would sew a nylon ribbon at the tear then use a silicon seam sealer to seal the seam. Depending on how clean the tear is you may want to just sew on a...
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    I like to have a tube to enclose my hammock setup...

    I like to have a tube to enclose my hammock setup when I am not with it. I think they call it a Lazy Slug, but it is just like a snake skin used for your tarp, but big enough for your whole hammock...
  4. Gads, I only have about a week to prepare! It...

    Gads, I only have about a week to prepare! It has been a long time since I hung anywhere but in the back yard. Speaking of food, there will be a camp fire Friday evening right? I think I will pack a...
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    It was a raffle prize at HangCON last year. I...

    It was a raffle prize at HangCON last year. I agree that it is cool!. Looking forward to HangCON this year.
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    Beach tie down option

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    It seemed to work well. I just need to look into changing the ropes on the handles maybe. Maybe I want the handle ropes to fail first if the load is that large. The kayak was close...
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    Did you have the tarp extender through the orange...

    Did you have the tarp extender through the orange loop at the top? It looks like you did not and your explanation of “nothing holding them” until the tarp is installed is not right. They should be...
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    Yep, they said last year that they got DOE lake...

    Yep, they said last year that they got DOE lake for this year MLK weekend.
  9. I am planning on making it out to this one....

    I am planning on making it out to this one. Arriving Friday morning and leaving Saturday evening. It will be a much needed vacation.

    Oh yeah, Hidden Pond Short
  10. I personally would not add un-needed seems to a...

    I personally would not add un-needed seems to a hammock. More work and less useful. I would look into Dutchware gear printed fabric or DIY tye dye if multicolor is what you seek.
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    What is the standard configuration you speak of?...

    What is the standard configuration you speak of? How many feet between poles?
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    I think the girl scouuts did this on the Suwannee...

    I think the girl scouuts did this on the Suwannee river camps in Florida. I donít know much information other than that.

    Telephone poles sounds like a great idea. The local utility company might...
  13. The foot end is where your feet are.:) You...

    The foot end is where your feet are.:) You determine the foot end by where you put the tie down. The head end does not require a tie down if you are careful to keep your weight to the head end of the...
  14. I just wing it. I always use a hammock with a...

    I just wing it. I always use a hammock with a structural ridgeline. If your hammock doesnít have a structural ridgeline it might be easier to put a ridgeline on the stand for when the hammock is...
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    When it is humid and still a bug net will block...

    When it is humid and still a bug net will block the last bit of wind movement. The bug net is warmer and stuffy. I never leave it behind, but it is wonderful when it is not blocking the wind.
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    MT Whitefish, Stranded

    I have a friend in Whitfish MT on a quest to paddle all the provinces of Canada (since he finished his quest to paddle all the United States last year). He is stranded with a broken down car and...
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    The structural ridgeline is used to set the sag...

    The structural ridgeline is used to set the sag of the hammock so that it doesn’t change every time you hang the hammock. It is permanently attached to the hammock. You can make it adjustable until...
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    I would suggest a wookie type insulation if she...

    I would suggest a wookie type insulation if she doesn’t want bungies. It is like an attached underquilt that doesn’t need much adjusting and it is removeable. Plus, it has been tried and tested and...
  19. For me it is asking someone to go with me or meet...

    For me it is asking someone to go with me or meet me. That makes it a comittment.
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    Welcome!! I believe the next florida hang will be...

    Welcome!! I believe the next florida hang will be Summer’s Last Gasp sometime in September. I hope to make it to that one as well. Maybe I will see you there.
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    If you want your underquilt to be 10 degrees...

    If you want your underquilt to be 10 degrees warmer than the coldest winter than 20 degrees would be right for most of the HANGCON outings that I have attended. They seem to hit freezing weather that...
  22. Out of town that weekend. My summers are way too...

    Out of town that weekend. My summers are way too busy.
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    Check out dutchwaregear DIY page for info on the...

    Check out dutchwaregear DIY page for info on the bottom entry bug net (Fronkey). It has step by step patterns and a list of needed accessories. Dutch may even sell a kit.
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    The photo credit is center bottom right near the...

    The photo credit is center bottom right near the Dutchware tag.
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    I found that in wind it is important to be able...

    I found that in wind it is important to be able to detach your guylines from your tarp. Nothing worse than 4 stakes and guylines whipping around attached to a blowing tarp. In short order it will...
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    I saw your name on it for the photo credit. I...

    I saw your name on it for the photo credit. I thought that was pretty cool.
  27. See my post Dutchware gear ...

    See my post Dutchware gear

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/152536-HANGCON-Tarp
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    HANGCON Tarp

    Thanks Dutchware gear for supporting HANGCON. I won this wonderful tarp in the raffle.

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  29. I got my HANGCON tarp yesterday!!!!! I started to...

    I got my HANGCON tarp yesterday!!!!! I started to hang it for a photo, but there was way too much wind so the photo will have to wait. I did want to say THANK YOU to Dutch for supporting HANGCON and...
  30. Another great HANGCON is on the books. I posted...

    Another great HANGCON is on the books. I posted pics in the gallery if you want to browse. This is the best of the best:172116172117
  31. Sure, come on out.

    Sure, come on out.
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    If you have a ridgeline (Which you should if you...

    If you have a ridgeline (Which you should if you have a bugnet) you can hang it over the ridgeline if you don’t want to use it.
  33. That sounds fun. Just be sure we are back by...

    That sounds fun. Just be sure we are back by dinner. I hear it is YUM.
  34. I am arriving at 9 am on Thursday because I am...

    I am arriving at 9 am on Thursday because I am going kayaking with a group (that was asked to be ready to kayak by 10). I donít think it would be a problem to arrive before that either.
  35. HIKING/KAYAKING recreation opportunity. This...

    HIKING/KAYAKING recreation opportunity.

    This is a loop about 30 min from where we are camping. I did this loop when a group trip fell through and I did not have a good way to shuttle for kayaking....
  36. This is something I wolud like to try. More...

    This is something I wolud like to try. More information please.
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    You might want an underquilt protector if you...

    You might want an underquilt protector if you tend to use a small tarp. Or if you happen to end up on the ground.

    E.g: I once used nylon straps at an angle (much) less than 30 degrees and they...
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    The Trail Association is going overboard on their...

    The Trail Association is going overboard on their recommendation because there are TOO MANY people unprepared for the weather. I heard a statistic that more people in Florida die from “exposure” than...
  39. I found it. The link should take you to the...

    I found it. The link should take you to the Tensahedron Stand page 100. Near the bottom is a photo of several stands on one tie down. It looks like a star.
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  40. CHeck out the tensahedron stand. There is a photo...

    CHeck out the tensahedron stand. There is a photo of several in a circle on here somewhere. I canít seem to find it, but with a little research you might. I think it will be by far the least amount...
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    There is a photo on here of a guy hanging between...

    There is a photo on here of a guy hanging between two trees that are about 30 or 40 feet apart. If your trees are tall you can just go higher. The other good option is hanging on one tree and using a...
  42. I can pick up your kit. I will be headed out...

    I can pick up your kit. I will be headed out Thursday morning so give me a phone number and we can make arrangements.
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    Myakka State Park is in Sarasota. Lots of trails....

    Myakka State Park is in Sarasota. Lots of trails. I have always wanted to try walking the trails. I kayaked the Myakka River a few times within the park and the wildlife was plentiful. I don’t have...
  44. I would plan on 80 to 90. Nobody arrives after...

    I would plan on 80 to 90. Nobody arrives after dinner except those that get lost:D. And then they wander in ready to eat any left overs available. And if there is any left then there is always lunch...
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    Welcome from Sarasota. Check out the HANGCON...

    Welcome from Sarasota. Check out the HANGCON thread and plan to come out to the Hang. Even if you only visit on Saturday, this can be a good place to SEE what some of the vendors have to offer. Plus...
  46. At West Marine they have a metal thing that...

    At West Marine they have a metal thing that crimps to a triangle around folded shock cord. I then cover it with heat shrink made for electrical connections. (This is for thick shock cord which...
  47. Are you asking if hikers get hungry? Or is this a...

    Are you asking if hikers get hungry? Or is this a rhetorical question?
  48. Besides hiking, visiting springs, kayaking, and...

    Besides hiking, visiting springs, kayaking, and restaurants in the area, Daytona beach is 45 minutes away, Kennedy Space Center is 1 hour 10 minutes away, and Disney is 1 hour 10 minutes.
  49. I always sew the end channel so that I can use...

    I always sew the end channel so that I can use method 1. Mostly because I want the option, but I end up always tieing a small rope though the channel and making it into a ball like method 2. That...
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    Rats! I am going to have to miss this one. I...

    Rats! I am going to have to miss this one. I haven’t been camping since February when we did creekside last, but there have been quite a few things since then that have made me miss work, and now is...
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