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  1. Since you are in downtown L.A., how opposed are...

    Since you are in downtown L.A., how opposed are you to driving a little. I know there is a West Marine at Marina Del Rey (4750 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Phone: (310) 823-5357). I am...
  2. Thread: Pee jar?

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    My Dad had one of those last time we went...

    My Dad had one of those last time we went camping, and there I was with my measly 32oz Gatorade bottle. Having the largest pee bottle seems to have turned into a literal pissing contest. :lol:...
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    My point in asking about kids and changing...

    My point in asking about kids and changing diapers wasn't to suggest wearing them to bed in a hammock, although that is a possibility, it was more to the point that touching my own clean privates...
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    SilvrSurfr, serious question, do you have...

    SilvrSurfr, serious question, do you have children? After nine straight years of diaper changes nothing phases me anymore. To address your comments above I do recall a few people extolling the...
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    I use a thermarest pad in my safari deluxe and it...

    I use a thermarest pad in my safari deluxe and it has kept me warm in most cases. It was down in the mid 30's one night over this Thanksgiving weekend and I was nice and toasty. I have been in colder...
  6. Thread: Pee jar?

    by Fig
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    Let me add a little to this. Sometimes by the...

    Let me add a little to this. Sometimes by the time my bladder manages to get me up from my slumber it's pretty close to go time. And fumbling with shoes etc might compromise the entire mission. It's...
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    Mid 70's when I was a kid, my brother and I would...

    Mid 70's when I was a kid, my brother and I would spend the summers camping in the back yard. We wore out quite a few pup tents that way. One day we were in the local store and I saw a hammock. We...
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    I have one and my son used it this weekend. He...

    I have one and my son used it this weekend. He said it slept fine. One thing I did was tie off the ridgeline to the straps, and then realized when I got home that I could use a pair of Nite-Ize...
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    I was going to put in there that this is what...

    I was going to put in there that this is what happens when you listen to Mom when it comes to camping, but clearly it differs per household. I do get a chuckle when my wife reminds me about the loose...
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    Do you want to be murdered by a serial killer...

    Do you want to be murdered by a serial killer loose in the woods? Cause this is how you get murdered by a serial killer loose in the woods!
  11. Thread: Do I dare?

    by Fig
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    Or you could just take an extra large set of...

    Or you could just take an extra large set of boots or crocs and place them visibly on the ground. Wear a plaid shirt and people will just think there is a slumbering lumberjack .
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    Sorry for the really late reply. I have the bag...

    Sorry for the really late reply. I have the bag in the hammock, at the angle that I sleep with. I usually unzip it down to about a foot from the end. I make sure it's adjusted properly, then sit down...
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    Here's another benefit to hanging the tarp...

    Here's another benefit to hanging the tarp separately that isn't apparent until you actually have to do it: When it comes time to take things down, if the tarp is connected to the hammock, you have...
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    I have a Big Agnes sleeping bag right now with a...

    I have a Big Agnes sleeping bag right now with a pad. I usually make sure and get the bag adjusted properly when I get in. I sit down and pull my feet in. Once I put my feet in the bag, then I gently...
  15. Growing up in the late 70's and early 80's we...

    Growing up in the late 70's and early 80's we lived pretty far out of town and my brother and I would spend the entire summer camping out in the back yard. We would literally wear out a tent on a...
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    I flew out of Austin last August and had my ENO...

    I flew out of Austin last August and had my ENO packed down at the bottom of my backpack. Didn't think a thing about it until the TSA woman asked me if that was my bag and why I was trying to bring...
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    Late to the old thread as usual, but I was in my...

    Late to the old thread as usual, but I was in my Safari last weekend and at one point thought I was going to have to cut my way out. The velcro was sealed up tight and I couldn't get it separated...
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    This is a trap! I've been to Oklahoma before....

    This is a trap! I've been to Oklahoma before. There's only one tree.
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    Appreciate thte ideas. I guess this boils down to...

    Appreciate thte ideas. I guess this boils down to types of use. I have my Hennessey with a full ridgeline. My ENO is still quite stock and I really only used it for overnights when I had to send the...
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the other replies as well. I...

    Gotcha. Thanks for the other replies as well. I like to use the stuff sack to put things like my cell phone in when I am hanging in my eno so I am not going to be cutting mine off.
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    I am trying to figure out why you would want to...

    I am trying to figure out why you would want to remove the stuff sack? Once it's gone where are you stuffing the hammock? If you are then carrying around another stuff sack isn't that pretty much a...
  22. Thread: Toe cramps?

    by Fig
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    I seem to get one in my left calf when I am...

    I seem to get one in my left calf when I am putting on my shoe in a hammock. It's not specific to any brand of hammock either. The absolute worst was while snorkeling. If I didn't know how to float...
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    I have used a mummy, semi rectangular, and a...

    I have used a mummy, semi rectangular, and a rectangular all just fine in my Safari. I put the bag in, and turn it a little so that it's lying diagonal. I unzip it down to near the end of the feet....
  24. Thread: hammock posts

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    I used some drill stem we had. It's about 2 5/8...

    I used some drill stem we had. It's about 2 5/8 in diameter. Put four posts in the ground and cemented them in with the expensive cement. I still had to brace them with a wire because we drilled down...
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    It has to be the same irrational fear that causes...

    It has to be the same irrational fear that causes everyone I know to ask how I kept the serial killers stalking the woods at bay. No need to fend them off, just coat your hammock in Serial Killer...
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    While I haven't had any camping gear stolen per...

    While I haven't had any camping gear stolen per se, I did have a four wheeler taken from me once. It was gut wrenching at the time, and as fate would have it, I pulled up next to a truck with my four...
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    Thanks all. I ended up picking up a Lost Ranger...

    Thanks all. I ended up picking up a Lost Ranger bag, and spent last Saturday hanging in it. Couldn't test the wind as there was none! Go figure. I slept like a log though, and can't wait to put it...
  28. Thread: Hennessy Service

    by Fig
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    Keltie and Steve managed to keep me calm. I sent...

    Keltie and Steve managed to keep me calm. I sent my Safari to them for a repair, and I think the guys in customs were using it to lay around the office. It took over a month to get to them, but it...
  29. Thread: safari deluxe asym

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    I spent the weekend in mine, and I truly love the...

    I spent the weekend in mine, and I truly love the way you can spread out. I get in, turn sideways, and put my head right up against the netting, and drift off to sleep. It's by far the most...
  30. Thread: Dog's first hang

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    I am not a marathon hiker, and he loves to walk....

    I am not a marathon hiker, and he loves to walk. It's more like a run for him, but he will pull you the whole way. He goes on walks around the neighborhood all the time for a couple miles at a...
  31. I second the pad. I was thinking the other day...

    I second the pad. I was thinking the other day about trying out one of those cheap pool floats as a pad. It can pack down pretty good, and if it gets a hole, no tears will be shed. Before I get...
  32. Thread: Dog's first hang

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    My teacup pomeranian was up with me this morning...

    My teacup pomeranian was up with me this morning watching the birds fly around. He loves to sleep in the hammock.
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    Thanks. I do the exact same thing. Now I have a...

    Thanks. I do the exact same thing. Now I have a saying to remember.
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    Since it's used as a restraint, it's about the...

    Since it's used as a restraint, it's about the only way you are going to get me in a mummy sleeping bag.
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    I guess that depends on the order.

    I guess that depends on the order.
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    Condiment cups should be sealed up by nothing...

    Condiment cups should be sealed up by nothing other than a condom. Just a suggestion.
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    If you get the full body scan, put them in your...

    If you get the full body scan, put them in your pants. :lol:
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    At LAX I had to unpack my entire backpack last...

    At LAX I had to unpack my entire backpack last August. I had my ENO DN and I guess the way the carabiners were laying the x-ray girl thought I was trying to smuggle a couple of swiss army knives....
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    Big guy here, and I love my Hennessy Safari...

    Big guy here, and I love my Hennessy Safari Deluxe. I also keep a few ENO's around SN and DN, and they all sleep wonderfully for me.
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    Kind of looks to me like the Honeymoon Suite on...

    Kind of looks to me like the Honeymoon Suite on the reservation.
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    I am no mechanical engineer, but I think you hit...

    I am no mechanical engineer, but I think you hit right on what I was going to say. Bouncing on straps might not be the best of ideas. I know you mean you just 'tested' them, but I caught my daughter...
  42. Thread: Set Up Security

    by Fig
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    Rev, are you trying to tell us they stole more...

    Rev, are you trying to tell us they stole more than your gear?
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    I have been reading a lot of reviews on sleeping...

    I have been reading a lot of reviews on sleeping bags and it seems most people are more concerned about base temperature ratings and not really testing any kind of windproofing. there is a mention of...
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    I find that all my hammocks are extremely...

    I find that all my hammocks are extremely comfortable. It's all the extras you need when hanging that make or break a particular hang. It's things like waking up with a flashlight growing out of your...
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    What we need is clear straps and suspension. The...

    What we need is clear straps and suspension. The tarp will make it look like a tent.
  46. Thread: Bailed !

    by Fig
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    This is the reason you really want to get this...

    This is the reason you really want to get this all sorted out in the back yard. I have been out in the woods and have had times where I just wanted to pack up and sleep in the truck, but didn't want...
  47. Thread: Yard camping

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    30 years from now, they will remember sleeping in...

    30 years from now, they will remember sleeping in a hammock, but not have a clue what they were watching or playing on their iWhatevers.
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    Mine's about to be named "Lost" if it doesn't...

    Mine's about to be named "Lost" if it doesn't make it back to Hennessy for my repairs. I mailed it out two weeks ago, and it still hasn't made it to the shop. All joking aside, I don't think I could...
  49. Since this is a legitimate problem in my eyes...

    Since this is a legitimate problem in my eyes (inexperienced people damaging trees, etc), how about some sort of pamphlet that the state can hand out to either 1) prospective hammockers or 2)...
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    I had the tarp as best I could. I have slept in...

    I had the tarp as best I could. I have slept in the cold in my hammock a number of times. Last night it was more of a test. I am fully aware of the compression factot, and my back wasn't cold at all....
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