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  1. Thread: NOVA Hang photos

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    My thermometer read 26F Friday night, and 31F...

    My thermometer read 26F Friday night, and 31F Saturday night.

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    First time hammock camper, with Walmart hammock+tarp=winter sock.

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    Shari's take on a winter sock

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  2. Happy Birthday Slugger!

    Happy Birthday Slugger!
  3. I see that *all* A-loop sites are "Reservation...

    I see that *all* A-loop sites are "Reservation Only - first of March to end of November". So, I reserved a site. Will have a first-time hammock camper with me :)
  4. Not sure if I'll be arrive Wed or Thurs....have...

    Not sure if I'll be arrive Wed or Thurs....have some school work to finish before I leave.

    Also, Angel chose homecoming game/dance over the hang, so she and Shari will be missing the hang. :(
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  5. Hope everyone is OK. We just got a bunch of wind...

    Hope everyone is OK. We just got a bunch of wind up here.

    Still trying to recruit more young'ns. Seems to be a popular weekend for other activities.
  6. Just put it on our calendar. Three of us so...

    Just put it on our calendar. Three of us so far--will try to recruit one or two more pumpkin carvers as date approaches.
    ...Bob
  7. Heading out now. ETA around 3pm (with stops, of...

    Heading out now. ETA around 3pm (with stops, of course)

    ...Bob
  8. Sounds like fun! Tin hats are not very...

    Sounds like fun!



    Tin hats are not very effective. Check out 'stopabductions dot com' for a better hat.
  9. How do hammocks hang from those 'camp pads'??

    How do hammocks hang from those 'camp pads'??
  10. Getting a late start here. Tried to get off half...

    Getting a late start here. Tried to get off half day at work wound up working a little later than expected. I guess I’m going to be setting up in the dark again this year. Any trees left? Someone...
  11. Shari will have her Ridge Runner with sock and 0...

    Shari will have her Ridge Runner with sock and 0 degree UQ, so they'll be at least one for you to look at.

    ...Bob
  12. We're signed up! Wife says we're bringing...

    We're signed up!


    Wife says we're bringing two kids: me and our 16 yr old daughter (who loves to camp)

    ...Bob
  13. 5th Annual Halloween Hang at Medoc Mt State Park>NC>25-28 Oct 2018

    Been a busy July here, and just getting caught up. We're now on the list. I plan to arrive Thursday, and Shari & Angel (and possibly a friend or two) heading out after school on Friday.

    Looking...
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    Worked part-time at a repair shop some 15-20...

    Worked part-time at a repair shop some 15-20 years ago. Lemme see if I can remember the steps.
    1. remove needle (replaced with new one when we're done, included in cost. most other parts were...
  15. Looks interesting. I'll ask the 4...

    Looks interesting. I'll ask the 4 competition-level archers (including a silver-medalist from last year's Virginia Commonwealth Games) if they would be interested.

    ...Bob
  16. What about early arrival--how early? Since the...

    What about early arrival--how early? Since the girls won't be arriving until early evening, I put in for the day off so I could have things set up for them when they arrive.

    ...Bob
  17. Just tried to PM a suggestion to you, but your...

    Just tried to PM a suggestion to you, but your PMs are over quota

    ...Bob
  18. Hey gang! Added our names to the list. Not...

    Hey gang!

    Added our names to the list. Not sure of the count yet.

    ...Bob
  19. Most who have gotten one notice a bit difference...

    Most who have gotten one notice a bit difference with vs without. I'm interested in hearing of your experiences.

    ...Bob
  20. Adding one more to the list. I'll be arriving...

    Adding one more to the list. I'll be arriving Thursday afternoon. Shari and Angel are already booked elsewhere Friday and Saturday, so it will just be me.

    ...Bob
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    Last time we camped at Newport News Park, park...

    Last time we camped at Newport News Park, park rules were 'no hammocks'.

    ...Bob
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    That 30 number is what a lot of hangers like,...

    That 30 number is what a lot of hangers like, probably because they saw it here. Set yours up however you like--if you don't like it, adjust it until you do. you might be 0.25% more comfortable if...
  23. Thread: Tarp Necessary?

    by AA2FD
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    I've lived in areas close to major water bodies...

    I've lived in areas close to major water bodies (rivers, bays) in Northern NJ / southern NY. One thing we could almost always count on every morning: heavy dew. As such, I always use a tarp.
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    For Amsteel, I use a baseball glove lacing tool,...

    For Amsteel, I use a baseball glove lacing tool, as it is just a large needle's eye, with a handle that's easier to grab than the pointy end of a large needle.

    For smaller cord, I use tapestry...
  25. Home safely here too. Only rain was the 4-7am...

    Home safely here too. Only rain was the 4-7am batch this morning at the park. No rain after we left the park, but roads looked wet.

    ...Bob
  26. Going over packing list now (0830 Thursday), and...

    Going over packing list now (0830 Thursday), and will get stuff packed into vehicle this morning. Hope to be on the road well before noon, arriving maybe 2-3pm.
    Shari and Angel will be arriving...
  27. It's been over 35 years since my college class in...

    It's been over 35 years since my college class in mechanical engineering. Here's my take:

    The end in the air would be 'pivoted/pinned'. Is the end on the ground driven into the ground (like a...
  28. Thread: New in Virginia

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    Welcome to HF from Fredericksburg! If you...

    Welcome to HF from Fredericksburg!

    If you don't want to wait until November. consider Veteran's Day weekend with us at the Prince William Forest Park:...
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums! I'll repeat...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums! I'll repeat Wanderlost's suggestion on the NOVA hang over Veteran's Day weekend.

    ...Bob
  30. This one is too near home to pass up. We're...

    This one is too near home to pass up. We're signed up. Trying to get a few co-workers to come by and check hammocks out.

    ...Bob
  31. We're on the list now. I'm hoping to be there...

    We're on the list now. I'm hoping to be there on Thursday, with Shari and Angel (and maybe 1 or 2 friends) arriving after dark on Friday.

    ...Bob
  32. and here are additional photos: 153538 153539...

    and here are additional photos:
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    ...Bob
  33. I counted 12 total (check group photo ... only...

    I counted 12 total (check group photo ... only Corey was missing from photo). Angel's friend was Rachel, and she may be hanging again with us. Jay's delight reminded me of a toddler on Christmas...
  34. Congrats mbal1856! And thanks to alifeoutdoors! ...

    Congrats mbal1856! And thanks to alifeoutdoors!

    ...Bob
  35. I'm in. For my daughter's GS Troop. #472 in GSCV...

    I'm in. For my daughter's GS Troop. #472 in GSCV council. Wife is the troop's Cadette and Senior Leader, as well as co-leader of the troop.

    We've already had a few of them out with us, in...
  36. Just added our party to the signup sheet. 1...

    Just added our party to the signup sheet. 1 Adult, 2 teens, and me.
    ...Bob
  37. Just got our names on the list. I'll be...

    Just got our names on the list. I'll be arriving Thursday, and Shari will be bringing the girls (Angel and 2 friends) as soon as school schedule allows on Friday.
    ...Bob
  38. Got the time-off approved, so we'll be attending....

    Got the time-off approved, so we'll be attending. I'll plan on arriving Thursday, with Shari and Angel (and possible a couple of Angel's friends) showing up late Friday.
    ...Bob
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    A couple pix of ODH crew on the trail: 148454...

    A couple pix of ODH crew on the trail:
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    and poor Corey was too worn out to make it to his hammock
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    Thanks for organizing this, Corey! Had a great time!
    ...Bob
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    We just signed up. I plan to get there earlier...

    We just signed up. I plan to get there earlier on Friday (considering arriving Thursday), with Angel and Shari coming after school lets out.
    ...Bob
  41. Had a great time!! Nice seeing old faces as well...

    Had a great time!! Nice seeing old faces as well as new. Looking forward to the next one!



    My readings were low of 33F on Saturday morning, and 29F on Sunday morning.
  42. Shari and I are packing up the van, waiting for...

    Shari and I are packing up the van, waiting for Angel to get home from school. Shari is a bit under the weather, and probably will head home Friday night, returning in the AM (we live about 20...
  43. Sunday morning, while getting back from natures...

    Sunday morning, while getting back from natures call in the wee hours (pun intended), I seemed to have plucked my taut ridgeline right into my eye. I managed to get to an urgent care, who diagnosed...
  44. Finally got my days off approved, and I'm on the...

    Finally got my days off approved, and I'm on the sign up sheet! Gonna be just me, as the girls will be off to visit a radio-telescope in WV, with a bunch of other Girl Scouts that weekend.
    I hope...
  45. Just found this thread.... signed up. Angel...

    Just found this thread.... signed up. Angel will have 2 of her Girl Scout friends with her :)

    ...Bob
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    We're already committed to help with radio...

    We're already committed to help with radio coverage during Marine Corps Historic Half marathon, 15 May. That's our radio club's big event for the year.
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    ok....a bit more than 4 hours at werk today, and...

    ok....a bit more than 4 hours at werk today, and I closed office door as phone started ringing yet again :D

    See y'all in a bit!

    ...Bob
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    I had hoped I'd know by tonight if I'd make it,...

    I had hoped I'd know by tonight if I'd make it, but I'll need to see what tomorrow at work brings (14-hour day today). Either tomorrow will be 4-hours, or a repeat of today.

    ...Bob
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    few more pics Kayak/canoe rack under...

    few more pics

    Kayak/canoe rack under construction
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    finishing touches on 2nd picnic area
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    Official inspection
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    3 Girl Scouts: Angel 12, AJ 13, Jenne 11.

    3 Girl Scouts: Angel 12, AJ 13, Jenne 11.
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