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    I and a couple of other leaders in our troop have...

    I and a couple of other leaders in our troop have been hanging for 5-6 years. Having an extra hammock in camp during down time for them to try has been a plus. Our venture patrol, as well as a dozen...
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    is it still available? I would like it!:boggle:

    is it still available? I would like it!:boggle:
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    We were at scout camp a few summers ago when a...

    We were at scout camp a few summers ago when a fairly large 9" at it's widest tree limb fell on 3 of our tents @ 3 am.Fortunatly, the only tent to take major damage was occupied by a leader. it was a...
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    Poll: Woodbadge is one of the more important...

    Woodbadge is one of the more important experiences I have had. (NE-III-168) You will learn a great amount that you will use in many things outside of scouting. Once you complete your ticket, you...
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    Poll: I am currently a Scoutmaster. Have been involved...

    I am currently a Scoutmaster. Have been involved in scouting since 1970. Now have approx. 15 boys and 8 - 10 adults just hanging around. hope to double that through specialty Hammock...
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    Being from upstate New York, I am interested in...

    Being from upstate New York, I am interested in something up our way.Possibly the Finger Lakes Trail? Any interest, just let me know. I have a group of interested adult Boy Scouters. Maybe the Hi-Tor...
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    Hey, nice to see someone else from Roc. I...

    Hey, nice to see someone else from Roc. I generally put my pack in a large plastic bag. I place this as close to the center of my tarp, under the hammock.
    yis,
    Erin
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    Sticky: being a lifelong camper with the scouts, I...

    being a lifelong camper with the scouts, I thought I knew everything about camping. As I aged, I started to not like the getting up off the ground in the morning.After having my knees replaced, I...
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    For once count me lucky. I was watchind the down...

    For once count me lucky. I was watchind the down mats online and didn't pull the trigger. living in NY I don't have acces to a local REI store. Contacted my bro in Atlanta, he found one in one of the...
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    I did the same thing last year making a quilt. I...

    I did the same thing last year making a quilt. I works pretty good. A few things to remember. it makes a mess:scared: this bears repeating, down goes everywhere! Just Jeff has some great ideas about...
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    I have found something similar and a whole lot...

    I have found something similar and a whole lot cheaper, windsheild reflectors from the dollar store. They work great as an addition to the underquilt in sub 20 degree nights.
    yis,
    erin
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    I noticed it as well. This sure beats the stock...

    I noticed it as well. This sure beats the stock market as I have approx. 2500 yds. stockpiled.:D I'm not really that nuts, just a scoutmaster working diligently on crossing my troop over to...
  13. Thread: Cat cuts

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    I have made a few ( more than 10 :scared:) cat...

    I have made a few ( more than 10 :scared:) cat cut tarps. I use the string through the tube method to create the arch. The one thing that I have learned is to make the arch less extreme than I want...
  14. Thread: Blackcat tarp.

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    I take an 8 foot piece of tubing (I use plastic...

    I take an 8 foot piece of tubing (I use plastic electrical conduit) and run a cord through it. I then tie the cord to itself making a loop. I then shorten the length of the cord till I get the curve...
  15. Thread: Ouch - darn bug

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    Welcome to hanging. I too switched to hanging...

    Welcome to hanging. I too switched to hanging after my ninth knee operation. Working construction, downing 3 oxy's every 3 hours around the clock - that was until I had both knees replaced @ 40 yrs....
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    I have made approx. 10 different speer/risk...

    I have made approx. 10 different speer/risk styles. I am 6' and 250 lbs.:eek: I have settled on a 11' risk z type. I have found that the longer length does give me a little forgiveness in the...
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    My son and I have been hanging together for 3...

    My son and I have been hanging together for 3 years. He is now 18 and working his fourth summer @ scout camp in the Adirondacks (Massawepie - just west of Tupper Lake). He is in his hammock all...
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    I had a whole patrol decide to make speer...

    I had a whole patrol decide to make speer hammocks last weekend. We are camping this weekend and they are all adament about sleeping in the trees. I have had a few hanging with me for the last couple...
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    I travel all over upstate ny for my business and...

    I travel all over upstate ny for my business and use wally world as my rest stop/ bathroom breaks. At this time I have on hand about 1400 yards of $1 ripstop. :rolleyes: I am a scoutmaster and have...
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    My main concern with tyvek would be any...

    My main concern with tyvek would be any wear/crease points that will weaken over time. I also ask you to test over a padded floor/mattress.

    good luck,
    Erin
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    I also prefer the hot/warm beverage instead of...

    I also prefer the hot/warm beverage instead of hand warmers. If you add some sort of sugar (hot cocoa/hot koolaide), they can also supply some fuel for the furnace. I find that if I eat or drink in...
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    Single digits is impressive:) I have to say that...

    Single digits is impressive:) I have to say that adding a hammock sock or pea pod really does add at least 10 degrees to the setup. I generally use a windshield reflector, 4" homemade underquilt, 2...
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    Poll: Living in upstate New York - I hang in temps....

    Living in upstate New York - I hang in temps. ranging from upper 90's to around 0. Obviously the amount of quilts I need vary by season. In the winter I have gone down to 0 degrees with a 4" homemade...
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    I also failed to chime in earlier about fabric a...

    I also failed to chime in earlier about fabric a wally world.My business takes my all NY, and I use WW as a pit stop.I currently own about 400yds. of ripstop. This is addition to the projects that I...
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    Shug, nice set-up. Being in upstate new york, i...

    Shug,
    nice set-up. Being in upstate new york, i have a similar setup. Home made end-end. I use the ring buckle, risk z-hammock withclosed cell foam, home made down underquilt, hammock sock, tarp.Oh,...
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    SAUDI ARABIA?! Must be al queda sp? Is this what...

    SAUDI ARABIA?! Must be al queda sp? Is this what Bush meant by weapons of mass distraction?

    yis,
    erin
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    I have 3 hammocks whipped with pull ties. Over 2...

    I have 3 hammocks whipped with pull ties. Over 2 summers of 9 weeks straight each (son uses one @ scout camp) and no problems yet.

    yis,
    erin
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    In the summer seasons I hang with a pad and...

    In the summer seasons I hang with a pad and sleeping bag used as a quilt. The only difference between my ground and air setups is the hammock versus tent w/ poles. I just assumed that this would be...
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    I live in N.Y.(upstate) and travel the western...

    I live in N.Y.(upstate) and travel the western part of the state fairly regularly. While I'm not a huge fan of Wally World, I do use it as a convenient rest stop on my wanderings.To date I have...
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    Just read this thread and wondered if i'm dong it...

    Just read this thread and wondered if i'm dong it the hard way. I take a piece of plastic conduit and run a length of paracord through it. I then tie the ends of the cord together. this way i can...
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    Poll: I started hanging while waiting to have both of...

    I started hanging while waiting to have both of my knees replaced. Being a scout leader, I had to go camping every month. A fellow trainer, jonas4321, told me about a way that i didn't have to climb...
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    Much to my childrens' amazement and my wife's...

    Much to my childrens' amazement and my wife's anger, I tried to make a down quilt another way. I bought an old army surplus down sleeping bag for $15. I then sewed a rip stop nylon shell. SO FAR SO...
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    Scouts & Hammocks

    Hello all,
    As a Scoutmaster in upstate NY, I certainly have experience with over protective parents. I have been camping in a Speer for ~2 yrs. now. I have been out with the troop below 10 degrees...
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