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    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The...

    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The previous hangs were enjoyed under slightly cooler conditions. The woods are beautiful any time of year.

    Here's a pic from this past February 2019:
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    Cornbread! https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg ...

    Cornbread!

    https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg

    Cornbread x 2!

    https://i.imgur.com/PnDuCgAl.jpg
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    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can...

    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can look down right fancy.

    https://i.imgur.com/e5W5fqEl.jpg

    But don't be fooled, it is even better than fancy once you are there.
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    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I...

    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I didn't get out this past weekend as I had hoped. Too wet and muggy! Da Shack weekend looks much better weatherwise. Will come up on Thursday afternoon.
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    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a...

    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a great companion for a Ridgerunner hammock. Thanks for the pics.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in...

    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in your part of WI so check out the groups hangs that happen quite frequently and meet some friendly folks that speak your language. Even if it is just...
  8. Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also...

    Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also some challenging views this time. Looks like fun!
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    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your...

    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your hanging/hiking future. Great people to meet and share info in both scenarios.
  10. This is what you need... 175503 ...but...

    This is what you need...

    175503

    ...but you're still going to need a bigger tarp - and more food.
  11. Thanks for the addition to my summer reading...

    Thanks for the addition to my summer reading challenge aka How Long Can I Sit On The Pot?
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    This publication (The Ultimate Hang Second...

    This publication (The Ultimate Hang Second Edition) is more than comprehensive. It's definitive. By Derek Hansen

    I keep the book on a nightstand and I'm frequently browsing topics and picking up...
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    Warbonnet has the buckles listed under Hammock...

    Warbonnet has the buckles listed under Hammock Accessories. $10 per set.
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    (Inserts tin foil) In fact, she may have...

    (Inserts tin foil) In fact, she may have "disappeared" the original hammock in an insider plot to get you to buy a Warbonnet (removes tin foil from his hairy ears).
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    I like it! I have a couple spare Dutchware wasps...

    I like it! I have a couple spare Dutchware wasps laying around. I could probably do the same thing as you have done. I currently use Tato tarp connectors on my CRL, but this gives me something to...
  16. Good photos of a nice looking site. Good...

    Good photos of a nice looking site. Good explanations with useful comparisons of different tarps. Thanks for posting.

    Is that a deflated tarp on the ground in the last pic?
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    When it comes to hardware, don't rely on a guess....

    When it comes to hardware, don't rely on a guess. The ENO Hammock Indoor Hanging kit has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. and is designed for this very purpose.
  18. Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news I got a bad case...

    Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news
    I got a bad case of hangin' blues
    No pill's gonna cure my ill
    I got a bad case of hammock blues

    ~with apologies to John Moon Martin~
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    Rain water will travel down the poles from the...

    Rain water will travel down the poles from the relatively small collection point at the top to the fulcrum point at the bottom. But don't over think it because however much water actually makes it to...
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    After using standard sheets and blankets on a...

    After using standard sheets and blankets on a traditional bed for 96.3% of my life, I've become addicted to down quilts these past couple years. I'm guessing that gigantic hammocks are best suited...
  21. Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how...

    Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how to sew?
    If not, are they willing to trade their sweat equity with someone who does know how to sew?
    If not, can you find someone who is willing to...
  22. hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the...

    hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the originators of the UL philosophy.
  23. I don't want to overlook a valid comment from...

    I don't want to overlook a valid comment from bluesam. I'll set aside my comments about using shock cord as a method to avoid stressing a tarp to the point of damage and focus on the strategy of...
  24. There are at least two approaches mentioned in...

    There are at least two approaches mentioned in various threads regarding guy lines and shock cord tensioners, 1) those who have it, and 2) those who don't.

    In support of those who have it, the...
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    The WI hangers here at HF are a pretty active...

    The WI hangers here at HF are a pretty active group when it comes to group hangs and you're always welcome to join in. Check out the hangs hosted by Tumbleweed located at Da Shack. His acreage is...
  26. Unfortunately, there are now five spots left. I...

    Unfortunately, there are now five spots left. I was recently informed that we have company coming to visit that weekend so I won't be able to get away. Yes, I did mull the idea to bring the "company"...
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    More than one way to skin a cat. As another WI...

    More than one way to skin a cat. As another WI member, welcome to the forum! The place where innovators figure things out and share them.
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    Hey, hammock man, now won't cha settle down St....

    Hey, hammock man, now won't cha settle down
    St. John's ain't your kinda town
    There ain't no gold and there ain't no very good trees
    Cause you're the number one fan of the hang from "invalid value"...
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    What prompted the video binge? The hours slip by...

    What prompted the video binge? The hours slip by so easily whether simply lounging/napping or vid watching. And thank you for participating in a great forum!
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    Welcome to HF. As a 2.5-year owner of a WBBB XLC,...

    Welcome to HF. As a 2.5-year owner of a WBBB XLC, raise the foot end higher than you think you'll need until you experience that sweet, sweet hang. You'll know it when you get there. Happy hangs to...
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    According to the Hammock Forum Member Dispersal...

    According to the Hammock Forum Member Dispersal Spreadsheet, there are at least 70 hangers in your state, but most group events are located on the east side. Quite a few members come up to WI for...
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    Welcome to HF. Lots of hammockers from...

    Welcome to HF. Lots of hammockers from Chicagoland inhabit this space from time to time. Great bunch of cooks, talkers, and other talents.
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    I suppose it's kind of like asking, "How blue is...

    I suppose it's kind of like asking, "How blue is the sky?" There are as many shades of blue as there are ways of individually perceiving/counting cost. How often do you hike and for how long? Where?...
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    Widespread frost will keep the bugs quiet. Nice...

    Widespread frost will keep the bugs quiet. Nice cool May weather to enjoy a spring outing. Like you said, it's perfect.
  35. Rasidi, that rig looks very efficient. Is that a...

    Rasidi, that rig looks very efficient. Is that a Blackbird XLC under the tarp and is it wrapped in a skin in the last pic?
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    Welcome to HF. Tinkering with hang options is...

    Welcome to HF. Tinkering with hang options is always fun. Enjoy your new bug.
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    Glad to hear about happy Pet Palace users. Hope...

    Glad to hear about happy Pet Palace users. Hope you get many chances to enjoy it.
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    Welcome to HF! Can't help you with the problem of...

    Welcome to HF! Can't help you with the problem of continually sizing up trees. Seems to be a common problem with all of us! :rolleyes:
  39. Thread: Wood Lake

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    ......Oui.

    ......Oui.
  40. Just curious for more info. In the months that...

    Just curious for more info. In the months that you used these, how often did you hang? What line do you use?
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    Yes, it was a case of mistaken identity, but all...

    Yes, it was a case of mistaken identity, but all was clarified around a campfire of steak, beverages, and good company. Zing retracted. Carry on!
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    Welcome to HF. Be sure to post pics of the May...

    Welcome to HF. Be sure to post pics of the May hang. Your first photos are gorgeous.
  43. We had an over-hyped threat of a spring snow...

    We had an over-hyped threat of a spring snow storm last night while we camped out. I rolled the dice (because I trust Weather Underground - mostly) and kept my tarp in the skins when strung on the...
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    Just a guess, but it seems like you'll need at...

    Just a guess, but it seems like you'll need at least a new end cap given the deformity in the pic. How many times have you used your stand? Just curious if it is an issue due to repetitive stress or...
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    Thus begins my search for the ideal hammock hole.

    Thus begins my search for the ideal hammock hole.
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    Good night and sleep tight!

    Good night and sleep tight!
  47. Classic Accessories Madison Trout Unlimited...

    Classic Accessories Madison Trout Unlimited inflatable pontoon - I have two of these.

    They're fun to row around short distances and make a good platform for pan fishing. On windy days, though, it...
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    Zing! However, the recipient of your...

    Zing!

    However, the recipient of your nomenclature will be sharing a campsite with you in the near future. Better hope he's not a vindictive, grudge-holding revenge seeker or you may have to sleep...
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    Now that's what I call doinwhatyagottado to stay...

    Now that's what I call doinwhatyagottado to stay protected and comfortable. Pics? Just curious...
  50. Welcome to HF! You will enjoy the XLC when you...

    Welcome to HF! You will enjoy the XLC when you add it to your collection - so that's one question answered. :lol:
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