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    Wife and I camped there for several years in the...

    Wife and I camped there for several years in the Fall, nice campground. Alas we had to find another place to camp. They close the gate earlier in the fall and you can't get in or out. We like to pier...
  2. You can purchase an air horn for around $10 to...

    You can purchase an air horn for around $10 to be used along with the spray. Spray is used for close range and it's good to know which way the wind blows. An air horn is a long distance deterrent to...
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    I also tied a guyline from each end. It just...

    I also tied a guyline from each end. It just takes a minute for extra piece of mind.
  4. Thread: Rectangular Tarp

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    Here's a link to find the diagonal of a...

    Here's a link to find the diagonal of a rectangle. I use an 8x10 heavy duty tarp in my back yard as a semi permanent setup with my 11' hammock. Obviously not for backpacking. Plenty of coverage as...
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    Schooled by a Turtledog stand

    Wife and I just returned from camping at Bandit's roost, Kerr-Scott reservoir Wilkesboro,NC . We pulled our Popup and were joined by our niece, her husband , her husbands brother and 4 kids from...
  6. Thread: Dead Trees

    by Mic
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    Another victim from a dead tree. "Life is...

    Another victim from a dead tree. "Life is short,shorter for some than others"(Augustus MCcrae)

    http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_27724268/appalachian-trail-hiker-killed?source=JBarTicker
  7. Thread: Sad

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    Sad

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A 12-year-old Florida girl was killed when a tree supporting a hammock in her back yard fell on her, authorities said on Monday.

    Trinity Boothe's father heard a thud...
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    I've found ripstop really holds the cold. If you...

    I've found ripstop really holds the cold. If you lay your arm against the cold material the arm gets cold and the ripstop doesn't get any warmer. I've been sleeping outside in my DL hammock with two...
  9. Simply Light Designs,Great products and Service

    My son needed extra room in his room so I talked him into removing the bed and hanging a hammock. He's hooked. He's using an inexpensive Grand Trunk Ultra light so for Christmas I decided to upgrade...
  10. In the words of the late John Denver "Far Out"

    I came across these hammocks on another site. Made from seat belt material.
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    Here you go ! 91617

    Here you go !

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    Bliss or Grand trunk?

    A month or so back my youngest son wanted more room in his room. I had a Grand Trunk Ultralight I'd bought out of curiosity for an inexpensive hammock. I put it up for him and he loves it. I've since...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll forgo the straps...

    Thanks for all the replies. I'll forgo the straps unless I'm actually camping.
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    Eye bolts in tress ?

    I have semi-permanently hung my hammock in my backyard using a 10 mil heavy duty tarp and sleep in it every night. The one inch straps are compressing the tree bark so I recently ordered some two...
  15. I sleep in my hammock outside each night. I...

    I sleep in my hammock outside each night. I rigged a heavy tarp for the everyday use. I noticed my 1" straps are compressing the tree so I just ordered some 2" webbing from Dutchware Gear hoping to...
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    Nice looking setup!! Just me but I find that in...

    Nice looking setup!! Just me but I find that in my hammock I don't even need a pillow.
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    I sleep out in the hammock most nights. I got in...

    I sleep out in the hammock most nights. I got in the hammock around 10:30 and kept peeking out under the tarp ever so often,nothing. I got up several times during the night on up until the early...
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    Strang experience last night !

    I have my hammock set up in my backyard. Last week I learned a lesson about leaving my sleeping bag in the hammock ie a hornet in my bag. Now I bring the bag inside each day. Last night I went out...
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    Here's a good site for anyone wanting to find the...

    Here's a good site for anyone wanting to find the diagonal length of a tarp(rectangle).

    http://www.mathopenref.com/rectanglediagonals.html
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    That time of year !

    I have my hammock hung in my backyard and sleep out each night. My old yellow lab sees me getting ready to go out each night and slowly gets up to go out with me. This morning around 7 o'clock I...
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    Hammock suggestions for indoor hanging.

    My son,24 and 190#, wanted more room in his room. He never liked sleeping in his bed and more often than not could be found sleeping on the floor. We took the bed from his room and I hung a Grand...
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    Learned a lesson last night!

    I have my hammock set up in my backyard on a semi-permanent basis. I'm not equipped for real cold weather,mid 40s and up. I just enjoy sleeping outside and my hammock is more comfortable than my bed....
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    Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater Pro Hammock

    I got an email from Austinkayak about a sale. They have a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater Pro for $59.95, free shipping. It looks like a good product at a great price.
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  24. Thread: Hammock sightings

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    I'd posted this one in another forum can't...

    I'd posted this one in another forum can't remember which one.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img844/262/pt8g.jpg
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    Dutchware is having a sale. Check out their Zing...

    Dutchware is having a sale. Check out their Zing It line.

    http://dutchwaregear.com/
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    Thanks ! Just placed my order.

    Thanks ! Just placed my order.
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    Too much information !!:scared:

    Too much information !!:scared:
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    Rain please rain !!

    Ever since I started sleeping out in my back yard in my hammock I can't wait for a good night time rain. I never thought I'd hope for rain while sleeping outside. I slept outside twice this week...
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    Week at Myrtle Beach State Park

    My wife and I just returned from our annual Fall trip to Myrtle Beach State Park. We enjoyed a week of great weather complete with a torrential downpour to top off the week. It was a shock to our...
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    Traffic jam comfort

    This must be a heck of a traffic jam !!

    http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/262/pt8g.jpg
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    I've been sleeping outside in my hammock for the...

    I've been sleeping outside in my hammock for the last few months. My old yellow lab sleeps near me ,my old Jack Russel sleeps with me and lately my other outside dog sleeps near me each night. I...
  32. Thread: Hammock comfort

    by Mic
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    I have a DL hammock and a thick pad , eggshell on...

    I have a DL hammock and a thick pad , eggshell on one side that I bought to use in my popup camper for overflow,obviously not something you'd backpack. I found last month on warm nights I'd get too...
  33. Thread: Hammock comfort

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    Hammock comfort

    I purchased my first hammock at the end of July. I set it up in my back yard and have slept in it every night save maybe three nights since. Last night our area was forecast for rain and I awoke...
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    Here's a link to the bugnet my wife made for my...

    Here's a link to the bugnet my wife made for my 11' hammock. She made it from curtain shears and used material cut from the shears to make a short extension on each end to cover the ends.
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    Peaceful sleep camping with small children

    Wife and I went camping with our niece her husband and 3 small children. We pulled our popup so although sleeping quarters weren't crowded I hung my hammock and got a peaceful nights sleep all by my...
  36. Thread: dog in hammock?

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    Hammock has ruined my dog ,Molly. After...

    Hammock has ruined my dog ,Molly. After purchasing my hammock I hung it in my backyard and have been sleeping in it every night. I live in the boonies and it's like sleeping in a wilderness area with...
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    Simply Light Designs, great service,great prices,...

    Simply Light Designs, great service,great prices, fast shipping. Nothing more to say!!
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    Simply Light Designs sells a nice 11 foot SL or...

    Simply Light Designs sells a nice 11 foot SL or DL. Here's a link.

    http://simplylightdesigns.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_26_55/products_id/83
  39. Thread: Hammock seat

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    Actually the plastic buckle works fine. I've used...

    Actually the plastic buckle works fine. I've used it a few years and never had a problem and I weigh 250#. I Googled and found the breaking point of some plastic buckles is in excess of 350# and I...
  40. Thread: Hammock seat

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    Here's a link to some pics of the store bought...

    Here's a link to some pics of the store bought seat. It is manufactured very heavy duty which accounts for its' weight. I'm sure a lighter weight version can be made for backpacking or just a get...
  41. Thread: Hammock seat

    by Mic
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    Hammock seat

    I posted this in reply to another post about building a stand for a hammock seat. My reply was a little off this topic and not to be hijacking someones post I thought I'd post this here.

    I do a...
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    I do a bit of bow hunting and last year I came...

    I do a bit of bow hunting and last year I came across this hammock seat and it's the most comfortable and compact set I've found. It weighs around 1# 10 oz and packs down to a small 12-14". It has a...
  43. Thread: dog in hammock?

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    It all depends on the dog. My Molly when in the...

    It all depends on the dog. My Molly when in the hammock doesn't try to move around and stays where I put her. She enjoys the comfort of the hammock as much as I do. I usually put a sheet across me...
  44. Thread: 10 mil tarp

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    When I go out at night Molly follows along. I'll...

    When I go out at night Molly follows along. I'll get into the hammock and she sits outside for sometimes 30 minutes checking the perimeter for "Lions,Tigers And Bears". When she thinks all is safe...
  45. Thread: 10 mil tarp

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    Yes to grey green tarp. Surprised to find this...

    Yes to grey green tarp. Surprised to find this heavy a tarp for the price.
  46. Thread: 10 mil tarp

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    10 mil tarp

    I discovered hammocks as a means for sleeping out of doors. I bought a more or less starter package from one of the cottage vendors,Simply Light Designs. I've set it up in my back yard overlooking my...
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    My greatest discovery was you can actually sleep...

    My greatest discovery was you can actually sleep outside in a pouring rain and not get wet. I like to read but I must confess hearing the rain on the tarp puts me to sleep.
  48. Thread: Ripstop rash

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    I guess I'm allergic to my hammock. I washed it...

    I guess I'm allergic to my hammock. I washed it and rinsed twice and I still get a small rash of hives when skin touches fabric. I've been sleeping in my hammock every night save 2 or 3 since I...
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    I've been looking at a cheap tarp that is rope...

    I've been looking at a cheap tarp that is rope lined. If a grommet pulls out your tie out remains tied to the tarp not a total disaster. I bought a second hammock so as to take my nephews son on a...
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    I'm a noob but with kayaking and camping I've...

    I'm a noob but with kayaking and camping I've learned a few basic knots. I use two lengths of para cord one at each end tied off with a tauntline knot halfway between tree and tarp. This allows me...
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