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    Seems like all it has done past couple of weeks...

    Seems like all it has done past couple of weeks is rain so I have not been able to go out and play with my new toy. Ground is so saturated with water it like walking on a water bed and when the dogs...
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    I might be able to make this one.

    I might be able to make this one.
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    and it started so innocently when I let him...

    and it started so innocently when I let him borrow a BlackBird to sleep at a group hang many years ago.

    Congrats Paul
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    Sorry for any confusion I may have caused over my...

    Sorry for any confusion I may have caused over my misspelling on Flectarn. While the new DL still has a little stretch to it, it is nothing like the SL layer Flectarn only hammock.
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    I have used a pad twice in ten years so I am not...

    I have used a pad twice in ten years so I am not worried if the hammock has a opening for a pad or not. Much prefer the warmth of a UQ.



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    Have not decided what I am going to use that...
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    I type up a long narrative like this one on Open...

    I type up a long narrative like this one on Open Office and then copy paste to the forum. The only problem I have is regardless of what word processor program I use, when I paste to forum, words...
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    If you read the whole narrative you will see...

    If you read the whole narrative you will see where I went Blue as the Blaze Orange was not available
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    LSOH's Flectran Hammock

    I retired 1 Jan of this year with plans to do lots of traveling, camping, hanging, back packing ect.


    Was ready to go hike the Foot Hills Trail when the virus hit so I cancelled those plans and...
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    I had two companies send me gear to review. I...

    I had two companies send me gear to review. I don't think they were happy with my reviews as I told it like I saw it.
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    Warbonnett has been in the hammock business for a...

    Warbonnett has been in the hammock business for a long time and makes great stuff. My wife and I have been using their gear for 10 years now. So has Hammock Gear. Good gear is not cheap. Depending...
  11. I always recommend to folks starting off to find...

    I always recommend to folks starting off to find and attend a group hang in your area even if it just to visit. You will be able to look at a wide range of set ups and most us will allow you to get...
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    That is a nice logo

    That is a nice logo
  13. Not going to be able to make the hike due to...

    Not going to be able to make the hike due to prior commitment
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    As of the 22th the many of the state parks are...

    As of the 22th the many of the state parks are closed along with the restrooms

    From the NC State Parks web site:
  15. Yates Place is closed

    Yates Place is closed
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    Trust me, he had it on. We had to adjust it as he...

    Trust me, he had it on. We had to adjust it as he has gained a few pounds since the last time he wore it
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    Yates Place is closed. You can still go down to...

    Yates Place is closed. You can still go down to the Hwy 24 trail head parking lot and hike north. My son and I ( along with Sam ) where out there last Friday.
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    I am looking at getting custom Wookie the next...

    I am looking at getting custom Wookie the next time there is a sale and I am going to go with the 850 fill. As others have said, the weight savings is not there for the price
  19. I have been using a 13ft DIY tarp with my...

    I have been using a 13ft DIY tarp with my BlackBird for the last year. I use a continuous ridge line with Nama Claws. The Claws allow me get the tarp very tight. I do try and angle the tarp ridge...
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    also used in shampoos used to get rid of head lice

    also used in shampoos used to get rid of head lice
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    Make sure you use 100% pure silicone. Dilute/Mix...

    Make sure you use 100% pure silicone. Dilute/Mix in mineral spirits ( I use an old glass jar ) to the point the silicone can not be seen. Use foam paint brush or small paint brush. Set up tarp low...
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    Still raining here on the coast

    Still raining here on the coast
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    Raining hard here too. Forecast calls for nice...

    Raining hard here too. Forecast calls for nice weather Fri, Sat & Sun
  24. I don't keep mine on a leash or tie out at night...

    I don't keep mine on a leash or tie out at night as the first time I did so, Sam pulled up all the tarp stakes within reach while he walked about. He will not stay in a hammock and will not sleep in...
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    The mighty Shug has spoken :lol: Sam and I...

    The mighty Shug has spoken :lol:

    Sam and I should be there early Friday afternoon
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    You are telling your age.

    You are telling your age.
  27. I don't keep my dog on a leash or lead at night...

    I don't keep my dog on a leash or lead at night as he will go around and pull up all the tarp lines. He does not wander off.
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    I use them when it gets about 20 or lower ( not...

    I use them when it gets about 20 or lower ( not too often around here ). When it gets that cold I normally leave my pants on while sleeping, I will place a hand warmer in each of the two front pant...
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    I have used shock cord in the past but went back...

    I have used shock cord in the past but went back to using about 8 ft lengths of Zing It. When using shock cord I found that if the wind pulled the stakes out of the ground it could turn them into...
  30. I don't keep mine on a leash or tie out at night...

    I don't keep mine on a leash or tie out at night as the first time I did so, Sam pulled up all the tarp stakes within reach while he walked about. He will not stay in a hammock and will not sleep in...
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    does seeing his mango colored crocs count ?

    does seeing his mango colored crocs count ?
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    Contact Brandon about it.

    Contact Brandon about it.
  33. Ditto

    Ditto
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    I have UQ's and or TQ's from Hammock Gear,...

    I have UQ's and or TQ's from Hammock Gear, Arrowhead, Cedar Ridge, UGQs, EE, and Warbonnet and a couple from companies no longer in business. Some I have been using close to 10 years now. All are...
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    I have seen it done at group hangs before

    I have seen it done at group hangs before
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    I have laid low with nasty cold and cough...

    I have laid low with nasty cold and cough combination the last 10 days. Starting to feel beater. Just waiting till I fill good enough to take the dogs out into the woods
  37. Thread: I give up

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    Before he passed, Marty at Wilderness Logics also...

    Before he passed, Marty at Wilderness Logics also sold unfinished UQ shells.
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    The Croatan NF Forest Service said the trail is...

    The Croatan NF Forest Service said the trail is open again from Hwy 306 to Oyster Point. They have opened and closed the trail so many times over the last 18 months that it feels like a game of wack...
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    My dog Sam has a pup tent but will not use it....

    My dog Sam has a pup tent but will not use it. Would rather curl up under my hammock so he can wake me whenever he gets up ( 130 lbs Lab/Great Dane mix )
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    Last time I talked to NFS Rangers they said they...

    Last time I talked to NFS Rangers they said they trail would be closed until 20 Feb. Been gone visiting grandkids since the the 17th and just got back tonight, Will try to remember to call the...
  41. Thread: Clear tarp

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    Or just set up the tarp and hang both sides on...

    Or just set up the tarp and hang both sides on one side of the hammock so you can deploy it fast if needed
  42. I wear a size 16 and use TQ's from several...

    I wear a size 16 and use TQ's from several different vendors. Sewn, snaps, cord doesn't seem to matter that much to me. What I find that helps the most is placing my jacket down at the foot end of...
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    There some thru hikers out there who have already...

    There some thru hikers out there who have already started their hike this year. Have not seen any video from thru hikers using hammocks.
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    Has been raining big time here

    Has been raining big time here
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    Have decided that due to rain storms moving in...

    Have decided that due to rain storms moving in that the hike will be rescheduled. Sam was getting excited as The Terminator and I were making sure his back pack fits him ok and loaded it up with his...
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    Going to try and meet about 12 noon at the Hwy 24...

    Going to try and meet about 12 noon at the Hwy 24 / 27 trail head parking lot and go from there. Don't know which direction we will start with
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    He is

    He is
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    You are among friend here. We do not judge. We...

    You are among friend here. We do not judge. We know you are crazy :scared:
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    It can be what ever you want...a loop, a figure 8...

    It can be what ever you want...a loop, a figure 8 ( clock wise...counter clock wise ) or one way. Many possibilities. You could go one way from Hwy 27 / 24 and end up at Yates. I have hiked ( with...
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    You guys are spoiled. I have had to wait up to 3...

    You guys are spoiled. I have had to wait up to 3 months to get gear made because of backlogs at the vendors end due to the number of orders they were getting.
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