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    You found the site of the parks namesakes cabin....

    You found the site of the parks namesakes cabin. The cabin was relocated to the medina city hall property on cty 24. What a wonderful place for a settler to live. It's still wonderful.
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    Just tough it out for one week straight. Your...

    Just tough it out for one week straight. Your body will sort out its issues. Worked for me anyway and now I'm full time at home or on the road.
  3. Snow already in the hills? Hope you have your...

    Snow already in the hills? Hope you have your snowshoes and shovels handy for the season
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    Poll: I'd like 4 if you have any left.

    I'd like 4 if you have any left.
  5. Thread: Hammock Fail

    by SteveJJ
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    My biggest fail comes in the morning. Fail to...

    My biggest fail comes in the morning. Fail to wake up on time!
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    Poll: Ditto, except in Minnesota the Mosquitos will...

    Ditto, except in Minnesota the Mosquitos will drain you without a net or two so I put up with it to survive.
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    A 5/16" x 5" eyebolt at each end works great for...

    A 5/16" x 5" eyebolt at each end works great for me. 2x6 exterior studs go in all the way and a 4" for the 2x4 interior wall studs if you don't want any hanging out. Two years, no problems. 1980 slap...
  8. Tease! Enjoy!!

    Tease! Enjoy!!
  9. Sad news, not done with renovation Can't make...

    Sad news, not done with renovation Can't make it this year. Sorry. Really sorry.
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    My house is 2x6. I've been hanging indoors for...

    My house is 2x6. I've been hanging indoors for over 2 years without issues. *DO* use a hang calculator and measure your intended hammock to place eyebolts for the 30 degree angle to minimize strain...
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    Check out the UGQ waterproof down options. UGQ...

    Check out the UGQ waterproof down options. UGQ has a sale on now that may save you $. They aren't cheap but top quality throughout, and great people too.
  12. Thread: HH cord wear

    by SteveJJ
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    Change them to whoopies and never look back. Pm...

    Change them to whoopies and never look back. Pm me and I'll send you my explorer ropes for shipping. Same happened (not as bad) with only recommended knot. Whoopies are smaller lighter faster to set...
  13. NewtonGT, better than 'looks' is how they sleep!...

    NewtonGT, better than 'looks' is how they sleep! My DB72 is far more comfortable than a select comfort bed, and when the girlfriend isn't sleeping over, I'm hanging in it. I'm about to order another...
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    I sleep in my DangerBird72 most every night...

    I sleep in my DangerBird72 most every night indoors or out. It's crinkle taffeta, double layer to thwart the skeeters. For indoors you'd do well to get a 72" wide tablecloth factory crinkle taffeta...
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    Look for used ping pong tables that fold upright...

    Look for used ping pong tables that fold upright and roll for storage!
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    Welcome from Long Lake!

    Welcome from Long Lake!
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    Might have a look at Kelty Noah 12'. Works great...

    Might have a look at Kelty Noah 12'. Works great with my DangerBird72.
  18. WTB: Wtb 11ft hammock and still looking for a tarp

    I use a 12' Kelty Noah I bought on Amazon. Like it well enough I'm going for the 16 for even more covered porch. I motorcycle tour so weight is not my issue.

    Thought I'd try one while I shopped...
  19. Thread: Cat hammock?

    by SteveJJ
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    Cat hammock?

    My sister sent me this link, thought it might be enjoyed by many here...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c4U_z7v0Vl4
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    Use the saved weight budget from HH rope to keep...

    Use the saved weight budget from HH rope to keep your straps and get longer whoopies. Murphy's Law will say you come up short if you don't....

    just a thought.
  21. I like the flexibility separates give, but I hope...

    I like the flexibility separates give, but I hope you build something and share photos, and a video or two. Sounds interesting!
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    In prepping for a motorcycle tour where I'd hoped...

    In prepping for a motorcycle tour where I'd hoped to have my first hammock camping experience, I thought I should try it before I left home. It was strange and my legs weren't totally happy with it....
  23. I'm glad I came to check the final dates, now I...

    I'm glad I came to check the final dates, now I can schedule the time off! I'm also looking westward and seeing Shoshone and Tetons before returning to MN. I'm trying to save vaca time to do the...
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    I've imagined stitching a tube into the side...

    I've imagined stitching a tube into the side above my face long enough to come near my face while sleeping. It could be fleece to hold moisture but perhaps ripstop wouldn't hold "snow" and let it all...
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    I resemble those remarks! On a whim I just...

    I resemble those remarks!

    On a whim I just tried and failed to spend 7 nights in a selectcomfort and failed.

    I have thee sets of eye hooks, two indoors and one on the deck so I can hang where...
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    I'd be concerned if the ups tracking # gives out...

    I'd be concerned if the ups tracking # gives out any personal info. Not to my liking. The rest is great, let's you know the vintage...
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    I'm 5'9", 225. Sleep in my DB72 11' nearly every...

    I'm 5'9", 225. Sleep in my DB72 11' nearly every night. It beats my SelectComfort. I motorcycle tour so comfort more than size/weight concerned my selection.

    I like it so much I have permanent...
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    I've slept in my DB72 all but a dozen nights...

    I've slept in my DB72 all but a dozen nights since I got it in September 2012. It has held up so well I don’t have a real excuse to get a Thunderbird, but I really want one! I'm envious of your...
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    I lost my wife to cancer before learning about...

    I lost my wife to cancer before learning about hammocking. I've slept in my hammock for well over a year and am not comfortable in a bed anymore. But I'd give up the hammock to have the love of a...
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    You're doing great in the worst of it (except...

    You're doing great in the worst of it (except maybe last night and tonight?) so the rest of the year will be even more joy!
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    Until I find what I really want or "need" in...

    Until I find what I really want or "need" in tarps, I chose a 12' Kelty Noah off Amazon, which does go on sale once in a while. Once I've been through a few weather trials and know what I want from a...
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    Off the cuff advise: Budget for several more!...

    Off the cuff advise: Budget for several more! You'll perhaps do like many here and try a few before zeroing in on the essential 3-5... like potato chips, betcha can't sleep just one!
  33. I'll bet you love it. I have a DangerBird 72...

    I'll bet you love it.

    I have a DangerBird 72 and sleep in it every night. It's holding up extremely well. The only problem is getting out of it to go to work!
  34. Thread: Tarp hunting

    by SteveJJ
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    Kelty Noah's are good and inexpensive. They are...

    Kelty Noah's are good and inexpensive. They are not the lightest strongest or best, but they are very serviceable for their cost. I do motorcycle touring so weight isn't an issue for me. The 12' is...
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    This underquilt is too cold!

    As a booster to the full quilt you need to get for winter?
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    My First Down Foray

    We're waiting for the video version of the dining room blizzard! Reenactment would be acceptable!

    Wheeee Doggies
  37. Backs of my legs are sore after a night in the hammock.

    I committed to sleep a week in the hammock at home so I'd sleep well on the trail (road as it were). After 3-4 nights all discomforts were gone, and the bed felt strange.
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    Hangin' at Work!

    I made one out of ripstop and an inch of poly batting. Took a day but great for indoors.
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    I like the writings of Tom Brown Jr. He has a...

    I like the writings of Tom Brown Jr. He has a tracker school that will teach you how to be invisible in the woods, trackerschool.com. I wish I had gone years ago...
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    Short answer is to keep reading. Once you get...

    Short answer is to keep reading. Once you get where reading doesn't help, jump in and get something so you have some experience to better understand some of the options out there. There's lots of...
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    I'll add some input for larger hammocks. I've got...

    I'll add some input for larger hammocks. I've got an 11' x 72" hammock and that's a lot larger than my UQs. I also swap diagonals as I turn from side to side, so you can imagine that could pose a...
  42. Thread: Overwhelmed!!!

    by SteveJJ
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    I got Dangerbird #119 and just love it. BUT! Many...

    I got Dangerbird #119 and just love it. BUT! Many things that I wanted but Randy didn't have available are now options in the Thunderbird. Having slept hundreds of nights now in the DB72, here's what...
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    New Guy from Minnesota

    Welcome, and consider doing The Frozen Butt Hang if you think you might like MN winters as well as the summer! I'm not so bold, I hang out on the deck in case I need to get warm. 9 is as cold as I've...
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    Anyone have 11 ft hammock comparisons?

    I made an 11 foot tablecloth hammock and it was so comfy I ordered a DangerBird72, and stopped looking. I've got my dream hammock now!
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    While not exactly answering your question, this...

    While not exactly answering your question, this might be worth knowing or considering. Papa Smurf's DangerBird comes with a cover that added about 18 for me last winter. In calm to very light breeze,...
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    I haven't made my own tarp yet, or purchased one...

    I haven't made my own tarp yet, or purchased one other than the Kelty 12. (uh, I did buy a spare clone to it when I had need for 2) It is a super place to start, has lots of fastening points to be...
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    UGQ - UnderGround Quilts

    UGQ - UnderGround Quilts
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    Fs: down puffers

    Ok, I'll bite, what's a puffer?
  49. Thread: Dangerbird lay

    by SteveJJ
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    Dangerbird lay

    I sleep both ways in my 72. I'm think of asking if a set of symmetrical covers could be made for it or a new one.

    There is tension on the bug net sleeping the wrong way but the 72 is big enough...
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    Newbie + HH a "Beginner Hammock"?

    HH comes as a system with all you need to sleep dry. Just add warm.

    Mine was my first so I could get started while I read more and found local hangers to learn from, and see what differences...
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