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    The NYS forest are great places for hanging. You...

    The NYS forest are great places for hanging. You can camp anywhere that is 150 feet from a road, trail or water source, and many of the state forest have unimproved designated roadside campsites off...
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    what is sonyea? nevermind - just saw SF after it.

    what is sonyea? nevermind - just saw SF after it.
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    Welcome! I've been away from hammockforums.net...

    Welcome! I've been away from hammockforums.net for almost a year, but recently got back to hiking and backpacking in Western NY with my hammocks.
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    Can you really hang a hammock on a beach?

    I've been away from hammock forums for a bit - I had two total hip replacements last year and although the recovery was quick and total, I stopped hiking and backpacking for several months and took...
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    East Otto State Forest

    East Otto State Forest
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    Supermoon hike and campout

    I took a group on a night hike through a local forest - perfect clear sky. At times moonlight shining through the trees onto the forest floor looked like a sunbeam. *And on the forest road we could...
  7. Rust-Oleum Neverwet - new product - any use for hammocking

    What uses can you think of this related to a hammock? Covering the suspension with it?

    I wonder how much weight it would add to a tarp. Maybe just use to seam seal.

    Home Depot Ad for...
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    from the looks of the blood stain on that...

    from the looks of the blood stain on that person's hand, someone needs to see a proctologists real soon.
  9. Thread: Tree size.

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    Just as important is the condition of the tree. ...

    Just as important is the condition of the tree. First, be certain it is a live tree. Second, look for evidence of disease or insect infestation which can cause a root system to deteriorate even...
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    Fund a new hang angle by mistake

    I was leading a hike through a state forest yesterday - it was hot and humid. when we reached the leanto where we stopped for lunch, I rushed a bit in hanging my hiking hammock.

    I should have...
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    How was it? Did you use your hammock? I...

    How was it? Did you use your hammock?

    I posted the Fox News story because the Adirondack Enterprise reported the snowfall as only 2 feet. Three feet sounds so much worse.
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    Well, had you gone to the ADK's memorial day...

    Well, had you gone to the ADK's memorial day weekend, you wouldn't have had to worry about the black flies.

    Where's spring? Upstate New York gets 3 feet of snow on Memorial Day weekend
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    I've got two hikes planned - Saturday is a...

    I've got two hikes planned - Saturday is a bushwhack and Monday is a trail hike. I'll take a mid hike nap in my hiking hammock on both hikes.
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    I use a tree strap and biner ...

    I use a tree strap and biner

    http://www.wnytrails.com/pics/midhikenapSM.jpg
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    Looks simple enough for me. How long is the...

    Looks simple enough for me.

    How long is the base and what's the height from the ground of the extensions?

    And are those gate hinges attaching the extensions to the base? Are they...
  16. Thread: Trip safety

    by nogods
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    This article, appearing in the April 2012 issue...

    This article, appearing in the April 2012 issue of the Conservationists, in which the author notes that the three most dangerous words uttered by outdoor adventurers are "I am just..."


    Full...
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    I would love to but I live in WNY and probably...

    I would love to but I live in WNY and probably won't get back to the ADK's until this fall.

    I had a nice run of 5 years while my son was living and working in Onchiota and going to school at...
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    Bug Season: Some Tips For Avoiding Black Flies...

    Bug Season: Some Tips For Avoiding Black Flies

    John Warren form Adirondack Almanac does a weekly podcast about backcountry conditions for North county Public Radio.

    Here is the link to the most...
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    Also - it is mud season in the high peaks and the...

    Also - it is mud season in the high peaks and the DEC has requested that people stay off the trails above 3000 feet that are most susceptible to erosion:
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    Bear canisters are REQUIRED in the eastern high...

    Bear canisters are REQUIRED in the eastern high peaks area.

    Camping above 3500 feet is prohibited.

    Fires are prohibited in the eastern high peaks area. That means no campfires, no cooking...
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    A few years ago I dug out the old broken off...

    A few years ago I dug out the old broken off fence post set in concrete to put in a new 6-foot privacy fence. Determined to never have to do that again I researched other methods and discover the...
  22. A nice day for a nap on a bushwhack in Allegany State Park

    Two friends and I did a bushwhack up the horseshoe shaped ridge that surrounds Slide Hollow in Allegany State Park, taking us past the Bear Caves, and up and over Mt. Onondaga and Mt. Seneca. *We...
  23. I bought a Walmart hammock for $25, then had a...

    I bought a Walmart hammock for $25, then had a local tailor cut it in half and sew channels in the cut half. Then I added whoopie slings for the suspension, with carabiners and tree straps, giving...
  24. Two of the women on the hike tried it. I made...

    Two of the women on the hike tried it. I made two of them out of a walmart blue hammock, but no one wanted to take the second one when we started the hike. I suspect on the next hike two or three...
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    I originally bough Clarks for me and my son. The...

    I originally bough Clarks for me and my son. The Clark was a bit too small for me but my son liked his. I returned my Clark and got a Claytor instead. I'm very happy with the Claytor (the second...
  26. Resting in my hammock chair above the April snow

    I led a group on a hike to a summit in Allegany State Park yesterday, April 6. Plenty of snow above 2100 feet still. While they rested on a wet downed tree, I took a nap in my hammock chair:
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    what's a "ucr"?

    what's a "ucr"?
  28. Thread: Hammock Chair

    by nogods
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    This pic shows the high end of my friend's chair...

    This pic shows the high end of my friend's chair and the low end of my chair with the tree straps and biners.

    I used 3 foot straps but it was hard to find smaller trees, so I may have to go up to...
  29. Thread: Hammock Chair

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    Hammock Chair

    I bought a walmart hammock for $25, cut it in half, had a channel sewed in both of the cut ends, then added whoopie slings, tree straps and carabiners to make 2 hammock chairs.

    A friend and I went...
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    More pics from different angles and my attempt to...

    More pics from different angles and my attempt to trace the two biners for comparison:

    http://practicaloutdoors.com/photos/bottomview.jpg

    ...
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    Mammut Moses Carabiner Failure

    while removing my hiking hammock from the trees yesterday I noticed that the spine of the carabiner had bent outward, making it impossible to close the gate.
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    My concern is that she is going to convince the...

    My concern is that she is going to convince the OP that it would be "fun" to use the whoopie's to tie him up while she get's "ready" - then she steals his clothes...ala George Constanza
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    How did they get that sleeping bag, that chair,...

    How did they get that sleeping bag, that chair, the tarp, and the poles into that tiny backpack in the picture?
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    Did the interviewer then ask "the safe side of...

    Did the interviewer then ask "the safe side of what?"

    Did the ENO guy reply "our customer's health and well being" or did he say the truth: "the safe side of a lawsuit by anyone injured who...
  35. Thread: Happy Feet

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    Happy Feet

    Another forum I frequent has an ongoing thread entitled "Your Feet on the Trail" - I took this pic today of my feet "off the trail".

    A lot of people hike to get to the end of the trail. I hike to...
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    Alamso - doesn't your design involve welding? ...

    Alamso - doesn't your design involve welding? That's the point where I stopped considering it.
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    The ENO set up will serve you well. Cross the...

    The ENO set up will serve you well.

    Cross the road to EMS and get the Camp NANO 23 carabiners for $7 each. One of the smallest lightest climbing biners usable for hammock hanging.
  38. I wonder if their HO policy covers damage from a...

    I wonder if their HO policy covers damage from a tree fall. It probably would cover the damage to their own home and their fence, but because it damaged property that was off of their property,...
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    It can also be a very fuzzy issue. Several...

    It can also be a very fuzzy issue.

    Several years ago I asked a DEC Forest Ranger if a hammock could be hung from the rafters inside a lean-to. The rules prohibit erection of a tent inside a...
  40. In New York State, nearly all species of wildlife...

    In New York State, nearly all species of wildlife are protected. Most species, including endangered species, songbirds, hawks and owls are fully protected and may not be taken.

    The few...
  41. That's why red squirrel season is open all year...

    That's why red squirrel season is open all year in NYS
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    Sooner or later you will find the sweet spot in...

    Sooner or later you will find the sweet spot in your hammock. And then you won't want to get out of it.
  43. I'm going to send tom a check for $147 for a...

    I'm going to send tom a check for $147 for a Jungle mosquito hammock and fly. I know it isn't the "perfect" amount, because he really wants $150 + $30 for shipping, but hey, what's a little...
  44. Don't discount the benefit of a hammock on the...

    Don't discount the benefit of a hammock on the day hike trial - land or water - here's a pic of me taking my mid-day trail break today.

    http://www.wnytrails.com/pics/000_happyhammocksm.jpg
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    biners design to support a human (meaning they...

    biners design to support a human (meaning they are design to keep a human from getting injured) have both a spine and gate force rating, typically in kN's. A kiloNewton is equal to about 225 lbs.,...
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    What is the 400lb rating on the biner? 400lbs of...

    What is the 400lb rating on the biner? 400lbs of force or 400lbs of static weight?

    If that is static weight, what's the force rating?
  47. It isn't about changing opinions but rather it is...

    It isn't about changing opinions but rather it is about sharing experiences.

    This thread hasn't been a Claytor bashing thread. People have shared a wide variety of experiences in response to the...
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    So here is how it turned out. The ridgeline in...

    So here is how it turned out.

    The ridgeline in this pick is at 108 inches:

    http://www.wnytrails.com/pics/hamsm.jpg

    This is the fixed eye attachment:
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    The funny thing is that i made 3 sets of whoopies...

    The funny thing is that i made 3 sets of whoopies about 2 years ago. Two from 7/64, and one from 1/8 amsteel, in addition to the 3/16 whoopie I made to use for my dog (which is the one I used to...
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    Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll give it a try.

    Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll give it a try.
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