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    Yes they would. My nephews and nieces also enjoy...

    Yes they would.
    My nephews and nieces also enjoy processing wood, only the 13 year old is starting to catch on that it's work.

    I am building up my cache of denim charcloth and can bring plenty.
  2. Thanks for the feedback. My sister and her family...

    Thanks for the feedback. My sister and her family just visited the wolf preserve but didn't really scout the area for hammocks. I want to take a trip up there and also have a dog.
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    Will batona grp site A handle a bunch of hangers?...

    Will batona grp site A handle a bunch of hangers? I need to go look and see which one that is.
  4. Up to my shoulders with the under quilt. Pillow...

    Up to my shoulders with the under quilt. Pillow (actual our improvised) and beanie cap (smart will, fleece or knit) for the head. Balaclava for sub 10 degrees. This setup worked well when sleeping...
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    Is franklin parker, aka Brendan Byrne? Aka...

    Is franklin parker, aka Brendan Byrne? Aka Lebanon?

    I'd vote Batona
  6. Thread: Polyd static...

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    Titanium clad copper ground strap? Use it....

    Titanium clad copper ground strap?

    Use it.
    Anti static spray.
    Fabric dryer sheet.
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    We have a pair of 8 year olds and a couple 12,13...

    We have a pair of 8 year olds and a couple 12,13 year olds. We started with pads but the kids did slide off them at night so we worked those issues until finally settling on some DIY synthetic...
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    I went with the magnets. It works well. They are...

    I went with the magnets. It works well. They are very strong so I had to make a number of modifications for it to be practical.
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    Yep. Our kids get out of school a little later...

    Yep.

    Our kids get out of school a little later than most I guess, June 20-something. But it's no problem for the younger ones. The 13-17 year olds have exams, so it's hit or miss with them, that's...
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    I do the same thing with those rubber coated gear...

    I do the same thing with those rubber coated gear ties. 2 of them lock the ipad in place nicely. For Christmas I received a bluetooth speak that gets dropped into the shelf. i almost feel guilty...
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    That date works for the pair of 8 year olds. The...

    That date works for the pair of 8 year olds. The older ones, who knows.
  12. Thread: The Big Fall

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    Sitting down, keep falling...:confused: "What...

    Sitting down, keep falling...:confused:

    "What the ?!?" :scared:

    Contact with terra firma

    Pause for ego bruising

    Laugh :lol:
    Always a good laugh when it happens :laugh:
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    My 17 year old niece also wants to participate.

    My 17 year old niece also wants to participate.
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    Sooooo... I don't use grosgrain to solve the...

    Sooooo... I don't use grosgrain to solve the problem of keeping the center pole in place.

    I was going to start a thread on this shortly after battling a sliding center pole but essentially what I...
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    Bugs like bright colors. Some, such as bees, have...

    Bugs like bright colors. Some, such as bees, have specific color preferences.

    Generally I use a muted earth tone on the outside and a bright color on the inside. The bright color provides a...
  16. I've been to some REI "classes". They are...

    I've been to some REI "classes".

    They are typically given by a current or former employee, but not always, with a passion for a given area of interest. Often it is an intro survey and gear is laid...
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    It's not the width of the hammock but the width...

    It's not the width of the hammock but the width of the person in the hammock.

    So long as the underquilt suspension can handle the length of the hammock, you are good.
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    Good to hear you were able to get it worked out. ...

    Good to hear you were able to get it worked out.

    Be sure to post up if you have any concerns about adjusting the quilt. It's a solid piece of kit.
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    Poll: Maybe try messaging him on Facebook, I recently...

    Maybe try messaging him on Facebook, I recently noticed that he has responded to a few folks there.
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    Ok, well sports schedules are nuts. So I'm just...

    Ok, well sports schedules are nuts. So I'm just going to have to go with the flow and if 2 out of the 3 kids make it, I'll be lucky.

    May 30-31 & June 26-Jul 1 are out for me.
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    Now that right there is funny stuff. ...

    Now that right there is funny stuff.



    That's a great idea, I need to get down there and scout the sites. I remember you mentioned a couple sites in particular that were hammock friendly.

    ...
  22. Anything below 70 and I have an underquilt. It is...

    Anything below 70 and I have an underquilt. It is amazing how much the air movement can cool down the underside of a hammock. Yes, a windblock helps but at 50 you really, as you learned, should have...
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    I really like this. Need some more large size dry...

    I really like this. Need some more large size dry bags, would like to make some custom for my pack.

    Have some 1.1 Hyper D DWR I was going to use but now I need to go back to the website and check...
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    I'm going to check on when school is finished and...

    I'm going to check on when school is finished and lock down sports schedule. Then I can say for sure.

    And yes, I like a dedicated weekend for the kids as well.
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    I was thinking Round Valley because of the...

    I was thinking Round Valley because of the boating, fishing, hanging but not sure the 8 year olds are a match for the group dynamic. So I'm on the fence at this point.
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    Firewood has to be local. Only possible exception...

    Firewood has to be local. Only possible exception is bagged, kiln dried stuff sold at stores.

    There are a bunch of downed trees, just need the gumption to process it.
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    When you stop in the office, they give you a tag...

    When you stop in the office, they give you a tag to leave on your car if you are parking at the boat ramp.

    Park Police are now considered State Police, Rangers are not.

    "They" do not have the...
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    The boys have soccer every weekend but I'm going...

    The boys have soccer every weekend but I'm going to pull an "Uncle's prerogative" move to get them out on the appointed date. Just have to avoid a tournament conflict and I'm good.

    Would be good...
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    Welcome to the forums Xylo. Any pics? Did you...

    Welcome to the forums Xylo. Any pics? Did you get the Gen 4 tarp?
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    Quaker Bridge Rd has been opened. A couple hot...

    Quaker Bridge Rd has been opened. A couple hot spots remain. Gonna give it another couple days before I visit.

    FYI they fixed the Relative Humidity numbers. Now accurately showing RH in the 30-35%...
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    Please be wider fabric, please be wider fabric,...

    Please be wider fabric, please be wider fabric, please be 72" 1.6 Hyper D :cool:
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    C6, C7 nerve pinch issue. An appropriately sized...

    C6, C7 nerve pinch issue. An appropriately sized pillow solves the problem.
    That's one possibility. Noticed in upper back and shoulders.

    Hammock not supportive enough, material too stretchy...
  33. Nice, but do you like that spindrift? Is it...

    Nice, but do you like that spindrift? Is it amazing? Lol

    That freakin headlamp is blazing bright.
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    Loop me in, I've got to get a pair of 8 year olds...

    Loop me in, I've got to get a pair of 8 year olds out there. I'll bring safety googles for the other kids. :scared::cool:
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    If anyone is bored, here's a link to a 300 page...

    If anyone is bored, here's a link to a 300 page publication on fires in Eastern Oak Forests, same folks did some work in the Pines and are actively working sensor net data to better manage the...
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    http://climate.rutgers.edu/usfs/monitoring.php ...

    http://climate.rutgers.edu/usfs/monitoring.php

    Silas, one of the data point in the above link, is where Rutgers does some neat stuff with LiDaR and standard imaging in an effort to predict fire...
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    Plenty of other places. Let me know if you guys...

    Plenty of other places. Let me know if you guys are able to get out during the week. Weekends just haven't been working out for me lately.
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    Yep. The Office is still ok, so is the Church...

    Yep. The Office is still ok, so is the Church last I checked.
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    The fires in Pemberton were arson. Relative...

    The fires in Pemberton were arson. Relative humidity under 45% is problematic, currently around 35% so it's torch city around here.

    Better to have the fires, otherwise folks will be talking about...
  40. Yes they are open for business. Call them in...

    Yes they are open for business.

    Call them in the morning.
    Contact them via their website.
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    I hang my CPAP from the ridge line for...

    I hang my CPAP from the ridge line for convenience. During colder months I absolutely want those extra 12 degrees warmth, especially in sub 20 degree temps. The forced air is that much colder and...
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    I've used the XLC with top cover for several...

    I've used the XLC with top cover for several hundred nights outside, all 4 seasons. During colder months I get a regular temp increase of 12 degrees as measured by an Accurite Thermometer. The cover...
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    I still can't commit so don't put me on a permit....

    I still can't commit so don't put me on a permit.
    If I make it, it will be late.
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    I'm supposed to make a 4AM airport run Sat but...

    I'm supposed to make a 4AM airport run Sat but I'm working on bailing out of that and jamming some relative.:scared: :laugh: Will know tomorrow. :cool:
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    I asked about this once, it's up to the...

    I asked about this once, it's up to the Mods/Admin/Owner's discretion.
    Currently there are a couple vendors with 150-200 threads and one with less than 75 threads.

    The powers that be probably...
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    Spraying gear and clothes today, just in case I...

    Spraying gear and clothes today, just in case I can make it.
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    Yeah the Office is open, I've been there a couple...

    Yeah the Office is open, I've been there a couple times already cause I had to get out too.

    Don't know yet if I can make, have issues at home.
  48. Final Reminders to folks that attended this hang:...

    Final Reminders to folks that attended this hang:

    The FREE GIVEAWAY of a CUSTOM BUILT FISHING POLE Ends on May 1st.
    Post the word "hammock" on the website in my signature to qualify.
    You will...
  49. Yeah, I know sites 2 and 3, exactly as you say,...

    Yeah, I know sites 2 and 3, exactly as you say, off to the edge, outhouse right there, right along the road. Thanks for the feedback.
  50. Btw, we've gone way off topic, we should aska mod...

    Btw, we've gone way off topic, we should aska mod to whack all these creek cleaning posts.
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