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    What about the ceiling? Can you remove it and...

    What about the ceiling?

    Can you remove it and replace it without harm?

    Any holes in the structure that would work with some straps or rope?

    Don't hang on duct work or electrical!

    Also,...
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    +1 for both replies. Mine look like that also....

    +1 for both replies.

    Mine look like that also.

    Quick story:

    When I first made a single amsteel 7/64 whoopie I took it to a friend's house and declared that it was "unbreakable".

    So he...
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    Watch GrizzlyAdams's videos before choosing a...

    Watch GrizzlyAdams's videos before choosing a replacement. It's well worth the 30 minutes, as he covers just about all the innovations over the past few years.

    Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock...
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    If you are going to be sewing loops in webbing,...

    If you are going to be sewing loops in webbing, there is some additional info in the pdf linked to in this thread:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27971

    Here is direct...
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    can't resist to ease a click... One Night in...

    can't resist to ease a click...

    One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head (HQ Audio)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9mwELXPGbA
  6. Sticky: What type of "whipping tool" is that that you...

    What type of "whipping tool" is that that you use? I'd like to get one.

    I can't find anything with a folding eyelet like I see in the video. Everything I search for has a loop through a tube.
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    Go Michigan!! :-)

    Go Michigan!!

    :-)
  8. Thread: Sap Damage

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    What kind of sap? For pine I think hand...

    What kind of sap?

    For pine I think hand sanitizer disolves it.

    I've used tire cleaner for maple sap but that might be too harsh for silnylon.
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    A stopper knot (or back up knot) is always a good...

    A stopper knot (or back up knot) is always a good idea with slippery rope and a great idea with any rope when one's life and limb is on the line.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopper_(knot)
    ...
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    I'll welcome all three of you. I don't post...

    I'll welcome all three of you.

    I don't post much, but you will find for certain that this is an extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly group.

    Have fun hangin'.
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    I think Turk is who some of the guys are trying...

    I think Turk is who some of the guys are trying to remember:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2244

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2245
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    Looks like there is a "fall hang" brewing in the...

    Looks like there is a "fall hang" brewing in the mitten:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=311550

    Michigan can be very fun. See you all out on the trail.
  13. Perhaps we should all just start voting for "the...

    Perhaps we should all just start voting for "the second most innovative HAMMOCK product this year"?

    Looks like the gold is taken.

    Although I might be a bit hasty, we'll have to see....
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    That's a good deal for sure, on that model. ...

    That's a good deal for sure, on that model.

    Here is the manufacturer's site:
    http://www.thetravelhammock.com/Products.aspx?cat=5

    I've looked at the travel hammock ultralight in the past and...
  15. Thread: from Michigan...

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    Welcome bowguy, Again the representation of MI...

    Welcome bowguy,

    Again the representation of MI grows....

    There are so many now, I'm going to keep my eye open this year for fellow hammockers out and about.
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    I'm not sure if you are asking: a) do you need...

    I'm not sure if you are asking:

    a) do you need your parents permission?

    or

    b) are parents required to be with you, by the park, when you go?

    The answer to "a" is obviously yes.
  17. That was deep. Amen, Sir!

    That was deep. Amen, Sir!
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    "...nothing that a really generous portion of...

    "...nothing that a really generous portion of duct tape wouldn't take care of..."

    LOL!!

    Fun review.

    Hammock lighting is an import subject. I use one of these:
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    Just north of you in Clare are Jay's Sporting...

    Just north of you in Clare are Jay's Sporting Good's and General Jim's Army Surplus. Jay's has some of the ultralight travel hammocks and had a different model in the spring (can't remember which...
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    Perhaps this forum is just "our style"? Lots...

    Perhaps this forum is just "our style"?

    Lots of outdoor types around these parts. I know this at least used to be a fact: Michigan is second only to Pennsylvania in registered hunters. Hunters =...
  21. Thread: Hi from Michigan

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    I'm from MI and a heavy lurker here. Looks...

    I'm from MI and a heavy lurker here.

    Looks like we are swarming into this site recently.

    Best wishes to all.
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    > Here's some front and back shots of the camo...

    > Here's some front and back shots of the camo material.

    Looks like a polyurethane coated synthetic (nylon?) basketweave textile in a low denier.

    Keep in mind it won't be like carrying 1.1oz or...
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    Poll: The poll lacks the option(s) "all of the above"...

    The poll lacks the option(s) "all of the above" or "wherever I may roam...".
  24. Thread: camouflage talk

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    Well said. I feel the same way and get strange...

    Well said. I feel the same way and get strange looks when I explain to people that I try to blend in so the view is better for them.

    Imagine the spectacular views we try to take in with a bright...
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    I can't figure out exactly which trail you are...

    I can't figure out exactly which trail you are talking about, but this link should help you out:

    http://www.michigantrails.org/

    (Download the trail map PDF in the left column of the front page)...
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    Looks like it already happened. Best to let us...

    Looks like it already happened.

    Best to let us know beforehand.

    I could have raised the attendance by one.
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    I've found the pictures in the reply by...

    I've found the pictures in the reply by 'youngblood' under the Ridgeline Tension thread very useful.

    It's about a HH, not a BMBH, but I think the logic is the same. The farther the trees are apart...
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    Pads inside a bottom entry asym hammock tend to...

    Pads inside a bottom entry asym hammock tend to 'corkscrew'. Meaning that as one places one's backside down and shifts one's weight in a circular montion the pad spins that way. Compensate by...
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    In other words, "respect gravity as gravity will...

    In other words, "respect gravity as gravity will not look out for you".
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    Great stand design. Perhaps aluminum studs...

    Great stand design.

    Perhaps aluminum studs could be used to save weight?

    I've never actually seen an aluminum stud, hence the thought posed as a question. Not sure if they are rectangular or...
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    Inoculation loop...

    Inoculation loop is the "fancy term" for metal loop.

    This post made me smile, that's where I first learned of an alcohol stove. Not counting a fondue stove, which I didn't realize what it was when...
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    Thanks for the comment, sir. Will keep my eyes...

    Thanks for the comment, sir.

    Will keep my eyes peeled.
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    That is the new design and not the Potomac,...

    That is the new design and not the Potomac, correct?

    I'd really like to pick up a Potomac right now, as I have a Hennessy and the Michigan nights are going to be a bit nippy for a while, but the...
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    Since those of us in the forum are educated on...

    Since those of us in the forum are educated on the subject, we know this.

    Perhaps it's time for all of us to advocate for hammocks in the various states where it's a problem. Outlining the low...
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    I just looked up Michigan out of curiosity. ...

    I just looked up Michigan out of curiosity.

    The following is from State Land Use Rules found on the DNR - Laws & Legislation page.

    Additionally the same text is found in the State Park Rules...
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    my friend's nephew scored a 2.2lb synthetic bag...

    my friend's nephew scored a 2.2lb synthetic bag rated at 32 degree F for $40 a few months ago at a nearby sporting goods store called "Jay's Sporting Goods".

    I'm pretty sure that was the listed...
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    This one might be a winner: ...

    This one might be a winner:

    http://www.thetravelhammock.com/products/ultralight.htm
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    Hi Ron, Don't forget to do a test set up...

    Hi Ron,

    Don't forget to do a test set up before you head out.

    Watch out for dead trees and dead hanging branches and most of all have fun. :)
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    4 is hardly even somewhat inclusive to the field of hammocking.

    there are so many, it just makes me wonder if that mag is useless.

    i'll stick with the forum here.
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    I just purchased this one a couple weeks ago: ...

    I just purchased this one a couple weeks ago:

    http://www.specialforces.com/store/catalog/product_26205_Riggers_Sere_Belt.html

    The V-Ring is separate from the buckle and permanently attached...
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    for a few more ounces than pepper spray. go with...

    for a few more ounces than pepper spray. go with something that gives you a real chance:

    MILLENNIUM PRO PT145 .45 ACP POLYMER PISTOL
    ...
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    Good one. Just tried to light some with my...

    Good one.



    Just tried to light some with my bic lighter. Didn't burn, just melted. Confirmed it's nylon via the "burn test" here:
    ...
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    Possibly a third use for tea, first-aid. These...

    Possibly a third use for tea, first-aid. These articles only cite topical applications on burns, but I could have sworn I read somewhere that it could be used on lacerations also.

    Tannic Acid...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I found them the...

    Thanks for all the replies. I found them the other day, didn't have time to post til tonight.

    Since we had this thread going, I took a second to take some pictures to upload for anyone else...
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    don't ever worry about it with me. I've been...

    don't ever worry about it with me. I've been doing this "online thing" for a LONG time (all the way back to the usenet and even bbs era). It's been my experience that the tangents are some of the...
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    Thanks all for the replies and thanks specifically to gunn parker for the shipping info and the knowledge from down under.

    I found some videos on youtube of the series (and the "Gone Bush"). The...
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    Thanks for the tip. Just got back from the local...

    Thanks for the tip. Just got back from the local WalMart. Unfortunatly they didn't have that. I know how it goes though, sometimes stuff is there and sometimes not. I've got three others within 30...
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    Compression Sack for Hammock?

    I just got my HH yesterday (EXPEDITION ASYM WOODLAND CAMO). I'm SO happy!! Can't wait to get out this summer and do some stealthing on my mountain bike or hiking.

    It's a bit bigger than I...
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    thanks, looks good. that german stuff usually...

    thanks, looks good. that german stuff usually works well. i dropped it in the plan.
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    Hints are always welcome. Thanks. Great...

    Hints are always welcome.



    Thanks. Great suggestion. I'm going with the mini spool in order to tie a ridgeline and have some extra for one of my friends.



    I was getting way to obsessed...
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