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  1. We ended up leaving Saturday night after dinner...

    We ended up leaving Saturday night after dinner because of the sleepless first night. I plan on a few overnights in the back yard to acclimate them this time! I hope we do get to hang out more no pun...
  2. I've had this on the calendar since the last...

    I've had this on the calendar since the last hang. Might bring Emma and the boy if I can screw up enough courage. Last hang was quite the adventure overnight. Looking forward to seeing everyone...
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    You can certainly get by with straight stitch...

    You can certainly get by with straight stitch only. I have bought several machines at Goodwill, the most expensive being $20.00. (Some I resold for a profit after cleaning & oiling). My favorite is a...
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    If the minivan dies, you can put that motor for...

    If the minivan dies, you can put that motor for your machine in there! That's a beast. Congrats!


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  5. Thread: Extra width

    by Hiknhanger
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    I think the best thing about my DIY XL hammock is...

    I think the best thing about my DIY XL hammock is that my sleeping bag doesn't try to creep out over the edge and go to ground while I'm still in the hammock! I always had trouble with that in my 57"...
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    Welcome from Greensboro!

    Welcome from Greensboro!
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    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160331/739c7b30a6a74092d2add4ad6134f147.jpg

    Midday nap at Yates Place hang earlier this month. My daughter in her hot pink hammock I made for her.
  8. NC > Uwharrie Yates Place>11-13 March 2016 Trip Report

    Whew! Glad you found that wallet!

    My daughter Emma (who wants me to use the trail name Daddy's Girl) and I got in around 2 Friday afternoon and got set up in the sweltering heat. I have been to...
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    Me and Emma are leaving Greensboro now. Should be...

    Me and Emma are leaving Greensboro now. Should be there in a little over an hour
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    I will be bringing my propane camp stove. How...

    I will be bringing my propane camp stove. How about I make a good sized pot of mac and cheese for the kids (and adults)who might not want the chili? Maybe some hot dogs to roast over the fire too?...
  11. I was so busy reading all the responses that I...

    I was so busy reading all the responses that I must have overlooked the instruction to post what name we contributed. I thought I did it here but don't see it. I did put my forum name on the website....
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    Yeah! He can't be deer hunting this time!

    Yeah! He can't be deer hunting this time!
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    I'm bringing my 9 year old daughter too if she...

    I'm bringing my 9 year old daughter too if she doesn't catch the crud my wife brought home from work. She has the same camping history as yours. She'll be excited to know some kids her age are coming!
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    Me and my daughter plan to be there by early...

    Me and my daughter plan to be there by early afternoon at the latest if all goes as planned.
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    Since that tarp of yours put off it's own glow,...

    Since that tarp of yours put off it's own glow, you won't need lighting, just assistance in setup with Kingsford out cold.
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    Mein Gott! I'm disappointed: (

    Mein Gott! I'm disappointed: (
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    Phantom has paid I believe $150 a load for wood....

    Phantom has paid I believe $150 a load for wood. I know he has done so at least twice. Maybe we could get him to make arrangements or tell us who to talk to and all chip in and certainly not have him...
  18. Mianc started the spring hang thread in October...

    Mianc started the spring hang thread in October right after the fall hang. Look in the southeast subforum under gatherings.
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    I have used the foam type to supplement my PLUQ...

    I have used the foam type to supplement my PLUQ by slipping it in the middle between the layers with great success down into the upper 30's. The foam type becomes very flexible and folds & packs up...
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    Welcome from Greensboro! Looks like good work.

    Welcome from Greensboro! Looks like good work.
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    Welcome from Greensboro. Tons of NC/SC hangers...

    Welcome from Greensboro. Tons of NC/SC hangers here!
  22. It was good to meet you palma308. Hope the info...

    It was good to meet you palma308. Hope the info helps you as you start hanging.

    We did have a cold night, but I at least managed to stay warm. I had to leave before most folks started waking, ...
  23. Miss you guys!

    Miss you guys!
  24. We just got a load! More than we can burn all...

    We just got a load! More than we can burn all weekend!
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    Wow. That is the biggest freakin' widowmaker I...

    Wow. That is the biggest freakin' widowmaker I have ever seen! Glad you dodged that bullet!
  26. Well darn! Emma has been feeling bad the last...

    Well darn! Emma has been feeling bad the last few days and didn't seem to be improving. Took her to Dr. She has viral pneumonia. Can't come with me.
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    Nice looking first hang. If I had taken a pic...

    Nice looking first hang.

    If I had taken a pic of mine, it would have looked like a hobo had set up a hammock! No-name hammock hanging from tubular nylon stretched way too far between trees,...
  28. Lord willing & the river don't rise, me and...

    Lord willing & the river don't rise, me and Goldilocks hope to be there no later than early afternoon. I want the help of daylight to set us both up. Thought we'd try to round up some firewood for...
  29. Thread: New in NC

    by Hiknhanger
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    Welcome from Greensboro. I lived in Independence,...

    Welcome from Greensboro. I lived in Independence, VA for a year back in 1989-1990. You have some pretty country to enjoy up there. You are in the best place to learn. Try to go to a group hang and...
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    I measured it last night. It is a 7" bury, and is...

    I measured it last night. It is a 7" bury, and is holding like a pit bull on a steak! I am willing to risk the potential weakening that extra 64th of an inch might cause. Thanks for the input guys....
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    I think we cherish the short periods of peace and...

    I think we cherish the short periods of peace and quiet so much, we have to make a photographic record of the event!
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    Well rub it in! Wish I had that many...

    Well rub it in! Wish I had that many opportunities to hang! Maybe next time.
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    Shorter bury on a UCR

    I have used 7/64 Amsteel for my UCR's for years now with much success. I have been able to hang my 270+ frame using an 11" bury no problem. I recently decided to get some 1/8 to make a beefier set as...
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    Looking forward to seeing you and whoever shows...

    Looking forward to seeing you and whoever shows up! I hope that weather report still looks as good later as it does right now.
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    Cool. I have a homemade bug net setup I am...

    Cool. I have a homemade bug net setup I am planning to carry for her peace of mind, though I doubt it will be needed. Better to have it than to have her apprehensive about them! Hope you guys have a...
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    Come on out to Yates Place next weekend and bring...

    Come on out to Yates Place next weekend and bring it with you!
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    She is a real daddy's girl. I hope to keep her...

    She is a real daddy's girl. I hope to keep her enthusiasm up if I can!
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    I'll try to be more careful next time! I did not...

    I'll try to be more careful next time! I did not think of the possible repercussions on my fellow hangers!

    (My daughter would say the scents wafting from my hammock would be more of a deterrent...
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    Thanks! She is really excited about the upcoming...

    Thanks! She is really excited about the upcoming trip! I hope it goes smoothly so she'll love it. 9-year old kids are prone to changing directions quickly!
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    Behold the power of the hammock!

    I made this hot pink hammock for my daughter. (I think we have decided on a trail name Goldilocks.) I had it set up in the back yard to dial in a homemade UQ from an old sleeping bag, and I got out...
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    Would a soft shackle do what you want? Those are...

    Would a soft shackle do what you want? Those are a great alternative to carabiners.
  42. Thread: NC proud

    by Hiknhanger
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    Another welcome from Greensboro. Glad to see more...

    Another welcome from Greensboro. Glad to see more folks from our city. Seems like most NC guys I see are all around us but not in Greensboro itself! Come to the Yates place hang on October 16 if you...
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    Sorry for the delay in responding. Life got in...

    Sorry for the delay in responding. Life got in the way!

    Refer to #27 in this thread. I used 46 magnets at around 2 oz weight. I did 3 " spacing, but later cut some of those out at the foot end...
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    It is Lynn, but no offence taken:). My idea was...

    It is Lynn, but no offence taken:). My idea was dual purpose, using waterproof fabric as both an UQ protector and poncho. I attach the ends of the fabric around the hammock and let the magnets keep...
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    Hey! Welcome from Greensboro! Glad to hear of...

    Hey! Welcome from Greensboro! Glad to hear of another hanger close by! Come out to Yates Place in October. It is quite a learning experience seeing everyone's setup.
  46. Another great video, Paul. Looks like a blast....

    Another great video, Paul. Looks like a blast. Hope to see you at Yates Place in October. I'm planning on bringing Emma!
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    I think it went well. I got some silnylon and...

    I think it went well. I got some silnylon and made another one, but haven't taken the time to make the head hole. I never used it in the rain, but know it would work great. The magnets have not...
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    That is off the chain...link!

    That is off the chain...link!
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    Welcome from Greensboro! I haven't been on the...

    Welcome from Greensboro! I haven't been on the forum much lately, but check in from time to time.

    The Yates Place hang is a great one. There are tons of trees like a hanger's Shangri La there. It...
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    Cool! I was just at your place of employment...

    Cool! I was just at your place of employment today and missed you. I hope you get well soon!
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