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    I made one of these Gemini underquilts using a...

    I made one of these Gemini underquilts using a Clew that is attached with snaps.
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    I use my CPAP when I camp in my hammock. I hang...

    I use my CPAP when I camp in my hammock. I hang it and a battery from an extra ridge line in a pouch from a minivan cargo net. I have not had a problem doing this. The ridge line is not connected...
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    Hi Earl, I bet everyone was amazed at the...

    Hi Earl,

    I bet everyone was amazed at the comfort of these things when they first tried to hang. I think I would have quit if I did not find the joys of hammocking. The ground was just too hard...
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    Hello fellow Okie, Now to find places to go. ...

    Hello fellow Okie,

    Now to find places to go. In most state parks here, the park rangers will require you to have two inch tree straps to protect the trees. In the past I took my one inch straps...
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    Wooly, I love to go to Greenleaf State Park. ...

    Wooly,

    I love to go to Greenleaf State Park. You can backpack around the lake, and there are two campsites, one five or six miles in, and the other 10 to 11 miles in. We have done the five miler...
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    I use one hanging above my hammock and under the...

    I use one hanging above my hammock and under the tarp to put my CPAP machine and battery. These things are too expensive to rest on the ground and potentially get wet. The sling is a bit of netting...
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    I use one of those travel pillows that wraps...

    I use one of those travel pillows that wraps around my neck. I can sleep on my back with my head elevated just fine. If I turn on my side, it does ok, but I have to hold it with my arms around it...
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    "I'm in" for your chance to win a wool anorak.

    "I'm in" for your chance to win a wool anorak.
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    i'm in. Wow, you have to have a longer message...

    i'm in. Wow, you have to have a longer message than just "i'm in."
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    I would do this with the sleeping bag. ...

    I would do this with the sleeping bag.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/134451-The-GEMINI-Underquilt-65-DIY-No-Sew-All-Season-Down-Convertible?highlight=Gemini+Underquilt

    This...
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    TJ, I made a Gemini underquilt with two CDT's...

    TJ,

    I made a Gemini underquilt with two CDT's and I get the same temperature rating you got. I am thinking of adding a third quilt and having a warmer underquilt for the winter time.

    I...
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    i'm from Tulsa, and got my first camping hammack...

    i'm from Tulsa, and got my first camping hammack in 2004. Welcome to the forum and thumbs up to the OK group hang idea.

    The easiest way to get up to speed is to watch Shug's Hammock 101 videos....
  13. I wonder if anyone can offer a $100 introductory...

    I wonder if anyone can offer a $100 introductory kit that is better than what one can get from Walmart.
  14. I have been thinking about this, and I remember...

    I have been thinking about this, and I remember my introduction to hammock camping as far back as 2004. I wonder if the marketing on this is not a bit skewed.

    If I were a ground camper, and had...
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    Mine is made of two seam ripped quilts that are...

    Mine is made of two seam ripped quilts that are snapped together. I have camped in Temps in the upper 30's this this. I think all I have to do is add a third quilt and it will be good down to 30. ...
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    Somewhere in the Turtledog Stand thread is a ...

    Somewhere in the Turtledog Stand thread is a post about a guy that bought 16 of the 4 foot army antenna mast poles and assembled them into a full turtledog stand. If you did that you could...
  17. Thread: Scouter Dad

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    I just got back from scout summer camp in our...

    I just got back from scout summer camp in our council. I gave up the cabin tent they had for adults, and set up a hammock camping area about 20 yards from our troop camp site. It was great, and I...
  18. I made one of the quilts described in the...

    I made one of the quilts described in the following Hammock Forums post.
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  19. I'm in. I am a former Scoutmaster of Troop 909...

    I'm in.
    I am a former Scoutmaster of Troop 909 and current ASM of Troop 153 in Tulsa, OK. I have been hammock camping since 2004, and am trying each year to get the scouts interested in hammock...
  20. I'm not sure you can go ultralight backpacking...

    I'm not sure you can go ultralight backpacking with it, unless you send a tractor trailer ahead of you to set it up.
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    Although I have tried my darnedest, I get tangled...

    Although I have tried my darnedest, I get tangled clews all the time. I put a snap on a piece of grosgrain ribbon and keep the strands together when in storage, but somehow it always happens. I...
  22. Scorpions?? Maybe squirrels or copperhead snakes...

    Scorpions?? Maybe squirrels or copperhead snakes would find refuge in my boots. I am pretty sure the tornadoes we have here blow all the scorpions back into Texas where they belong.
  23. I took my new Hangtime Hook on a scout camping...

    I took my new Hangtime Hook on a scout camping trip this weekend. It connected easily and quickly to the ridgeline of my Hennessy Expedition, and I hung my phone in the clip and played Youtube...
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    I went for years not using my CPAP unless I could...

    I went for years not using my CPAP unless I could run a long extension cord at an established camp site, which was pretty rare. This year I used my jobs bonus money on this battery that is...
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    When I read that you are taking kids, I suddenly...

    When I read that you are taking kids, I suddenly had all kinds of questions going through my mind.

    Where are you going, and how long of a trek are you planning to take?
    How old are your kids and...
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    Welcome from Tulsa. Ski the Tulsa mountains.

    Welcome from Tulsa. Ski the Tulsa mountains.
  27. I finally got to test my Gemini underquilt in...

    I finally got to test my Gemini underquilt in some cold weather. Our February scout camp out was this past weekend. I have my quilt, made from two Costco down throws, and snapped together,...
  28. Thread: Suspended cot

    by ag1024
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    The suspended cot reminds me of the founder of...

    The suspended cot reminds me of the founder of Scouting, Baden Powell, and a contraption he used when he was camping.

    Baden Powell said, "Another form of tent which I used in Mafeking and South...
  29. You are from Monroe? I lived there when I was...

    You are from Monroe? I lived there when I was young. I went to Neville High in the 70's. I live in Oklahoma now. Is there a vibrant hanging community there?
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    Hey, how thick are those poles. And what type of...

    Hey, how thick are those poles. And what type of wood. I would love to do something like this for scouts on a scout camp out.
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    I used this stand one night with my Kelty Noah...

    I used this stand one night with my Kelty Noah tarp stretched over it and tied to the highest points. I have the lines going from the inner loops of the tarp to the ground, and I just let the corner...
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    This looks a lot like the hanging bed drawn by...

    This looks a lot like the hanging bed drawn by Robert Baden-Powell, the first Scoutmaster, over a hundred years ago.

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    OK, I broke my stand. This weekend I went on a...

    OK, I broke my stand.

    This weekend I went on a Scout campout, and they put us in a field with no trees. My choices, walk a ways to find some trees on the property, or try to make one of these...
  34. Well, I really like the idea of this quilt. ...

    Well, I really like the idea of this quilt. Cheap, easy, workable. I made a double layer quilt this weekend from two Costco quilts, two steel rings from Home Depot, and some 1/32 shock cord. It...
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    How long are your poles? I would love to see if...

    How long are your poles? I would love to see if I could do a similar stand using wood.
  36. I love this idea, and just bought two of the...

    I love this idea, and just bought two of the Costco quilts for the project.

    I was wondering. If you want to use this in even colder temps than upper 20's, say, down into the upper teens in...
  37. There is no need to burn your rig down. Just put...

    There is no need to burn your rig down. Just put it in a hermetically sealed container and ship it to me. I will zap it with an electronic current and bath it in an microwave beam to clear it of...
  38. Sometimes you see these on EBAY, but they go...

    Sometimes you see these on EBAY, but they go fast. I am surprised that no one has re engineered these chairs. They are super light, and the one I saw was comfy.
  39. I got a used Zip model from EBAY, and I have used...

    I got a used Zip model from EBAY, and I have used it for the last 2 years. Before that I had a pre-asym Hennessy with the bottom entry opening. I had used it for 5 years prior to that. Any...
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    In my state during the spring, Amazon started...

    In my state during the spring, Amazon started charging state sales tax, adding the tax when you check out. Since then, I know that I have not ordered much from Amazon. I find that I will now google...
  41. I'm in. If I win, I will hold a contest for...

    I'm in.

    If I win, I will hold a contest for the scout with the most nights camping in a hammock, and make this the prize.

    Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 153, Tulsa, OK.
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    gmcttr, My issue with these poles is with the...

    gmcttr,

    My issue with these poles is with the horizontal bar. If I tie my hammock ropes to the bar, the ropes will slip when I sit in it. I need to have something to hold the hammock ropes in...
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    Hi Brad, I did this on a scout camp out one...

    Hi Brad,
    I did this on a scout camp out one time. At summer camp I found a fallen tree branch that was 15 feet long, and dragged it back to camp. I used one tree for one of the anchor points, and...
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    I have purchased skins from a seller on EBAY who...

    I have purchased skins from a seller on EBAY who makes them and sells them through his EBAY business. Look for seller "dealssatellites". If he does not have any at the time you look, send him an...
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    For scouts who buy an inexpensive hammock to try...

    For scouts who buy an inexpensive hammock to try it out, I would recommend this 8 by 10 tarp from Outdoor Products. The scouts can buy better gear if they find they really like hammock camping.
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    I bought two of the Outdoor Products 5 by 7...

    I bought two of the Outdoor Products 5 by 7 tarps, laid them overlapping on a tarp ridgeline, tied them to the line with prusick knots, and had a generous tarp to hang under. I let boy scouts use it...
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    Why get rid of the center ridge beam. You can...

    Why get rid of the center ridge beam. You can piece together smaller pieces that you can carry in a car trunk to make a long enough beam. I bought 6 four foot lengths of radio antena mast poles (2...
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    My daughter and family lived until recently in...

    My daughter and family lived until recently in Palmer Lake, CO. They lived about a hundred yards from a trailhead going up to the town reservoir. above the two reservoirs is a camp site that would...
  49. So, I have sleep apnea, use a CPAP, and have not...

    So, I have sleep apnea, use a CPAP, and have not figured how too bring the CPAP and a power source camping with me. So on camping trips, I wake up several times anyway. And with the wakefulness...
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    I found these videos on Youtube.com, and learned...

    I found these videos on Youtube.com, and learned a lot about the AT, and about her trek. I really enjoyed them, and never thought much about finances and budgeting, and mail drops, and days off the...
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