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  1. This time of year would be really nice! but it's...

    This time of year would be really nice! but it's at least 4 hours from me ….. south padre island …… only got palm trees here, and a few at that!
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    I flew in C-130s used to hang my hammock...

    I flew in C-130s used to hang my hammock across the back ramp no jump seats for me!
  3. great idea!

    great idea!
  4. oops! I put this thread in the wrong place ….....

    oops! I put this thread in the wrong place ….. moderators can you move this to the general area?
  5. here's my idea after a little bit of thought . ...

    here's my idea after a little bit of thought .
    7 sets to start out with gives me a dozen hammock stations.
    then with another 6 trees . and another 6 .
    they grow fast, within 3-4 years...
  6. this is part of the area I want to do this at,...

    this is part of the area I want to do this at, but it's mostly to the left in the grasses.
    96551
  7. here are my aussi pines . the big one sprouted...

    here are my aussi pines . the big one sprouted some in the perfect place for cover but the latest batch are in the wrong spot altogether! and must go . and now I got just the place for them! ...
  8. now the location for the new hammock playground...

    now the location for the new hammock playground and hideout. Not sure why google earth put that red x in the image.
  9. 96541This is the location of the original...

    96541This is the location of the original existing stand of aussi pines that inspired me into this project.

    965379653896539
  10. Creating a group hammock playground / hideout

    96536Years ago I saw this area, a bunch a aussi pines out on the bayside here on south padre island.
    I thought it would be really cool to do this one day .
    Now I got all the pieces!
    a friend...
  11. as long as it's not raining like it is right now...

    as long as it's not raining like it is right now at south padre island! yuck! drizzle and rain going on a second day straight.

    btw, I've been using my hammock quite a bit lately ….. next to my...
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    update: went back to Outdoor Bunker on Amazon...

    update: went back to Outdoor Bunker on Amazon and ordered black after checking out that color some more. It should match just fine, enough anyway, and it's made in the good ol' USA! Should have it...
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    If it's a bother to you go ahead and close it if...

    If it's a bother to you go ahead and close it if it'll make you happy. :confused:

    Wish these posts had a "Like" button, some good suggestions in here.
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    I go to the local sports store Academy and all...

    I go to the local sports store Academy and all they have is black, ok, so that color could also work I suppose. I start to whip one of the handles and notice the back of the packaging, "Make in...
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    guess it depends on what store you go to? I went...

    guess it depends on what store you go to? I went yesterday and had a very poor selection, and when I asked they didn't even know what I was asking for! of course this wasn't in your part of texas...
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    I'm trying to look for places locally, all an...

    I'm trying to look for places locally, all an hour away ...... online is easier but I can't determine the color I want with online pics.
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    Thanks for the offer! but I have to be very...

    Thanks for the offer! but I have to be very color specific ..... and I sure wish I knew what color I had in my hands for my example that a friend let me have.

    I bought 100 ft of Emerald Green,...
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    Alpine Hammock discussed yet?

    Has the Alpine Hammock been discussed here yet?

    http://www.alpinehammock.com/shop/the-alpine-hammock/
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    I just did, free shipping, 100' like 8 bucks...

    I just did, free shipping, 100' like 8 bucks ...... cool ..... and I got the color I wanted (I hope).
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    checked out supply capt .... I think the color I...

    checked out supply capt ....
    I think the color I want is emerald green?
    they didn't have it ...... hummmm .......

    on to ebay ..... and beyond .....


    Also, I have to come up with a...
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    wtb: paracord

    I need to buy paracord for a non hammock related project.
    Anybody here handle it? Or know of a place?

    I did get my Amsteel 7/64 thru dutch with great shipping speed!

    So you can see in the...
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    Is there a "LIKE" button?

    Is there a "LIKE" button?
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    great shipping times!

    I ordered my 50' of amsteel and already have it ! wow, great turn around, thanks!
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    Would love to see a West Marine near by but sadly...

    Would love to see a West Marine near by but sadly nothing around for 3 hours. We have a shrimping industry so I'll have to check those shops. If I can't find it locally then I'll have to look up...
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    I got the same thing ....... nothing. Guess it's...

    I got the same thing ....... nothing. Guess it's just not me then.
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    WTB: Amsteel, 25.5'

    I need 25.5' of amsteel for a non hammock project. Size? color? silver or natural/brown.
    I'm making a rope and wooden handle thingy.
    You can see in the two attached photos that they both have...
  27. Thread: Amazon River

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    cool, glad that worked. (there, I got in the 10...

    cool, glad that worked. (there, I got in the 10 characters)
  28. Thread: Amazon River

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    Are you a facebook user? other than that I don't...

    Are you a facebook user? other than that I don't know what to tell you. Maybe go friend Eric Schlegel? (Austin Texas. I checked his name and there are several). I just checked and the link works...
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    I use a 25lb 15' Placid Boatworks Rapidfire and...

    I use a 25lb 15' Placid Boatworks Rapidfire and in my adventures up in the Adirondacks I am always hammock camping! Trees are everywhere! Yeah, you may notice my fondness of trees because when you...
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    I always have a hammock with me when there's...

    I always have a hammock with me when there's trees around. There was one trip when I had to use a tent, there were no trees and nothing to hang from, I kayaked the entire texas coast in 2010, I had...
  31. Thread: Amazon River

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    Amazon River

    West Hanson paddles the entire Amazon River with his team. Two of the guys, one is the photographer Erich Schlegel , camped for months in their hammocks. Here is Erich's facebook album showing some...
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    you work in aircraft and boats? what service is...

    you work in aircraft and boats? what service is that again?
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    that's a cool bit of kit! and I gather you don't...

    that's a cool bit of kit!
    and I gather you don't have to worry about your boat taking off without you!?
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    It's asymmetric ...... but it's got a lot of...

    It's asymmetric ...... but it's got a lot of suspension lines to get tangled, and no tree straps. It didn't say if this hammock can use any size pad like the large 9 dlx.

    Is it time to start a...
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    the new Exped hammock

    http://youtu.be/sHzkIsRY-dI

    sHzkIsRY-dI

    http://youtu.be/VVBWOX6f1J4

    VVBWOX6f1J4

    http://youtu.be/iLnBuWhclOY
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    Build a FIRE! sorry dude, I'm just having too...

    Build a FIRE!

    sorry dude, I'm just having too much fun with this! I'll try to stop now ......
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    ok, now I understand why you don't like...

    ok, now I understand why you don't like campfires, duh!
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    Poll: I can hardly believe what I read from the OP ......

    I can hardly believe what I read from the OP ... what? really? Eco? oh and then there's just no category for the sometime campfire.

    Like most, when in a group there's always a fire, and always...
  39. well dang, gonna miss out on this one too. Have...

    well dang, gonna miss out on this one too. Have fun y'all!
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    I heard of a scout troop in new england where all...

    I heard of a scout troop in new england where all they use are hammocks. Guess they wanted to make for certain that where they went they always had a place to call camp, rain, shine, hillside or...
  41. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    I hadn't yet found a need to pee in a hammock...

    I hadn't yet found a need to pee in a hammock ......

    but,

    and I'm not sure just where I heard this .....
    so I'm in big game country in Colorado.
    Big Cats and Bears here and there ......

    so...
  42. I also got the eno and bb and echo what most said...

    I also got the eno and bb and echo what most said here. When I have my sister and her husband along on a trip I'll let one of them sleep in my bb and I'll hang in the eno, then we borrow my niece's...
  43. Thread: WBBB mods?

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    link doesn't work

    link doesn't work
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    so after thinking about it for a bit ..... I...

    so after thinking about it for a bit .....
    I think the speed bag idea might just work out.
    One for the hammock, UQ, TQ
    and another for the weathershield/minitarp.
    It can still stuff into it's own...
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    and the weather is just getting nice enough to...

    and the weather is just getting nice enough to use it too!
  46. Thread: WBBB mods?

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    I used a tent stake for starters, but might use a...

    I used a tent stake for starters, but might use a piece of pcv tubing later. I can put a cord thru it and attach it to my straps so I won't misplace it.

    This worked out great in a rainy, foggy,...
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    I would if I could, I'm not a moderator. didn't...

    I would if I could, I'm not a moderator.
    didn't mean to piss you off, sorry.
    you could repost it there though.
  48. Thread: WBBB mods?

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    I'll take a pic ....... and I too thought about...

    I'll take a pic .......
    and I too thought about shortening my ridgeline.
    see my "gone in 60 seconds" design in general.
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    there's a classified section for this

    there's a classified section for this
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    hammockers rose up to a higher standard .........

    hammockers rose up to a higher standard ......
    they set the bar higher than others.
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