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    Oh my, this sounds good, I have been wanting to...

    Oh my, this sounds good, I have been wanting to try out GI.
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    Let the experiments and cash flow begin.

    Let the experiments and cash flow begin.
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    Shake out, zip up and stuff. Just make sure the...

    Shake out, zip up and stuff. Just make sure the fabric is completely dry before stuffing. If you think it might still be a little damp drape it over a couple of chairs for a while to make sure it...
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    As mentioned, if possible make the effort to go...

    As mentioned, if possible make the effort to go to a hang. It will be very educational. Aside from that, don't short yourself, when in doubt get the bigger one.
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    I have an Expedition. I weigh 170 and am 6ft...

    I have an Expedition. I weigh 170 and am 6ft tall. Its too small. Oh, it works ok (sort of) but it is pushing the envelope. Having a hammock is about comfort, not suffering. I wasn't suffering...
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    Making Do in the Airport

    My daughter snapped this pic at an airport in the Philippines, its at the departure gate in Cebu city I think. It looks like Dad found some sort of stuff to make a hammock out of for his little boy...
  7. Thread: HH Expedition

    by Yakfoot
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    Don't let that little tarp that comes with the...

    Don't let that little tarp that comes with the hammock fool you. I have been in some pretty serious rain and stayed dry and it is really handy not to have to string up a separate tarp. However, if...
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    Me to Swank, I am a little confused by the...

    Me to Swank, I am a little confused by the thread. I just hang over the side a bit to get things fired up and brewed or stewed then prop my head up a bit and eat and drink with care. Absolutely...
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    I just did a beach hang a few weeks ago. I would...

    I just did a beach hang a few weeks ago. I would say that I managed to squeak by due to all the mistakes I made but I learned a lot. The beach was a soft fine sand. I used 2x4 studs for the...
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    Choke Canyon Family Hang

    On June 6 the family took a camping trip to Choke Canyon SP (Texas) and I was able to introduce my wife and daughter to sleeping in a hammock. Results were mixed. C Canyon is rich with wildlife and...
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    The scouts use some things like this. Hennessy...

    The scouts use some things like this. Hennessy has some shots of these on their website under the scouting section, showing their hammocks set up for a group scouting event using these. I don't know...
  12. Hennessys are very well built and designed...

    Hennessys are very well built and designed hammocks, very simple straight forward and solid. My only concern might be the size. The most common Hennissy model is the Expedition. I am 6ft tall and...
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    I am not a fan of such a cut but mine is rather...

    I am not a fan of such a cut but mine is rather extreme. I have yet to find any positives. The tarps look tighter but X amount of tension is still X amount of tension on each guyline whatever the...
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    You will never spend enough time with them. ...

    You will never spend enough time with them. Sayeth the old Dad.
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    I use the military bivy a lot. It is not...

    I use the military bivy a lot. It is not backpacking but it does make a big difference in my bag rating...it increases it by at least 10 degrees, probably more. In warm weather it is the only thing...
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    I would start here and then contact Hennessy for...

    I would start here and then contact Hennessy for more info on the stands themselves. I don't see that they sell them but they could probably steer you in the right directions. They do a lot of...
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    New tarp, cat cut,...why do they exist?

    My previous experience with hammock tarps is limited to the small standard issue asym that comes with a Hennessey. When I first pitched it a couple of years ago my thought was that there was no way...
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    Ok, got the photo data off the card and made a...

    Ok, got the photo data off the card and made a video, let's see if I can get it posted correctly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFd_1dEcKvU&feature=youtu.be
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    Just got back from the Lost Maples Hang in...

    Just got back from the Lost Maples Hang in Texas. The New River was my first UQ and I had been having trouble with getting a cold butt at 50 degrees. Some of the guys checked things out and found...
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    Never heard of any problem in Texas, they like to...

    Never heard of any problem in Texas, they like to see tree straps, just don't damage the trees is their concern
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    Wedge anchors are going to make big holes, I...

    Wedge anchors are going to make big holes, I would second what Keg said and use Tapcons with Hex heads on a plate or 2x4 mounted on the wall. They have exact specs for drill size to make the holes...
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    Unfortunately, there will be a delay in my photos...

    Unfortunately, there will be a delay in my photos and videos. My camera will not download and I have to send it in for repair. Thankfully it is still under warranty. Not too pleased with this...
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    I will have a few photos and short video clips...

    I will have a few photos and short video clips and a write up tomorrow. I wish I could have hiked with you guys.
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    Ok, did someone get hooked back up with their...

    Ok, did someone get hooked back up with their wallet? The park police stopped by my camp looking for "someone from Houston" and he suspected it was one of us. ???
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    Ok, now we have a good test report. I just got...

    Ok, now we have a good test report. I just got back from the Lost Maples hang in the Sabinal Canyon. EastTex and Caveman gave my setup a good looking over Friday afternoon and EastTex found a sag...
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    Is this him in the hat? ...

    Is this him in the hat?

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=885747&highlight=caveman#post885747
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    Here are my plans for the crew unless people want...

    Here are my plans for the crew unless people want to do things differently. I will come in early Friday PM. Friday night I will have cobbler and coffee for people who want some fire. Early Sat. AM...
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    Well you are right Brute, clear, I don't know...

    Well you are right Brute, clear, I don't know what I saw this AM, it ain't there now. I do remember one time before when I was wrong.

    So what does the head count look like?
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    Looks like the weather folks have revised their...

    Looks like the weather folks have revised their forecast. Sat is now 50% chance of rain.
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    I'm here, found the thread. I will be at the...

    I'm here, found the thread. I will be at the drive in sites, can't hike. As I understand it you can have a campfire at the drive in sites, correct?

    If so I will have coffee and cobbler for folks...
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    I was going to say what Owl said but he already...

    I was going to say what Owl said but he already said it so I would say read what Owl said again.
  32. Thread: Poison ivy

    by Yakfoot
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    If I have gotten poison ivy I have found that the...

    If I have gotten poison ivy I have found that the rash is sensitive to temperature change and intermittent touch. I wrap the affected area with gauze after some cortizone cream is applied. But...
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    Fish mentioned about being in the boat with...

    Fish mentioned about being in the boat with others, you know what BOAT stands for?

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    Ok, I tested things last night, however it was...

    Ok, I tested things last night, however it was not a very strong test. The temp was 45 and there was no wind at all, lots of drizzle. My bag seems to be designed like a zippered top quilt with...
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    PM sent to Caveman re. Lost Maples hang which is...

    PM sent to Caveman re. Lost Maples hang which is news to me.

    My setup is a Hennessy Expedition with a KAQ New River. I use a "15 degree" bag which is really about a 30 degree bag. I have never...
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    Trouble w/ synthetic UQ

    I usually don't sleep in temps below upper 30s and have been using a CCF pad and/or an old leaky Thermarest down to freezing without much trouble. I am not backpacking. Since UQs have been talked...
  37. Thread: Doing Research

    by Yakfoot
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    Poll: I don't want to be critical or anything but since...

    I don't want to be critical or anything but since you are writing a paper and will be explaining what you have done to acquire your data, you don't want to write that you conducted a pole. That will...
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    If you haven't already, be sure to check out...

    If you haven't already, be sure to check out Shug's videos at the beginning of the forum...tremendous amount of info. "Essentials for Noobs"
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    I got introduced to it via the internet only. I...

    I got introduced to it via the internet only. I was on a kayak forum which had a camping subforum. Someone was talking about their hammock and recommended Hammock Forums. The result was that...
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    I would think cold soak then gentle cycle in the...

    I would think cold soak then gentle cycle in the machine would work. But, if it is too big or you don't want to chance it, the bathtub makes a great large item soak basin. I washed a large 70 yr...
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    I remember those hammock spin up-smack downs when...

    I remember those hammock spin up-smack downs when I was a kid. No broken suspensions though, ours were Navy sailcloth and heavy rope.
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    That kind of stuff is exactly how you wind up...

    That kind of stuff is exactly how you wind up getting sucked in deeper. Its a slippery slope you're dancing around on there.
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    I approve of the hole in the bottom of the...

    I approve of the hole in the bottom of the hammock solution. I consider it genius. It could be hemmed with some grosgrain and be both strong and permanent. As a kid we had a knot hole in the...
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    When I was a boy 50 yrs ago my grandmother had a...

    When I was a boy 50 yrs ago my grandmother had a very rustic family summer camp. My grandfather had been in the military and had gotten military tents and navy hammocks before they had cabins built....
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    Oh groan, as much as I hate to admit it, that's...

    Oh groan, as much as I hate to admit it, that's better than Texas. Fantastic view of the hammock and the canyon, that needs to win something.
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    That hammock should be just right. They say its...

    That hammock should be just right. They say its good for people up to 6 ft. but that is kind of like military sizing: works but doesn't fit. I am 6 ft. and have probably slept in mine about 50...
  47. That's just rich, I watched her about 6 times. ...

    That's just rich, I watched her about 6 times. OK, Shug do it and name it after her.
  48. Oh, Wow, I bet she did some major eye rolling. ...

    Oh, Wow, I bet she did some major eye rolling. Durn fool man.
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    As far as hammock lifetime, my Hennessy has been...

    As far as hammock lifetime, my Hennessy has been in permanent woods location now since Jan 2010 with only a few setups and take downs for other location use. I would guess the long term average use...
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    Seems like there was a post a year or so back by...

    Seems like there was a post a year or so back by someone riding the rails with a hammock. I don't know if he was homeless or had some place to land, but it was a way different hobo lifestyle. He...
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