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    i miss hawaii and jealous of the hanging going...

    i miss hawaii and jealous of the hanging going on. i use to hang on my lanai and would do my homework or nap out there. how long have you been stationed on oahu?
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    i have yet to carry while hiking but ill probably...

    i have yet to carry while hiking but ill probably use the sack connected to my eno. i know someone brought up concealment from others and i dont know about anyone else, but i generally tuck the sack...
  3. so ive been off the map for awhile but ive been...

    so ive been off the map for awhile but ive been itching to get out and hang. i missed the last one due to work stupidity and thanks to more id miss the one next weekend. would it be possible to hang...
  4. hancock fabric had some woodland camo ripstop. im...

    hancock fabric had some woodland camo ripstop. im not sure if it is in every store but they do have a website you can order from. it is heavier than 1.1, im thinking 1.9 or 1.7 with a waterproof...
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    ive been trying to get some friends to go with me...

    ive been trying to get some friends to go with me out either to moab or the southwest corner of the state. both sound fun and doable for me. id love to do yellowstone or yosemite. the top two places...
  6. Id have to agree with outand back and say skip...

    Id have to agree with outand back and say skip coors. i thought it was going to be better than it was.

    the rei flagship in downtown denver is worth heading to. its a bit bigger than the one on...
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    welcome from a former grovetucky-ian! or columbus...

    welcome from a former grovetucky-ian! or columbus as i have to say to everyone since no one knows where grove city, oh is :D
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    ive let my dog sleep with me in the hammock. ive...

    ive let my dog sleep with me in the hammock. ive only done one overnight with her and it was during a thunderstorm so neither of us slept (she is a big baby about lightning). but she will nap with me...
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    Good Call! That is pretty close to what we heard....

    Good Call! That is pretty close to what we heard. No way would I have ever thought that was on owl. You would think either of the typical 'hoo' or the screech. Funny how the screech owl doesnt have a...
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    I had thought about that, as a possible animal...

    I had thought about that, as a possible animal other than a bird but Ive never heard a tree frog make that sound before. I use to work at a reptile house in a zoo and I always loved listening to the...
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    :lol::lol::lol:i just about fell out of my chair...

    :lol::lol::lol:i just about fell out of my chair thinking about the squirrel and what would be going through his mind, "do, do, do...WHOA HOLY MONKEYS!!!":lol::lol::lol:

    The only experience I had...
  12. Ill bet that if REI can get the hammocks out and...

    Ill bet that if REI can get the hammocks out and on display like the tents, more people would be interested. Not to mention if the staff knows enough about the hammocks to explain how to use them...
  13. shes adorable! not only have you made a new...

    shes adorable! not only have you made a new hanger but another camo fan has been added to the ranks. haha at least they make the pink camo in case she still wants to be girly :D. but then again, who...
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    id love to do at least a fall hang. never really...

    id love to do at least a fall hang. never really camped in the winter. id give it a try if i had anything that could go down below 20.

    it looks like ill be doing some googling to find all these...
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    opsgear.com sells poncho liners. I got mine from...

    opsgear.com sells poncho liners. I got mine from them during a discount sale (which they do pretty often) so I got free shipping. Since I got a few other things, it came out to about $20 for it. They...
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    Jeff I am right there with you! I wish I could...

    Jeff I am right there with you! I wish I could have gone so bad! Hopefully you will be home for the next one, Id like to be able to meet at least some more of the colorado hangers. Great trip reports...
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    I think most everyone has said the worst parts...

    I think most everyone has said the worst parts about hammock camping. Being social, cuddling and the lack of security.

    When I did the hike with my friends back in May we were lucky enough to be in...
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    Im really not liking work now. I get to work...

    Im really not liking work now. I get to work tomorrow too (unlike what was on the schedule). Whats funny is I have everything packed up and ready to go. I think I even managed to get slightly below...
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    So the schedule at work just came out today. I...

    So the schedule at work just came out today. I somehow got thursday and saturday off even though I asked for sat, mon and tues. I asked my boss what was up and all I got was he wasnt the one who did...
  20. Im up near cannibal. but welcome! welcome!

    Im up near cannibal. but welcome! welcome!
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    Im glad everyone is cool with it. Im still...

    Im glad everyone is cool with it. Im still debating since, like your dog wolf, she has some experience with wildlife but not a lot so Im not sure how she will act. I have to start with her sometime...
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    i wanted to ask you guys first, but does anyone...

    i wanted to ask you guys first, but does anyone mind a dog coming along with? iz isnt very big, sweet with people if not a bit shy till she gets to know you and loves the outdoors. she wouldnt be off...
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    ive been lightening my pack up or at least...

    ive been lightening my pack up or at least trying. switching out for lighter items mostly. but my pack is still over 25lbs so i dont know how you guys do it.

    it will just be me on this trip. my...
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    hancock fabric has a good deal with their...

    hancock fabric has a good deal with their ripstop. i want to say that it feels just a bit lighter than 1.9oz but it will do the trick. its about $5 a yard, sometimes less when its on sale. Ive made a...
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    I use paracord for a number of things, from my...

    I use paracord for a number of things, from my tie-outs to lashing things to my pack. It does tend to stretch, but if you want it as a extra line that doesnt need to be ultra strong it does the...
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    from what ive been told, only in state wood is...

    from what ive been told, only in state wood is allowed. food or outandback could probably say more since they have been here longer. i dont know if that goes for lumber or just firewood cut logs.
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    you cant go wrong with having outandback show you...

    you cant go wrong with having outandback show you around. hes a great guy and very helpful! he helped me out when i made my first whoopie slings and couldnt figure it out. now ive got it down to a...
  28. that looked like an awesome time! i wish i could...

    that looked like an awesome time! i wish i could have gone with instead of sit in a car for 17hrs :/. cant wait for next month!
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    it seems like jeffco is always under a fire ban...

    it seems like jeffco is always under a fire ban unless it rains for a week straight. the signs are everywhere in bear creek.

    i have good news and bad news about the week. good news is i managed to...
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    aloha! i too found the ways of the hammock by...

    aloha! i too found the ways of the hammock by thinking it could be better than just lounging in. there is a ton of great stuff around here as well as people who are more than happy to help out. you...
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    Cannibal, if you are the youngin at 41, what does...

    Cannibal, if you are the youngin at 41, what does that make me? I must be the fetus at 24 :lol:
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    This is all sounding very exciting. If I have it...

    This is all sounding very exciting. If I have it right, there are 3 campsites? With a possible total of 13 this might be enough to cover everyone. Im still trying to get everyone with me on the same...
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    i got some from ace hardware. not the lightest...

    i got some from ace hardware. not the lightest option but they work. they are an inch across and are labelled with a 225lb max load. i know though that my 240lb boyfriend was held up just as well as...
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    i dont know why your seamstress friends are being...

    i dont know why your seamstress friends are being wussies about it. ripstop really isnt too slippery. if you have the sewing machine, its really easy to do. i bought my 1.1oz from backwoods and i...
  35. great minds think alike! i was thinking about the...

    great minds think alike! i was thinking about the exact same thing to do to my bugnet. i was going to run some extra shock cord underneath to close it up but to also have some tension on it. Like a...
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    Im still down if we hike friday or saturday. I...

    Im still down if we hike friday or saturday. I guess saturday might be better, i can still work friday and meet down at the camp site friday night. the less days i take off the better my chances to...
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    So far I think everyone with me wants to do the...

    So far I think everyone with me wants to do the hike, pending that we all get them time off. Ill make sure they get the specs on what to have in their packs and with their hammocks. I know one guy...
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    I just got done testing them out. I cant seem to...

    I just got done testing them out. I cant seem to get the photos off the camera but they did collapse under just my weight. Im 125lbs and the kinked like I was 500. To be fair, I used my lighter poly...
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    whatever it takes to make your significant other...

    whatever it takes to make your significant other happy right? looks good so far. is it pink on the inside and black outside? she could always change sides to fit her fancy then, but ill have to agree...
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    I think it just stitched too close to the edge so...

    I think it just stitched too close to the edge so it just ended up coming out. I can fix it by resewing it back to the grosgrain but closer to the fabric this time. I think a second would help with...
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    Alternative to arrow shaft toogles

    I was poking around my local Ace tonight (mostly getting hardware for hammocks :D) and I came across these little buggers:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1107&pictureid=8872...
  42. ill take the pro fly if its still up. pm sent.

    ill take the pro fly if its still up. pm sent.
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    update on my organizer after the first official...

    update on my organizer after the first official hang:

    after loading it up with a few things to get a good test run out if it, it reached a failing point at two areas. one of my tabs broke off of...
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    i didnt have a thermometer but based on the temp...

    i didnt have a thermometer but based on the temp when we hiked back to the car, id say i got my poncho liner into the low 40s. i was a bit cold (thanks to the wind) but after throwing my poncho over...
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    do the guys who have done this have a tentative...

    do the guys who have done this have a tentative pack list? it looks like ill be getting the weekend off work so ill be there and possibly a few friends from work. but this will be a first long...
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    haha yea, that was the extra that was bought at...

    haha yea, that was the extra that was bought at the army surplus store. it held up fine and the guy slept all night in it but he said if hes going to keep hanging he wants a bigger one that he can...
  47. haha thats great. now i have to see if mine will...

    haha thats great. now i have to see if mine will take two needles. it will definitely shorten down on the time it takes to do two rows.
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    End of the World Trip

    Judgement Day has come and gone and yet everyone is still here, the world is intact and the zombies have not arisen. Even though I had no belief that any of it would happen on Saturday a few...
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    i love the stuff i have gotten from BWDD (thanks...

    i love the stuff i have gotten from BWDD (thanks scott :D) i was just looking for other camo patterns. I have the 1.9 oz ACU for my tarp and the olive 1.1 for my UQ. Its great to hear that everyone...
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    Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics

    Hey guys, I was poking my head around the other day to find out some other retailers for ripstop and stumbled upon OWF. I like them because of the wide range of camo patterns (the bf would be more...
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