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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
  2. Thread: More Bug Murder

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    Didn't know Wolf Spiders were dangerous. Lived in...

    Didn't know Wolf Spiders were dangerous. Lived in my wife's Great Uncles 1914 log cabin 40 years ago just after marrying. We had Wolfies and roaches, not so many roaches. Wife thought I was totally...
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    Never participated in the PIF. Too complicated...

    Never participated in the PIF. Too complicated for an olddog. I already practice the KISS system. Last week a member posted a need, I had the item I wasn't using, PM'ed for an address and sent it...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
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    WTB: I have one you can have. Slit the bottom of the...

    I have one you can have. Slit the bottom of the bag open to gravity filter water thru my Saywer. Don't really need the cap. PM me your address.
  6. Sorry folks. Thanks to Gogrillz I found out there...

    Sorry folks. Thanks to Gogrillz I found out there is no expiration date on the tickets and I can use them next year. I will be there in spirit and have sent some spoons for the raffle. Y'all have fun.
  7. Hey Mike, you know you're getting the itch, it...

    Hey Mike, you know you're getting the itch, it can't be any hotter than some of the Sherpa Hangs we've had in Feb. I'm going to give it a try. I dare you.
  8. I was thinking about just this subject recently...

    I was thinking about just this subject recently so sat down this afternoon and reviewed past Trip Reports. What a blast checking out our previous hangs over the years. Have complied a tentative...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
  12. Mark, load him up and leave room in your pack if...

    Mark, load him up and leave room in your pack if you have to transfer some of the load. Just don't do like Patches did on a hike where she brought books. If he makes it all the way with his load we...
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    Limited experience with pads and those were not...

    Limited experience with pads and those were not in a double layer. Laying on a pad in a single layer just sucks. Not only are you fighting to keep it in place, not relevant with a double layer, but...
  14. No No No. Just too easy to have everything go...

    No No No. Just too easy to have everything go wrong. Just get up at the first urge and take care of the problem. Learnt long ago not to just lay there thinking the bladder was just kidding. The...
  15. Not sure when Grinder and I will be there but...

    Not sure when Grinder and I will be there but probably before everyone else.
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    Don't worry about sealing the ridgeline until...

    Don't worry about sealing the ridgeline until after you have a problem. I hung mine for 2 1/2 months in Maine and experienced almost daily rains with nary a drop of water. We don't get much rain...
  17. lilricky has moved on to Texas, Tuck to Georgia....

    lilricky has moved on to Texas, Tuck to Georgia. The group lost some and seems to be gaining others. It will be fun welcoming new faces to the group. Sorry long time members, you may have to listen...
  18. Sounds interesting here also. Not so sure about...

    Sounds interesting here also. Not so sure about the heat but at least there is the pond to sit in if it's too hot. Dragging the pole along and grilling some fresh fish sounds good.
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
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    Been thinking about this and after this years FHV...

    Been thinking about this and after this years FHV I have an opinion. We know what those are worth. Even with 5 days at the hang I was unable to meet everyone. Also with that many people there are...
  21. Thread: Hi from Florida

    by olddog
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. See ya on the trail.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. See ya on the trail.
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    Took a while to find this thread. ...

    Took a while to find this thread.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/53014-Hammock-magnetism!?highlight=UQ+magnets
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    Welcome aboard. There are a few over that way but...

    Welcome aboard. There are a few over that way but not sure how often they check the forum. I'm over in Lakeland. If none of them respond maybe we can get together and work on your rig. No experience...
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    Welcome aboard. Looks like it will work just make...

    Welcome aboard. Looks like it will work just make sure the carabiners are weight rated. Those look like the hardware store biners and IIRC are in the 400# to 600# range. Good idea running the eyebolt...
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    Look for the hinges with 3 holes in the...

    Look for the hinges with 3 holes in the rectangular half not 4.
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    I have a mesh stuff sack, 3"dia. x 12" L, that...

    I have a mesh stuff sack, 3"dia. x 12" L, that the Tadpole with suspension attached is stuffed into. It also holds the guylines in a tyvek envelope, a tyvek ground cloth and the kevlar straps and...
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    Can't remember if it has been tried but it may...

    Can't remember if it has been tried but it may have. Even the metal fence toprail will flex if the suspension isn't positioned correctly.
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    The only set of straps I've left in the woods...

    The only set of straps I've left in the woods were bright yellow. Thankfully it was Sunday morning on the way out of the woods. Since then I use Red's method of policing my site after everything is...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Looking forward to...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Looking forward to meeting on the trail sometime.
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    An interesting hike and one we will doing later...

    An interesting hike and one we will doing later in the year. When you make reservations for the campsites don't mention hammocks. Even though Richloam and Lake Wales Ridge are both state forest the...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of the hanging...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of the hanging in Florida is during the fall/winter/spring season though some are doing summer hangs. On the No UQ Hang 2 weekends ago some did resort to their UQs...
  32. Thread: DIY UQ asym?

    by olddog
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    I tried an asym UQ with polyester batting a few...

    I tried an asym UQ with polyester batting a few years back and found suspending it was tedious and fiddley. Finally sewed the UQ to a full length fabric which worked to keep it in position under me....
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    Looks like a good time had by all.

    Looks like a good time had by all.
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    I'll see what I can do but it may be a while....

    I'll see what I can do but it may be a while. Have to report for grand jury duty tomorrow morning at 0730 in Tampa 37 miles west of me. Since retiring I have been strictly a casual attire person. The...
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    One layer of the outer fabric is full length and...

    One layer of the outer fabric is full length and gathered at the ends. The other layer is only as long as the batting just to retain and protect the batting. Where there are 3 layers...
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    For my home UQ I just sandwiched some polyester...

    For my home UQ I just sandwiched some polyester batting between inexpensive polyester fabric and quilted to keep the batting in place. Basically a triple layer quilted hammock under the sleep...
  37. Thread: Another UCR SLS

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    PG I tried the ABLs in one of the early...

    PG I tried the ABLs in one of the early experiments and found that they would tighten to the point of being hard to readjust. This was the reason I went with the UCRs. By loosening they could be slid...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Keep an eye on the...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Keep an eye on the trip planning for the southeast. The 'No UQ Hang' is this weekend at Hidden Pond in Ocala NF and the 'Summer's Last Gasp' is in Sept. Some of us don't...
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    Used the Y stakes in the past but in my process...

    Used the Y stakes in the past but in my process of cutting back on weight now just cut some Saw Palmetto fronds.
  40. And the fish, frogs, crawdads, herons, egrets,...

    And the fish, frogs, crawdads, herons, egrets, ducks, raccoons, otters, bears, pigs. Sounds like a communal outhouse. Sawyer filter and it will taste better than what most get from their kitchen...
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    Congratulations DivaB. Haven't seen you around...

    Congratulations DivaB. Haven't seen you around here lately. Maybe you just couldn't get out of that hammock. That's my biggest problem, actually my wife's problem not mine, with being retired and...
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    I've been using the inflatable travel pillow from...

    I've been using the inflatable travel pillow from WM for 4 years fulltime. The trick for me was to not fully inflate. It fits over my left shoulder. When on my back one leg is under my head and when...
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    Here in Florida it isn't an option. Even during...

    Here in Florida it isn't an option. Even during the winter a day or two of mild weather and the bugs will be out. We've done a couple of Sherpa hangs in Feb. where the temps have gotten up in the 90...
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    They are the largest crutch tips I could find at...

    They are the largest crutch tips I could find at one of the big box stores and the last inch or so of the 2x2 needs to be rounded off.
  45. Thread: Another UCR SLS

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    ibgary, it was quick to hang and never failed...

    ibgary, it was quick to hang and never failed other than some minor slippage in the UCR's until I placed more wraps in the tautline hitches. Not using it anymore since I went on a weight saving...
  46. I had been thinking of maybe giving this a try...

    I had been thinking of maybe giving this a try this year. Could be that staying in Florida instead of heading to Maine this summer has fried what little bit of brain I have left. Unfortunately the...
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    That looks great. Time to get in touch with WL.

    That looks great. Time to get in touch with WL.
  48. Thread: Bug Net Ethics

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    I thoroughly enjoy laying in my hammock watching...

    I thoroughly enjoy laying in my hammock watching the little buggers land on the bugnet only to die within seconds and fall to the ground. Mosquitos, ticks and Cottonmouth Moccasins are all on my list...
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    When I started the build list it seemed like a...

    When I started the build list it seemed like a good idea. Then came the reality that all it was doing was cluttering up the build thread. Had I continued the thread would have been 3500+ post by now.
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    When I made my Swag & Dilly the swag was a 5'x 7'...

    When I made my Swag & Dilly the swag was a 5'x 7' piece of silnylon with loops at the corners and ties at the center of the long sides. When unloaded the swag was empty and looked to be a good fit...
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