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  1. Wow! What a great time. A special thanks to all...

    Wow! What a great time. A special thanks to all the super heros who organizaed, ran and worked the hang. It was great to see old friends, meet new ones and add some more faces and personalities to...
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    Wonder how much a Kevlar hammock would weigh?

    Wonder how much a Kevlar hammock would weigh?
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    Mark me down as tentative. It is supposed to get...

    Mark me down as tentative. It is supposed to get crazy at work this July so I might be working. It would be nice to get out there again. I just hope the chiggers don't find me as tasty as last time!
  4. I hope everyone had a great time. Wish I could...

    I hope everyone had a great time. Wish I could have been there. I was hanging at scoutcamp with LifeScout and helping teach wilderness survival. I think we had 147 scouters and scouts out there this...
  5. Wish i could be there. I had a great time in...

    Wish i could be there. I had a great time in September at Hidden Pond getting to know some of y'all. We have a Troop fund raiser on the 9th and I am the only one who can haul the trailer at the...
  6. Nice photo LifeScout! Great trip report,...

    Nice photo LifeScout!

    Great trip report, photos and video FLRider!

    I had a great time meeting everyone. As rain goes it wasn't bad at all. Just wish I could have made a weekend of it!
  7. Had a great time. It was nice to finally meet...

    Had a great time. It was nice to finally meet y'all, put some faces to names. Just wish I could have spent more time there. One night was not enough, but better than none!

    Thanks for the trail...
  8. Riddled; sorry your sick. We'll take pictures and...

    Riddled; sorry your sick. We'll take pictures and see ya next time.

    It is a beautiful day in Ocala! Unfortunatly it has been too wet to treat my stuff with Permethrin since it wouldn't have dried....
  9. Nice lookin rig!

    Nice lookin rig!
  10. Skunkape - I always tell my scouts they will be...

    Skunkape - I always tell my scouts they will be swimming in their tents long before the water is deep enough to get me wet!
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    I like your setup. Did the kids have the second...

    I like your setup. Did the kids have the second floor?
  12. Weather

    The forest roads roads may well be soupy. Keep an eye on conditions this week. Weekend still predicted to be good. Highs in mid 80s and lows in mid to lower 60s.

    Subject: Flood Watch: Additional...
  13. Thanks for the info FLRider! Looking forward...

    Thanks for the info FLRider!

    Looking forward to seeing you again LifeScout. Enjoyed our talk at the Camporee.

    Riddled sorry we couldn't meet. You'll be in camp before I get off work and make it...
  14. Looks like I will finally get to make a group...

    Looks like I will finally get to make a group hang! Gonna be nice to meet everyone in person that I have been reading about. I will park at Pat's Island Friday probably about 5:00pm and hike in. I...
  15. Sounds awesome. I'd love to see the pics but I am...

    Sounds awesome. I'd love to see the pics but I am having the same problem. Photobucket says the pictures have been moved or deleted.
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    Nice idea. I have an old backyard stand for a...

    Nice idea. I have an old backyard stand for a spreader hammack a friend gave me. You are right about a doublenest fitting the unmodified stand with your butt touching the bottom. I didn't think about...
  17. Thanks for the thought and prayers. I'll be...

    Thanks for the thought and prayers. I'll be praying for the group's safety as well. It is nasty in Ocala right now. Lots of yellow and orange on the radar and now was the time several (including me)...
  18. I won't be able to make it. An elderly friend...

    I won't be able to make it. An elderly friend passed away this morning after a three week battle with pneumonia. The funeral will be Saturday.

    I was looking forward to meeting y'all in person...
  19. Got it on the calendar. Hopefully I will make...

    Got it on the calendar. Hopefully I will make this one. Sounds like fun!
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    Just read the entire thread. Very nice job on the...

    Just read the entire thread. Very nice job on the sock. Mine is just pull over tube ala Just Jeff. Condensation is not too bad but we don't get the cold here in Florida that you do there.
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    I bought a 27" wide ccf pad from Walley World and...

    I bought a 27" wide ccf pad from Walley World and a Neat Sheet from Walgreens years ago and made a Frost Neat SPE (segmented pad extender). I cut the wings from my older 20" wide ccf pad.

    My Risk...
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    I have enjoyed the primitive site at Gold Head....

    I have enjoyed the primitive site at Gold Head. About a 3/4 mile hike down the FL Train from a parking lot in the park. I have hung there a couple of times with my Scouts.

    Has a location been...
  23. Ocala Area

    It is a ways but Gold Head is nice. I have been in the Primative area a couple of times with my Scouts. It is about 3/4 mile down the FL Trail from a parking lot in the park....
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    I'd love a buff!

    I'd love a buff!
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    Been there, done that. Literally! Stepped back...

    Been there, done that. Literally! Stepped back down to ASM after 3 years and let some "new blood" take over. It was good for both of us. We are both still going strong, even though both of our sons...
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    I am an ASM and previous SM. I have a homemade...

    I am an ASM and previous SM. I have a homemade hammock sock using Just Jeff's directions I pull up and then change cloths laying in my hammock. Nobody can see me. If I leave the sock at home I will...
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    @Grizz. I know what you mean. In 1970 or 71 I was...

    @Grizz. I know what you mean. In 1970 or 71 I was dropped off on a dark moonless night with just my poncho and sleeping bag, no flashlight allowed. I lay the bag down with the poncho on top. I had a...
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    I use a couple of cord locks on the ridgeline to...

    I use a couple of cord locks on the ridgeline to keep my stuff from sliding down to my head. Works fine for me.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the tutorial. Did my first splice...

    Thanks for the tutorial. Did my first splice using amsteel tonight.:)
  30. Labor Day weekend Ocala

    Could I get some additional info. What is the location and is it all weekend or just one night?

    Thanks!
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    I used the Kelty Noah 9 for several years. It was...

    I used the Kelty Noah 9 for several years. It was my first non blue poly tarp. I still have it and loan it out to other Assistant Scoutmasters on occasion. I enjoyed it. My backpacking is with Scouts...
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    Try starting with the ratio of ridge line length...

    Try starting with the ratio of ridge line length to hammock body length about 90%. Make it adjustable so you can tweak it in to what you find most comfortable. I haven't measured mine in years but I...
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    2 layer hammock

    I made my first 2 layer by just sewing the ends. The pad tended to slip out with the open sides all the way down. I made the next following Risk's Zhammock design (...
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    Tree table

    Sousville and others have youtube videos about making lightweight tree tables. Search for bionic tree table or backpacking tree table. They have some great ideas on attachment to the tree. Uses one...
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    Nice looking tarp. I like the two color. And my...

    Nice looking tarp. I like the two color. And my colors of choice! Good job.
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    Sticky: My scouts are always saying I look like a bear...

    My scouts are always saying I look like a bear burrito in my hammock. Especially with my DIY hammock sock (thanks for the idea Risk & Just Jeff).

    I have converted some of the scouts to hanging...
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    Thoughts on the ENO Reactor Hammock

    The pictures on the ENO website look like they copied Risk's Zhammock. I used one I made for years until it started showing wear at the gathered ends and I was afraid it would rip on me. Didn't have...
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    I used my Kelty Noah 9 for several years before...

    I used my Kelty Noah 9 for several years before switching to a 10 X 10 square, non cat cut tarp. The Kelty worked great. I always hung it on the diagonal (it's made that way) with my hammock. I...
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    10 X 10 Cooke Custom Tarp

    I have the 10 X 10 and love it. And should I ever have to go to ground (gasp) the multiple tie outs will make doing so easy.:)
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