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  1. There's now scientifically something to this hammock thing.

    Sleeping in a rocking hammock can help your sleep... Apparently, a whole lot.

    http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(11)00539-2
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    First of all, do you know what kind of...

    First of all, do you know what kind of hammock/size you'd be comfortable in?

    If you like to sleep flat or have trouble sleeping in hammocks you may want to consider an asymmetrical. If you're tall...
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    Permethrin should stay for a dozen washes or so...

    Permethrin should stay for a dozen washes or so in practically any kind of fabric or clothing. It's also very stable in fabrics and some commercially treated fabrics can remain effective for years!
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    DEET and your hammock?

    As a quick reminder or educational link for those who aren't sure about how deet works...

    http://www.torontohiking.com/html/deet.html

    This post is in regards to the "plasticizer" comment in the...
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    My wife went off and got me sick. :-( I...

    My wife went off and got me sick. :-(

    I thought I might slip past it but it went and got me anyway.

    I was so excited about this trip. I hope another one near oklahoma pops up later this...
  6. I am still looking into a backpackable solution....

    I am still looking into a backpackable solution. I think the cheapest/most reliable thing to do about stakes is this...
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  7. I'm not advocating hikers installing eyebolts,...

    I'm not advocating hikers installing eyebolts, I'm advocating educated park officials consulting arborists and hikers and then installing the correctly sized fixtures on their own in trees that...
  8. I won't go back to find the quote but I also...

    I won't go back to find the quote but I also agree that it would probably be better for everyone if those of us that are hangers are proactive about considering our eventual impact even if it's a...
  9. I wonder, in heavily trafficed areas where...

    I wonder, in heavily trafficed areas where hammocks may be a problem over time, wouldn't it behove park rangers to install eyebolts in appropriate trees to encourage hangers to use the bolts rather...
  10. Thread: Wiki?

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    If the articles section already allows multiple...

    If the articles section already allows multiple authors then technically it's already a wiki. Maybe crosslinking more would help out. I'll work on a few basics to see what I can do to help spruce it...
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    On the bankers, after the rather public mortgage...

    On the bankers, after the rather public mortgage crisis I would handily disagree. I would have been surprised. But now I'm just confused. heh.

    No disagreement on getting it started. Makeing the...
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    I had thought of that too. A bit like putting a...

    I had thought of that too. A bit like putting a highway bypass around a really wonderful little town. A well developed wiki would certainly lose a lot of the charm a good forum has. Much of the...
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    heh, an abbreviated version of what I was...

    heh, an abbreviated version of what I was thinking. :laugh:

    That's a wiki article. Because it's on wikipedia, the entry is biased toward general human interest. It's written so that if John Doe,...
  14. Thread: Wiki?

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    Wiki?

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=211748&posted=1#post211748

    The second post in this thread had me thinking...

    It might be worthwhile to start a hammocking wiki. There's...
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    Wiki? I'd help work on a page or two of a...

    Wiki?

    I'd help work on a page or two of a wiki. It'd be really cool to have a nifty camping wiki that linked up the basics of hammocking, slings, etc.

    Wonder if we could convince the keeper of...
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    How many loops to you put in the prussik? I just...

    How many loops to you put in the prussik? I just ordered a bit to fit out my tarps.
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    Interesting... 1.50 for silnylon is a very...

    Interesting... 1.50 for silnylon is a very tempting price, especially without shipping! I'll have to check into that..

    Any word on whether or not people have had similar experiences at places like...
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    Yet another ENO review

    As promised here's the review of the ENO underquilt.

    It's not as thorough as I had originally planned. Mostly because oldgringo's land is AWESOME and so is he. We spent most of the overnight...
  19. http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#poly%20c...

    http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#poly%20ctd%20rs

    I'd use polyurethane coated flame retardant ripstop with a siled fiberglass pipe hole.
    It's not burnproof but it'll keep you from...
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    The groundlings are trying to rouse us. Well,...

    The groundlings are trying to rouse us.

    Well, MAN, look here! I have slept on the ground and been comfortable too, about 10% of the time I've camped. Backcountry mother nature has a funny way of...
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    I just read this interesting article! Pack a...

    I just read this interesting article!

    Pack a gun to protect your valuables from getting lost...
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  22. I see your point pedro, and I had thought about...

    I see your point pedro, and I had thought about that as well. For those trips where I *may* have to cut up some trees to fashion an a-frame I completely agree. The risk/weight doesn't factor out.
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    Did you make the shelter yourself then? You used...

    Did you make the shelter yourself then? You used silnylon I'm guessing. I've been thinking of doing something similar but with fire resistant poly ripstop. It's heavier but I think the fire...
  24. Dual A-Frame and earth anchor hammock support

    I need some answers from experienced diyers.

    What kind of material do you think would be capable of supporting an a-frame type backpack-reasonable hammock hanger?

    The system i'm talking about...
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    That looks awesome! I'll mark my calendar I...

    That looks awesome!

    I'll mark my calendar I love the buffalo!
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    I remember thinking that when I lived there. Born...

    I remember thinking that when I lived there. Born and raised in a small town an hour from Houston. Heh, everyone likes to say how crazy their weather shifts are.

    It really is that bad in OK. We...
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    This is my vote personally. Two separate hammocks...

    This is my vote personally. Two separate hammocks on either side of your trees. You might have to mess around with the tree straps but it seems like a good solution to me. And a cheap pine dowel with...
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    Yeah I was thinking that too, I'm already to the...

    Yeah I was thinking that too, I'm already to the point where I can pick a spot by eye-balling it. but sometimes I come up a bit short or long, or I hang one side higher off the ground than the other....
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    Ahem... and I qoute.... There's another new...

    Ahem... and I qoute.... There's another new hanger in Austin, you might work with him to get a better response if you take my advice.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13569
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    Ask any three hangers for their opinions about...

    Ask any three hangers for their opinions about hammocks and you'll get AT LEAST four answers.

    Comfortable hammocks are like shoes and ez-boy recliners. You're going to need some experience to know...
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    Measuring string...

    This is probably been thought of many times but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway.

    I always carry a 50' piece of cord with me for bear bagging my edibles away from critters.

    I was...
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    The thing that gets me about Grizzlys is that...

    The thing that gets me about Grizzlys is that they seem to replace a lot of the the "Chuck Norris" in Chuck Norris jokes, and make them sound serious.

    For example:

    When the Boogeyman goes to...
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    I guess that depends on the wind and the tree...

    I guess that depends on the wind and the tree too.

    Who knows, maybe even bow hunting is possible.

    The mangolian hordes of Ghengis Khan were incredible archers who few in any time before or...
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    If I could only convince my wife that I needed to...

    If I could only convince my wife that I needed to spend $1000 bucks (trip, tag, etc) to maybe get an elk.

    She's in medical school... so one day. One day... But right now I'm the sugar daddy so...
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    I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing....

    I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing.

    I'd like to get into hunting a bit more seriously and that'd be about the best tree stand I can imagine! Wildly comfortable, easy(ish) to take...
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    Psuedo test

    So, the tenth turned out to be nearly coldest night of the year here. I'm in Oklahoma and we're getting record cold and snow this year.

    Oldgringo and I were planning a hang at his place, but...
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    Sticky: Started playing around with kayak touring and...

    Started playing around with kayak touring and hated carrying that gigantic tent around.

    Enter a El-cheapo hammock bliss hammock. It was cheap, comfortable, and far better than the rocky bank of a...
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    In good years South/Central Texas Bluebonnets...

    In good years South/Central Texas Bluebonnets cover everything. I hail from a little town an hour west of Houston and the bluebonnets are a yearly attraction for people all over the world. They have...
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    Take some binoculars. Big bend is one of the few...

    Take some binoculars. Big bend is one of the few places in the states where you can get spectacular dark sky views. (Astronomy)

    With binoculars you should be able to see all kinds of interesting...
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    I'm down Dave. I'd prefer to do a backyard thing...

    I'm down Dave. I'd prefer to do a backyard thing in case this bag is as horrible as some thinks it'll be. (My backyard doesn't have any trees.) I know it's blasphemy here. But hey, it's a starter...
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    Oh no no, you're right. The ember is not my...

    Oh no no, you're right. The ember is not my "dream" quilt. It's going to be 'ol blue'. The standby, the beat up toyota good for most things but not the best race horse.

    It seems though that a diy...
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    nuts. I need to make these things shorter. On...

    nuts. I need to make these things shorter.

    On Ford, a correction, not patronization. Before Ford "roads" didn't even exist. Automobiles were toys for the wealthy and owned by the fringe lunatic...
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    A DIY might be worth $30 total in materials...

    A DIY might be worth $30 total in materials delivered (shipping incl.). About 2 hours in research and shopping. An hour or two in time to actually make it, I bet I could get a sewing machine on...
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    @Cannibal. I'm not saying you should guess at my...

    @Cannibal. I'm not saying you should guess at my experience. I'm not experienced. That's what I meant. This will be my first uq so I have nothing to compare it to or any knowledge to draw on from...
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    There's an aweful lot of hating going on for a...

    There's an aweful lot of hating going on for a bunch of people who've apparently never used this uq. (and obviously never plan to)

    I'm certainly not an expert on uq design, and I suppose I can see...
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    dry hand and toe warmers. Buy lots of dry...

    dry hand and toe warmers.

    Buy lots of dry hand and toe warmers. The little orange packs you get at wal-mart and home depot. They're cheap assurance. Fill her pockets, gloves and shoes with them...
  47. I disagree on the last part. If you want them to...

    I disagree on the last part. If you want them to make a meaningful amount of fruit (sell it) they're a labor of love. They put out what's put in. That's a literal statement. But generally speaking...
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    Men taylor. Women sew.

    Men taylor. Women sew.
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    A quote from one of my recent posts. I've...

    A quote from one of my recent posts.

    I've found that 3 season camping in a hammock can be much harder to accommodate than some originally hope. I have never been able to use the blue pads with...
  50. Your local horticulturalist may be more use here...

    Your local horticulturalist may be more use here than an arborist somewhere in the US.

    They can tell you what species are best for the area, what pests/insects they attract, what kinds of fruit...
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