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    Howdy - born-n-raised in Brownsville - college...

    Howdy - born-n-raised in Brownsville - college and married in Houston - now live in PA. Welcome!
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    If I even attempted one of those...my family...

    If I even attempted one of those...my family would have to use the hammock as a stretcher to carry me out in...where's my Advil...
  3. Please - sign me up - I'm in...

    Please - sign me up - I'm in...
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    Yep - you can go round-the-tree-through-the-hole...

    Yep - you can go round-the-tree-through-the-hole back to the hammock and cinch buckles with no problems.

    Make it as easy as you can. Buckle, etc only speeds up set up and break down. I...
  5. ok - if you PM them by noon today (Eastern) I can...

    ok - if you PM them by noon today (Eastern) I can get them in the mail.
  6. Used in a marlin spike hitch. I have cut arrow...

    Used in a marlin spike hitch. I have cut arrow shafts I can send.
  7. Do you need any toggles? I have a bunch of 4"...

    Do you need any toggles? I have a bunch of 4" Easton shafts that I can send to help the project.
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    Greetings from Hershey, Pa. Lots of great...

    Greetings from Hershey, Pa. Lots of great information here.
  9. See - learn something new here every day! Direct...

    See - learn something new here every day! Direct approach may just work - then again...SWMBO has 4 older brothers and she throws a mean left hook....duck and cover..duck and cover...run when...
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    I viewed it hoping to glean the same information...

    I viewed it hoping to glean the same information you're looking for...
  11. Yep - I bought two that way - one to cover the...

    Yep - I bought two that way - one to cover the snow blower and one to use as a curtain when I put up a temporary paint booth.

    Then darn if SWMBO didn't go out to my shop to borrow a screw driver...
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA! Great place to learn...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA! Great place to learn and share..
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    Yes - "this plastic" is the Lowes 4mil - I had to...

    Yes - "this plastic" is the Lowes 4mil - I had to go dig the packaging out of the trash. I bought the 10X25 and cut off 10' leaving me with 10X14 to play with to make another tarp or cut into ground...
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    I just built a 10X10 out of this plastic. Used...

    I just built a 10X10 out of this plastic. Used regular duct tape and cut it back 30 inches from each side to make a hex design. Only taped the ridge and the sides and made tie-outs out of the duct...
  15. Interesting - can you provide info on the awning?

    Interesting - can you provide info on the awning?
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    I also have the GT Double and thoroughly enjoy...

    I also have the GT Double and thoroughly enjoy it. I recommend swapping out the stock suspension and replacing with whoopie slings and straps. I use a MSH and haven't looked back.

    It is a...
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    This falls into the 'why didn't I think of that'...

    This falls into the 'why didn't I think of that' column...going to borrow your idea to use between two vehciles. Son's go car camping / fishing with friends quite a bit and where they go doesn't...
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA. Lots of information...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA. Lots of information and opinions here. Ask any question and you'll get good solid advice.
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    Yep +1 on replacing the stock hook and rope with...

    Yep +1 on replacing the stock hook and rope with whoopie slings. Makes a world of difference.
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    It's on Etsy (or at least was) as of about an...

    It's on Etsy (or at least was) as of about an hour ago! Trying to keep my hand off my wallet!
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA! Great new obsession...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA! Great new obsession isn't it?

    Brownsville native - Univ Houston alum - once camped in Big Bend as a kid - fondly remember the coyote serenade!
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    Very Innovative - job well done!

    Very Innovative - job well done!
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA. I too was a ground...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA. I too was a ground dweller until my sons introduced me to hanging and I haven't looked back. The learning curve is the most fun. Wait until the DIY bug hits - then the...
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    FWIW - I had the same problem/question when I...

    FWIW - I had the same problem/question when I first started to hang - solved it by (1) hanging foot end as described above and (2) learning to lay at a little more of an angle than I had. I first...
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    Great trip - and most likely he will never forget...

    Great trip - and most likely he will never forget the experience.
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    I am by far no expert, but I'd encourage you to...

    I am by far no expert, but I'd encourage you to not use the 9s. I purchased whoopies from a cottage vendor for about $13 and only use the 9s to hang my backpack up or other light hanging duties.
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    I made a hammock chair (think small hammock...

    I made a hammock chair (think small hammock 52x54) and I used the heavy duty thread with no problem. I'm heavy and it's held up quite welll. I double stitched the first inch of each side just to...
  28. Good review. I am seriously considering adding...

    Good review. I am seriously considering adding this to my hammock armada. FWIW - weight isn't the first thing I look at in equipment of any kind - can it do the job I need it to at the price I'm...
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    +1 to doogie' post above. The only suggestion...

    +1 to doogie' post above. The only suggestion I'd make would be to 'play' (adjust) your hammock ridgeline to what gives you the most comfort. After much backyard lab testing - mine turned out to be...
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    I've had good luck using dish soap (like Joy) to...

    I've had good luck using dish soap (like Joy) to get rid of sap. Warmish water and a small nail brush to get into the fabrid usually gets it out for me.
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    The store security folks will generally leave you...

    The store security folks will generally leave you alone if you mumble to yourself while gathering the required items..at least they do when I'm in the store...I'm just reviewing the shopping list out...
  32. ok - so out comes the thread injector for yet...

    ok - so out comes the thread injector for yet another DIY project!
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA! I've learned a lot...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA! I've learned a lot here and have been warmly welcomed with advice...lots to learn and this is the place.
  34. Here's some links to some inexpensive rain tarp...

    Here's some links to some inexpensive rain tarp ideas. I'm making one now with better tape - but my initial testing using what I had on hand (for zero investment cost) was pretty good. I hang in it...
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    +1 on the comfort of sleeping in a hammock -...

    +1 on the comfort of sleeping in a hammock - you'll never go back to the ground.
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    I wonder if you could get more height by throwing...

    I wonder if you could get more height by throwing the straps over the roof and going higher in the window frame? You could use tie-down traps or buy a purpose-made strap of about 15' to make it from...
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    +1 on citronella candles - they do work quite...

    +1 on citronella candles - they do work quite well.
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    What we've done before in Church Camp is to...

    What we've done before in Church Camp is to string two lines between appropriate structures - can be trees, shrubs, cars and then hung two dark single-bed size sheets to create an enclosure. I used...
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA. My wife understands my...

    Welcome from Hershey, PA. My wife understands my little obsessions - says it keeps me interesting when I pick up yet another new interest.
  40. For me - hammocing started with my sons...

    For me - hammocing started with my sons introducing me. Since then the whole family has started. No more tent use for us. Now I'm trying my hand at DIY - made a chair and a couple of stuff sacks -...
  41. What a great idea and nice lathe work! I would...

    What a great idea and nice lathe work! I would also encourage a Kickstarter project and will be watching to see if if/when these might go on sale. One never nows - you might have just created your...
  42. Wow - very very nice. I just recently took the...

    Wow - very very nice. I just recently took the DIY plunge making a hammock chair. You certainly jumped in with both feet!
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    Wow - never saw that a WW - might make a nice fly...

    Wow - never saw that a WW - might make a nice fly tying center also...humm...now I need two of them....
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    Thanks Mike. Yep - SWMBO now wants one for...

    Thanks Mike. Yep - SWMBO now wants one for herself and my sons each want one in Blaze Orange to use for hunting instead of sitting on paint buckets.
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    Did a little field testing of the chair - tweaked...

    Did a little field testing of the chair - tweaked the suspension just a bit and I think it's done. Pretty comfortable and fits around my shoulders well and didn't pinch my rear end.

    Next I'm...
  46. Welcome from Hershey, PA - very nice scenery!

    Welcome from Hershey, PA - very nice scenery!
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    Welcome from Hershey, PA.

    Welcome from Hershey, PA.
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    Some interesting ideas here - I'm in a hotel...

    Some interesting ideas here - I'm in a hotel later this week - may have to look at it a bit differently. I'm thinking of a couple of 6" lengths of PVC to loop the strap through and then put than...
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    Wow - that's very interesting - and welcome from...

    Wow - that's very interesting - and welcome from Hershey, PA!
  50. +1 on whoppie slings, straps and MSH (Marlin...

    +1 on whoppie slings, straps and MSH (Marlin Spike Hitch).
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