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    Re: Another one from AL...

    I lost it when I read your scream comment... Welcome from Birmingham!
  2. Thread: Hammock ripping

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    Don't worry about being new, we all started...

    Don't worry about being new, we all started somewhere. And i bet we all learn new stuff all the time. The reason the concept of hammocks being so easily evolved is because there's always something...
  3. Thread: Hammock ripping

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    I have only used the ripstop from JoAnn and...

    I have only used the ripstop from JoAnn and Hancock Fabrics and have never had an issue. I can see small pinholes in one of mine that i have used over twenty times now though. That one has been...
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    I still have a trip planned for the Sipsey next...

    I still have a trip planned for the Sipsey next weekend 21-23 if you're interested to try some hot weather?
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    Tulle is all i have used. The Camo Tulle that...

    Tulle is all i have used. The Camo Tulle that is. The camo is tough stuff. I have snagged it on a holly bush and it didn't tear. But now i will say that the black mesh is terrible. They were out...
  6. my thoughts exactly, plus the diamonds and the...

    my thoughts exactly, plus the diamonds and the coon tail, head shape, cat like eyes...Western Diamondback.
  7. you should be fine without the tubes. I have off...

    you should be fine without the tubes. I have off my fence posts and they are only 2 feet i'm guessing (the contractor built the fence) and i'm 220 lbs.
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    I don't stop. Cold or hot I just enjoy being out...

    I don't stop. Cold or hot I just enjoy being out there! Yes some temps are more comfortable than others. When it's hot we head to The Sipsey (North West Alabama). Okay i confess it's awesome up...
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    I am interested in this as well! Kind of...

    I am interested in this as well!

    Kind of off/on topic...Is the mesh window curtain material durable? Because I need to find something more durable than tulle. Now i will say that there are two...
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    Welcome from Calera. I second the above,...

    Welcome from Calera. I second the above, Tannehill, Oak Mountain, Bankhead NF/Sipsey Wilderness Area and you can also check out the Talladega NF in Bibb County. I'll be going to Sipsey this weekend.
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    Thanks for the help. I did the east side of...

    Thanks for the help. I did the east side of Abrams Falls last Sept. and it was a good hike.

    I'm going to do a search but where can i find a map of the designated camp sites for those trails?
    ...
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    Maryville, Tenn hang?

    Hey folks, I was wondering if anybody from the Maryville, TN area or near could help me find some good places for an over nighter. I'm taking a neighbor's sister back home to Maryville on Saturday,...
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    Very nice man! The DIY bug is killer. As you...

    Very nice man! The DIY bug is killer. As you may know from making other things in the past. Once you start, you don't stop!

    You didn't ask but I'll give my 2 cents and experiences to...
  14. Thread: Beth in Alabama

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    Welcome from B'ham! Roll Tide!

    Welcome from B'ham! Roll Tide!
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    Very nice! I'm glad there was a good break in...

    Very nice! I'm glad there was a good break in the weather for it to be enjoyable for y'all.
  16. You could make a green bishop bag for the top of...

    You could make a green bishop bag for the top of the carrot.
  17. You don't necessarily need to get rid of knots. ...

    You don't necessarily need to get rid of knots. Just use the right ones. Figure 8 follow-thru is a good knot. It's what I use to repel and rescue at the Fire Dept. IMHO...the best life safety...
  18. Thread: Bug nets

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    I've injected rock pockets (knotty's bug net) to...

    I've injected rock pockets (knotty's bug net) to pull down on the netting. That does really good to keep it off my body and especially my face/head.
  19. Excellent...nice setup! Without seeing you in...

    Excellent...nice setup! Without seeing you in it,I cannot see how high your feet are. But most try to keep their foot end higher tto prevent from sliding down towards your feet at night.

    How...
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    Keep in mind that if you take your 2nd Hammock...

    Keep in mind that if you take your 2nd Hammock and your friend uses it...make sure that he will be warm throughout the night. If he's cold he will more than likely stay with his opinion of the...
  21. Thread: tulle bugnet?

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    That makes sense...I have a camo pattern from...

    That makes sense...I have a camo pattern from Hancock Fabrics. It did feel more durable than the kind with sparkles on it...:laugh:
  22. Thread: tulle bugnet?

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    I use tulle and have had no problems with it...

    I use tulle and have had no problems with it after hundreds of hangs with it. I have it on my tarp ridge line and it rolls up with the tarp. Velcro on the sides with rock pockets for draping. It...
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    Excellent..welcome to the forums! Keep is...

    Excellent..welcome to the forums! Keep is updated on your first outing.
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    Awesome...and welcome! I love your part of the...

    Awesome...and welcome! I love your part of the country!!
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    You said that you didn't set it up at the optimal...

    You said that you didn't set it up at the optimal distance, and you could not reach the RL. And i'm guessing you have an adjustable RL? If that's the case then you had already said what is...
  26. Thread: New hammock

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    As many times as I've been hanging I still get...

    As many times as I've been hanging I still get excited as I was my first outing. Good for you...hope you have a good time! If it does rain and you have a tarp..now might be a good time to test it...
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    To expand on the ridgeline holding the bug...

    To expand on the ridgeline holding the bug netting. You don't want to have the bug netting laying on you because the little "buggers" can still get you.
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    Yes those arrows should be fine. Remember...

    Yes those arrows should be fine. Remember objects get stronger the shorter they get. Think about arrows. The spine changes the shorter you cut it. 3" toggles are the average. Unless you plan on...
  29. Thread: amsteel

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    +1 for redden. I had mine within 5 days after...

    +1 for redden. I had mine within 5 days after ordering!
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    Welcome! What are you talking about, we don't...

    Welcome! What are you talking about, we don't have mosquitoes here in central Alabama...they are blood vultures!
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    This...

    Thisis what I use. Has a hook on the back that is strong enough to hold the flashlight in any position.
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    I do not have a picture, but I had a sighting...

    I do not have a picture, but I had a sighting today in Pelham Alabama. Lookednlike they were heading to Oak Mtn State Park. I saw a small pick up with a kayak in the back with an ENO strapped to the...
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    I have two of them coming in the mail hopefully...

    I have two of them coming in the mail hopefully Monday. Got 100ft of Amsteel in the mail today and made my first whoopies. I cannot speak for it's durability right now. But I can say this will be...
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    Don't be nervous...get out there and enjoy the...

    Don't be nervous...get out there and enjoy the wilderness. We all it the ground atleast once in our endevours. Just hang low so you won't have very far to fall if you think it might happen. As for...
  35. Just ordered one for myself (backup) and my wife,...

    Just ordered one for myself (backup) and my wife, so i don't get kicked out of mine anymore...lol
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    this thread...

    this thread has very good instructions for a no-sew PLUQ.
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    I can only sleep on my sides or my stomach in a...

    I can only sleep on my sides or my stomach in a bed. And the same goes for a hammock, and I have a diy gathered end. I have a flat lay and use the squeeze everybody talks about to my benefit for...
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    I love your not having a sewing machine is not...

    I love your not having a sewing machine is not keeping you from getting things done!

    However, not saying you have too but you can always hand sew some loops, if loops is what you want and don't...
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    I'm off to Sipsey next weekend. Not sure where...

    I'm off to Sipsey next weekend. Not sure where Jericho is though
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    Excellent! Sounds like you have a good grasp on...

    Excellent! Sounds like you have a good grasp on things. Welcome to HF.
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    Welcome to the club. We all need to have a hang!

    Welcome to the club. We all need to have a hang!
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    Welcome neighbor. Well a few miles anyway!

    Welcome neighbor. Well a few miles anyway!
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    Yeah..it's a bummer about Oak Mt not allowing...

    Yeah..it's a bummer about Oak Mt not allowing fires. I am going to the Sipsey at the end of the month. Probably a little too far for ya..but your welcome to join. Imnot really sure about places in...
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    Good deal..! Let me know and maybe I can 'round...

    Good deal..! Let me know and maybe I can 'round the fellas up for a hang.
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    Fantastic!!

    That's awesome Tendertoe! At the end of the video when you went down the hill to the creek bottom was under a foot of water back in March. And there was a great swimming hole where it intersects...
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    That's right! Keep up the good work!! I...

    That's right! Keep up the good work!!



    I do the same my friend. Mood/attitude changes in an instant as soon as they realize they are getting in daddy's hammock.

    I'm the richest man when it...
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    Yessir, and I like that they enforce it. However...

    Yessir, and I like that they enforce it. However the Bankhead has some campgrounds (Brushy Lake, etc.) within a stones throw of the Sipsey border. I just said Sipsey for reference. Thank you...
  48. Thread: Dome to the Dam

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    Wow i cannot believe this only has only a few...

    Wow i cannot believe this only has only a few posts. Excellent read! Y'all made the best of what was thrown at ya. Great job. Hope your not too sore!
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    Good deal Tendertoe. Sounds like you had a good...

    Good deal Tendertoe. Sounds like you had a good night. I love the Sipsey. Can't wait for the report. I have searched the hang threads and cannot find a group hang for Alabama. I've been thinking...
  50. Thread: Wool Idea?

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    Wool is very warm...but I don't see it packing...

    Wool is very warm...but I don't see it packing down very well and has some weight to it.
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