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    Hi and Welcome.

    Hi and Welcome.
  2. Thread: I need help!

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    a photo of the hang would assist in diagnosis. A...

    a photo of the hang would assist in diagnosis. A quick way to "see" 30 degree hang is to make a "gun" with your hand, step back from the hang and eyeball the "Gun" along the lines. What do you...
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    great write up!

    great write up!
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    There IS a switchback....one.....did you miss the...

    There IS a switchback....one.....did you miss the one? LOL

    Twice I've started at the NW corner and got 4 out of the way on the first shorter day (hiking 2 PM until DARK).
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    The actual Albert Pike area will be closed to...

    The actual Albert Pike area will be closed to overnight parking. But just east of it are places people park. the Albert Pike area has a bathhouse, should be open for you. I've showered in it,...
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    I also like to park in that NW corner and go CCW...

    I also like to park in that NW corner and go CCW and get the mountains out first. But it IS a smaller lot. There is a lot due north on another road but I've never been there. It would add a mile...
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    Have you done the Eagle Rock Loop (ERL) before? ...

    Have you done the Eagle Rock Loop (ERL) before? There is a Facebook "ERL Trip Reports", plus Backpacking Arkansas group on FB.
    I've done the ERL 3X. Once in a group, once with a hiker who has...
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    Lately I've been using a Dream Hammock. And a HG...

    Lately I've been using a Dream Hammock. And a HG cuben tarp.
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    Hi and Welcome! I was using my Warbonnet hammock...

    Hi and Welcome!
    I was using my Warbonnet hammock as a buddy and I were doing a canoe trip on the Buffalo National River when a tornado hit your town of Moore. Unfortunately, it then headed straight...
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    Pull the stake and put it somewhere under the...

    Pull the stake and put it somewhere under the tarp towards the center. Do a Figure-8 or something with the line to keep it from whipping. Then roll up as best you can. Got some twine or something?...
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    I agree those are some sort of arborist block. ...

    I agree those are some sort of arborist block. It has a thickness so a line could be wrapped to act as a pulley or to apply tension. They are not a true "ring" as shown in Shugs video
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    I was in a group of five hiking the Arkansas...

    I was in a group of five hiking the Arkansas Eagle Rock Loop. We hiked in some 5 miles and set up camp. Rain was predicted overnight and all the next day. Which happened. Night two we set up in...
  13. USPS cases of back up. My wife gets Time and...

    USPS cases of back up.
    My wife gets Time and People. They usually show up Friday or Saturday. There were a few weeks before Christmas when one of the other didn't show up. No big deal. The...
  14. Justin?! That a few miles to our west, so it went...

    Justin?! That a few miles to our west, so it went direct from DFW (Major air shipping hub)
  15. Our USPS has been doing fine. FedEx marked a...

    Our USPS has been doing fine.
    FedEx marked a "Package delivered, 4:21 PM at 110 Street Name, Porch". Right. Nope. I text our neighbors. YEP, delivered next door.
    A few days later, Amazon...
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    If the clothes are damp, I place my day clothes...

    If the clothes are damp, I place my day clothes on the hammock, then the Top quilt with me in it, so I'm laying on the clothes. The body head drys them out some over night. When I get up, I water a...
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    Link to Shug on Youtube. Prepare.....you can...

    Link to Shug on Youtube. Prepare.....you can spend hours watching him have fun in hammocks, have fun with toys, have fun with music...have fun

    https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery
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    In mesh snake skins, in the outside pocket. Wet...

    In mesh snake skins, in the outside pocket. Wet or not.
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    Check the weather also. Tonight (10/18/2020) a...

    Check the weather also. Tonight (10/18/2020) a cold front just hit here in Dallas. It was 86 degrees today. 10:30 PM and it's down to 65 on it's way to 50 tonight. NEXT weekend, they are talking...
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    No, not running the shelf out thru the tarp. In...

    No, not running the shelf out thru the tarp. In a storm I pitch the tarp low to the ground and the shelf has to stake out under the tarp, or very near it. If you raise the tarp side you can run the...
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    "Shelf" probably doesn't happen often. First you...

    "Shelf" probably doesn't happen often. First you have to have the tarp quite high and the hammock low to be able to pull the "Shelf" out close to horizontal. Putting much beside glasses and a...
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    OH NO! Terrible! I have not looked at her...

    OH NO! Terrible! I have not looked at her webcams for a few years, but they were fun.
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    Hi and Welcome! There are also Texas Hammock...

    Hi and Welcome!
    There are also Texas Hammock Hangers groups on Facebook.
    There are usually a few "hangs" here in Texas. the "Butt Bake", just passed. It takes place on/near the Lone Star Hiking...
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    IIRC, the pockets were "with or without". ...

    IIRC, the pockets were "with or without". Meaning, you selected which way you wanted. She just cuts extra mesh, doubles it back, seams it and sews it.
    Sorry you are having communication issues. ...
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    I'll just put this out there. Check on Shugemory...

    I'll just put this out there. Check on Shugemory on YOUTUBE. Shug is a regular here also. And get a copy of "The Ultimate Hang 2".
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    Hi, Welcome. many Texas Hangs are on hiatus due...

    Hi, Welcome. many Texas Hangs are on hiatus due to: 1) Heat 2) Covid.
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    Figure-8 as noted. Tree straps go in their own...

    Figure-8 as noted. Tree straps go in their own very small sack, keeps tree sap off other things. Whoopie, I always loosen all the way and just loop around my hand. They are attached to the ends of...
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    Best of luck! I bookmarked your web site.

    Best of luck! I bookmarked your web site.
  29. Lots of state and national forest. There is the...

    Lots of state and national forest. There is the Lone Star Trail, down in the Sam Houston national forest. NW of Houston. There are lots of Texas State parks in east Texas. One of my favorites is...
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    And you can carry some short cotton shoe laces. ...

    And you can carry some short cotton shoe laces. You can hang those close to the end of the hammock. Any water getting past your water break(s), will get absorbed by the cotton laces and drip down.
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    Nice report. I've done the ERL once CW from...

    Nice report. I've done the ERL once CW from Winding Stairs, twice CCW from that ABF/LM joint where the small lot is. I should get back out there.
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    I click on "New Posts". Read what I wish. Once...

    I click on "New Posts". Read what I wish. Once I'm done reading this forum and before I move on to something else, I click the "Mark all Forums Read". That way, next time I'm on, I'm only seeing...
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    Howdy. Order a copy of "The Ultimate Hang 2". ...

    Howdy. Order a copy of "The Ultimate Hang 2". That has everything you want to know and then some.
    Check out our very own Shug on his YouTube channel (warning...you can spend hours watching Shug...
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    In your video, I do it the second way he is doing...

    In your video, I do it the second way he is doing it. Except I make the loop the other way and move it UP and towards the tree. Like Shug shows. Agreed if you are using UCR or Whoopies, then the...
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    I use Mountain Goat (Kats) and they have those...

    I use Mountain Goat (Kats) and they have those mod's Shug showed, as standard (Or at least she did them on mine).
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    7:36 PM CST USA and it just loaded fine

    7:36 PM CST USA and it just loaded fine
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    Hi and Welcome! There are a few group hangs to...

    Hi and Welcome! There are a few group hangs to be aware of with the Texas and Arkansas people. The "Butt Bake" just happened down on the Lone Star Hiking Trail. In the fall (November) will be the...
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    Nice report.

    Nice report.
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    +1 on both the "always logged on" and the "What's...

    +1 on both the "always logged on" and the "What's New" feature. After I've read "whats new" that interest me, I click to "mark all forums read". That way, next time I check, I only see the NEWEST...
  40. Hi and welcome! All of the above, plus: About...

    Hi and welcome!
    All of the above, plus:
    About an hour north of DFW, around Decatur Texas, is some of LBJ National Grasslands. Grasslands is a bit of misnomer. It is 1/3 to 1/2 forest. Some of...
  41. Thread: New from Texas

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    Welcome! Your link has a comma in it, needs the...

    Welcome! Your link has a comma in it, needs the period.

    And he's right as rain! What do you even mean, talking about hammock obsessions. There is NO SUCH THING! REALLY!!!!
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    Whoopies have loops on both ends. One end...

    Whoopies have loops on both ends. One end Larks-Heads thru the channel at the end of the hammock (thru the fabric). The other end is towards the tree. BUT, you use some tree straps around the tree...
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    confirmed! Down here also! NSA and CIA alerted...

    confirmed! Down here also! NSA and CIA alerted to possible spy/hack attack by foreign entities. News media alerted and dispatching CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX news crews to PA....

    (There is bad...
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    Merry Christmas to all! And Festivus for the...

    Merry Christmas to all!

    And Festivus for the Rest-of-us!
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    Stuff next to skin (ear bud foam), breaking down...

    Stuff next to skin (ear bud foam), breaking down due to sweat and skin oil.
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    https://youtu.be/XAim13i8k1I

    https://youtu.be/XAim13i8k1I
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    Not quite sure what all you are doing with it. ...

    Not quite sure what all you are doing with it. Here was a solution I use, for "how do I find my hammock in the woods, at 10 PM when I leave the camp fire, and there is no moon and well, I might have...
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    I do the same process. The new server/forum, is...

    I do the same process. The new server/forum, is acting the same as it had before. It sort of depends on how you are navigating. I click "new posts" and get the list of stuff in descending order...
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    http://walkforawhile.blogspot.com/2011/01/lone-sta...

    http://walkforawhile.blogspot.com/2011/01/lone-star-hiking-trail-thru-hike-2011.html
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/texas/
    http://lonestartrail.org/maps/LSHTwesthalf.pdf...
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    I got some "sale" tags from an office supply...

    I got some "sale" tags from an office supply store. The one's with the tag and a small loop of string. I just have stuff labeled with those. "8 foot straps" "6 foot straps with TI clips". ...
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