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    Hi Slisher, I have been a Scout leader for...

    Hi Slisher,

    I have been a Scout leader for over 15 years, and I started using a hammock 10 years ago. I use it in hot weather and in cold weather (below 20 degrees where I live.) It has saved my...
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    Merry Christmas. I'm in.

    Merry Christmas. I'm in.
  3. I used three of these poles as the 12 foot ridge...

    I used three of these poles as the 12 foot ridge line section, along with wooden tripods, to see if this is a good solution for hammocking in state parks where the rangers are not thrilled with...
  4. When I was a scout we used Army surplus pup tents...

    When I was a scout we used Army surplus pup tents that were set up with ropes and poles. If you set up the tarp in this configuration with a hammock under it, I think you have even fulfilled the...
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    How about this: ...

    How about this:

    http://www.amazon.com/MPOWERD-Original-Inflatable-Solar-Lantern/dp/B00DQ1RDWS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448035002&sr=8-1&keywords=Lantern+luci

    Solar charged, inflatable, light,...
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    Troop 153 in Tulsa OK. I now have six scouts who...

    Troop 153 in Tulsa OK. I now have six scouts who love hanging and would like to do a hammock
    Camping seminar for them, possibly following the "hammock merit badge" requirements developed on this...
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    I will give it to a boy scout. Count me in.

    I will give it to a boy scout. Count me in.
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    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been camping this way...

    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been camping this way since 2004. Sleeping on the ground would have ended my camping career that long ago. You can probably find any information you need on this forum.
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    I am in. This looks like something my scout...

    I am in. This looks like something my scout could use. Thanks.
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    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been reading the...

    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been reading the forum since 2009, and hammock camping with our scout troop since 2004. I would say, get through the summer heat before trying anything new. Late...
  11. I am happy to say the same thing is happening in...

    I am happy to say the same thing is happening in our troop. I joined this new troop last year to stay involved in scouting. I have used an older model Hennessy Expedition for about 11 years now. I...
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    I'm game. Here in Oklahoma we have a federal...

    I'm game. Here in Oklahoma we have a federal game preserve with lots of rock climbing and miles of nature trails. But everyone camps at an established camp site. We take our Scout troop there...
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    You are a braver man than I am. I would sleep in...

    You are a braver man than I am. I would sleep in that in some fear and trepidation.
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    My many thanks to Derek for the book that really...

    My many thanks to Derek for the book that really puts it all together. A hammock tinkerer and a dedicated Scouter. My hat is off to you sir.
  15. Thread: Hammock Fan?

    by ag1024
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    Captain K, Where are you going to Summer Camp? ...

    Captain K, Where are you going to Summer Camp? I was at Camp Hale during the rainy weather in June. The week after that would have been the muggiest of the summer. I expect that next week will be...
  16. GEE! That looks like our summer camp last week...

    GEE! That looks like our summer camp last week in Oklahoma. Rained for four out of six days. The trails became rivers, and the poncho was never out of hand.
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    Sticky: At first I thought this was a taught line hitch. ...

    At first I thought this was a taught line hitch. I tied this with a small rope, and it slips very easily. Then I tried a the taught line, and it held better. Can you share the advantage of this...
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    I use one of Derek's techniques, except that I...

    I use one of Derek's techniques, except that I put the prusik knot on both sides.

    http://theultimatehang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/continuous-ridgeline-two-carabiners.jpg
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    I am in. Sounds like a great product.

    I am in. Sounds like a great product.
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    I had this problem, and could not get six loops...

    I had this problem, and could not get six loops to hold on a new line. I heard that I should cut off the loops of the prusik from the same piece of zing-it that I am trying to attach to. Does...
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    I use this in the winter when I don't need a bug...

    I use this in the winter when I don't need a bug net. Few frills. I replaced the suspension with whoopie slings and am very satisfied with it. I recommend these to the scouts in our scout troop.
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    Add me. I'm in.

    Add me. I'm in.
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    I decided to get back into scouting, so I went...

    I decided to get back into scouting, so I went back to my son's old troop and got invited to go camping with them. I decided to try out a tablecloth hammock I had made, so I took it with some...
  24. Thread: New Scoutmaster

    by ag1024
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    Hi Gentgeen87, I am a scoutmaster who...

    Hi Gentgeen87,

    I am a scoutmaster who regularly sleeps in a hammock in camp. I started to see if there was a way to not kill my back when camping. In 2004 I came across the following article...
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    Having been a scoutmaster, I know that there are...

    Having been a scoutmaster, I know that there are people who want everything to be the same as when they were scouts. That means tents and sleeping on the ground. I don't know if this is the case...
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    When it comes to camping gear, EBAY is my...

    When it comes to camping gear, EBAY is my friend. I got a Hennessey Hammock and hex tarp, both used of course, for about $80.00, and use a couple of Thermarest pads for my bottom insulation and my...
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    I am a Tulsa camper, and can not tell you how...

    I am a Tulsa camper, and can not tell you how many times I have taken the Scouts to Green Leaf to do the hike up to Mary's Cove. I have found that October and April are the best times of the year,...
  28. I would like to be considered.

    I would like to be considered.
  29. Great idea. I am in. I was looking for a way...

    Great idea. I am in.

    I was looking for a way to continue in Boy Scouts with my son, but I had had neck surgery for a ruptured disk, and sleeping on the ground was painful. I was searching for a...
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    I am in. Hope the number generator elves are...

    I am in. Hope the number generator elves are kind to me.
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    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been taking my...

    Welcome from Tulsa. I have been taking my hammock to scout camp outs and to summer camp for years. Still get weird stares and shaking heads. They just don't think this will work on 20 degree days...
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    The clowns nose is in. Count me red.

    The clowns nose is in. Count me red.
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    Greetings from another Tulsan. I have been...

    Greetings from another Tulsan. I have been camping in a hammock with our scout troop since 2004. I have had some funny looks from some of the other troop leaders when we went to multi troop events....
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    I am in. Thanks.

    I am in. Thanks.
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    I use this exact pad with my bottom entry...

    I use this exact pad with my bottom entry hammock. There are two things you can do. The first is to fold the pad in half and position it in the hammock where your bottom would be when you enter. ...
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    sign me up. it all sounds good.

    sign me up. it all sounds good.
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    I had trouble with the Hennessy skins, even the...

    I had trouble with the Hennessy skins, even the large ones, being too tight to be practical. It was hard to pull them over the large Hennessy tarp, and they were then very stiff.

    I went with...
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    Derek Hansen's presentation to Scouting.

    I just saw Derek Hansen's interview on the Scout Circle podcast. You can see it on Youtube at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOH3MfAam8c&feature=player_embedded#t=1

    Very well done, Derek. He...
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    I'm in..................

    I'm in..................
  40. Those look like the BSA cotton uniform ankle...

    Those look like the BSA cotton uniform ankle length socks to me. The lettering says "BSA". This must have been shot at his scout troop meeting. I wonder if he has converted any of his scouts to be...
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    I am a scout leader from Tulsa. I have been off...

    I am a scout leader from Tulsa. I have been off the ground since 2005, and camp with our troop every month. Sorry the Easter weekend (28-30) is already booked, by the lovely and talented Mrs. AG. ...
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    I never had straps or line fail, but once a...

    I never had straps or line fail, but once a toggle broke in two, and down I came. I selected a piece of wood that looked like it was thick enough, and the theory is that the whoopie holds to the...
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    I'm in. Thanks.

    I'm in. Thanks.
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    Let me make a suggestion. I am a scout leader,...

    Let me make a suggestion. I am a scout leader, and we do a merit badge called Wilderness Survival. The BSA publishes a pamphlet with that title. It is organized around seven survival priorities,...
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    I have done this and been very comfortable. It...

    I have done this and been very comfortable. It is a bit narrow. If I take it again, I may take a CCF pad cut down by a third and placed sideways across my shoulders. That would serve me down to 25...
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    This is a good idea. If I had the boys order 2...

    This is a good idea. If I had the boys order 2 of the tablecloths, could they use one as a low cost tarp? That would help with the cost.
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    I camped in that area when I was a scout in 19**....

    I camped in that area when I was a scout in 19**. Sounds like a good time.
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    Hello, Sand Springs, I am a scoutmaster of a...

    Hello, Sand Springs,

    I am a scoutmaster of a troop in Tulsa/Broken Arrow. I have been hammock camping since 2005. I have only had to go to ground on one trip since then, and that was at Philmont...
  49. I have a ridge line connected to the ends of the...

    I have a ridge line connected to the ends of the hammock. I can hang boots from this line. Or, I will bring a plastic wal mart bag to store my boots in on the ground. I have a groundsheet...
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    I had boys in scouting, and in 2004, was looking...

    I had boys in scouting, and in 2004, was looking for material for scout leaders when I came across this: http://mormonsite.wordpress.com/camping-in-a-hammock/ This guy is from Maine, and says he...
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