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    I had this same exp with my first stab at the...

    I had this same exp with my first stab at the lashing, and the second and the third... Final fix was to remove some wood from the top of the tri-pod poles inoder to keep the lashing from sliding down...
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    Knots, nots, and more knots.... For me as a Scout...

    Knots, nots, and more knots.... For me as a Scout Master I try and use the knots I teach. For a scout of 11 years old he is required to learn the Two Half Hitches and Taught line hitch knots. I...
  3. Thread: Philmont

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    All Carbon Fiber TurtleLady stand....hmmmm :D

    All Carbon Fiber TurtleLady stand....hmmmm :D
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    Good to know.... It has always grated on my inner...

    Good to know.... It has always grated on my inner compass that those from the "DFW" area refer to them selves as "East Texans".... Sheldon included. :lol:
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    Do you have nieces or nephews in East Texas?...

    Do you have nieces or nephews in East Texas? Would you describe Fort Worth as East Texas? I'm just poking a little fun, welcome to the forum and life off the ground. Everyone in East Texas has an...
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    An Hour a week is the time you reserve for your...

    An Hour a week is the time you reserve for your wife and family... :)
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    I'm in Please and thank you for this generous...

    I'm in

    Please and thank you for this generous offer.
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    Poll: :lol: Just a few months ago I yelled this at some...

    :lol: Just a few months ago I yelled this at some lazy kids walking through my yard...Brand new grass in a brand new yard and yes if I would have had something in hand I would have thrown it at them.
  9. What they said^^^^^! I switched over to whoopie...

    What they said^^^^^! I switched over to whoopie slings. You can buy them from dutch or make your own. It is easier than it looks. Paracord stretches and it wicks water. So if your running it under...
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    Poll: Forty Three until the ninth of September... ...

    Forty Three until the ninth of September...

    All you whippersnappers in your 30's need to take this warning that I failed to listen to...

    " Be careful, you are not as young as you used to be....
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    Howdy brother Texan!

    Howdy brother Texan!
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    I found this on calculating sling length. Sling...

    I found this on calculating sling length. Sling Length
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    Surely there is a calculation for the weight and...

    Surely there is a calculation for the weight and forces being applied here. I'm thinking that a spreader bar load calculation might be applied to find out the loads on all the pieces. It looks really...
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    I've experimented with this pre and post surgery....

    I've experimented with this pre and post surgery. I've always been a left side head, right side foot hanger. I am left handed. It does feel weird the other way, however I've found that the pressure...
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    +2 on the Wally World travel Pillow. I've even...

    +2 on the Wally World travel Pillow. I've even got the zebra print cover for it. :lol: What I like about it is that it is small enough that I can stuff it in with my zippered under/over quilt......
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    This weekend I put in some hooks on the back...

    This weekend I put in some hooks on the back porch and hung my ENO double nest with some of those awesome Dutch Whoopie slings that I got... The idea being that I could watch the sunset, or, drink my...
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    So I am going to assume that the "leader Juice"...

    So I am going to assume that the "leader Juice" is coffee right? :) I'm not sure about scouting in other parts of the world, is "Leader Juice" an acceptable practice in scouting?
  18. OK I must admit I'm a leave it all tied and pack...

    OK I must admit I'm a leave it all tied and pack it in one bag kind of guy. However, after seeing the Gresh bag I'm starting to re-think my approach.
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    See this is glass is half full kinda thinking!:)

    See this is glass is half full kinda thinking!:)
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    Actually I have a boy scout who's mother is a...

    Actually I have a boy scout who's mother is a Rescue Foster for wild animals and they have raised 8 raccoons over the last couple of years from bottle fed babies. Once they start to travel/scavenge...
  21. Now here I sit at work and seeing that the goods...

    Now here I sit at work and seeing that the goods are delivered; I call my son, "hey did I get a package in the mail today?" ; "Um dad I have to finish this game, then I'll go check and call you...
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    Interesting. I suppose I need to get off the...

    Interesting. I suppose I need to get off the beaten path. I was in a Boy Scout campsite, that is known for having an enormous quantity of the critters. The last time I had an adventure with the coons...
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    Visit from the Pirtle Bears

    I had a really nice hang setup and going on this weekend at our local scout camp (George W. Pirtle). Saturday morning just before daylight I thought I heard someone approaching my hang. I woke up and...
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    In scouting we always hike as fast as the slowest...

    In scouting we always hike as fast as the slowest hiker. If my SPL or PL leading the hike gets out of site from the rear of the group he sits the group down till we all catch up. He is supposed to...
  25. Trambo brings up a good point. Getting that...

    Trambo brings up a good point. Getting that perfect flat hang takes some getting used to, and it varies in every different hammock, person, suspension, ridge line. I guess what we are saying is go...
  26. Thanks! The more I read and the more I get into...

    Thanks! The more I read and the more I get into this the more I see my self making all my own stuff. I ordered four whoopie slings from Dutch and 50' of Amsteel. I plan to make a few of my own...
  27. Kinda like which comes first the chicken or the...

    Kinda like which comes first the chicken or the egg? Hmmm I bought my hammock first, then made a stand....I suppose you could...

    1. Make a hammock, then make a stand.
    2. Make a stand then make a...
  28. So the desire to touch and feel before I buy has...

    So the desire to touch and feel before I buy has been superseded by the desire to get going with this so. I broke my purchasing comfort zone and ordered from Dutch. Now I will be like the kid waiting...
  29. For our backpacking tents our troop uses pieces...

    For our backpacking tents our troop uses pieces of Tvek as the vapor barrier. I took a piece of the scrap and made me a mat for under my hammock.
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    To each his own I suppose. I use a travel sized...

    To each his own I suppose. I use a travel sized pillow that I bought at Walmart for 3 bucks. I find that it will fold up just the way I need it to, and that it is not too big behind my head in the...
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    Thoughts on the phenomenon: 1. We are sleeping...

    Thoughts on the phenomenon:

    1. We are sleeping in a position that allows fluids to migrate to the center mass.
    2. We are relieving compression of the spine. Allows discs to receive more fluid....
  32. East Texas Members Where do you buy Amsteel?

    I am wanting to buy some amsteel, but I am one of those touch and feel kind of guys. I want to see it, feel it. I don't mind making a drive to get it. Is there anywhere East of Forth Worth and North...
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    I too have degenerative disc disease. I've had...

    I too have degenerative disc disease. I've had micro surgeries at L4-L5 and most recently at L5-S1. My doctor said something on a recent visit that turned the light on for me, and has me believing...
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    Man I like the looks of that!

    Man I like the looks of that!
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    Thanks for the FWIW. Hopefully we will get the...

    Thanks for the FWIW. Hopefully we will get the injector back with little damage to the pocket book. Stuff sacks are my favorite thing so that sounds like a good place to start. Kinda been wanting to...
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    God bless you! Thanks!

    God bless you! Thanks!
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    Thanks, we have the manual and all I can say is...

    Thanks, we have the manual and all I can say is that even threading the machine is sketchy according to he diagrams. May be when we get it back with it working correctly we will have better luck.
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    Thread Injector Training Needed

    This weekend the wife and I dropped off her Thread injector at the local Sharman sewing center for a clean and fix. It is stuck in reverse. Neither she nor I have any training at all on how to use...
  39. Poll: I made my very own tarp out of purple ripstop...

    I made my very own tarp out of purple ripstop from Hancocks Fabrics...
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    I can appreciate the desire to make a stand out...

    I can appreciate the desire to make a stand out of bamboo. However I just cannot come up with a way in my mind to make a bamboo version of this strong and reliable without the solid ridge line that...
  41. Thread: Bridgeskin

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    Saw a link to this in another thread today... Did...

    Saw a link to this in another thread today... Did V2.0 ever get built? Are there plans out there for this?
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    Does military tent with bunk beds count? If so,...

    Does military tent with bunk beds count? If so, then this past March. If not well then it has been a full calendar year since I started hammock camping.
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    During my week at summer camp I kept having the...

    During my week at summer camp I kept having the same thing happen. Darn stakes jumping out of the ground! One of my scouts said, Hey Mr. Mike Why don't you just tie to the big rocks.... DUH! a clove...
  44. I'm glad that you have not had an issue with your...

    I'm glad that you have not had an issue with your straps. I on the other hand have had problems from day one, and I have the same slap strap pro's that you have. Day one, I have to set the hammock so...
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    Sticky: One full year ago I bought an ENO double nest at...

    One full year ago I bought an ENO double nest at Scout Summer camp to lounge in during the day. It was very comfortable. Several of my scouts had taken to spending the nights in theirs as it was much...
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    Howdy fellow Texan! Good luck on Sturgis!

    Howdy fellow Texan! Good luck on Sturgis!
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    Rate your favorite scout camp thread here....

    Rate your favorite scout camp thread here.
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    Excellent Idea on another thread. I think I will...

    Excellent Idea on another thread. I think I will start one.
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    I went and took a look at your pictures. I find...

    I went and took a look at your pictures. I find it neat to see other camps. I liked the idea of bicycles in camp, and the photo of the dining hall brought back memories of our dining hall before they...
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    We did Camp Hale in eastern Oklahoma this year. I...

    We did Camp Hale in eastern Oklahoma this year. I hung the entire trip and loved it.
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