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    Welcome from Madison. You will find just about...

    Welcome from Madison. You will find just about anything that you want to know about hammocks, insulation, suspensions, tarps, ad infinitum on here.
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    Man, you guys just missed the 2nd Annual MS...

    Man, you guys just missed the 2nd Annual MS Hammock Associations Group Hang (SAMSHAGH) at Clear Springs on November 13, 14 & 15. We would have loved for y'all to have been there. Great place with a...
  3. Was it a State Farm House?

    Was it a State Farm House?
  4. Man, are we still wanting to do this thang? The...

    Man, are we still wanting to do this thang? The weatherman say that it's gonna get down into the foaties Fridy and Sairdy nights! How can we possibly survive in those temperatures overnight?...
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    Welcome to our growing group. Glad to see another...

    Welcome to our growing group. Glad to see another Madisonian on the boards. I fell into hammock hanging a few years ago and love it.
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    Give your hammock the finger!

    Next time you are setting up your hammock, with an eye towards optimized comfort, give it the finger!

    Here is a way to quickly estimate the 30 degree suspension angle for hanging your hammock.
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    I actually used the small plastic funnel in the...

    I actually used the small plastic funnel in the early stages, but as a mold for the caulk/corn starch paste as well as built-up layers of acrylic paint. The results were weak and not the quality that...
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    In the development of this idea, I looked into...

    In the development of this idea, I looked into several ready-made products with the intention of repurposing them for this application. One of the items that I seriously considered for this was an...
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    Yes I did. With the amsteel at 30 degrees to...

    Yes I did. With the amsteel at 30 degrees to simulate the hang angle, I could not get water to go past the DripLip. No matter how much volume ran down the whoopie sling (it only holds so much), once...
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    If you want to try something a little different...

    If you want to try something a little different that the usual string approach, try this. It's small, flexible and completely effective.
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  11. OK MShangers, we are down to 1 month from the...

    OK MShangers, we are down to 1 month from the Second Annual MS Hangers Association Group Hang (SAMSHAGH). Let's get a better head count and start thinking about what we can each bring to this great...
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    You mention in the original post that your...

    You mention in the original post that your hammock is 91" long and that you have compression at the shoulders. This may be directly related. I have found that longer hammocks (120" range and longer)...
  13. I have not hiked this area, but I found a good...

    I have not hiked this area, but I found a good review of the trail here (http://www.traillink.com/trail/tuxachanie-national-recreation-trail.aspx) They cover some of your general questions. As far as...
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    That's parrot down? It looks like Poly.

    That's parrot down?

    It looks like Poly.
  15. The milder temperatures this weekend had me...

    The milder temperatures this weekend had me hanging out in the backyard Saturday night, and it was wonderful. I had just finished adding improvements to the rigging for the tarp and decided to pitch...
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    Unless you just have extra Climashield laying...

    Unless you just have extra Climashield laying around that is driving you crazy (it can happen), I'm not sure that CS is all that good for a pillow. I have a DIY UQ that I made using Apex 5 that...
  17. Nice idea. I always keep my eyes open for...

    Nice idea. I always keep my eyes open for repurposing items and to make my setup better for less.
  18. I looked locally and finally found those small...

    I looked locally and finally found those small aluminum Figure 9's in stock. Grainger's carries them for less than $2.00 apiece and we have an outlet in town.

    I am going to rig up the tarp hanging...
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    Welcome to MS hammock hanging. We have a MS group...

    Welcome to MS hammock hanging. We have a MS group hang coming up in November...
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    Nice choice and nice work. The Fronkey BN is an...

    Nice choice and nice work. The Fronkey BN is an effective and versatile design. I have never had any problems with mine.
  21. November 13-15 is my preference.

    November 13-15 is my preference.
  22. Did someone say Dutch Oven Cobbler Cook-off?...

    Did someone say Dutch Oven Cobbler Cook-off? There are worse things on earth than that! :boggle:
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    Sugru Drip Lip

    I got into hammock hanging for several reasons. One of them was the dynamic and creative DIY spirit that pulses through this community. To date, I have made every piece of hammock equipment that I...
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    I don't know how original this idea really is. My...

    I don't know how original this idea really is. My thought was to integrate a knit turtleneck collar and pillow into the "head" end of the TQ. Allow approximately an 8" hole in the end and sew the...
  25. I would be very surprised if you actually needed...

    I would be very surprised if you actually needed an underquilt for a hang in Mississippi in June. Night time lows in June range from upper 50's to mid 70's. I would just lay the sleeping bag in the...
  26. What's up Cher? Greetings from your neighbors...

    What's up Cher?

    Greetings from your neighbors in MS. Hammocking is a great way to get a restful nights sleep with great panache. Please be sure to include a bug net in your hammock purchases....
  27. Glad to have you on board. Hanging's good in MS.

    Glad to have you on board. Hanging's good in MS.
  28. If you captured the outside edge of the...

    If you captured the outside edge of the Climashield when sewing, you do not need the quilting loops. The CS will hold itself together and in place just fine.
  29. Nice work on this tarp project. I believe that...

    Nice work on this tarp project. I believe that you can get your doors to shut by just pitching the tarp with a little sharper angle on both sides. That will allow the edges to close up by sacrificing...
  30. If you, or someone you know, can sew, get a pair...

    If you, or someone you know, can sew, get a pair of 2" seat belts from a pick 'n' pull and make them yourself to any length that you want. They may throw them in for free if you get any other parts....
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    Welcome, Tupelo is getting to be a hanging hub in...

    Welcome, Tupelo is getting to be a hanging hub in Mississippi.

    I have to ask, are you a doctor?
  32. If you have the eye-hand coordination to operate...

    If you have the eye-hand coordination to operate a mill, a lathe and/or weld, sewing is well within your capabilities. Get someone to show you the basics of threading and adjusting the machine and...
  33. There was a very informative post on here...

    There was a very informative post on here comparing the breaking strength of various stitching patterns used for sewing end loops on tree straps. In response to a growing number of reports of...
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    Welcome, my brother, from central MS. Everything...

    Welcome, my brother, from central MS. Everything that I hang with has been DIYed. That's one of the things that I love about this place. Would have enjoyed meeting you last weekend. Maybe next time?...
  35. My first group hang is now in the books and I...

    My first group hang is now in the books and I gotta say that I had fun the whole time. What a relief it was to talk to people using terms like Prussick knots and Grizz Beaks and have them nod...
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    Mr. Face, It was a great pleasure meeting you...

    Mr. Face,

    It was a great pleasure meeting you this weekend and welcoming you to the fold. We had fun this weekend and I know that anything that you need to know about hanging your own hang is one...
  37. SB, You can drive right up to the separate...

    SB,

    You can drive right up to the separate sites so you won't need a cart.

    Man, if the cold hangs on with precipitation, I may have my first snow hang under my belt! Friday night looks like it...
  38. I will be coming stag and should be at the...

    I will be coming stag and should be at the campground around 2:00 pm on Friday. I will be contributing a double recipe of Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for Saturday dinner. I will be making pancakes at...
  39. Just a quick update, I spent Saturday night...

    Just a quick update, I spent Saturday night hanging in the backyard with the intention of proofing my insulation. I had the Climashield UQ with a small CCF pad under me and on top of me I had my...
  40. Placing closed cell pads under your sleeping bag...

    Placing closed cell pads under your sleeping bag can get you a warmer sleep down to a certain temperature level. It should get down into the mid 30's this Friday and that should help in proofing your...
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    Mr. Hangsley, Welcome to the forums. Just...

    Mr. Hangsley,

    Welcome to the forums. Just about everything that I know about hammock camping was mined right here and refined in my backyard. Please consider coming to the hang. It will be a great...
  42. I was down in that area today doing my...

    I was down in that area today doing my inspections and shot a few photos that everyone can use as reference to get to the site.

    From Highway 84/98 watch for Homochitto Nat'l Forest sign for Clear...
  43. I vote for the primitive camping on that same...

    I vote for the primitive camping on that same weekend. It will just be more like real camping, right? I am flexible and resilient, if nothing else.

    They shouldn't charge us anything for their...
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    Ello boyo, Welcome to the forums. The carp 'n'...

    Ello boyo,

    Welcome to the forums. The carp 'n' leeks bar is right over there. Make yourself comfy.

    SE
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    Welcome to the forums from another Southern...

    Welcome to the forums from another Southern Brother from Madison, MS! There are a growing number of hangers from here.

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the MS Group Hang being...
  46. I will be happy to bring a double handful of foam...

    I will be happy to bring a double handful of foam ear plugs for everyone who needs them. On second thought, I could just bring 2 and stick them in your nostrils. Problem solved! :closedeyes:
  47. Maybe I missed math class that day, but 128 - 99...

    Maybe I missed math class that day, but 128 - 99 = 29" (14.5"+/-) which seems WAY over adjustable.

    If I was putting one together, I would make my range 112" to 124". This gives you a 6" +/-...
  48. I'm cool with the $20 per night location. Sounds...

    I'm cool with the $20 per night location. Sounds better for a group hang.

    Let me ask this though, can more than one person hang at each site, that is to say, can 2 people get 1 site and split the...
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    Can you safely make your marlin spike shorter? I...

    Can you safely make your marlin spike shorter? I also think Rat's solution of sliding the marlin spike over the fixed loop would work as well.
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    DD, Rain this weekend is just to check out...

    DD,

    Rain this weekend is just to check out your tarp and dripline config, right? I love napping in the hammock under the tarp during a good rain. November is just around the corner, brother, be...
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