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  1. Thank you. I will have to see how my schedule...

    Thank you. I will have to see how my schedule works out as the wife and I are moving ( taking our time as there is no rush for us and we can not finalize the move until the internet gets hooked up (...
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    That was 5 cords. thank you very much. Actually...

    That was 5 cords. thank you very much. Actually I was so bad at guitar my teacher gave up teaching.
  3. Would like to attend but don't if if I can find...

    Would like to attend but don't if if I can find and size 16 snowshoes.
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    My trailer and truck are loaded so I will be...

    My trailer and truck are loaded so I will be heading out tomorrow AM. Windy and off and on rain here on the NC coast
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    I should be there sometime Friday around noon /...

    I should be there sometime Friday around noon / 1300
  6. I recommend Option 3. All my DIY tarps are 13...

    I recommend Option 3. All my DIY tarps are 13 ft. Nice to have the extra coverage
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    Sam might fight you for the recliner.

    Sam might fight you for the recliner.
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    Go attend a group hang and have some of the more...

    Go attend a group hang and have some of the more experienced hangers make sure you have everything set up correctly.
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    I am going to try and work it in with hauling...

    I am going to try and work it in with hauling stuff up to our new house.
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    Don't trust him...he is always clowning around....

    Don't trust him...he is always clowning around. :lol:

    Shug has some of the best how do videos on hammock hanging.
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    I do not have a Wookie but hope to get one. I...

    I do not have a Wookie but hope to get one. I found that two pack hooks on the entry side about a foot from the end is enough to keep my UQ's in place. If they do slip it is only a few inches making...
  12. Good times were had

    Good times were had
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    Get Phantom Grappler to ID it. He knows more...

    Get Phantom Grappler to ID it. He knows more about knots than anyone else I have come across.
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    If my feet and socks are damp/sweaty when I first...

    If my feet and socks are damp/sweaty when I first get in my hammock I keep my feet outside the TQ for a few minutes until the sweat/dampness has had a chance to evaporate and my feet feel dry. Then I...
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    Get someone close to your size and weight to get...

    Get someone close to your size and weight to get in the hammock and with the gear set up the way you would be using it. Then check to make sure you are getting the coverage you need, is the UQ...
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    Cold wind coming thru your hammock set up "will"...

    Cold wind coming thru your hammock set up "will" steal the heat out of your rig. I learned this one night when I was testing a new set up in my back yard Secret Hammock Institute of Testing and it...
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    SilvrSurfr and I do not always agree but I do...

    SilvrSurfr and I do not always agree but I do agree on using a tarp with doors.
  18. The Terminator is not going to make it this time...

    The Terminator is not going to make it this time so I will be by myself unless I bring Sam to scare off the heffalumps and woozles. Also bringing some bacon for Saturday breakfast.
  19. Practice Practice and more Practice. I have been...

    Practice Practice and more Practice. I have been doing this for a few years now I still find I have t move the hammock straps higher to get the proper height. Also, the further apart the trees you...
  20. Thread: Fess Up

    by gunner76
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    Before I get into my hammock for the night I...

    Before I get into my hammock for the night I check out the nearest Pee tree for the night. I usually have to get up once or twice a night to go.
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    I like my poncho liners but they are way to short...

    I like my poncho liners but they are way to short for me to use as a TQ and or blanket.
  22. If my gear is too big for the OEM stuff sack then...

    If my gear is too big for the OEM stuff sack then I make one a little bigger for it. The most fun I had was trying to get my cuben tarps back into the tiny stuff sacks that they came with
  23. I have never used a Kelty tarp myself but the...

    I have never used a Kelty tarp myself but the folks who do use them seem to be very happy with them other than the weight and bulk. I see all they are offering now is a diamond tarp which will not...
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    Look at it this way. Do you change your bed's...

    Look at it this way. Do you change your bed's mattress based on how cold it is or do you change the blankets ? Get a good UQ. A 20 degree rated UQ is good for most folks for year round. If you...
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    If you need to learn how to use your sewing...

    If you need to learn how to use your sewing machine then check your local community college to see if they offer sewing classes. Might be under adult education classes. I was the first male to...
  26. Normally the further apart the trees are means...

    Normally the further apart the trees are means the tree straps have to be placed higher. If you are vertically challenged you can use your hiking pole and or a stick to help work the straps up...
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    FS: Money Sent

    Money Sent
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    FS: I will take it

    I will take it
  29. On very cold nights, like getting around 20...

    On very cold nights, like getting around 20 degrees and colder I will take two hand warmers and stick one in each front pocket of the pants I am wearing. This places them over / close to two major...
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    I have bought 2 RR's here for the wife and other...

    I have bought 2 RR's here for the wife and other assorted gear over the years. Some times there is lots of stuff for sale, some times very little.
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    Susan...a hint to the wise. DO NOT ask Phantom...

    Susan...a hint to the wise. DO NOT ask Phantom how to tie a knot :lol::lol:.

    Just joking, if you need to know anything about knots then ask him as he is a one man Wikipedia on knots
  32. Thread: Hammock joke

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    I have a neighbor who is ODC big time. He cut...

    I have a neighbor who is ODC big time. He cut down all the trees in his yard and he breaks out the leaf blower 2 to 3 times a day blowing any dangerous leaves that the wind dares to blown on to his...
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    At night regardless of how cold it is, you will...

    At night regardless of how cold it is, you will perspire some moisture. You want the TQ to allow as much of that moisture to pass thru the TQ so it does not build up / collect in the TQ and freeze...
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    Get the Spindrift sock for your RR. Got one for...

    Get the Spindrift sock for your RR. Got one for my wife's RR a few years ago and she said it made a big difference. She likes using it so much I bought her another RR just to keep it set up in the...
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    For the amount of material involved I would be...

    For the amount of material involved I would be surprised if the difference was more than an ounce or two at the most.
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    Who knows. I do know that I am seeing more...

    Who knows. I do know that I am seeing more hammock gear being sold on various FaceBook sites.
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    I have been using silver sharpies for many years...

    I have been using silver sharpies for many years and label all my gear that gets stored in a nylon bag. Makes it easy to know what is in the bag and if the bag gets misplaced and later found I know...
  38. One of the park Rangers told me a person...

    One of the park Rangers told me a person transported a pony home in her car ...yes a car.
  39. Thread: Hang Con

    by gunner76
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    Hang Con

    I see Hang Con in Florida now has there own web site at www.hangcon.com
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    Sad to hear

    Sad to hear
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    I have been using Nama Claws since they came out...

    I have been using Nama Claws since they came out and have made tarp ridge lines for all my tarps using a micro binner at one end, Dutch Wasp at the other end and two Nama Claws on the line. When I...
  42. Thread: Down hoods

    by gunner76
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    I have tried using hoods of different types (...

    I have tried using hoods of different types ( balaclavas, neck gaiters, down hoods ect ) and found that while they work in keeping my noggin warn, every time I turn my head, the hoods don't turn with...
  43. A while back I saw a picture of a baby in the...

    A while back I saw a picture of a baby in the shelf.
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    I am 6ft 2 and find that 64 to 66 inches wide...

    I am 6ft 2 and find that 64 to 66 inches wide seems to be ideal for me. With that, the BlackBird is still my favorite hammock and have been using them for 10 years now.
  45. I think it has rained at the majority of the...

    I think it has rained at the majority of the hangs. At the first Fall Hang I had to take down our hammocks in the rain. The next day it snowed. We all stayed dry but the one person in a tent got...
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    Sam and I will try to be there

    Sam and I will try to be there
  47. Signed up. Bought a house in Murphy NC and we...

    Signed up. Bought a house in Murphy NC and we will start moving around the middle of Sept so don't know if we will coming from new house or old.
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    And I was set up just to the left listening to...

    And I was set up just to the left listening to his snoring :lol:.

    It was a nice spot to hang.
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    I have been using a 1.7 DL BB for 10 year now and...

    I have been using a 1.7 DL BB for 10 year now and I weigh between 275 and 300 lbs. Holds me just fine.
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    I am sure you are correct. It does look a little...

    I am sure you are correct. It does look a little different.
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