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    Thanks

    That looks like quite a bit of homework. I'd better get to it.
    Thanks again,
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    It's been awhile...

    After a prolonged absence I have found it necessary to brush up on my hammock speak.
    New terms, gadgets, and doodads seem to abound here. Some study seems in order. Change is inevitable I guess....
  3. Another maybe here

    I may be able to swing this one. Work schedule is still iffy.
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    That one probably took about a week of fumbling...

    That one probably took about a week of fumbling around for a couple of hours a day. If you are not careful, the string can rub you raw. So I just do it in sessions. Tie for a while and take a...
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    It's just one half hitch after another

    It's just one half hitch after another
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    I hunt from my hammock. I am comfy and make no...

    I hunt from my hammock. I am comfy and make no noise tromping around. The proper hang height must be found. This allows straddling the hammock and sitting in it like a chair. Both feet must...
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    Thanks CITC and welcome

    I am grateful for your insight and patience in answering questions. This forum has been extremely helpful to many and your input is appreciated.
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    Why does Turk come to mind when I read this thread

    Seems to me that a person would more than likely be pulking when using something like this. So the weight might not be such a concern

    The vapor barrier threads of past winters also come to mind.
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    Forgot to mention the location: Camp Wilderness...

    Forgot to mention the location:
    Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids, Mn
    C-04-09
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    unintentional zero hero

    During my Wood badge course this past week, my patrol decided to sleep under the stars as a patrol. I had very cheap gear along and was hesitant but willing to give it a try. I was not, however,...
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    Poll: Cub Scouts and Army

    Currently, I am involved in both the local Pack and Troop. Heading off to Woodbadge C-04-09 in two weeks. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Did my 4 years in the Army from 84 - 88. 45B10 Small...
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    Picture = 1000 words

    Many of my ?'s were answered in that clip. It is nice to see so many things that I have read about covered in one short clip. You guys did a great job and it is appreciated. That one could easily...
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    Here is one from a while back

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1241
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    Common sight in Latin America

    This is a common truck driver siesta technique in Central America. They hang their hammock under the trailer while waiting in line to load and unload. Since they run at all hours of the day and...
  15. Thread: Just Jeff?

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    Welcome Home

    And thanks for all you do, both at work and for this community.
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    There may be a few areas

    The recent fires along the Gunflint Trail may have affected hanging choices in certain areas. The USFS should be able to tell you what areas you can expect to find burnt over.
    Overall I wouldn't...
  17. Thread: Midwest Hang?

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    Bluff country in the northeast corner is nice. ...

    Bluff country in the northeast corner is nice. Turkey river country.
  18. Thread: Midwest Hang?

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    Wisconsin sounds good to me, Iowa as well. ...

    Wisconsin sounds good to me, Iowa as well. Certainly closer to me than any of the other hangs have been. Keep me posted as to a potential Midwest hang.
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    Last night, during the District Spring Camporee,...

    Last night, during the District Spring Camporee, I slept in my handtied hammock, no tarp. Several have seen it on previous outings and regarded it as a type of lawn furniture. Something to lounge...
  20. Great report Shug! Always an inspiration. ...

    Great report Shug! Always an inspiration. Wonderful detail, too.
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    Canoes and kayaks

    It is usually best to try before you buy. Borrow from friends and neighbors when you can and try as many different kinds as you can before taking the plunge. Renting from an outfitter is also a...
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    Quick hammock idea

    Looks like a bridge type.

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1984-07-01/Fold-Yourself-a-Hammock.aspx
  23. Thread: Para\550 Cord

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    A few google search results

    These are a few of the things found.

    http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/weave/hammock.htm

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature-Community/1982-05-01/A-Heavenly-Hammock.aspx
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    That is something I miss up here, moonpies. I...

    That is something I miss up here, moonpies. I have not had one since I was stationed in Ft. Knox in the late 80's. You just don't see them up north. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places.
  25. Thread: wish me luck!

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    Last nights weather was a great test for you

    The same system moved through here. I would have stayed home.
    Keep experimenting and reading the forums, there is a lot of good info here.
    You will be in good shape by the time you get to...
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    Suggestion for a new section

    After looking at the "Groceries?" thread, I wondered if a trail food section would be appropriate. Obviously there are others here, like myself, who are just starting out and need a little help in...
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    Attached or seperate netting?

    What type is preferred by our Northwoods hangers?

    I have BWCAW experience with the Deer Flies, black flies and skeeters, but no hanging experience there. They are ruthless.
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    I wonder how they stand up to the cold? Freezer...

    I wonder how they stand up to the cold? Freezer experiment anyone?
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    Just play around with it

    I tie mine about head high, it ends up looking like a big smile. That's my preference, others don't go with quite that much.
    Just keep experimenting and you will figure it out. Once you dial it...
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    Thanks for doing you Trail journal

    I really enjoyed following along with each entry. Being able to learn from someone else's experiences is wonderful.
    I look forward to your posting an After Action Review. What worked, what...
  31. I'm glad to see someone making good use of our cold snap

    Having worked the night shift for the last 7 nights and having duties outside to tend (monitoring icing on the cooling tower). I have been glad to finish and return to the warm plant. You have...
  32. I wonder if some kind of light spring would be...

    I wonder if some kind of light spring would be acceptable as a replacement tensioner. Just throwing that out there as a possibility.
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    Treklight double

    I just bought two on the cyber sale about a month ago, one for my son and one for myself. It is my first cloth hammock experience. I weigh around 250 and felt secure in it. I might also add that...
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    Sorry, I can't see the pics at all.

    There were no pics at all. Just thought I'd let you know.
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    Poll: i vote "A" as well

    I just like it better.
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    Wow! That is a great trip!

    Do you have to take any special precautions in Polar Bear country? That old bear taco line comes to mind.
    Just getting to the jump off point sounds like an adventure.
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    Welcome, glad to have you

    I will be in your shoes next year. My son is going to camps and stuff now as a webelos scout. I am gearing up and learning now as well.
    This is a helpful bunch of folks and many scouters are in...
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    Just looking over your drawing again....

    Would carbon monoxide be a concern using a woodstove in a hole like that? Isn't it heavier than air and gravitate to low spots? Just a disturbing thought, hopefully I'm wrong.
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    Pulk question on pics... (kind of OT)

    The Michigan group seems to be using the paris expedition sled with the Ed's wilderness systems belt and poles (harness?). Are you using a similar system on your jet sled jr set-up? What have you...
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    I'm with JustJeff....

    A bailout plan is called for IMHO. The snow wall/trench around the shelter is a great idea. That implies a shovel, a definite necessity in that situation. Deflecting the wind should help greatly. ...
  41. One quick question...?

    What size or number Mason line did you use? It looks possibly like #36, it is difficult to guess from a picture.
    Re-reading the post, I realized you reused the original line supplied with the...
  42. Very detailed, nice... This should be in the article section

    I think this should be in the article section. Very good description and detail in this post; easy to follow along. Thanks for being so thorough, it helps us newbies greatly.
  43. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by steene
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    Merry Christmas everyone

    I am so thankful to have stumbled on to this forum and community. As a rule, everyone is helpful, friendly and patient. It has become a part of my life; checking in to see what pearls of wisdom...
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    Poll: Still in the dark ages with rope and the speer...

    Still in the dark ages with rope and the speer wrap.
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    Time to knot your own

    I have never had this problem with a knotted hammock. I started in "92" and have yet to fall through one. I have had to patch a hole or two but never hit the ground.
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    Thanks for the comments and encouragement

    I guess after 14 years of tying up and using string hammocks it's time to broaden my horizons a little. I will probably bring one of mine along as a back-up until I gain confidence in the cloth...
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    In less than a week...

    the 9x9 Neo tarp, Ed's book, two Trek light doubles and two sets of Carabiners have arrived on my doorstep. Has this thing snowballed or what?
    Either snowballed or is spiralling out of control. ...
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    Yuo, me too.

    It was my one and only.
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    Welcome

    I might add patient here, as well. This group is great and always willing to help out.
  50. Great report!

    You mentioned end flaps and a J. Anders site. Could you post a link, please?
    I hope to learn from your experiences all that I can. I would love to ice fish the BWCAW again but hanging this time...
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