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    Hung out near 3 forks just off the AT in North...

    Hung out near 3 forks just off the AT in North Georgia Monday and Tuesday night with Old4Hats and our dogs in near perfect conditions. Not so perfect at lower elevations.
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    You folks have fun. I am not too far away doing...

    You folks have fun. I am not too far away doing the wife's family reunion near Murphy, NC. Not a bad trade off. Great food and fun people, 100 + most times.
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    I had not considered camping in the woods for...

    I had not considered camping in the woods for years until I found out about hammocks. I retired at age 70 and have had several great camp outs over the last 5 years and expect a few more. It is about...
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    Only the geezers know who Kilroy was.

    Only the geezers know who Kilroy was.
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    Last count: 5 DIY table cloth, 1 eno modified, 3...

    Last count: 5 DIY table cloth, 1 eno modified, 3 Hennessy, 1 walmart , diy hammock chair. But I still don't have a yellow one or a red one. Only camped in the woods one time this year. A lot of...
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    A bit of envy going on here this morning. Happy...

    A bit of envy going on here this morning. Happy for you.
  7. Thread: John Rock?

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    If I can make it that is the best date for me....

    If I can make it that is the best date for me. right now better than 50% to make it.
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    Welcome from Garner. Come out to the Smoked Butt...

    Welcome from Garner. Come out to the Smoked Butt hang and try out some hammocks. I am sure there will be extra stuff if you want to stay awhile.
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    I think you will have several neighbors there...

    I think you will have several neighbors there that weekend.
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    Now you need to make yourself some tablecloth...

    Now you need to make yourself some tablecloth hammocks. That is the best back yard hanging ever.
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    Welcome from Garner. Good luck on the exams. Not...

    Welcome from Garner. Good luck on the exams. Not much happening in the hot summer but fall will be active. There is the John Rock Hang and Hot Springs over in Western NC.
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    I have a couple of HH Deep Jungle and have used...

    I have a couple of HH Deep Jungle and have used them with pad and without pad. The double adds some good options. As far as durability I have no clue. the only hammock I have heard of being worn out...
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    Welcome to hanging. Would love to do some outdoor...

    Welcome to hanging. Would love to do some outdoor exploring in your world.
  14. What he said. Table cloth hands down regardless...

    What he said. Table cloth hands down regardless of $.
  15. Great vid Firebird. I did a short section at...

    Great vid Firebird. I did a short section at Watauga Lake a few years back and a Ranger warned us to be on the lookout for a bear. We did not see one.
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    Second hammock? You must be new to the darkside.

    Second hammock? You must be new to the darkside.
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    And that is the end all be all.

    And that is the end all be all.
  18. As I have stated in the past, In my humble...

    As I have stated in the past, In my humble opinion the under quilt is the most important piece of gear you can have. Tarps are important but it does not rain every day but the sun sets and...
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    Or a post on the East side of the trees to form a...

    Or a post on the East side of the trees to form a triangle would allow for 2 hammocks to hang from the post to each tree. And a second post on the West side of the trees would make a hang for two...
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    IMHO there is nothing cheaper or safer or more...

    IMHO there is nothing cheaper or safer or more efficient than cinch buckles. Ti deletes the cheaper part.
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    WELCOME FROM GARNER. Go to some group hangs and...

    WELCOME FROM GARNER. Go to some group hangs and ask questions. A lot of information and hands on experience to soak in at a hang.
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    Welcome to the dark side my friend. When you...

    Welcome to the dark side my friend. When you upgrade be sure and keep your Walmart hammock. It will be great for yard naps and such. Well until you get into table cloth DIY, amsteel spliceing,...
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    Welcome from Garner. Just next door. Smoked Butt...

    Welcome from Garner. Just next door. Smoked Butt Hang at Falls Lake coming soon. Also there is a possible Umstead hang in the near future. Before any of that is a hang at Merchants Mill Pond. Try to...
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    You might go for near 18 ft. for at least one...

    You might go for near 18 ft. for at least one space. I have a new diy tarp and I don't have enough distance to hang it in my backyard set up. I do have smaller tarps that work so the large tarp will...
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    I can see a group hang in the future at your new...

    I can see a group hang in the future at your new home.
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    Two 6X6 15/16 feet apart. Post 1 is 15 ft. from...

    Two 6X6 15/16 feet apart. Post 1 is 15 ft. from tree 1. Post 2 is 15 ft. from tree 2. One hammock from tree 1 to post 1. Hammock 2 between post and hammock 3 from post 2 to tree 2.
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    Thanks miyanc for another great Yates hang. Your...

    Thanks miyanc for another great Yates hang. Your Scouts were just awesome. My little dog Winston really enjoyed their attention. He was not so happy to share any of the attention with the other dogs....
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    Save travels. Hope to see you down the road. I...

    Save travels. Hope to see you down the road. I don't get to do very many hangs as I need to help my wife a lot with life. Old4Hats and Georgia Girl are making it possible for me to go to Yates.
  29. Last year between Old4Hats and myself we had 6 or...

    Last year between Old4Hats and myself we had 6 or 7 hammocks and hammock chairs hanging. It is kinda like having a dozen or so folks confessing to the same crime. Confuse the officer with numbers.
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    Will do Sandman. There will be pie.

    Will do Sandman. There will be pie.
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    Wish I could have made this hang. There would...

    Wish I could have made this hang. There would have been pumpkin pie.
  32. Maybe it's time to bring back the pet rock.

    Maybe it's time to bring back the pet rock.
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    That was beautiful. Wish I had known about...

    That was beautiful. Wish I had known about hammocks like we have now when my kids were that age.
  34. Check and 10-4, or yeah that's right.

    Check and 10-4, or yeah that's right.
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    Hope I can make this. Would love to at least see...

    Hope I can make this. Would love to at least see some Sasquatch tracks or maybe get a picture.
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    I am not a Doctor but I had some serious back...

    I am not a Doctor but I had some serious back pain when I was in my late 20's. I had surgery in 1972 and have never slept on my stomach since and have had no more back problems. And for the last 3...
  37. Cinch buckles will hold......

    Cinch buckles will hold......
  38. That would be my thoughts also. Home Depot,...

    That would be my thoughts also. Home Depot, Harbor Freight, etc. straps (remove hooks), cinch buckles ($5.00 set) or toggles (free) and you are hanging.
  39. I will just have to make a decision at the last...

    I will just have to make a decision at the last minuet. I hope my wife will be ok to be home alone for a little while. Sure do want to do this. I need some outside time.
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    Worth the effort. All 3 on my hope list. Depends...

    Worth the effort. All 3 on my hope list. Depends on family life if I can make it happen.
    Welcome from Garner.
  41. Thread: Hello from NC

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    Welcome from just up I-40 in Garner. I am also a...

    Welcome from just up I-40 in Garner. I am also a HH DJXL owner and cancer survivor. A lot in common except for that Pats thing. Going to be a good football day. I don't understand why a game in...
  42. I am using the multi-buckle for my backyard...

    I am using the multi-buckle for my backyard hammock breaks. Works great with Home Depot straps. Cinch buckles attached to loops on my camping hammocks but I would not have a problem using the...
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    Any chance these will be available again. They...

    Any chance these will be available again. They are great. I can now hang with a strap without loops. A very good item to keep for unseen problems or as a part of normal setup.
  44. Where and when can I get some of that?????

    Where and when can I get some of that?????
  45. I started with a HH Deep Jungle and changed the...

    I started with a HH Deep Jungle and changed the suspension to amsteel loops with cinch buckles and straps after the first time I hung in it. As you have been warned, it is an addiction. I have lost...
  46. Just a guess but I bet this camper is not a...

    Just a guess but I bet this camper is not a member of HF nor has he ever had the correct hanging information presented to him. Maybe he will get the knowledge necessary for a safe and fun hang soon....
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    Welcome from Garner, NC. I grew up just past the...

    Welcome from Garner, NC. I grew up just past the end of the pavement from Old4Hats in Ball Ground, Ga. I get to some of the Ga. hangs and will look forward to meeting you.
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    Yep. What he said. If you go short on your first...

    Yep. What he said. If you go short on your first hammock you might not like hammocks. I was lucky enough to buy a great hammock the first time. I have a small hammock that I won at a group hang and...
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    Welcome from Garner. Hope to see you at a group...

    Welcome from Garner. Hope to see you at a group hang soon.
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    "They" were correct except the part about a help...

    "They" were correct except the part about a help group. That is a trick just to suck you in deeper.
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