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    Hello from West Texas, Midland that is. Make...

    Hello from West Texas, Midland that is. Make plans to attend the annual hang in Fairfield, if we have room this next year
    ☺ there's a big Texas Hammock Hangers group on FB too. Take it easy,
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    I did a quick read of this, and have used the...

    I did a quick read of this, and have used the hammockfan anchors, which I had the versions where you do your own finishing. I went back to just using straps and a carabiner, mainly because of the...
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    One time on a business trip I walked into a...

    One time on a business trip I walked into a totally different Wal-Mart, I think I was in Vernon, TX. They had a bolt of the gray material, and I bought all of it :-) I make a point of checking out...
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    +1 on the tapering. If you taper it, use a...

    +1 on the tapering. If you taper it, use a smaller diameter wire with a twisted loop, you can put the tapered end in the loop, let it fold over in half, and it will slide "easily"

    Also plus 1...
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    Welcome from Midland, TX. I was wanting to get...

    Welcome from Midland, TX.

    I was wanting to get some of that space age stuff that is silver with the black holes in it; to see if that would be good for insulating, or a sort of vapor barrier. It...
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    I am sorry, I was so looking forward to this...

    I am sorry, I was so looking forward to this trip. I didn't realize my daughter's senior prom was the same weekend:scared: I have to back out.

    Thanks for your efforts Mr. RockportKayak, we will...
  7. Nothing beats the great laughs from reading...

    Nothing beats the great laughs from reading through the trip planner threads that are authored by Sergeant Vining.

    Please mark me down as attending! I can't miss this one.

    I may drag along a...
  8. I am marking my calendar down for this. I've...

    I am marking my calendar down for this. I've missed the last time, but I believe I was in on one of these adventures...

    I don't have any old goat to boil up, but I might get something similar...
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    I believe if you want a specific spot, you have...

    I believe if you want a specific spot, you have to call the park office. I did mine on the Texas parks reservation site, and they just gave me a reservation. Usually, when you arrive, you can get the...
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    Just FYI, it is not good for domestic bees. I...

    Just FYI, it is not good for domestic bees. I poured mine on several ant Hills, and did the house perimeter...
  11. Smart move, get the Dutch bling for the...

    Smart move, get the Dutch bling for the girlfriend, and settle for nite eyez for yourself
    😎

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    I've used heat shrink tubing, after butting...

    I've used heat shrink tubing, after butting together and melting the ends. Or the wire wraps, then heat shrink.
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    OK, I am working on getting all the trip...

    OK,

    I am working on getting all the trip details in place. I think I can work in a College visit, to be able to get the kids out of school on Thursday. I will be driving back to Midland from a...
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    I just pulled the trigger on a reservation also....

    I just pulled the trigger on a reservation also. Time to put that annual state park pass to good use!

    Take it easy,

    gmcpcs
  15. Me thinks maybe some sort of crops are growing...

    Me thinks maybe some sort of crops are growing there?
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    Take it easy,

    gmcpcs
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    Welcome to the forum from Midland, Texas ! ...

    Welcome to the forum from Midland, Texas !

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    OK, I am going to subscribe and follow, I would...

    OK, I am going to subscribe and follow, I would really like to go to this one. It's a pretty long drive though, and I'm hoping to have some other issues resolved by then...so, I'm t**tative :-)
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    Sticky: You know, when silicone cures, it "off gasses" a...

    You know, when silicone cures, it "off gasses" a distinct vinegar odor.

    I would try some white vinegar on a test sample? You never know until you try.

    Good luck. I've done this process, and...
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    I just wanted to say thanks to Sarge for the cool...

    I just wanted to say thanks to Sarge for the cool cookset that Sarah won in the prize drawing. She now has a good reason to try it out.

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    My wife and I have double hanged a couple of...

    My wife and I have double hanged a couple of times at Fairfield. I am interested, and am following this. I think it is a good idea. We talk about doing this at times, and to have a planned activity...
  21. I'm so glad the whole family will be coming with...

    I'm so glad the whole family will be coming with me this time, including oldest son who's been doing the college thing at Baylor. Nothing beats a trip to East Texas with the family to hang out with...
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    Yep, go hang with a bunch of old farts. Like us...

    Yep, go hang with a bunch of old farts. Like us Texans.

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    I've done a single layer, with a wool blanket...

    I've done a single layer, with a wool blanket inside, between those a mylar/plastic tarp down to 24*, No wind. I had a pretty robust sleeping bag on top. I can stay pretty comfortable with the single...
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    I would like to be considered. Either color, ...

    I would like to be considered. Either color, thanks!

    Take it easy,

    gmcpcs
  25. My tarp silicone process worked out OK, but I did...

    My tarp silicone process worked out OK, but I did have some uneven coating. I just sat for many hours using an embroider's large hoop to hold the material taught, and rubbed on the tarp material to...
  26. Oh My. I almost forgot to go back and check...

    Oh My.

    I almost forgot to go back and check this; so now I am officially in. I reserved a spot on the online park reservation site, and it said there are 14 left...

    Bringing all the family, if...
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    Welcome! From Memphis, TX. Former school...

    Welcome! From Memphis, TX. Former school administrator myself, a 30 day AT hike would definitely fit the bill for summer break :-)

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    Sarge will get you there...just be prepared to go...

    Sarge will get you there...just be prepared to go on a "walk about". ��

    Just kidding. Many adventures can I chalk up to this trail. Take a look at the map, and have a good hike.

    Take it easy,...
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    Hey Sarge, Hope things are going well. We...

    Hey Sarge,

    Hope things are going well.

    We spent spring break, sort of in your neck of the woods, at Fairfield Lake SP. First Shaffer Family group hang...I will have to post on a trip report...
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    Welcome, from Memphis, TX

    Welcome, from Memphis, TX
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    Thanks for all the great replies and links! I...

    Thanks for all the great replies and links! I think the dog poop method will work for me. No complicated blower contraptions!

    I love this forum and the great people here who are so helpful 😃!...
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    Down Harvesting Question

    Hello,

    I am back after a rather lengthy hiatus, and real life has finally caught up again to my DIY project list :)

    I am looking for the method of harvesting down from recycled items, like...
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    Great video, and a pretty simple method using the...

    Great video, and a pretty simple method using the pre packaged down. You mention you can add it to gallon zip loc bags and do the same thing?

    My situation is I am using a pillow, and will be...
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    Welcome from !emphis, TX. Take it easy, gmcpcs

    Welcome from !emphis, TX.

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    Welcome from Memphis, TX Take it easy, gmcpcs

    Welcome from Memphis, TX

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
  36. Thread: West Tx Hangs?

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    I hear ya, My wife recently moved to the ODMID...

    I hear ya,

    My wife recently moved to the ODMID area, and I am amazed at the dirth of trees...sometimes you can find canyons or washes with cottonwoods, I see some state parks around out there...
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    Welcome from Memphis, TX Plus 1 on the...

    Welcome from Memphis, TX

    Plus 1 on the November group hang :)

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    Welcome from Memphis, TX. Lots of Texas folks...

    Welcome from Memphis, TX. Lots of Texas folks here, some even from places with trees!
    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
  39. That's a new one, I haven't looked at car...

    That's a new one, I haven't looked at car repairs, or other major purchases in equivalent costs to high quality hammock camping gear :) Hope the truck gets fixed OK. Me, flat tire was the only repair...
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    Finally made the coolest hammock out there :)

    That is sharp! Sort of reminds me of that funny colored bad guy in the Star Wars movie...

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/08/8enymyra.jpg
  41. Just read through this thread; I really needed a...

    Just read through this thread; I really needed a few chuckles, and some ROFLOLs. (First week back to school and all).

    Sorry guys, won't be able to make it, although I will wait anxiously for the...
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    Welcome from Memphis, TX, that is. Take it...

    Welcome from Memphis, TX, that is.

    Take it easy, enjoy the forum!
    gmcpcs
  43. Originally Posted by sargevining I what you...

    Originally Posted by sargevining
    I what you did that at about 1:09. How did you dub that in?
    I didn't dub anything in, that was Spacey & Granger! Simply incresed the volume of the video so you...
  44. Wow, that was a great video! Thanks, easttx :) ...

    Wow, that was a great video! Thanks, easttx :)

    take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    I get mine mostly from Sportsman's Guide. More...

    I get mine mostly from Sportsman's Guide. More than what the above are quoting though, around 24-28.00...I get coupons and other things since I buy so much of their "junk." :)

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    Texans: What is your insulation?

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    Let's try this. And, I have to admit, I had the old style military surplus feather sleeping bag as a top quilt, which is quite warm. On the 24* hang.
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    +1 on the PLUQ. Not necessarily ultralight, but...

    +1 on the PLUQ. Not necessarily ultralight, but cheap and easy. I have slept down to 24* no wind, in the panhandle, with a full length PLUQ, sandwiched with an army wool blanket and A Mylar...
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    Welcome from Memphis, TX. Lots of good info here,...

    Welcome from Memphis, TX. Lots of good info here, my hat's off to you for your profession.

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    Sewing the French seam?

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    Here's the tutorial for the hybrid flat felled, from DIYSUPPLY.

    Take it easy,
    gmcpcs
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    The hybrid flat felled seam worked better for me;...

    The hybrid flat felled seam worked better for me; also, I tried using a washable marker and a long straight edge to color code the stitching lines. For me that worked better than using pins. I was...
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