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    Boom_bap, Watch Shug’s ten part series How to...

    Boom_bap, Watch Shug’s ten part series How to hang a hammock, tarp, insulation etc.
    If possible go to a group hang in your area.
    If there are no group hangs listed on Hammock Forums near enough,...
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    I’ve never used shock cords for tarp Never...

    I’ve never used shock cords for tarp
    Never needed them
    Maybe that is one reason my tarp is rigged not nearly as neat as other hammock campers

    Neatness is important for tarps to shed rain and...
  3. Happy Birthday Slugger

    Happy Birthday Slugger
  4. Thursday morning can be as low as 40 Friday...

    Thursday morning can be as low as 40
    Friday Saturday Sunday mornings forecast average 50
    If you are cold sleeper, Thursday arrival might be warmer than Wednesday arrival...
    Cranberry bog and...
  5. 2 PM on way

    2 PM on way
  6. Yates is a laid back hang No spreadsheet No...

    Yates is a laid back hang
    No spreadsheet
    No password
    No secret handshake

    YES You are Yates

    Trees are here4U
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    Never had a need for shock cords Years back...

    Never had a need for shock cords

    Years back some army tents were staked with large wooden stakes about 4 or 5 feet long.
    Pounded into ground about 3 feet, leaving 2 feet sticking up to tie tent...
  8. 6th Annual Halloween Flaming Pumpkin Hang at Medoc Mt State Park>NC>23-27 Oct 2019

    Mild temperatures forecast
    65 average high Wednesday—Sunday
    47 average low Wednesday—Sunday
    Coldest Thursday morning 41

    Average Friday Saturday Sunday
    64 high 50 low


    EDIT latest...
  9. Peeeeetey, I know you right

    Peeeeetey, I know you right
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    You can test straps with twice your weight You...

    You can test straps with twice your weight
    You can inspect straps before and after test
    You can chance it and use them forever
    And if not sure, you can replace straps

    Phantom skeeerdy cat...
  11. Boogey_B, a pumpkin pie to go with Juan’s whipped...

    Boogey_B, a pumpkin pie to go with Juan’s whipped cream would be heavenly. Homemade or store got it does not matter.
    Should be just chilly enough in morning to make coffee good.
    We will have our...
  12. ChoznJuan, some extra rich whipped cream, the...

    ChoznJuan, some extra rich whipped cream, the kind ya squirt in dairy case at grocery would be great. Thanks Juan, temperatures should be milder than last time.
    I had some God jokes all ready for...
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    Wa4chq, there might not be any damage, or no more...

    Wa4chq, there might not be any damage, or no more than a generic hammock would do.
    I was parroting what I’d read many times about increased forces on suspensions when angle of hang is changed from...
  14. Grannypat, are you going to dress up like a...

    Grannypat, are you going to dress up like a Vampress? A vampire or spider or princess?

    I won’t be here, Hi anyway
  15. Bobo, bring some carbonated sodas, some with...

    Bobo, bring some carbonated sodas, some with caffeine and sugar and some with nothing in there

    Thanks Bobo
  16. Drawings or photos will help me understand. If...

    Drawings or photos will help me understand.
    If you are above treeline and there is not a whole lot to hang a hammock, then maybe a tarp or tent is your best bet.
  17. I’m fixin to go see Gunner&Terminator and friends...

    I’m fixin to go see Gunner&Terminator and friends two legged and four legged at Halloween Flaming Pumpkin Hang at Medoc Mountain this week.
    Maybe being in piney woods will get me away from phone and...
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    I’m not a tree hugger, let my huggers do that. I...

    I’m not a tree hugger, let my huggers do that.
    I think he’s referencing the known exponential increase in forces on suspension as going from a good 30* angle of hang as opposed to suspension being...
  19. Wednesday high 65 low 40 Sunny The low listed...

    Wednesday high 65 low 40 Sunny
    The low listed for Wednesday will occur Thursday am and so on...
    Thursday 66 48 Sunny
    Friday 67 53 Mostly cloudy
    Saturday 65 49 50%chance rain...
  20. KingsFord, will be good to see you and Hotlips...

    KingsFord, will be good to see you and Hotlips
    Y’all tell good stories. Cook some, and kick back some and others will cook or cook at it...
  21. MadMardigan, this is gonna be good, a Friday...

    MadMardigan, this is gonna be good, a Friday night feed or a Saturday lunch feed or Saturday at 430pm. Gotta have some smoked BBQ
  22. Zero degrees Celsius is same as 32 degrees...

    Zero degrees Celsius is same as 32 degrees Fahrenheit
    Mostly cottage vendors based in US will be using Fahrenheit to show temperature rating for their underquilts and topquilts.
    Skeeerdy cats like...
  23. Gotta train these dogs to sleep in hammocks...

    Gotta train these dogs to sleep in hammocks
    [emoji240]
  24. Thanks Hickery

    Thanks Hickery
  25. Hickery, fire inspector, if it rains, we will...

    Hickery, fire inspector, if it rains, we will wish you’d had Son of Blue
    Peeeeetey usually brings Big Blue tarp. Not this time—Peeeeetey will be coming in for a visit Saturday afternoon around our...
  26. Old4hats, you got me....Lol

    Old4hats, you got me....Lol
  27. Millergear, following your “World famous” BnW...

    Millergear, following your “World famous” BnW Cauldron, I got Thursday and Friday lunches.

    Refresh my memory, Millergear, are you the one with talking [emoji240] dog?
    You told some great stories,...
  28. Good idea Peeeeetey! So far our weather is gonna...

    Good idea Peeeeetey!
    So far our weather is gonna be perfect.
    Mosquitoes should be gone or almost gone.
    Never know about Yates time change weather.

    In far north, hordes of summer mosquitoes have...
  29. Nube here and I've got some questions.

    Marlin spike hitch (no slip, no jam), allows you to attach whoopie sling close to tree rather than at end of tree strap.

    All kinds of suspensions are out there. The fun for me is making new...
  30. Criminality linked to anonymity. Maybe some day...

    Criminality linked to anonymity.
    Maybe some day our internet will have senders photo and physical address linked to all their posts.
  31. Millergear, I member you from last Medoc!...

    Millergear, I member you from last Medoc!
    Wednesday afternoon—I hope...
  32. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    Peeeeetey, past hangs I camp well away from campfire, I search for my campsite,without the benefit of tarp lights.
    I might need a nightlight from now on to alleviate my newfound fears.
    I used to...
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    I’ve never sewn hammocks If you want 11x5...

    I’ve never sewn hammocks
    If you want 11x5 finished size
    Some allowance in length and width for hems and channels?
  34. Thursday week Hollister near Medoc Mountain ...

    Thursday week Hollister near Medoc Mountain
    High 69 Low 49 Mostly sunny
    Great weather for first full day of hang.
    Gunner&Terminator, this will be a great hammock camping trip. Sam and Abby...
  35. It’s good to think “outside of the box”, or...

    It’s good to think “outside of the box”, or outside of tarp. Everything we have was a new idea once.
    Outdoor Vitals might also have offered a bivy type bag to enclose hammock.
    And there are several...
  36. Probably be a little cooler by Saturday Likely...

    Probably be a little cooler by Saturday
    Likely only cool a few degrees by Saturday
  37. Wednesday week high 69 low 49 Mostly sunny...

    Wednesday week high 69 low 49
    Mostly sunny
    Holister NC near Medoc Mountain
  38. Probably more than one burner, I’ve borrowed...

    Probably more than one burner, I’ve borrowed GroundHog’s, Peeeeetey’s, Mooseman’s, and PappyAmos’ stoves at one time or another.
    And there are fire grates over fire places, with wood and maybe...
  39. New updated Saturday menu Wangs Ribs Chopped Q...

    New updated Saturday menu
    Wangs
    Ribs
    Chopped Q
    Potato salad
    Sweet potato casserole
    BBQ slaw (red)
    Cole slaw (white)
    Green beans
    Banana pudding
  40. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    Old Pros and Noobies are all welcome
    Please communicate with one another your questions and fun comments about Yates Hang

    If I’ve not posted directly to you—doesn’t matter
    I’ve tried to keep my...
  41. All Y’all, Youse Guys, Yinz, Hammock Creatures! ...

    All Y’all, Youse Guys, Yinz, Hammock Creatures!

    My apologies are extended to each one of you for telling a bald faced lie.
    Originally I was just bringing some wings (Wangs)
    and real beef to...
  42. Flash, everything is close to your car... You...

    Flash, everything is close to your car...
    You might “hike” fifty yards, or if you want more quiet, you can camp several hundred yards from your car.
    Fire ring(s) and a few fire places with...
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    Datboijon, if I had to choose either 10 or 11,...

    Datboijon, if I had to choose either 10 or 11, I’d choose 11
    My hammock is 12x6, I started with an Eno doublenest, next was Night Owl 11x5 double layer
    Now I have a single layer 12x6 for my...
  44. Shug, Shortbread&Java hits the spot. I’ve got a...

    Shug, Shortbread&Java hits the spot.
    I’ve got a story, Hickery can tell you when he sees you...Jerry minus three
    It’s a true story, unlike the made up lies I tell for entertaining friends. Some...
  45. My Wing Man at Joes BBQ, said my order was too...

    My Wing Man at Joes BBQ, said my order was too small to justify delivery
    I was forced to add ribs and chopped bbq with a little banana pudding thrown on top to get delivery!
    Still campers who have...
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    Jaroporter, hello from across the pond. There are...

    Jaroporter, hello from across the pond. There are some great hammock campers in your woods, here on Hammock Forums.
  47. Guyfox, welcome to you and yours from Denton NC. ...

    Guyfox, welcome to you and yours from Denton NC. We might cross paths, drink coffee and swap lies at group hammock hangs. I’m not into DIY, but there are many on Hammock Forums who enjoy making...
  48. We will have a prize for Neatest Noob Campsite....

    We will have a prize for Neatest Noob Campsite. Tarp and hammock rigged neatest.
    An ENO or no name hammock and tarp can win as easily as any top brands
    Who will win Most Blinged Rig?
    Dutch Bling...
  49. Fireman90 might be at Yates Somewhere is a...

    Fireman90 might be at Yates
    Somewhere is a Noob, gonna smoke us all and walk away with prize.
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    Some use Kevlar straps, and usually they are...

    Some use Kevlar straps, and usually they are mainly used at night. Maybe a dozen camping trips a year, and still going strong.

    Is the parachute fabric Kevlar?
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