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    Just got three housefly tarps for me and another...

    Just got three housefly tarps for me and another Scouters. We took it out last night to look at it and were pleasantly surprised. The only complaint so far, haven't had it outside, was the odor. This...
  2. Thread: Hey from Ohio

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    Welcome from NE Ohio

    Welcome from NE Ohio
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    I had some 3mm accessory cord laying around the...

    I had some 3mm accessory cord laying around the house. I made two small prussiks and put them on the original suspension line. This allowed my 12 year old to easily set up his hammock instead of...
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    We just use 1" tubular webbing for this. You...

    We just use 1" tubular webbing for this. You might need around 15-20 feet per side though. But, it packs up small.
  5. Thread: Tarp guys

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    Try a taut line hitch, it is easier to adjust and...

    Try a taut line hitch, it is easier to adjust and won't bind like a prussik can.
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    What about a wrap three, pull two? We use these...

    What about a wrap three, pull two? We use these all the time for anchors and they are super strong. Also disperses the weight a lot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHytS3E0_E
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    Why not just turn it into a tensionless hitch and...

    Why not just turn it into a tensionless hitch and tie it off around itself. This is normally done with rope, but will work with webbing. http://www.animatedknots.com/tensionless/
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    Or Amsteel

    Or Amsteel
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    Lowes has pressure treated 2x2x8' for 3 something...

    Lowes has pressure treated 2x2x8' for 3 something a piece.
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    My tripods were lashed correctly and held up...

    My tripods were lashed correctly and held up perfectly. The hammocks were suspended from just outside the lashing that held the top rail, against the lashing. We were at a camporee and the sights...
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    This would be no different than putting a tent in...

    This would be no different than putting a tent in the same spot all the time and killing the grass. LNT also talks about low impact and moving around to allow the ground to heal or not be killed in...
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    So, we used our stands this weekend at our local...

    So, we used our stands this weekend at our local camporee. Fours stands were set up in series. The two the boys hung on were flawless. The two that the adults hungs on, had catastrophic failures. One...
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    Brown Santa makes perfect sense, he is everywhere...

    Brown Santa makes perfect sense, he is everywhere all the time!
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    That's awesome. I think I would want my own...

    That's awesome. I think I would want my own hammock anyhow. And, less than $15 a night, that is perfect.
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    I think you will do just fine. A lot of preppers...

    I think you will do just fine. A lot of preppers frequent the gun shows, so a hammock is perfect for a bug out bag.
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    If someone could get the Housefly for less than...

    If someone could get the Housefly for less than half price, would it make an acceptable 4 season tarp with doors. This is not for backpacking, it would be for use with Scouts.
  17. Thread: ENO Housefly

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    I didn't even think to look for it. How can I...

    I didn't even think to look for it. How can I delete this thread?
  18. Thread: ENO Housefly

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    ENO Housefly

    Does anyone have any opinions or first hand knowledge of the ENO Housefly tarp. It retails for about $140. I have a chance to get one for a lot less than that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    That's great. We are doing the same thing next...

    That's great. We are doing the same thing next weekend.
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    I have a SBP and changed out the suspension to...

    I have a SBP and changed out the suspension to whoopies. Can't beat it for the price. Not sure, if I want anything else right now either.
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    Welcome from North Ridgeville.

    Welcome from North Ridgeville.
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    So, I have been toying with the idea of making...

    So, I have been toying with the idea of making the ridge pole longer. The 10' conduit seemed a little short and did not play well with my tarp. I picked up some 1" conduit and will be cutting it to...
  23. Free ship to store.

    Free ship to store.
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    We brought stands for both of us based on a...

    We brought stands for both of us based on a earlier report. But, it was still not that great. I was able to find a couple of trees for my son.
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    Love the Scout for the kids.

    Love the Scout for the kids.
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    Or, don't. Since these are the supports that are...

    Or, don't. Since these are the supports that are holding your entire house up.
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    OK, we went to Maumee Bay over Labor Day weekend....

    OK, we went to Maumee Bay over Labor Day weekend. Great park and very pretty scenary. However, the trees are very limited at each campsite and the place is wide open. Not very hammock friendly at...
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    I'm in for sure. This is awesome.

    I'm in for sure. This is awesome.
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    Welcome from NE Ohio

    Welcome from NE Ohio
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    Have fun and post some pics when you get back. We...

    Have fun and post some pics when you get back. We will be taking our scouts there later.
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    Get a headlamp. I have one that runs on AAA...

    Get a headlamp. I have one that runs on AAA batteries. They are waterproof and in your price range.
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    Love it and will have to try it.

    Love it and will have to try it.
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    +1 for the Hennessy Scout. I got one for my...

    +1 for the Hennessy Scout. I got one for my oldest and will be getting another for the next one. These are built great for kids. Super simple to use too. I added small prussics to the suspension for...
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    The caddy is awesome. I'm in.

    The caddy is awesome. I'm in.
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    A fleece liner bag has been all we have needed...

    A fleece liner bag has been all we have needed this summer. When it was really hot, we use it as a quilt. Otherwise, climb into it.
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    The stuff for the straps is flat webbing and will...

    The stuff for the straps is flat webbing and will stretch. Climbers use tubular webbing and there is next to no stretch in it. A friend of mine did an unscientific test with a slap strap, we knew it...
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    Amsteel has a 1500# breaking strength. Without...

    Amsteel has a 1500# breaking strength. Without knowing you, I am pretty sure you will be safe with it.
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    Any prussic needs to be dressed properly to hold....

    Any prussic needs to be dressed properly to hold. The way prussics are being used here you have the luxury of time to make them correctly and set them on your line. In a rescue situation, we need to...
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    The stands were set up to see how they would...

    The stands were set up to see how they would work. The cord was cut at 10 feet, which is way too short to lash the correctly. The cords will be lengthened to 15 feet each and lashed accordingly.
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    I never heard it called that before. Good to know.

    I never heard it called that before. Good to know.
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    Either I missed something or, the Tautline hitch...

    Either I missed something or, the Tautline hitch was excluded. This is an essential knot for the outdoors and a required one for Scouts.

    As a technical rescue guy, I can say this, the more you can...
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    OK, so I have been meaning to build this up...

    OK, so I have been meaning to build this up anyhow. We just found out that Maumee Bay State Park has somewhere around zero trees, so construction got moved up.

    Here are a few pictures of the set...
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    I am glad to hear that this works, this was our...

    I am glad to hear that this works, this was our plan as well for the same reasons. My only question for the scouters, why not just use lashing instead of the hinges? This would allow it to collapse...
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    Instead of nailing the blocks to the floor for...

    Instead of nailing the blocks to the floor for the 4x4, you can use opposing wedges driven under the post the wedge it against the floor and ceiling.
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    Awesome, we are taking the scouts there this year hopefully.
  46. Back tying the tripod will prevent it from...

    Back tying the tripod will prevent it from tipping over. You need to use a tie out to a stake in the opposite direction of the hammock. This will somewhat equalize the load to keep it in the tripod....
  47. I am getting three pressure treated 2x2's that...

    I am getting three pressure treated 2x2's that will be lashed together for each end. If you use one tripod and a tree, make sure to back tie the tripod to a stake. Tripods are strongest when the load...
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    Maumee Bay State Park

    I am not sure where to put this. Has anyone camped at Maumee Bay and successfully hung? From the satellite views, it does not appear to have a lot of trees at the sights. I am making stands to bring,...
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    Welcome from NE Ohio

    Welcome from NE Ohio
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    I am teaching a WFA class October 5 and 6 in the...

    I am teaching a WFA class October 5 and 6 in the Cleveland area if anyone is interested.
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