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  1. I was finally able to watch last night after...

    I was finally able to watch last night after work.

    Thanks for a great video in the still frozen North. Lows in the mid to upper 60's here and watching you out there with all that ice was just...
  2. Dave, with all that you already do, you still...

    Dave, with all that you already do, you still find a way to do more. Thanks for all you have done for me on our hangs and I will miss you.

    Sandy, prayers go out to you for your tests. Also, ask...
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    I still use my first DIY single layer hammy after...

    I still use my first DIY single layer hammy after 4+ years. I have tried several other gathered end and bridge hammocks and like them all.

    If I were to buy a hammock, it would be a Papa and Mama...
  4. If you get a Dutch Hammock Free suspension...

    If you get a Dutch Hammock Free suspension system, most of this may no longer matter...

    Youtube video as proof of concept.
  5. Make the change, your back will thank you. I...

    Make the change, your back will thank you.

    I used pads and am glad I changed to UQ. If you really like cold camping, you can use a 0*F from Fall to Spring if you wish. It's like your bed, it won't...
  6. It's an easy test if someone wants to do it. You...

    It's an easy test if someone wants to do it. You don't even need to get mule tape or a strap for that matter.

    Step 1. Get a lot of rope, strap, whatever.
    Step 2. Go around an elevated bar or...
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    I would also add not to eat just before going...

    I would also add not to eat just before going into the hammock to sleep. Doing so is great to elevate the body temp to keep you from getting too cold, but, that also has another side effect that it...
  8. Yes. They are used to make it easier. That...

    Yes. They are used to make it easier.

    That said, not everyone thinks so. For some, added items make it harder(more components). Also, it depends on the temps using the items.

    If your looking...
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    Great looking spot to hang. Glad you still have...

    Great looking spot to hang. Glad you still have some cold, it's getting muggy down here.
  10. You got yourself an insulated hammock and you...

    You got yourself an insulated hammock and you want warmer weather? Oh no! You go out the first night and enjoy the downy goodness.
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    If your resourceful and have a large enough...

    If your resourceful and have a large enough campsite to find your items, check out mbiraman's One-Tree-Hang thread. This may help you on your way.

    If your wanting to carry items, go to youtube and...
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    Congratulations to you, Mike. And I do believe...

    Congratulations to you, Mike.

    And I do believe his miles have outpaced his posts. Mike is a great guy and full of hiking info, not just hammocks.

    I knew you when you were still a UL hiker....
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    Shug has a video record and video proof with a...

    Shug has a video record and video proof with a well documented use of hammocks at -40*F and a lot below zero.

    My personal low is 23*F, 63* warmer than Shug's low. Not bad for Florida and last...
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    I wouldn't mind the top hammock. Not because of...

    I wouldn't mind the top hammock. Not because of the cool factor, but, we would only have 1 tarp and I would get the best coverage. Also, I don't have to worry about the yellow "rain" :jj:
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    I love how it's on a slope. Great job. You...

    I love how it's on a slope. Great job.

    You could even drop it down enough to clear the UQ. Right side is chair height. Left side is you "side table" in perfect reach.
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    Great job on picking a really comfy...

    Great job on picking a really comfy hobby/lifestyle.

    At least you didn't pick Bovine Scat Fuel Engineer or Cat Burglar or Underwater Domino Run Builder, etc. as a hobby...

    The longer hammock...
  17. I wish I could make this special hang for you,...

    I wish I could make this special hang for you, Dave. Sorry I won't be able to attend with such a fine group of folks.

    Good luck on your travels and I hope your new home serves you well.
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    Go Fronkey Go!

    Go Fronkey Go!
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    Also, Paracord will drink in the water if it...

    Also, Paracord will drink in the water if it rains and retaining it, making anything it rests on wet also. Not good unless it's in a waterproof stuff sack and heavier when hiking.

    Zing-it and...
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    Great job on the pics. Looks like a lot of folks...

    Great job on the pics. Looks like a lot of folks having a great time in the piney woods.
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    The difference is for how you attach the Whoopie...

    The difference is for how you attach the Whoopie Sling to the hammock. The lead is from the eye to the bury.

    The more times you wrap the lead/eye around the hammock the longer the lead- 15" will...
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    Anyone that knows me knows that I like me some...

    Anyone that knows me knows that I like me some fire. That said, I agree with you that at bedtime, I don't want smoke smell. I change out into bed-only clothing as well and try to clean my face if...
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    Skins and stuff sack. The tarp is on top of my...

    Skins and stuff sack. The tarp is on top of my closed pack, under the lid and the sack is secured to the pack(like a removable pocket). Keeps the wet tarp from going into the pack and the skins make...
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    Bump and vote. Errr, vote and a nightly bump....

    Bump and vote.

    Errr, vote and a nightly bump.

    Geesh, sounds naughty no matter how it's said.

    I think Les has made a "hammock" out of bamboo many years ago. I'm not sure if was him or not,...
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    What gunner said. That's why I started with "Good...

    What gunner said. That's why I started with "Good find and score". It's very hard to find at WM so when you do, get it all. There are plenty of projects you can make.

    My Walmart's (plural for all...
  26. One mighty fine report. It's a good trip when...

    One mighty fine report.

    It's a good trip when you catch your supper and spend time with fine folk. Beautiful scenery included.

    I hope you had many other trips like this before you got to NY....
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    Good find and score. I couldn't tell you about...

    Good find and score.

    I couldn't tell you about Joann's quality and similarities to Walmart's, but, I have used my Walmart ripstop for more than 4 years on the same hammock.

    Have fun with your...
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    That's a good looking hammock. Now, you can spend...

    That's a good looking hammock. Now, you can spend more time thru the warm months in that skeeter free bed.
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    Nope. That was Bear Grylls. Les has always gone...

    Nope. That was Bear Grylls. Les has always gone on his own filming himself or taken 1 other partner(friend, son) as a 2 person self rescue.
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    I go on the webpage to vote again today and it...

    I go on the webpage to vote again today and it already is in red "Voted" from yesterday. How are you folks voting multiple times using the same computer, even if 1 per day?
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    If it helps, or it may not... ...At the...

    If it helps, or it may not...

    ...At the Florida Hang this year, Randy brought many types of hammocks. The one I fell in love with was the UL Darien.

    I use a 10.5' x 5' hammock and I'm 5'9"...
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    I love to see some great Florida trails. Good job...

    I love to see some great Florida trails. Good job on the reports and pics.

    I wish I could have been there with you all. Keep the pics and reports coming so I can be there vicariously thru them.
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    How have I missed this. I will vote shortly,...

    How have I missed this. I will vote shortly, after I watch the vids.....I'm counting on you Fronkey.... Don't let me down. Hehe.

    *Edit*

    OK. 11pm. I watched some of the vids and you should win...
  34. I agree with Rich. Glad you had a great time. ...

    I agree with Rich. Glad you had a great time.

    I know you wanted to get to the Annual Florida Hang and couldn't make it. Although, it's not the same thing, you still were able to enjoy some of what...
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    Very nice pick on the TQ. They have great gear...

    Very nice pick on the TQ. They have great gear including tarps and hats to keep your noggin warm, not just quilts.
  36. I have not. It's very interesting. What tarp is...

    I have not. It's very interesting. What tarp is it?
  37. Your suggested guyline setup would surely work. ...

    Your suggested guyline setup would surely work.

    I currently use braided mason's line with 12" shockcord doubled over(ala JustJeff) at the stake. Prussic knot at the guy out. No hardware.
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    It looks great. Nice background as well, Picture...

    It looks great. Nice background as well, Picture Perfect.
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    That's very good thinking. DIY is the best.

    That's very good thinking. DIY is the best.
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    I had mine for 3 years before I cannibalized them...

    I had mine for 3 years before I cannibalized them for Leads to use with my Speed Hooks. The Amsteel still look good after many uses this way.
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    I think this may be the sound I heard. The first...

    I think this may be the sound I heard. The first call in the second video. I heard many coyotes and I guess never heard a fox. That is, if there are fox near South Florida in Lake Wales.

    The...
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    Now you have entered into "The Wonderful and...

    Now you have entered into "The Wonderful and Awesome World of AHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh!"

    By the looks of the picture, you may want to lift the straps a little higher on the trees. You want the...
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    Well, first of all.... Welcome to the forums...

    Well, first of all....

    Welcome to the forums to you both, from Florida.

    Sorry you had such a bad experience from a hammock camper stand point. There are many of those around here. Now that you...
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    Ha!! I love the 2 weeks :D

    Ha!!

    I love the 2 weeks :D
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    No good story like the ones above, but, to answer...

    No good story like the ones above, but, to answer your question...

    ...try to sleep outside 1 or 2 nights before you go into the woods. This may help in getting your mind used to going from indoor,...
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    What SS said. I use Lash-It for my CRL, but,...

    What SS said.

    I use Lash-It for my CRL, but, use braided mason's line for my guylines. Lash-It or Zing-It (same thing, different color) is thinner than Dynaglide and almost as strong so it's the...
  47. Wow! That's a great age to start out. Thank you...

    Wow! That's a great age to start out. Thank you for your interest in your son's walk in nature. As a dad of 3, I love my kids enthusiasm for the outdoors.

    Now that your well on your way with...
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    Welcome to the forums, from FL. I would...

    Welcome to the forums, from FL.

    I would suggest to first go to Shug's Youtube channel and watch hammock camping for noobs video series. This will get you pumped up.

    Then, go to the "Forums"...
  49. Poll: I have a snap/cinch footbox(DIY is easier than...

    I have a snap/cinch footbox(DIY is easier than sewn) for 2 years now and no tearing here. My next TQ will have a sew footbox because it's less fussy in the hammock and I don't need to open it up...
  50. I got these from FHV of your kitchen during...

    I got these from FHV of your kitchen during setup. I wish I got the completed kitchen. What a sight it was...

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