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    :laugh: ...hydrophobey :laugh:

    :laugh: ...hydrophobey :laugh:
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    Are you planning on 3 season camping, or are you...

    Are you planning on 3 season camping, or are you one of the hard-cores that purposely go out in the snow? Seems like 20 degrees has been able to get me through most of my spring, summer and fall...
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    They got the right idea; it's just that the...

    They got the right idea; it's just that the application is a bit... off.

    For the price of their minimalist setup I could live quite high on the hammock-gear hog, and for $1200 I could set myself...
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    Thanks for the kind words, Sirkyi! We hope to...

    Thanks for the kind words, Sirkyi! We hope to make the trip again sometime--lots of fun :D
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    Yeah! I was almost afraid to open this thread...

    Yeah! I was almost afraid to open this thread :laugh:

    I larkshead my whoopies to my hammock, but the straps... well that could be a problem. Thanks for the reminder--check the trees (my checklist...
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    If my beginning psychology class in junior...

    If my beginning psychology class in junior college 20 years ago taught me anything it is this: you probably have some sort of issue with your mother. Is it possible that your mother was a hammock?...
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    Crud! I spent the last 2 years wondering when I'd...

    Crud! I spent the last 2 years wondering when I'd break the thousand mile mark, and then totally missed mine! Oh well, I guess there's always the 10,000 post mark (dragon360 will be there by the...
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    I remember the tree incident--I'm surprised (but...

    I remember the tree incident--I'm surprised (but delighted) you're still with us :D
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    About 4 times, and though I would love to say it...

    About 4 times, and though I would love to say it was because of equipment failure, it was always due to user error: too little material dedicated to my modified sheetbends (happened twice), and not...
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    Thanks! It's nice when they get a chance to run...

    Thanks! It's nice when they get a chance to run around outside (instead of running around inside :laugh:)



    I don't even have to say it--the Missus is telepathic. There must be some kind of...
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    I have found that the hot weather here in the...

    I have found that the hot weather here in the Central Valley causes rubber bands to deteriorate over time and then one day (as if by magic) melt all over my gear. Ranger bands, however, have yet to...
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    Thanks for the kind words, JayS. Those were some...

    Thanks for the kind words, JayS. Those were some good memories--it's official now... my four year old has asked every night now for the last week if we are going back. That's how I know if a trip is...
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    I choose to ignore that one ;) It's all...

    I choose to ignore that one ;)



    It's all family here :D



    :laugh: You caught that!?! :laugh:
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    Thank you, wiel. While it's easy to forget when...

    Thank you, wiel. While it's easy to forget when they are sharing the latest illness (I'm in bed right now with laryngitis or strep throat or the most fiendish chest cold ever), it is a blessing--a...
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    What kills me is the many subtle variations of...

    What kills me is the many subtle variations of the look. The Missus has 7,563 versions, but here are the ones she pulls out most often (I call them The Final Four):

    "I'm amused, but for form's...
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    Hey! Great to hear from you again mmm! Yep,...

    Hey! Great to hear from you again mmm! Yep, dealing with the little balukas is like trying to herd a pack of bear cubs, but they are still an awful lot of fun to have around :D

    :laugh: It's funny...
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    Climb, jump. Climb, jump... ad infinitum :laugh:...

    Climb, jump. Climb, jump... ad infinitum :laugh:

    I don't think there was a rock in that canyon that didn't get scaled or jumped off of. I was like that too when I was their age, and it makes me...
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    :laugh: I learned that lesson as a kid :laugh: ...

    :laugh: I learned that lesson as a kid :laugh:

    When we lived in Mesa, AZ my mom took the family and my 2 cousins to Phoenix. After a couple grueling hours spent shopping at Marshalls, we all piled...
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    It's so cool that you were able to make maximum...

    It's so cool that you were able to make maximum use out of a few free hours--I tend to spend them on the couch :rolleyes:

    Looks like a nice trail (those are hard to find around here without a bit...
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    I thought of that thread as I was walking around...

    I thought of that thread as I was walking around looking at all the rock, and nary a tree from which to hang (cams are a hangers best friend in the desert) :laugh:

    Thinking about a big rig instead...
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    Wow! That's some beautiful country you all...

    Wow! That's some beautiful country you all have--I can see why gorge hangs are so popular :D

    I always look forward to next Hawk-eye video. Thanks for sharing!
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    VIDEO: Painted Canyon Trail

    Sure, it was only a day hike with the family, but when you do it with 7 children every hour feels like a day--if that's the case, then this was a four day trip :D

    The Painted Canyon Trail is close...
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    Wow! So exciting to have you on the forums again....

    Wow! So exciting to have you on the forums again. You were part of my top 5 sources for hammock camping info when I got started. :)
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    You're awesome! (and I'm in :D)

    You're awesome!

    (and I'm in :D)
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    She rolls her eyes at it, but is secretly...

    She rolls her eyes at it, but is secretly pleased--gives her street cred. Plus it's not listed... the only people who see it are the ones I trust :D
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    Took me a while to figure out what a "honey do"...

    Took me a while to figure out what a "honey do" list was. There is no such creature in this man's house!

    We just call it a "Do Immediately or Else" list (DIE for short).

    The Missus doesn't play...
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    Looks to me like Sesame Street is minus a...

    Looks to me like Sesame Street is minus a character now.

    Sure it's comfy, but how many Oscar-the-Grouches and Cookie Monsters had to die in order to make that hammock? I'll be standing outside...
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    I don't see what the big deal is. My folks did...

    I don't see what the big deal is. My folks did this to me all the time and I turned out just... oh, wait... never mind. :D
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    From a different thread...

    From a different thread (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=60394), but highly apropos:




    ...or in this case, madam :D

    (John, if you're reading this, The Hammock Butler...
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    Talk about making the best out of a bad...

    Talk about making the best out of a bad situation! You got yourself a budding optimist there--hope the little guy gets to feeling better :)
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    I was going to reply to this thread yesterday,...

    I was going to reply to this thread yesterday, but...

    Yup! Always last minute with the packing, and on the rare occasions that I do it early I just have to pull everything out because I forgot...
  32. Blast and drat, Pips! You and your super-speedy...

    Blast and drat, Pips! You and your super-speedy typing! :laugh: (ROTFL)
  33. Acronyms

    If you run into anymore puzzling acronyms this thread is extremely helpful:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=216

    I'm constantly running into jumbles of letters that make no...
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    Man! Dejoha and Cannibal, you guys run fast and...

    Man! Dejoha and Cannibal, you guys run fast and loose :laugh:.

    My DIY gathered end and my wife are very similar--I'm committed to the gathered end till-death-do-us-part, and to the Missus for all...
  35. "Boullion"--I love it! I thought I was the only...

    "Boullion"--I love it! I thought I was the only person that drank my dishwater :laugh:
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    Sticky: I'm not really a noob, and still found this...

    I'm not really a noob, and still found this extremely useful. Thanks for the effort that went into doing this... thoughtfully written and designed. Great work!
  37. Thanks all! I appreciate the encouragement. We...

    Thanks all! I appreciate the encouragement. We had to throw the commentary in, otherwise it would have been over 6 1/2 minutes of some knucklehead trying to set up his hammock--very long; very...
  38. Thanks! I've seen several of your videos, so I...

    Thanks! I've seen several of your videos, so I consider that high praise (I still look over my shoulder for zombies when I'm alone in he woods :laugh:).
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    I'm a one-timer as well. Shot my first video over...

    I'm a one-timer as well. Shot my first video over the summer as part of the Hammock Olympics. I'm pretty sure it was a huge practical joke designed to make me look like an imbecile--after what seemed...
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    Type what you want it to say (SilvrSurfr's...

    Type what you want it to say (SilvrSurfr's Youtube), highlight it, click the icon with a world and link (above/center) and then fill in the link you want people to navigate to...
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    Flatline, a fellow member here, designed the Lazy...

    Flatline, a fellow member here, designed the Lazy Slug Tube, which is like a larger pair of snakeskins. It's designed to rapidly deploy and take down your hammock, underquilt, topquilt, and anything...
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    Sounds like you all had a great time. I hope to...

    Sounds like you all had a great time. I hope to make myself available for the next go-round. I'm assuming there'll be a part II some time in the future? :shades:
  43. My first few times out I tried to squirm my way...

    My first few times out I tried to squirm my way in like Shug did in his video, but it soon became apperant to me that Shug is a juggler/acrobat. I got so sweaty trying to get in my bag that I'd burn...
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    If it had been our last house, I don't think I'd...

    If it had been our last house, I don't think I'd have ever slept: half a block away from a busy four-lane street, a quinceañera almost every weekend (which I actually kind of enjoyed--but SO noisy),...
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    I enjoy hanging by swift moving creeks and...

    I enjoy hanging by swift moving creeks and streams... very relaxing. Sometimes when I'm hanging by a gentle falls I'm at one with the universe and can only, just barely, hear my children decimating...
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Haven't heard the quiche...

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Haven't heard the quiche reference since I was a kid (I refused to eat it when I was younger because of that book--I just couldn't take the chance).
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    How about... ...use a bed-sheet with eye-holes...

    How about...

    ...use a bed-sheet with eye-holes cut out of it for a tarp.

    ...instead of dutch flyz, make dutch batz.

    ...use a jack-o-lantern for a headlamp.

    ...partially put your gear away...
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    Tie your whoopies with a hangman's noose :D

    Tie your whoopies with a hangman's noose :D
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    Politicians and hammocks should be a perfect...

    Politicians and hammocks should be a perfect match--we want upstanding individuals to represent us... and frequently get the opposite; there is nothing more opposite to 'upstanding' than a hammock,...
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    I dunno... so much talk about the middle class,...

    I dunno... so much talk about the middle class, but I don think either if them has DIY'd a day in their life--born with a Ti spork in their mouths, holes drilled into the handles for them. :D
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