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    We have plenty of room; come on out.

    We have plenty of room; come on out.
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    Welcome! You should come hang with us at...

    Welcome! You should come hang with us at Fairfield this weekend, or at least stop by and say hi. All the cool kids are going to be there and we are bringing all of the cool toys!

    Click the link...
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    Without a bag you just need to get creative....

    Without a bag you just need to get creative. There is no compression on the hard-sided items so you must think outside the box. Here are some things I have tried and how well they worked.

    1) Use...
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    I'm a little late to the party here but this...

    I'm a little late to the party here but this thread keeps coming back so I'm going to post my answers for the sake of posterity.

    1) On a long hike how comfortable would you say the MMP is? I'm a...
  5. The updated site map. 119243

    The updated site map.

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  6. All the paid site are assigned, but you can share...

    All the paid site are assigned, but you can share a site with someone who has a site and is willing to share. Just check out the map and see who you would like to join and them shoot them a PM; or...
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    Stuff sack...

    Stuff sack...
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    This what I do as well; everything is attacked,...

    This what I do as well; everything is attacked, nothing for me to leave behind.

    I could use Dutchware instead of carabiners (to save weight) but the carabiners can serve double duty when needed.
  9. 114623 Updated site map and list. I have sent...

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    Updated site map and list.

    I have sent a few PMs out to members who have paid but not contacted me for a site assignment. 26 sites are currently assigned so get those requests in before...
  10. Here is the current site map and reservation...

    Here is the current site map and reservation list. Please look it over and let me know of any corrections that need to be made.

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  11. Reserving your site: Just a heads-up not...

    Reserving your site:
    Just a heads-up not pointing this at any one person directly; but I know how we are (see how I included myself there?).
    I am in the Air Conditioning business, when it's 105...
  12. You make you're reservation here, pay OldGringo...

    You make you're reservation here, pay OldGringo then pm me for a site.
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    FS: Shiny! I'll check my gear fund when I get home...

    Shiny! I'll check my gear fund when I get home tonight;I want these...
  14. That is the approximate number of hangers per...

    That is the approximate number of hangers per site; if it is blank it is unknown, a zero means hammock stands only.
  15. Perfection!

    Perfection!
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/05/1136dbc5a8179348f0f01952d53bdd0c.jpg

    Who me?
    I'm just here for the food, and to collect money, and show off my new car... [emoji1]
  17. Updated site assignments. 113111

    Updated site assignments.

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  18. Food is serious business, don't be joking about...

    Food is serious business, don't be joking about food, man...

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  19. If nominated I will not run, if elected I will...

    If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not...whoa am I kidding? I own this place!

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  20. Yea, that's not coffee... ...

    Yea, that's not coffee...

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  21. Updated site assignments. Pretty self...

    Updated site assignments.
    Pretty self explanatory; but if you have questions send me a PM.
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  22. Thread: Eno housefly

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    Yep, great starter gear; I've been using my...

    Yep, great starter gear; I've been using my starter hammock for 6 years now! :shades:
    Nothing wrong with that tarp, not my color, but hey, not everyone has my taste.
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    Each system takes as long as it takes; that;s...

    Each system takes as long as it takes; that;s just the way it is. However, if it takes you 30 minutes to set up a hammock you are doing it wrong!

    I don't fiddle with my field kit while in the...
  24. How about, "It isn't as fun if you can remember...

    How about, "It isn't as fun if you can remember it!"?
  25. A little glitchy out of the gate, but I'll get...

    A little glitchy out of the gate, but I'll get the hang of it.

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  26. Here is what the site assignment is going to look...

    Here is what the site assignment is going to look like. I don't need to know every person in your site, just the name of the primary (your screen name) and, if you want, how many will be in the site....
  27. Once you have paid OldGringo send me a PM with...

    Once you have paid OldGringo send me a PM with your site selection so I can get you on the map.
  28. The Rat Mischief is in! Stop looking for...

    The Rat Mischief is in!

    Stop looking for reservations, they are gone, we are attempting to streamline the process a little; wait for the FAQ post all will be revealed.
  29. Thread: Noob in Austin, TX

    by Rat
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    They are several primitive camps among the...

    They are several primitive camps among the Goodwater Trail; this is where I usually hang. Of course, there is always stealth camping as well and they are many good spots for this along the loop.
  30. Thread: Polyd vs Argon

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    For me stretch makes me uncomfortable in my...

    For me stretch makes me uncomfortable in my shoulders. Granted, my shoulders, as well as the rest of my body, has seen some pretty serious abuse.

    What happens is through out the night the nylon...
  31. Thread: Camp security

    by Rat
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    I don't go to State Parks unless it's with a...

    I don't go to State Parks unless it's with a hammock hang. At least at a hang if my stuff goes missing there is something left to replace it! J/K that's only happened once...

    Don't camp where you...
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    I think this is it largely; old timers get tired...

    I think this is it largely; old timers get tired of seeing the same question posted nine thousand times when a simple search would give the answer. Or seeing the same image from facebook posted three...
  33. You're way over thinking this (don't worry...

    You're way over thinking this (don't worry happens a lot over here). Think of an underquilt and a top quilt like a two part sleeping bag; let's call this the base line.

    A 40 underquilt and 40...
  34. It was perfect, cold at night shorts during the...

    It was perfect, cold at night shorts during the day!
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  36. Oh yea, we had hammocks there too! ...

    Oh yea, we had hammocks there too!

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  37. Saturday nights are made for campfires and FOOD!...

    Saturday nights are made for campfires and FOOD!

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    What happens when you throw the dog toy into the tree top?
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  39. We had a full cast of the usual suspects, even...

    We had a full cast of the usual suspects, even though it was weird for me to go without my beautiful wife and loving son. They had to stay home due to being so sick they could barely walk.

    Here...
  40. I'm uploading the images now, gonna be a little...

    I'm uploading the images now, gonna be a little bit before I can post 'em.

    I had a great time, as usual, with my fellow hammockers. And McKinney Falls is a great park, if you can ignore the...
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    Same with me, I'm willing to share. Looks like...

    Same with me, I'm willing to share. Looks like it's just going to be me from my family, everyone else is sick.
  42. Once again proving you can find ANYTHING on...

    Once again proving you can find ANYTHING on Youtube.
  43. Thread: Hanging in Texas

    by Rat
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    If you need some new stimuli don't miss the...

    If you need some new stimuli don't miss the McKinney Falls hang; the forum is great but the hangs are bee's knees!

    And welcome from big ol' Bertram!
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    We can stay at my house, watch the big tv, sit on...

    We can stay at my house, watch the big tv, sit on a nice couch; and then head over to MFSP each the morning.
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    Never trust a skinny cook! Draw your own...

    Never trust a skinny cook! Draw your own inference...! :shades:
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    Yep, great crappie lake, and white bass too....

    Yep, great crappie lake, and white bass too. Crossbow are allowed only if you can't medically shot a regular bow. They are allowed on the wma, but not at our hunt.
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    I make gasless beans, really. [emoji1] However,...

    I make gasless beans, really. [emoji1] However, if you are a fan of the harmony I can make them the traditional way!
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    Plenty of bangs! Last year we lost a prop...

    Plenty of bangs! Last year we lost a prop completely, broke one off at the hub, trashed a lower unit and put a hole in one boat! Plenty of bangs to go around.

    Here's a shot of me and the crew...
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    Uncle Mike, if you do cornbread I'll do pinto...

    Uncle Mike, if you do cornbread I'll do pinto beans; beans and cornbread baby (and rice, yea)!
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    TX > Granger Lake, Feb 27-March 1

    It's that time of the year again. The 15th annual Granger Ranger Xtreme Hunt.

    This is an extreme hunt, that means no food is allowed. Archery gear for hunting wild pigs and small game only....
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