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    Hi Pete Welcome aboard Not too many HFs...

    Hi Pete

    Welcome aboard

    Not too many HFs here on DELMARVA

    We frequent Chincoteague

    QA Co MD
    John
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    YES! My kind of camping If you cant get it all...

    YES!
    My kind of camping
    If you cant get it all in an eight foot loadbed put a trailer on

    I’m in love with your stove
    Commercial or DIY?

    John
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    +2 on NightOwl and BigDaddy a proud owner since...

    +2 on NightOwl and BigDaddy
    a proud owner since mid Sep and lovin every minute

    With WL quilts on the wish list

    John
  4. Thanks opie, Your video taught me a much...

    Thanks opie,
    Your video taught me a much needed technique.
    I needed that!


    Often, an end to end to join lines is required when time or material are not available, in the dark with wet cold...
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    My shadow Sam (Samantha) a 25 pound, 4 year old...

    My shadow Sam (Samantha) a 25 pound, 4 year old cockapoo will catch forty winks in the hammock if invited but prefers (an easy to pack, light, folds flat) cardboard box.

    Depending on rain an/or...
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    Primaloft sounds like an interesting down...

    Primaloft sounds like an interesting down alternate.

    I am in need of quilts and choose not to go with down for several reasons…
    1) it is no good wet
    2) cost vases weight for my three season...
  7. GoodStuff WaterMonkie…Experience is the best...

    GoodStuff WaterMonkie…Experience is the best teacher, keep it coming.


    >>“has anyone tried sleeping without extra layers in during freezing or below temps? does it work better than wearing extra...
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    mitch, May well be the hammock you ordered in...

    mitch,

    May well be the hammock you ordered in that stuff sack.
    I read (?some where?) all Tom’s stuff bags display the skeeter logo and 'Mosquito Hammock' to advertise his web site.
    My zipper...
  9. Thread: All about Knots

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    Knots … Good topic Must be hundreds, Except...

    Knots … Good topic
    Must be hundreds,
    Except for fly tying and the monkey’s fist, I choose to remember only three.

    Boat, fish, truck or camping;

    Figure 8, is my new favorite (in lieu of...
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    Similar problem here, leg cramps (knee surgery...

    Similar problem here, leg cramps (knee surgery (bicycle miss-hap)).
    Never tried a Clark. I am 5-10, 185 and the Claytor Expedition works for me.
    The bug net is sewn fast down one side but zips full...
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    Little trick when bugs are no problem and you...

    Little trick when bugs are no problem and you want get the net out of the way.
    Hang hammock as usual then insert foam pad if desired but do not install net spreaders and do not connect net shock...
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    "IF" no bugs, the claytor can be flipped 180 (net...

    "IF" no bugs, the claytor can be flipped 180 (net on bottom out of the way) with no change in hang/sleep comfort.
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    My Claytor double bottom / bugnet is a rectangle....

    My Claytor double bottom / bugnet is a rectangle. The bugnet is the exact same size as the hammock bottom.
    It makes no difference in diagonal comfort if I deploy the bugnet (Claytor image) or flip...
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    stake suggestion lighter than rebar ;) :D and...

    stake suggestion
    lighter than rebar ;) :D
    and may be found on trail.
  15. Thread: Pads are for ?

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    “”I was letting all the new hangers know in the...

    “”I was letting all the new hangers know in the Summer Pads are not needed to sleep in a Hammock””

    >IF< not for pads I would not hammock camp.
    Re … CBS and skeeters
  16. Thread: Biner Failures?

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    I figure the best knot obtainable on an 1100#...

    I figure the best knot obtainable on an 1100# strap (or rope) to be the weak link not a common 600# LL Bean carabiner.
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    Maybe and trailer small boat :D

    Maybe and trailer small boat :D
  18. Thread: Static

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    "Don't worry, we're within the cone of...

    "Don't worry, we're within the cone of protection" we'd say to one another years ago as we continued during a thunderstorm and felt better thinking there was some magical cone that would protect us...
  19. Thread: Newb

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    Chris, Welcome aboard. And a couple more...

    Chris,

    Welcome aboard.

    And a couple more low cost suggestions.
    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___40705
    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___40677
    Both nice single...
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    Yes, MD ‘can be tough’ on hangers. Some times its...

    Yes, MD ‘can be tough’ on hangers. Some times its better to plead lack of knowledge and apologize than ask permission. If chased off trees or no suitable tree available the dually and boat trailer...
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    Like someone said early on, too many choices....

    Like someone said early on, too many choices.
    Yet another option ... the best of both worlds … IMHO
    Check out Claytor hammocks.
    The bug net is sewn on one side and zipper on the other.
    If bug...
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    Never had a problem at camp and I carry a stout...

    Never had a problem at camp and I carry a stout stick.

    Startled a couple times…

    Walking out at twilight
    an owl took flight overhead
    made the hair on my neck stand up and stained my shorts.
    ...
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    "If I can get a general idea, I'd like to look up...

    "If I can get a general idea, I'd like to look up what flies to take” thorwren

    gotta be bass in them there waters

    google gurgler

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw/051799fotw.php...
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    “i'm also looking for a way for a rectangular bug...

    “i'm also looking for a way for a rectangular bug net to work with a hammock and tarp” darkhawk

    Claytor’s bug net is a rectangle same size as hammock, this allows hammock to go 180 when no bug net...
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    Hi David Welcome to HF. I lurked several sites...

    Hi David

    Welcome to HF. I lurked several sites before picking HF my favorite.

    Where in WV? I’m from McDowell Co., birth through HS.

    I can talk about the Claytor Expedition and Hammock...
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    Beautiful countryside, thanks for sharing “I...

    Beautiful countryside, thanks for sharing

    “I want the (dry) hammock inside the snakeskin and the (wet) tarp outside of it, so I put the snakeskin between them as you can see in the pix. (with a...
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    Poll: Both: Military; service 1959-64, Air Force ...

    Both:

    Military;
    service 1959-64, Air Force
    contractor 1973-82
    US, Navy, overseas and high arctic

    Scouts;
    Brother and me, grade school through high school
    My two children through Jr High
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    Just found this… TrailFest Apr 25, 2009...

    Just found this…

    TrailFest Apr 25, 2009
    http://www.hotspringsnc.org/itemdetails.php?PageName=trailfest.html

    John
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Travels with...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Travels with Samantha Think ‘push pole’…

    "I think I could do something better with $300 than buy a pair of 8' poles!
    Thanks, though! I'm still looking." - MacEntyre...
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    MacEntyre, Think ‘push pole’ … boat...

    MacEntyre,

    Think ‘push pole’ … boat (metal/wood), electric power line (fiberglass).

    John
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    Grinder, With hammock open flat, bug net is...

    Grinder,

    With hammock open flat, bug net is rectangle same size as bottom.

    John
  32. Thread: Ice Storm

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    I’ve seen acres of tropical fossil larger than...

    I’ve seen acres of tropical fossil larger than human legs in the high arctic (above 80* N Lat).
    Forbidden to bring out, helicopter fuel is more essential than rocks.
    Global warming?
    Global...
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    Tom, Best I can tell the Claytor has...

    Tom,

    Best I can tell the Claytor has everything you describe.
    Bug net (sipper one side, shock cord to pull it up) and double bottom and stitched end pockets. If I don’t need bug net, I hang...
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    Welcome aboard Tirediron, I like your handle....

    Welcome aboard Tirediron,

    I like your handle. 1941 here.

    Brother and I put into Deal once in a while.
    From North Beach on a clear day you can ‘almost’ see my house
    . . . about 40 miles past...
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    “”If I could breath warmer air and not have my...

    “”If I could breath warmer air and not have my nose freeze…””

    My parka hood came off for sleeping.
    Wrapped boots in parka and stash under knees or used for pillow.
    Cinch face drawstring down to...
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    Bob, Ordered mine middle of Nov and had a little...

    Bob,
    Ordered mine middle of Nov and had a little wait.
    Guess folks in Bangkok had it a little worse.
    Took mine about five weeks.
    John


    “” Hi John -
    Please hang in there because protesters...
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    Rain Man, My OS is Microsoft XP Home Edition,...

    Rain Man,
    My OS is Microsoft XP Home Edition, web browser is Microsoft IE version 6.

    Mods,
    For what its worth…
    Each time I log on HF ebay>dot<com tries to give me a cookie. I figured that gave...
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    Some browsers allow more options … Tools >...

    Some browsers allow more options …

    Tools > Options > Privacy> Advanced > Override Automatic cookie handling > then --several options your choice ---

    I click > prompt when treading new water...
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    NCPatrick, Thanks for sharing. Although...

    NCPatrick,

    Thanks for sharing.

    Although I’ve hiked and camped Stone Mt. WOW! “this kind of … >video detail< is a great boon for the new-to-hanging” and new-to;
    straps-n-ridge lines, quilting,...
  40. Thread: Which tarp?

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    Hey maybe you’re onto something here… Button...

    Hey maybe you’re onto something here…

    Button holes but no buttons, shoelace type holes on both edges.

    Couple options for making holes …
    standard stitch (on most machines)
    or
    melt through...
  41. Thread: Are we a cult?

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    “Certainly, there are cultish elements among us,...

    “Certainly, there are cultish elements among us, but
    I don't think that this is a hammock thing”

    I agree … must be fishing.. . .
    Ever pitch a tent in pickup load bed or on a boat?
  42. Thread: Which tarp?

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    One yard of three-quarter inch sticky back weighs...

    One yard of three-quarter inch sticky back weighs less than one ounce and that includes the plastic carrier.
  43. “What are some other items you would only use for...

    “What are some other items you would only use for hammocking and not for ground dwelling?”

    Pickup load bed and boat :rolleyes:
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    “Has anyone heard back from Ed about their order?...

    “Has anyone heard back from Ed about their order?
    I have email him twice now on ed@SpeerHammocks.com and no reply as yet, I don't want to miss the deadline”

    Yes several times this week.
    BUT...
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    “I wonder if anyone has ever had any critters...

    “I wonder if anyone has ever had any critters walk or crawl down ... ”

    Couple firsthand encounters;

    Watched common black snakes play in trees overhead. These things are as agile and competent...
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    Thanks for the reminder. I’m in … soon as I...

    Thanks for the reminder.
    I’m in … soon as I figure out the next step.

    John
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    Sam sleeps in a cardboard box. Flap door, hinge...

    Sam sleeps in a cardboard box.
    Flap door, hinge at top for cold weather.
    Lowe’s or Minwax water base poly for wx-proofing if desired.
    Light / folds flat. ‘Tri-wall’ if super cold.

    I love her...
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    Thanks Mustardman I love firsthand reports like...

    Thanks Mustardman
    I love firsthand reports like yours.
    Until now I’ve been unsettled on adverse-wx tarp setup;
    “cross the foot-end tieouts to close off the foot end” …”and middle tieouts …...
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    “… I'm curious to see what kind of bar we will...

    “… I'm curious to see what kind of bar we will have set here. Will next year's crop of down addicts break our record? We'll just have to wait and see.” Cannibal

    Hummmm …
    If a woodchuck can chuck...
  50. Thread: tent help

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    Maybe just a cardboard box. Samantha is a 22...

    Maybe just a cardboard box.

    Samantha is a 22 pound cockapoo crate trained from day one but camps in a cardboard box. On cold nights I cut a flap door to swing-hinge from top. On warm nights I cut...
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