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    Ah Ha... The tarps are still available from the...

    Ah Ha... The tarps are still available from the Hammock page. Where you choose the model of the hammock you will see the option for the "Hammock Rainfly". With a limit of 6. Too bad I've already...
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    Create a Woot account and subscribe to the daily...

    Create a Woot account and subscribe to the daily e-mail. I have seen where items re-appear periodically. Specifically the Yukon Outfitter hammocks show up about every 4 to 6 months. I've bought 6...
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    Yukon Outfitters tarp for their hammocks...

    Yukon Outfitters tarp for their hammocks
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?96397-Yukon-Outfitters-tarp-for-their-hammocks

    There is another thread specific to the Yukon Outfitters...
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    I've been pleased with my Yukon Outfitter...

    I've been pleased with my Yukon Outfitter hammocks. I have a regular hammock without a net (ENO Double Nest look-alike) and a hammock with a mosquito net. I've purchased the first hammock over a...
  5. As I have 3 Yukon Outfitters hammocks (2 regular...

    As I have 3 Yukon Outfitters hammocks (2 regular & 1 mosquito net), I have splurged and purchased 3 tarps. I told the wife that I will use one tarp and give one to each of the boys. They both have...
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    Having lived in Georgia for over 40 years and...

    Having lived in Georgia for over 40 years and been camping the Northeast Georgia mountains for the past 13 years, plus having had both Verizon and AT&T service at one time or another I think I can...
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    Links and suggestion of using Lake Winfield Scott

    Here are a number of web sites for you.

    GeorgiaTrails.com - Appalachian Trail
    http://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/Appalachian_Trail_in_Georgia

    Georgia Appalachian Trail Sections and Access...
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    Welcome to higher form of living

    I like the name - I'm guessing you will be at "The Summit" during the summer? My #2 son says I can't go. I would interfere with his Scouting adventure. I disagree, I would lay back in my hammock...
  9. Woot - Singer Thread-injector & Serger sale

    There have been a few announcements regarding the Wilderness Outfitters Hammocks that Woot offered previously. Now Woot has a sale on a Singer Thread-injector & Serger.

    When I first read the...
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    I am doing some recruitment...

    This weekend I am at Scoutland in Gainesville, GA. I am on staff for the Wilderness First Aid Course. There is a Cub Scout Pack camping here this weekend. One family has an older brother (Boy...
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    Special order to get larger than 4x4....

    Typically when you start getting up to those sizes, you have to talk to the lumber manager about special orders. My parents have an 8x8 in the backyard where they mounted the old farm bell. Dad had...
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    At the Scout camp we typically go to in the...

    At the Scout camp we typically go to in the summer they have one or more open shelters for picnic tables / chuck box / cover from the weather. The posts are 6x6" with similar stout framework. Our...
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    How about a NWH Aspen hammock?

    Perhaps you might be interested in the NWH Aspen Hammock if you just need something to sit in?

    While it is designed for a slightly different task, you could just use it for a 'chair'.

    While I...
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    Our Klondike Derby is also this weekend. We (#2...

    Our Klondike Derby is also this weekend. We (#2 son & I) can't do the weekend, but I'm going to try and drive up for part of the day.

    GeezerScouter
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    One of you guys is going to have to shave. ...

    One of you guys is going to have to shave.

    GeezerScouter
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    I ordered an Aspen....

    I put my order in for the Aspen "Hammock". I can't wait to show it off at the next Scout meeting... :woot:

    Any thoughts on providing an add-on net for the Aspen? :lol:

    Now I just have to...
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    If you happen to have a camp fire, just put the...

    If you happen to have a camp fire, just put the bottle close to the fire and let it warm up naturally. Leave the top of the bottle loose while it is sitting next to the fire to allow for some...
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    You have a valid question....

    I have also seen this, but somewhere I saw where someone put the adjustable loop onto the hammock side. For someone using a tree strap / marlin spike / toggle arrangement this is a much better idea....
  19. I might be able to convince my mother to go...

    I might be able to convince my mother to go hanging with me if I had one of those for her to use. Dad went to Clemson and Mom always cheers them on unless they are playing Auburn.

    She is pretty...
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    I am starting out with one...

    I also have recently received my SuperFly and the first time I set it up, I only used one as per dejona's second diagram (bottom left corner) http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16945...
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    Received my WB SuperFly today

    Brandon - THANK YOU!!!!

    The post office did a number on the box; but the tarp, stakes, & stickers arrived in fine shape. The #2 son grabbed a sticker for his water bottle as soon as I opened the...
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    Hey Guy! I spent a few years over in Stillwater...

    Hey Guy! I spent a few years over in Stillwater before moving back to Georgia. It took me years to get used to all the trees again. Yeah, I know there are trees in Okla - just not the oak & pine...
  23. I've found out earlier today that I can't make...

    I've found out earlier today that I can't make it. My #2 son had to reschedule his service project for his Life Rank in Scouting for tomorrow afternoon.

    We need to schedule a mini-hang in the...
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    A fellow Athenian...

    Well, actually Bogartian...

    There are a number of us around the Athens area. Maybe you can join the hang scheduled for the upcoming weekend -=>...
  25. Results of my test

    I picked up an AcuRite thermometer and played around with it. My freezer took it down to -5. The picture compares it to another larger digital thermometer as well as an old fashioned thermometer from...
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    Dealing with noise at night

    I was out this afternoon doing some extensive testing of my hammock that took a couple of hours. During this time I noticed how noisy the neighborhood was; crows cawing, birds chirping, dogs...
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    Gym shorts for me

    As another "Georgia Boy", I generally prefer gym shorts. For the times that there is frost on the tarp, I will upgrade to fleece pajama pants.

    Most of my camping is with Scouts so I have to be...
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    That looks like my shop...

    I recognize the red tool box on the right and the cabinets on the left. Stuff all over the place. The hammock stretched across the work area for 'testing'. The only thing that isn't sitting in my...
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    When is the big question...

    I think each of us would get out every weekend if we could, possibly even weekdays... So the major item is figuring out when to do it.

    For those of you wondering where - the central area of North...
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    Spent last week in Charleston

    I'm going to have to give a shout-out whenever I make travel plans. I was in Charleston last week and I might have been able to meet with a couple of HF members.

    I almost took my hammock (#1 son...
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    Any comment from Mother Nature?

    Hey Lupus - any comments from Mother Nature about you cluttering up her kitchen floor?

    GeezerScouter
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    Down Fill Reference Chart

    I want to thank you for the Down Fill reference chart. Between the pre-built UQ and this chart, I am a lot more confident that I could make my own sorta/kinda DYI UQ.

    Down Fill Reference Chart -...
  33. Yeah - and they all lean to the north... For...

    Yeah - and they all lean to the north...

    For those of you who haven't lived in the central US, there is a constant 'breeze' blowing out of Texas, across Oklahoma, and into Kansas. The trees and...
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    Sold Out....

    Dude - less than two days and you are already sold out of all your stock. Way to go!

    Though now you have angry / disappointed / heart-broken clients crying in their keyboards.... :lol:

    Let us...
  35. Time for a visit to Casto's

    Let me check and see what Wade Casto has in his warehouse, though I don't know if he handles anything this small.

    GeezerScouter
  36. What is the cutting board that you are using?...

    What is the cutting board that you are using? Where did you get that? My apologies if that information is in a different message, but I haven't had time to read all of the amazing stuff that is...
  37. Hm... so you used two sticks as spreader bars...

    Hm... so you used two sticks as spreader bars for the side tie-outs. Are the sticks also tied to the center tarp line or are they just laying on top of the tarp line? One side appears to be tied...
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    A Superfly for Christmas!

    WooHoo! Brandon has a camo Superfly tarp with my name on it... I won't be home until after Christmas but I'll hopefully be able to hang with it on New Year's Eve.

    GeezerScouter
  39. We can only do a day trip

    I've been talking with Lupus and we are only able to drive up on Saturday. We both have other commitments that will keep us from spending a night.

    I want to get a chance to put faces with names,...
  40. Howdy from North-East Georgia

    There are a number of us up around Athens and scattered across the state. The first thing to do is go hit YouTube and search for "Shug Hammocks" - if that doesn't scare you off then you will...
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    My first thought was "Yeah - I've got a gallon...

    My first thought was "Yeah - I've got a gallon pickle jar that would do nicely.... "

    I'm guessing I just need to fill the 'pickle jar' about 1/3 caulk and then add mineral spirits while stirring....
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    Have a small campfire in the back yard and set it...

    Have a small campfire in the back yard and set it at the edge of the fire. Just far enough in to burn off the gavanizing but not enough to melt the wiring. Make sure to follow Bill Clinton's example...
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    First put the tarp into the freezer and after a...

    First put the tarp into the freezer and after a few hours take it out and gently scrape the hardened sap off the tarp with a dull table knife. Then use the solvent of your choice to remove any...
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    Hey Neighbor!

    Hey Whitedog9 - I'm out west of Athens. Glad to have another hanger in the neighborhood. Lupus (on the east side) is getting really serious about hammocking. I've just picked up my first hammock...
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    Crazy thought as to cost....

    I'd be interested from the standpoint of the cost differential. As a recent convertee to hammocking I'm working through the process of building up my first set of equipment.

    Think of it along...
  46. Woot again (12/15) - Yukon Outfitters Hammock $25 including shipping

    For those of you who may have missed the first time this was announced, you can pick up a Yukon Outfitters "Double Parachute" Hammock over at Woot.com in the Sports section. ...
  47. How low did it go... and how did you know?

    I've seen some of you chatting about how low it got while you were out hanging around. I saw a couple of thermometers (picture or video) where guys and gals were proving just how chilly it was during...
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    I see you have posted an update. I had to log...

    I see you have posted an update. I had to log onto Woot in order to get the tracking number. The 'postal carrier' dropped it on my door step before I received notice that it was out for delivery.
    ...
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    Mine was delivered this morning. I weighed the...

    Mine was delivered this morning. I weighed the hammock with the supplied hardware - 21.2 oz. I swapped out the S-hooks and suspension for nacrabiners = new weight is 17.8 oz. I am going to try and...
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    Tornadoes are the only thing...

    In all of our camping we have done with the troop, the only thing that made us cancel a trip or scurry home early was a known line of severe thunderstorms with tornadoes. Snow, sub-zero temps, lots...
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