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  1. Thread: GREETINGS

    by oldgringo
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    Hate to fall on a cypress knee!:scared:

    Hate to fall on a cypress knee!:scared:
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    This. If there is space enough for my tarp, the...

    This. If there is space enough for my tarp, the hammock works just fine.
  3. Thread: Blankets?

    by oldgringo
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    Same. Sometimes a quilt is too much, and the...

    Same. Sometimes a quilt is too much, and the fleece is just right. I cut it down and sew the foot end closed. Works a treat.
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    I really like watching this design evolve.:)

    I really like watching this design evolve.:)
  5. This is a strange obsession...

    This is a strange obsession...
  6. I'd buy one...that's a beautiful hammock.

    I'd buy one...that's a beautiful hammock.
  7. Lovely! Thank you!

    Lovely! Thank you!
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    There's nothing inherently inferior about an ENO....

    There's nothing inherently inferior about an ENO. Any hammock will fail if the fabric has been compromised.
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    There's always a reason... Somehow, some way,...

    There's always a reason...

    Somehow, some way, your hammock fabric was damaged. Just a tiny nick is all it takes to create a stress riser.
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    No, I haven't. Fabric is one of the few places...

    No, I haven't. Fabric is one of the few places I've not tried hot glue.
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    I'm a big fan of hot glue....

    I'm a big fan of hot glue.
    https://www.hunker.com/12004004/what-glue-sticks-to-nylon
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    I got a small piece of gorilla tape on a quilt by...

    I got a small piece of gorilla tape on a quilt by accident...like to have never got it off.
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    Bingo. Read and heed.

    Bingo. Read and heed.
  14. I have a hammock permanently hung in my van...it...

    I have a hammock permanently hung in my van...it goes where I go.:)
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    You NoDaks have it better than I ever imagined!

    You NoDaks have it better than I ever imagined!
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    http://www.gsproducts.co.uk/steel-wire-rope-swr/st...

    http://www.gsproducts.co.uk/steel-wire-rope-swr/steel-wire-rope-end-crimp-stops/
  17. Good stuff, Shug! Sometimes, looks are...

    Good stuff, Shug!

    Sometimes, looks are deceiving. As already noted, "healthy" limbs snap, and dead trees are surprisingly stout. I have tried to push dead oaks over with my loader, and had to...
  18. I don't like your attitude. :p

    I don't like your attitude. :p
  19. As always, dogs are welcome. Well behaved dogs...

    As always, dogs are welcome. Well behaved dogs are a joy. Territorial, aggressive, neurotic , and generally ill-mannered pets, not so much. Please be considerate of your neighbors.
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    I propose PCX. This means absolutely nothing, ...

    I propose PCX. This means absolutely nothing, and will fit in nicely with the existing alphabet soup of abreviations unique to our culture.
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    Stress risers is my vote.

    Stress risers is my vote.
  22. Hah! I was thinking about starting a gear failure...

    Hah! I was thinking about starting a gear failure thread...you beat me to it. Good topic.

    To answer the question, no, I have not had any Amsteel failures. I routinely tie continuous loops with a...
  23. But, are we picking knits ;) here? Do these...

    But, are we picking knits ;) here? Do these hitches degrade lines or knot?
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    It gets better with practice, but the single stud...

    It gets better with practice, but the single stud fixture is still much easier.

    akaCat, why don't you raise or lower that rail by a fraction. Nobody but you will ever know.
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    I bought a pair of the double stud fittings...

    I bought a pair of the double stud fittings because, well, $.99. They are wretched. Very awkward to attach, even with both hands. The single stud fitting, with ring, is my preferred device...very...
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    This thing got a lot of love at one time... ...

    This thing got a lot of love at one time...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/24948-DIY-Candle-lantern?highlight=candle+lantern
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    http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Nano-22-Carabiner-by...

    http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Nano-22-Carabiner-by-CAMP-USA-Nano-22.htm
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    No idea, Mark. They're just big, luxurious...

    No idea, Mark. They're just big, luxurious hammocks. I hang them with lots of sag, and get a crazy amount of diagonal. So much diagonal that I use an assymetric sispension on my underquilt (KAQ).
  29. All forts need a shortcut. :D

    All forts need a shortcut. :D
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    Add me to the GT fan club. The GT Double is my...

    Add me to the GT fan club. The GT Double is my every night sleeper.
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    Here's another thing...Cargo Control lists these...

    Here's another thing...Cargo Control lists these as being 1/2" thick. They are thinner than that, just a hair over 3/8". The point here is, you could easily hang a picture, etc over these when not in...
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    I have lots of hammocks...an embarrassment of...

    I have lots of hammocks...an embarrassment of hammocks. Some better than others, some worse. My ENOs are somewhere in the middle of the pack...certainly nothing to whine about if it were my only...
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    Lol. Knots are, in many cases, my default choice,...

    Lol. Knots are, in many cases, my default choice, even though they are so very wrong for the lines we use. <shame>
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    They look fine. Bananas are for pudding...lie...

    They look fine.

    Bananas are for pudding...lie diagonal.

    Floppy edges are okay by me, others may disagree.
  35. The more I use it, the more I'm liking the J...

    The more I use it, the more I'm liking the J hitch. Also, kevlar straps, ftw.:)
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    Alternate plan "B": put L Tracks on the posts. I...

    Alternate plan "B": put L Tracks on the posts. I really like these things...can you tell?:jj:
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    This needs a bump. I just installed a set of...

    This needs a bump.
    I just installed a set of these in my living room. Best system ever.
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    The Wookie is awesome. I need to get with Brandon...

    The Wookie is awesome. I need to get with Brandon and see if he can gin one up for folks like me that sleep shoulder right/feet left.
  39. I'm smiling here, because 10' was the accepted...

    I'm smiling here, because 10' was the accepted standard for several years, and we were quite comfy. Don't get me wrong...11' is wonderful, but 10 or less ain't the end of the world. I've slept...
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    You'll be an old man when you finish sanding...

    You'll be an old man when you finish sanding those corners round...borrow a plane from somebody. Sharpen it first.;)
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    I just put up L-Tracks in my living room. Hanging...

    I just put up L-Tracks in my living room. Hanging from them as I speak, swinging gently. No squeaky. Awesome sauce.:jj:
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    I can't find the original thread, but I just...

    I can't find the original thread, but I just ordered a pair of these. Thought I'd mention, for those that are nervous about screws pulling out, if you buy the 24" track, it has twice as many screw...
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    Polyurethane would be my guess. It does this...

    Polyurethane would be my guess. It does this sometimes.
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    Reminds me of Bill Mauldin cartoon that involved...

    Reminds me of Bill Mauldin cartoon that involved a rat and a .45. :jj:
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    Emmigrant, your feet and outside shoulder will...

    Emmigrant, your feet and outside shoulder will sort of pull the quilt around to accomodate a diagonal lay, but you unwittingly make a point: a quilt does degrade the comfort of a hammock, albeit...
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    Whoa! That video certainly laid conventional...

    Whoa! That video certainly laid conventional wisdom to rest! Thanks for that link!
  47. Today is the last day to book a site through me....

    Today is the last day to book a site through me. After today, you will have to go through the TPWD online circus and compete with the unwashed masses in their <shudder> RVs. DON'T WAIT!
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    All kinds of awesome, Gadget! BZ!

    All kinds of awesome, Gadget! BZ!
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    This thread is 3 years old; I feel confident the...

    This thread is 3 years old; I feel confident the op has made up his mind.:p
  50. Texas, too. Enforcement is spotty, so I'm told.

    Texas, too. Enforcement is spotty, so I'm told.
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