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    I will be trying that, but will stick with...

    I will be trying that, but will stick with conventional cord locks on shock cord, the diameter of which decreases as it is loaded.
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    Just found these: ...

    Just found these:

    https://m.varusteleka.fi/en/product/narulukko-oliivinvihrea/33526/

    Note: dual springs!
  3. Watching...:)

    Watching...:)
  4. OK > Greenleaf Lake SP>06 FEB 16>Cabin Fever Hang

    I'm going to run over to Greenleaf Saturday and look around. Can include Friday night if there is interest.
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    ^^^Yes, I understand. My comment was for the...

    ^^^Yes, I understand. My comment was for the consideration of those looking to cut costs and/or weight.

    I made one years ago, and have since made welded versions out of 1.25" 14 gauge square...
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    The union in the middle of the top rail is...

    The union in the middle of the top rail is unnecessary, and adds weight and $. A simple coupling, or even nothing at all, works fine. Also, black pipe is significantly cheaper than galvanized.
  7. I don't think this is what you're after, but it...

    I don't think this is what you're after, but it may give you some ideas...
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/21349-One-Tree-One-Truck-Hang
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    You're on the right track, but I strongly...

    You're on the right track, but I strongly recommend round poles...they are much easier on straps than square poles with sharp corners.
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    There are many to choose from, but none are...

    There are many to choose from, but none are perfect, or even close to perfect. The one I've settled on for use in hotel rooms is available from Amazon. You end up very close to the ground, but at...
  10. Hope everyone had the Christmas of their dreams,...

    Hope everyone had the Christmas of their dreams, and enjoys the rest of the holiday season. It's fixin' to get nasty out there...be dry, and be safe. Gringo sends.
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    This. A thousand times, this.

    This. A thousand times, this.
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    Just stumbled onto this...nice idea.:) August...

    Just stumbled onto this...nice idea.:)

    August in Northern NM, watching Persia meteor shower over the Rio Grande Gorge.
    September here in OK, for the blood moon.
    Oct/Nov, many nights in deer...
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    My "daily driver" is suspended over my bed, in...

    My "daily driver" is suspended over my bed, in what I envisioned as a temporary arrangement...it's looking more permanent these days. Glad only feelings were hurt!
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    The only measurement that really matters, and...

    The only measurement that really matters, and allows comparisons of various hammocks is the finished length between suspension points. This is the working length of the hammock. Unfortunately, nobody...
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    Anybody else get this when attempting to check out with PayPal? Pp works okay on other sites.
  16. Very cool!:)

    Very cool!:)
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    Pipe stand ftw...absolutely the smallest...

    Pipe stand ftw...absolutely the smallest footprint of them all. But use pipe, not conduit.

    Use whoopee slings, pass them around the uprights, and clip them together where they meet in the middle....
  18. A society that can explore the far reaches of...

    A society that can explore the far reaches of space, but cannot concoct a decent canned soup has its priorities screwed up.
  19. I was looking forward to your soup.:(

    I was looking forward to your soup.:(
  20. Lookeeeeee! Rain!...

    Lookeeeeee! Rain!
    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Fairfield&state=TX&site=FWD&textField1=31.7188&textField2=-96.1655&e=0#.VifRTRko7qA
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    Not much traction, here...

    Not much traction, here...
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    I made a sock out of Tyvek a few years ago, and...

    I made a sock out of Tyvek a few years ago, and had to give up on it. If I ventilated it enough to avoid condensation, there was no micro-climate effect.
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    There are certain things in life I never, ever...

    There are certain things in life I never, ever pass up. Naps are one of them.;)
  24. I will be providing coffee (and only coffee)...

    I will be providing coffee (and only coffee) Friday and Saturday mornings. Bring a cup, and any performance additives you require. :)
  25. You may find this helpful......

    You may find this helpful...
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/11230-My-awesome-ground-stakes?highlight=Trap+anchors
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    I will go over on Friday morning and secure...

    I will go over on Friday morning and secure sites. I will cut some firewood, and bring it, too.
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    Nov 13 is the Texas hang. I will be there. I...

    Nov 13 is the Texas hang. I will be there.

    I checked out the park. Clean, well maintained, plenty of primitive tent sites with lots of trees. $12/nite/tent. I asked about hammocks, and that...
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    ^^I live on Lake Eufaula. There are no trails,...

    ^^I live on Lake Eufaula. There are no trails, but there are miles of shoreline with no development on them, and I have never, in over 20 years, seen any sort of law enforcement presence. Be smart,...
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    I live about 5 miles from Fountainhead...

    I live about 5 miles from Fountainhead SP...afaik, it stays open year round. It's full of good hanging trees, too.
  30. Last night, while watching the eclipse, I slipped...

    Last night, while watching the eclipse, I slipped on a hoodie for comfort. Fall is coming!
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    Here's another. It's about Wiggy's, but can be...

    Here's another. It's about Wiggy's, but can be applied more broadly to most other synthetics.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/45601-Wet-Wiggys
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    There have been a number of discussions on this...

    There have been a number of discussions on this topic in years past. The takeaway, for me, at least, is that synthetic insulation when wet, still isn't very wet, will still keep you warm, and will...
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    I get by w/o a net by spraying everything but me...

    I get by w/o a net by spraying everything but me with permethrin, and being picky about where I hang. I find nets intolerably hot.
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    Before committing to a site, recommend a scouting...

    Before committing to a site, recommend a scouting trip or a phone call, to make sure they have recovered from high water. I was @ Tishomingo NWR last weekend, and it looked like Chernobyl. I'm not...
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    The trees @ Osage Hills aren't great for hanging,...

    The trees @ Osage Hills aren't great for hanging, but a few could make it work. Proximity to the Tallgrass Prarie is a big plus, however. Nice day trip.
  36. I have a lightly used Hammeck 400 Stand that I...

    I have a lightly used Hammeck 400 Stand that I have declared excess, and can deliver to the hang. PM me for details.
  37. Love that stuff!

    Love that stuff!
  38. I have a jar of green chili salsa from Hatch, NM...

    I have a jar of green chili salsa from Hatch, NM ready to roll. And a couple of others.;)
  39. I, too, stumbled up on this by accident. My...

    I, too, stumbled up on this by accident. My nightly sleeper is a GT Double hung @45. ..rl is under 8'. As someone pointed out, placing tree straps high enough to achieve this is a problem.
  40. Mike's Saturday morning breakfast is a thing of...

    Mike's Saturday morning breakfast is a thing of beauty...tears of joy come my eyes. It cries out for great salsa, so I'm putting out the call for salsas. Bring the heat, if that's your game, but more...
  41. Those get my vote. Longer versions are used for...

    Those get my vote. Longer versions are used for mobile homes...when they can be removed at all, they are usually destroyed in the process.
  42. For me, the utility of a double layer hammock...

    For me, the utility of a double layer hammock comes on really cold nights when my 20 degree quilt needs some help. An EVA torso pad makes all the difference.
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    A member here, Debi Jaytee, tore the rack off of...

    A member here, Debi Jaytee, tore the rack off of her Subaru when she hung from it. The rack on my Tacoma is held on by sheet metal screws...no way I would hang from it.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/21349-One-Tree-One-Truck-Hang
  45. http://www.avweb.com/blogs/insider/AVwebInsider_Ti...

    http://www.avweb.com/blogs/insider/AVwebInsider_Tiedowns_204479-1.html

    The eighth paragraph mentions the screw in type anchors...
  46. https://youtu.be/UIuYK_eEQ9c

    https://youtu.be/UIuYK_eEQ9c
  47. My tarp gets pretty nasty, between birds, pollen,...

    My tarp gets pretty nasty, between birds, pollen, sap, etc. It gets that way because it is always up.;)
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    Because Dutch pees on the ground...

    Because Dutch pees on the ground...
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    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/harken--pad-eye-cast...

    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/harken--pad-eye-cast-316ss-9-16in-55mm--15204332
  50. So, Febreeze and Tums. Check.

    So, Febreeze and Tums. Check.
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