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    Well, a moon does have something to do with...

    Well, a moon does have something to do with it------
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    Well; Actually, no one has yet said...

    Well;

    Actually, no one has yet said SPECIFICALLY what this is------
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    The value I place on my time is assigned by...

    The value I place on my time is assigned by answering this question:

    "What would I be doing if I wasn't making a quilt?"

    If the answer is "I'd be at work making money." then factoring in the...
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    B-b-b-b-b-but; You're the one who's 'sposed to...

    B-b-b-b-b-but;

    You're the one who's 'sposed to BRING the cookies!
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    Hey, Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

    If you can, you get a cookie.

    http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/sargevining/Print2CAD-4-Page-1_zpsiw97fne5.jpeg
  6. SOLD: Transaction complete. Mods please mark as SOLD....

    Transaction complete. Mods please mark as SOLD.

    Thanks, Octo!
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    The Dutch hammock is a good suggestion, so is the...

    The Dutch hammock is a good suggestion, so is the 11 foot length. Bug protection can be had by the liberal application of permethrin and a non--integrated bug net, the lightest of which is the HUG...
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    I'm still holding out for the Tarp Fungus.

    I'm still holding out for the Tarp Fungus.
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    Folks up north will have a problem with...

    Folks up north will have a problem with condensation. Down on the Gulf Coast its less of an issue. I do it sometimes, especially when its very cold, just do the tunnel like you do.
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    The advice about going to Dutch for a hammock is...

    The advice about going to Dutch for a hammock is good.

    With your $300 budget, you should be able to get a very good set up for the Gulf Coast climate.

    For bug protection I'd recommend either a...
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    Howdy from Rosenberg! Here's a couple of sites...

    Howdy from Rosenberg!

    Here's a couple of sites that you might find interesting:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasHammockHangers/?ref=bookmarks
    ...
  12. SOLD: (2) Ea Old School Garmin RINO 520 & 530 GPS/Radios with extras

    These are now excess to my needs. These RINOs are linked to each other and can link to other RINOs. Each will show the location of the others on the maps displayed in the GPS as well as communicate...
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    Well, its not just Texas. Most of the Gulf Coast...

    Well, its not just Texas. Most of the Gulf Coast has problems with torpid water and unreliable sources. Be grateful that we have the opportunity to cache water. There are places in the Desert...
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    +1 on 70*. I've needed a light UQ in July in...

    +1 on 70*. I've needed a light UQ in July in Texas when nitetime temps went to the high 60s. In temps like that, you can get to the point where a TQ@ is too warm on top, but a UQ is needed below.
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    A lot of it is subjective personal preference. ...

    A lot of it is subjective personal preference. What I recommend looking for is:

    1. Ridgeline length: at least 1 foot longer than the ridgeline of your hammock, more if you don't have doors.
    ...
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    Of most concern in water sources is the routine...

    Of most concern in water sources is the routine presence of large animals. They don't care where and when they poop, and many times they do it right after taking a drink. The good news is that most...
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    Well, I heard it never rains in Southern...

    Well,

    I heard it never rains in Southern California


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4jhh1z_Ewo

    And as long as that holds, you should be OK in a diamond configuation.

    When you're ready...
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    I think its less of a concern on the LST than on...

    I think its less of a concern on the LST than on 4C. There is no official warnings about water sources as there is on 4C.
  19. Going to leap out onto the end of the limb here...

    Going to leap out onto the end of the limb here and hang on for dear life. I'm hoping that the bias stretch (as opposed to 90* to the centerlines) will make for a more comfortable diagonal lay. I'm...
  20. I'll second the 30F result as well as the...

    I'll second the 30F result as well as the methodology in testing------
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    Yah, the streams are OK for the most part, but...

    Yah, the streams are OK for the most part, but are unreliable and can become torpid standing water in periods of low rainfall. I'm referring to a lot of the small ponds that seen to dot the area a...
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    Alternatively, you could get one that is extra...

    Alternatively, you could get one that is extra wide at the top. I had good results with a Ray Jardine quilt, and my Underwoobie is 60" wide for its full length. Never had any trouble with parts of...
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    Yah. That's one of the things that keeps me from...

    Yah. That's one of the things that keeps me from getting water from most of the small ponds on the LST. I believe that they were created to provide a water source for steam equipment during an era...
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    Its on my list, but time is precious and the LST...

    Its on my list, but time is precious and the LST is comparatively closer.
  25. Yah. For and easier job with fewer steps to...

    Yah. For and easier job with fewer steps to completion, Climashield is the choice. Kind of frustrating to get to the point where everything is sewn up and it looks like a quilt, but you still got...
  26. I love the way Uncle Mike works. Give 'em a...

    I love the way Uncle Mike works.

    Give 'em a little cornbread, maybe some cobbler and a stew---then get 'em hooked on the hard stuff: cast iron pots----
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    I think 0* is a bit of overkill and perhaps a...

    I think 0* is a bit of overkill and perhaps a reaction to unusual weather. If its cold likes its been this past weekend, I just wait until the next weekend when its going to be 70*.
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    "Camping by water" down here usually means...

    "Camping by water" down here usually means someplace a bit swampy, a slow moving muddy stream, or a man made lake.
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    Just up the road a piece from you across the...

    Just up the road a piece from you across the Sabine.

    I looked at how much money I had, how much stuff I wanted, then combined that with my insulation needs and the climate that I would normally...
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    Used to be a bandanna until I discovered...

    Used to be a bandanna until I discovered shemaghs. Thousands of uses. The most utilitarian piece of gear you can have.
  31. Coookie Coooooooooooon

    Coookie Coooooooooooon
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    I'm still holding out for the Tarp Fungus

    I'm still holding out for the Tarp Fungus
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    Yep, except during Deer Season. During Deer...

    Yep, except during Deer Season. During Deer Season you can only camp in designated sites. Click on the "Camping Maps" links:

    http://lonestartrail.org/maps.html
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    My waist belt on my hiking pants is a six foot...

    My waist belt on my hiking pants is a six foot length of 1" tree strap with a cinchbuckle on the end.

    I figger that I don't wear my pants when I'm in my hammock anyway.

    Probly TMI, huh?
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    My apologies. Both things have been said, I am...

    My apologies.

    Both things have been said, I am wrong that a Mod was the one who said them.
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    That may be our attitude. But if it were the...

    That may be our attitude.

    But if it were the attitude of the ownership, the donations would be actual donations with all of the money split between the moderators and maintenance.

    This is a...
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    Ahhhh Celina, Scourge of Aubrey and Pilot...

    Ahhhh Celina,

    Scourge of Aubrey and Pilot Point HS. Watched many a game 'twixt them there towns when my kids were in High School in Aubrey.

    Go Roadrunners!

    Here's some websites you might...
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    Yep. Just got some myself to do this exact...

    Yep. Just got some myself to do this exact thing.

    Now all I need is some spare time.
  39. Dang. I'm gonna miss all that food-----

    Dang.

    I'm gonna miss all that food-----
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    Its strictly academic. I expect no reward for...

    Its strictly academic. I expect no reward for myself, nor am I pursing one.

    But.

    If, as you say, there are few who deserve any recognition.

    And

    If, as has been said above by one of the...
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    Lone Star Hiking Trail.

    Lone Star Hiking Trail.
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    Something the youngsters do.

    Something the youngsters do.
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    If a person writes a review of a product, or...

    If a person writes a review of a product, or provides a new idea, or what have you, and that post generates 4,000 hits, should he/she get some kind of reward?
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    I'm not advocating for Facebook, nor am I saying...

    I'm not advocating for Facebook, nor am I saying that the donations, per se, are a bad thing.

    I am saying that HF possibly should look at changing with the times to compete with FB. I find that...
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    Agreed. But the point here is that the nature...

    Agreed.

    But the point here is that the nature of the threads I'm talking about: basic questions, what UQ? that sort of thing, don't need to be organized like a forum does.

    Otherwise, they...
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    Well; Here's one of them: ...

    Well;

    Here's one of them:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/125198225471/
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    I would see it as an improvement and a step in...

    I would see it as an improvement and a step in the right direction.
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    If there has been a policy change where the...

    If there has been a policy change where the Moderators share in the profits, I was unaware, and whole heartedly approve.
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    Well; My experience in Life has been that the...

    Well;

    My experience in Life has been that the value you place on the presence of others in it is precisely the value they place on yours.

    I believe that ignoring the impact that Facebook and...
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    And at the risk of going slightly OT, I return...

    And at the risk of going slightly OT, I return the sentiment wholeheartedly.

    But when I say "hiker's midnight" I'm referring to 2100 or so---although I have been involved I many a talk around a...
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