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    Welcome to the Madness!

    Welcome to the Madness!
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    I just get up and go, never really thought about...

    I just get up and go, never really thought about using a bottle. I don't know if I'm willing to take the risk of grabbing the WRONG bottle :scared:. Here is a side question: why is it when you are...
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    Welcome to he fun, from Conway AR.

    Welcome to he fun, from Conway AR.
  4. That is AWESOME!...did I just say awesome? ...

    That is AWESOME!...did I just say awesome? :D:lol:
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    Good looking hammock! I wish my second hammock...

    Good looking hammock! I wish my second hammock and integrated bug net turned out that well! My bug net was too tight and eventually tore.
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    Toasty! Thank you for your service! Welcome Home

    Toasty! Thank you for your service! Welcome Home
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    My sister in law got at new couch and it was...

    My sister in law got at new couch and it was covered in this stuff, of course I snatched it up:cool:. My SIL was like "what do you want with that?" My wife chimes in "oh he is probably going to make...
  8. Thread: Snowy jaunt

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    WOW:scared: That is some snow! Course we only get...

    WOW:scared: That is some snow! Course we only get one or two snows here in Central Arkansas. I would love that...for about a week, then I'd want it gone. We are planning a short hike this weekend and...
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    I'm In, Thanks

    I'm In, Thanks
  10. Wow, first things first... breathe in breathe...

    Wow, first things first... breathe in breathe out, breathe in breathe out, repeat. :lol:
    I had and still have a few frustrations with hanging and getting it perfect. I would toss the paracord, it...
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    here is my simple "I'm In" thanks

    here is my simple "I'm In" thanks
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    Brimstone, looking good! My kids (7 & 9) beg to...

    Brimstone, looking good! My kids (7 & 9) beg to go hammock camping. I just wish weather, work, and "we have to go to _____ this weekend" did not interfere with important things like family and the...
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    Here are my guard dogs, well they don't guard the...

    Here are my guard dogs, well they don't guard the hammock as much as they guard their food bowls. :lol:

    And my son reading to his his best friend.
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    What if you used some type of wrought Iron wall...

    What if you used some type of wrought Iron wall decoration? Like a candle holder or hook. It would of course have to be HEAVY DUTY or custom built, and then it would be right out in the open and...
  15. Thread: Mosquitos

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    For those of you who stay away from chemicals...

    For those of you who stay away from chemicals (I'm now going more with this life style everyday) there is an alternative: http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/
    It is a garlic concentrate, totally...
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    Two ideas for you: A). I have set my tarp a...

    Two ideas for you:

    A). I have set my tarp a little high and my hammock a little lower than normal, then hung my daughter's hammock just above my hammock. Like a double-decker. We were both...
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    Welcome to the madness, and no there is no cure!...

    Welcome to the madness, and no there is no cure! Only hammock therapy.:lol:
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    Hiking the first leg of the Buffalo River Trail...

    Hiking the first leg of the Buffalo River Trail with a good friend of mine. He is still a T*#t camper, but I'm on a mission to change that. I'm dehydrating down some of Hungry Hammock Hanger's BBQ...
  19. Thanks Clankbang, I looked into Ft. Pickens and...

    Thanks Clankbang, I looked into Ft. Pickens and they don't have two sites next to each other for the time we want to go, but Big Lagoon does. And I think the family will enjoy the kayaking in the...
  20. FLRider, I have thought about the stands, may try...

    FLRider, I have thought about the stands, may try that route if I can't find anything tree worthy. I think I will make one next weekend and try it out.
  21. Hammock camping In Alabama on the Beach, need advise

    My family is wanting to go to Alabama Gulf Shores area this summer, (June) and we want to stay on the beach but also hammock camp. We will be bringing a T&*t just-in-case my wife can't hang. We...
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    QB, next time you have your system up take a...

    QB, next time you have your system up take a couple of close ups of that setup. It sounds very interesting. I may have to do some tinkering, any excuse to put up the hammock and tarp works for...
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    Looks like a great trip, I have gotten to take my...

    Looks like a great trip, I have gotten to take my son camping a couple of times and my daughter is itching to go. They both have there own hammocks and some cool weather sleeping gear. Looking...
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    Teh tulry asweome diy tihngs, and geart popele...

    Teh tulry asweome diy tihngs, and geart popele hree.


    For those who have trouble reading:

    The truly awesome diy things, and great people here.
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    +1 on the table cloth hammock. I have one for...

    +1 on the table cloth hammock. I have one for everyone in my family (4). They are cheap, already hemmed and ready to have the ends whipped and hung by your choice of suspension. They are not the...
  26. I've camped in both, the Ozark NF and Ouachita...

    I've camped in both, the Ozark NF and Ouachita NF, but unfortunately it was before my days of hammocking. I don't think there will be any problem with hanging hammocks in ether. The rivers and...
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    I'm In, I've always wanted an Official budlite...

    I'm In, I've always wanted an Official budlite stove.
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    I would really like to make this hang. It will be...

    I would really like to make this hang. It will be my first group hang. I'm starting classes with the Sheriffs Dept and this will be right in the middle of the course. I've got my fingers crossed...
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    I had the same question before I made mine. I...

    I had the same question before I made mine. I finally came up with: make the hex tarp and eventually make doors. This way if the weather is not going to be too bad then just take the tarp, bad,...
  30. Thread: DIY Weekend

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    Hammonkey, The very first time I hung the tarp...

    Hammonkey, The very first time I hung the tarp the pullouts came in handy. I had a nice wind (about 3-4 mph) that was pushing one side in. It was a little close to my face while in the hammock. I...
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    I have a small beagle sized Hinze 57 that is also...

    I have a small beagle sized Hinze 57 that is also the shape of a tube. I use a collar at night and leash him up to a runner under my hammock. He has enough leash to get up into my hammock with me...
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    Silverback7, I used a very scientific method to...

    Silverback7, I used a very scientific method to my madness. I sewed up the entire quilt minus the top hem. I then hung the underquilt with paper clips on a strap in my sun porch. I used one clip...
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    Aardvark, the hang on the underquilt is bunching...

    Aardvark, the hang on the underquilt is bunching up around my shoulders but at the same time it is hanging really low below my back. As a temp I had mason line in the channels and shock cord tied on...
  34. Thread: DIY Weekend

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    DIY Weekend

    It has been a full weekend for me, I finally got around to making my "Monster Kmart Quilt" and my new tarp. I worked most of Friday and Saturday behind the Thread injector. If I added it all up...
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    As others have said here, I use the tie down...

    As others have said here, I use the tie down straps. I cut the hook/buckle off and if at all possible leave the factory loop in the strap. The marlin spike hitch is extremely easy to to, my 8yr old...
  36. Just Donated, been wanting to do it for a while...

    Just Donated, been wanting to do it for a while now. I even made up some stuff for the PIF thread and was waiting for someone to put one up but.... I liked the gear I made so much I decided to keep...
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    When I made my DIY Under quilt from a pillow, I...

    When I made my DIY Under quilt from a pillow, I used the "hand weight method". You take you hand and stuff it in the down and get as much in one fist as possible and place in the baffle then repeat...
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    I use a small piece 2'x2.5' to put under my legs...

    I use a small piece 2'x2.5' to put under my legs because I have a 3/4 under quilt. But I don't see why you couldn't make an under quilt out of it, although you might have a problem with condensation.
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    I was really surprised that we were the only ones...

    I was really surprised that we were the only ones in hammocks at the cub scout campout. I did notice that as we were driving out the boy scouts up the road had three hanging in the trees. They...
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    harrellt, This is his first year in cub scouts,...

    harrellt, This is his first year in cub scouts, we started the first week of school. The scouts send flyers to our schools for kids when they enter the First grade.
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    Sounds like a great trip. Next time don't let...

    Sounds like a great trip. Next time don't let him play with the fire, my Dad always told us growing up "Little boys that play with the fire always wet the bed". Sad part about it, it was usually...
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    My Son's Firsts (Yep Multiple)

    This weekend was a weekend of firsts for my son (6 yrs old) and me. We went to his first Cub Scout camping trip. It was at an awesome camp, Gus Blass Boy Scout Camp in Damascus AR. This place was...
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    Can I get added to the list for the dog bone...

    Can I get added to the list for the dog bone plans? It looks very comfy.
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    I have been using WW straps with good results....

    I have been using WW straps with good results. Like others have said, cut off the hooks and throw away the ratchet. I also have used straps from Freds and Dollar General. They work just a good, and...
  45. In regards to the Tablecloths holding up a big...

    In regards to the Tablecloths holding up a big guy the answer is Yes. I'm 240 lbs and me, my wife and our 5yr old Boxer were in one with not problems. Granted he did not stay in it long, maybe 30min....
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    Oooooh I like this idea! I just got some new...

    Oooooh I like this idea! I just got some new straps and I will be adding this mod!
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    I use ratchet straps without the metal hardware...

    I use ratchet straps without the metal hardware (cut the hooks and toss the ratchet in the bucket with all the rest), and 1/8 amsteel. I like the ratchet straps because they don't stretch very much...
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    Yep DivaB that would be the ticket! She would...

    Yep DivaB that would be the ticket! She would love it, may have to break out the thread injector. She is my baby girl and Daddy will do anything to help her get into hanging. She has had one night...
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    New Hammock in the Family

    Well my daughter is tickled Purple yep I said purple... Why? well her PURPLE hammock from www.tableclothsfactory.com came in, and WOW IS IT PURPLE! How purple is it? It's so purple my camera won't go...
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    Welcome from Central Arkansas.

    Welcome from Central Arkansas.
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