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    You held your camera high. Well done! I've never...

    You held your camera high. Well done! I've never seen a mountain lion, so I'm not a pro on this, but I've been told, and would guess this applies to you, Fronkey; that when you first see a mountain...
  2. Congratulations! I've wondered about this...

    Congratulations! I've wondered about this before, but just couldn't believe the spreaders would manage the forces that well. Well done!
  3. Thread: Miscalculations

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    Miscalculations

    Here's my latest...

    Set the hammock up in the back yard between a couple trees because its a hot evening and use it that night. Leave it up the next day thinking it might fit the bill again....
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    I've had bears sniff me at night, a cub licked me...

    I've had bears sniff me at night, a cub licked me once at night, and I lost most of a week's food and a damaged pack to (I think) a bear in Yosemite high country--that was a real pain. So, nowadays,...
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    Well, don't boo, but I was a scout, and this a...

    Well, don't boo, but I was a scout, and this a perfect setup... If no trees, you need a pair of sky hooks. Just make sure when you get them, that you get a headend skyhook and a footend skyhook... ...
  6. Thread: Carbon Felt

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    FOUND: local hardware stove should have it. looking in...

    local hardware stove should have it. looking in soldering/welding section, or in big box store, in plumbing dept
  7. Thread: Never too early

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    I've got a 2 year old granddaughter on the short...

    I've got a 2 year old granddaughter on the short list for hammock camping. How cool are kids!
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    Great to see all three characters, ye, he and...

    Great to see all three characters, ye, he and she, alive, movin' and groovin.' And, even in that video, lots of real truth comes out about those characters. Seems like home. But I'm not getting...
  9. Well now, let me throw my idiocy out there... My...

    Well now, let me throw my idiocy out there... My assumption of what goose down, or any other stuffing, does for warmth is two things. First, it provides the "lifting" force to hold the outer layer...
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    Golf all day, recover in the hammock. Dr....

    Golf all day, recover in the hammock. Dr. doesn't believe me...
  11. Well, it really doesn't matter...tree's probably...

    Well, it really doesn't matter...tree's probably not coming down, and as you can see, fairings around wheels, struts, etc, all approximate a symmetrical airfoil for an obvious reason. In fact,...
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    FL RIder--Don't forget about loss of heat due to...

    FL RIder--Don't forget about loss of heat due to vaporization--evaporating perspiration...
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    That's a full time avocation if you read the SF...

    That's a full time avocation if you read the SF Chronicle, so our club limits itself double entendre and better...
  14. Hadn't thought of that, but out here, we have...

    Hadn't thought of that, but out here, we have redwoods, and they ARE big enough to be wind blocks. Different techniques for different people...I figured always to try to set tarp 90d to the wind,...
  15. Guess I don't understand that, if you are talking...

    Guess I don't understand that, if you are talking about the tree trunk. Airplanes, submarines, etc., are made rounded to reduce drag...
  16. I'm not as clever as the average bear, so I...

    I'm not as clever as the average bear, so I figure the hard part of the equation is getting the underquilt adjusted right, and even then, its really hard except in warm weather, to get the bottom...
  17. I view tarps as stopping rain and a little wind,...

    I view tarps as stopping rain and a little wind, vs. tents which can hold (a little) heat in their interior. Since I don't particularly like being wrapped in things, I like tarps, which happen to...
  18. I reckon the force on a tree because a hammock is...

    I reckon the force on a tree because a hammock is slung from it is next to nothing compared to the force wind puts on the tree (assuming that tree is not a sapling). So, I wouldn't worry about a...
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    In your case, a dingo is needed! "A house is...

    In your case, a dingo is needed! "A house is where people live. A home is where people live with a dog." Get one.
  20. Great vid. Happy dog.

    Great vid. Happy dog.
  21. A show man in the snow, man! Thanks for letting...

    A show man in the snow, man! Thanks for letting us hang on. I was in line at the Berkeley REI a couple years ago, waiting for the camper in front of me to get satisfaction for her broken plastic...
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    You're a very good looking couple. All the best!...

    You're a very good looking couple. All the best! (BTW--for such a ceremony, I would have expected the best man to wear a tie. Younger generation thing, I guess). Well done!
  23. How about testing the quilt at home...depending...

    How about testing the quilt at home...depending on where you live, keep the heat off/window open to get something like a similar night time temperature, and use the quilt on a regular bed. You know...
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    Right at the top of the list of good things about...

    Right at the top of the list of good things about hammocks, is that it gives you an excuse to camp out in the back yard.
  25. If the manufacturer measured in Avoirdupois...

    If the manufacturer measured in Avoirdupois ounces, the Troy ounces equivalent would be less--about 16 to 14.8. I would add both that I've never felt good about how I say "Avoirdupois" and perhaps...
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    I'm a 3 Nuns man. Smoke in the hammock all the...

    I'm a 3 Nuns man. Smoke in the hammock all the time, burn holes in shirts a hazard, but unless its windy, hammock seems safe. Frankly, a pipe in the hammock seems real fine, improved with a pillow...
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    Yeah, did that at the in-law's in the fall, and...

    Yeah, did that at the in-law's in the fall, and after words, they asked me how I was. Well, I was fine, frankly!
  28. I'm not an ultra lighter, and what anyone else...

    I'm not an ultra lighter, and what anyone else should carry, I don't know, but, this lesson I learned...what I think I will need and will carry before the trip is way different than what I know I...
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    A hammock and a boat...looking forward at the...

    A hammock and a boat...looking forward at the past. Try rigging fore and aft if you can, which is what sailors have always done, just for the boat motion you mention. And if the Feds are lurking...
  30. Gotta be (somewhere) a companion video...the...

    Gotta be (somewhere) a companion video...the story the coon dog tells of a night out and coming upon a couple of old hammocker hikers. "There I was, taking a powder from the boss, a million miles...
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    Hmmm...a mountain lion with a sore tooth...All...

    Hmmm...a mountain lion with a sore tooth...All adventures you can report are good adventures, and (I'd say) those you can report about angry mouthed cougars shift into the "great" category. Well...
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    ...for they know knot of what they speak...

    ...for they know knot of what they speak...
  33. So you take your pack off before you climb in...

    So you take your pack off before you climb in your hammock?! I'll have to try it that...
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    I've got a couple of their quilts, which have...

    I've got a couple of their quilts, which have always kept me warm below their temp ratings. Beyond that, my sense of Adam and Jenny is that I can completely trust them. They are simply, good people.
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    I've had the same problem waking up from a nap in...

    I've had the same problem waking up from a nap in my sister-in-laws place, and permethrin worked, but it wasn't as much fun as old school...a line of comet cleanser sprinkled on.
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    Just sling around one tree...?

    Just sling around one tree...?
  37. Thread: Whats a woobie?

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    I didn't know that lingo either, but I think I...

    I didn't know that lingo either, but I think I know this...get a summer weight TQ. Its more than you need for the summer, but you won't have a miserable night being cold. Push it off as not needed,...
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    Bushy...you seem to have been hammered for a...

    Bushy...you seem to have been hammered for a pretty innocent question. But with regards HG, I feel safe saying from my experiences both Jenny and Adam are the best kind of people making a great...
  39. I'm not sure I really understand all the issues,...

    I'm not sure I really understand all the issues, even though as an old guy I should. I don't like everything being controlled by a big government, that's for sure, but at the same time, there are so...
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    1 US dollar = 2 boat dollars = 3 aircraft...

    1 US dollar = 2 boat dollars = 3 aircraft dollars. Tough exchange rate, sale or not...
  41. Thread: Top quilt

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    My experience with top stuff is that length is...

    My experience with top stuff is that length is more important than thickness. I'm s 6'1'', so I go for what's good for 6'6". The extra seems to fluff up, and a 40d tp will work to 30d. UQ I don't...
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    oh,yeah. whadda do when you're fast asleep and a...

    oh,yeah. whadda do when you're fast asleep and a tarp peg pulls out in the wind and rain?!..cause that's when the fun starts. Love the Shugervids, and glad to see you back alive! K
  43. Thread: Hand Sanitizers

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    If you're not visiting patients, I'm advised...

    If you're not visiting patients, I'm advised cleaning hands of germs only benefits you if you stick a finger in your eye/nose/mouth. That may or may not be. The other day, a bunch of us moved an...
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    [QUOTE=Bushwhacker;1208878]Couldn't help it, had...

    [QUOTE=Bushwhacker;1208878]Couldn't help it, had to link to this.

    Copypasta of the story for the link-clicking lazy:
    ... and decided to go hiking, fishing and camp along Lime Creek between...
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    So....what I hear for all us members is to...

    So....what I hear for all us members is to remember...we should not sit up and type posts in anger, but rather remember the "attitude" we all enjoy lying in a hammock. My mom told me I should count...
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    Another, more scientific test, is to try it. ...

    Another, more scientific test, is to try it. Note the temp and wind, and if you're cold, its not rated to that. Then consider the factors--how well did you set up? Finally, and hard to rate,...
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    What I've learned is, "My goodness gracious me,...

    What I've learned is, "My goodness gracious me, how nice are hammockers."
  48. Their products are first class, they are...

    Their products are first class, they are transitioning from mom/pop to small biz, (like the rest of us) they are juggling all the woes and wants of life and family. Not like Amazon, but when you get...
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    All I know is that I've had back issues for 30+...

    All I know is that I've had back issues for 30+ years, and when my back hurts now, my hammock relaxes it pretty quickly. Within minutes, after all day running soccer or playing golf or hiking, the...
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    I'm with the previous two posters.... think...

    I'm with the previous two posters.... think bugnet to keep bugs out, and a can be zipped to the hammock. Top quilt is just like a blanket--not attached to anything, you lie under it and tuck the...
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