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  1. Cool! Nice pic...are those simulated flames?:p

    Cool! Nice pic...are those simulated flames?:p
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    The answer is most likely USPS Epacket. Here's...

    The answer is most likely USPS Epacket. Here's one article...
    ...
  3. I will echo that: design your hammock first. Make...

    I will echo that: design your hammock first. Make it personal. Measure in centimeters, not feet. Avoid arbitrary measurements like 4x 6 feet or 11 feet. Then build your space around the...
  4. More like a bunker. I get what he's trying to do....

    More like a bunker. I get what he's trying to do. It's an interesting exercise.
  5. This is interesting. We're not going to be much...

    This is interesting. We're not going to be much help here, because the community has no depth of experience hanging in tiny spaces. Not to say it hasn't been done, but only rarely. We stand to learn...
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    You could just leave the EU and join the US....

    You could just leave the EU and join the US. Simple.:jj:
  7. You guys aren't paying attention. Pink. Gotta...

    You guys aren't paying attention. Pink. Gotta have pink.
  8. I like this. Got a link?

    I like this. Got a link?
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    Still waiting in Indian Territory; 70 at 0500...

    Still waiting in Indian Territory; 70 at 0500 ain't autumnal.
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    Free. With good reason.:jj:

    Free. With good reason.:jj:
  11. Thread: Brand?

    by oldgringo
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    I've been at this for over 10 years now, and...

    I've been at this for over 10 years now, and still use one in my storm cellar.

    Worth noting: the worst night I ever spent in an ENO was far better than the ground or a cot. Light years.
  12. Wondering what hammock is in the video. It's...

    Wondering what hammock is in the video. It's lovely.
  13. Uh huh. They both have the flexibility of a 10 yo.

    Uh huh. They both have the flexibility of a 10 yo.
  14. Two months...

    Two months...
  15. The big, rectangular, synthetic Kick *** Quilts...

    The big, rectangular, synthetic Kick *** Quilts from Arrowhead are great for this application. They can be rigged to hang assymetrically to conform to more extreme diagonal sleeping.
  16. Embrace the wild.

    Embrace the wild.
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    Laminate 2x boards to make your beams. Glue and...

    Laminate 2x boards to make your beams. Glue and screw ftw.
  18. Soggy in Indian Territory....maybe it will run...

    Soggy in Indian Territory....maybe it will run downhill to The Republic.:jj:
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    You can only dodge the "crazy" bullet so many...

    You can only dodge the "crazy" bullet so many times. Man up, and get it over with. :jj:
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    Suture. :)

    Suture. :)
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    I've never given, nor sought, permission. I'm...

    I've never given, nor sought, permission. I'm single now, so take that into consideration.
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    I am convalescing. I am bored. Thanks for...

    I am convalescing. I am bored. Thanks for this...great read!
  23. Thanks, PG. You're too kind.:)

    Thanks, PG. You're too kind.:)
  24. I'm getting the other hip replaced next week. I...

    I'm getting the other hip replaced next week. I plan to be there, but may not be hanging. The coffee table will be manned (womanned!) by my co-conspirators.
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    I've given away tons of stuff, but almost never...

    I've given away tons of stuff, but almost never loan things out. File under relationship advice.
  26. I recommend a wrist rocket.:jj:

    I recommend a wrist rocket.:jj:
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    There's another way to look at this...it's not...

    There's another way to look at this...it's not uncommon for someone to park an RV in a site to hold it till the weekend, thus depriving others of the use of that spot. Makes me furious...
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    Sticky: Another point: those big honkin' lag screws need...

    Another point: those big honkin' lag screws need a full depth pilot hole. Otherwise, they function as threaded wedges, and will split the wood they are driven into.
  29. Ed and Karen got married, so I hear.

    Ed and Karen got married, so I hear.
  30. After a toddy or two, I sleep like a dead...

    After a toddy or two, I sleep like a dead man...for 2-3 hours. After that, I might as well get up, because there's no more sleep for me.
  31. I've been at this for a long time, and for the...

    I've been at this for a long time, and for the most part, night sounds sooth me. That said, an armadillo plowing through 6" of oak leaves will still put me on high alert. Oh, and once I stalked my...
  32. Fold your blanket in half lengthwise and stitch...

    Fold your blanket in half lengthwise and stitch one end closed. That makes a serviceable footbox.

    In really hot weather, I use a twin size microfiber sheet, modded the same way.
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    Sticky: A man's gotta have a kitty or three. I feel your...

    A man's gotta have a kitty or three. I feel your pain.
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    Sticky: This is the bomb diggity. Spendy, though....

    This is the bomb diggity. Spendy, though.
    GORILLA GRIP Original 3/4" Premium Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat (70 x 24), Phthalate Free, Ergonomically Engineered, Extra Support & Thick, Kitchen, Laundry,...
  35. Read this again. Highlight it. Memorize it. And...

    Read this again. Highlight it. Memorize it. And do it. Good luck.
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    If hammocks were white (like sheets) y'all might...

    If hammocks were white (like sheets) y'all might view this differently. I just throw mine, minus hardware, in my top loader, and wash the critter. Hot (125f) water and whatever detergent I have at...
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    I would bore a 1/2" hole through the rafter, then...

    I would bore a 1/2" hole through the rafter, then pass a long continuous loop (or a dogbone) through the hole. Clip a carabiner to both ends, and Bob's your uncle.

    Btw, all eye bolts are not...
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    I wouldn't hang from ANY masonry wall.

    I wouldn't hang from ANY masonry wall.
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    What's wrong with "eccentric old man"? Embrace it.

    What's wrong with "eccentric old man"? Embrace it.
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    Debi Jaytee snatched the rack right off of her...

    Debi Jaytee snatched the rack right off of her car by hanging from it. Seems like it was a Subaru, but I'm not sure.
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    I've been at this for a long time, and there are...

    I've been at this for a long time, and there are still plenty of learning moments. Let that be your expectation: go prepared to learn, and take drugs for your back.
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    I've been known to rig a swing string...

    I've been known to rig a swing string...
  43. Find studs. Always. I used deck screws to hang...

    Find studs. Always.
    I used deck screws to hang mine.
  44. Thread: snwcmpr?

    by oldgringo
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    I like the idea. Concern for one another is the...

    I like the idea. Concern for one another is the glue that binds us together, and makes a community.
  45. A hoodie,in all but the heat of summer. The...

    A hoodie,in all but the heat of summer. The material varies with temps.
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    Way back in the early days, there was quite a bit...

    Way back in the early days, there was quite a bit of discussion on those ER blankets, as well as Space Blankets, Warm Window, and various other thin insulating products. Dunno if the archives go back...
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    A piece of Reflectix has saved many nights...

    A piece of Reflectix has saved many nights...
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    I'll try, but my expectations are low.

    I'll try, but my expectations are low.
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    Storm Shelter Hang

    It's spring here in Tornado Alley, and that means warnings that typically extend into the early morning hours. Tired of sitting up all night, I rigged my shelter for hanging. It's only 6' in...
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    'Tweren't me. I was sleeping.:D

    'Tweren't me. I was sleeping.:D
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