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    you have several choices..toward the middle of...

    you have several choices..toward the middle of the state is the trail that connects to the AT..a national forrest or 2..i have held a hammock gathering in red level maybe 2 hrs from mobile..when you...
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    big hold up

    sorry everyone but i will have to pull the plug on this gathering..i have been scheduled to have a heart cath done the day before the hang.... i know..i know..i tried to reschedule it... but the...
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    ok i have spoken to the land owner..and...

    ok i have spoken to the land owner..and everything is a go for the end of june...when it gets to be 2 weeks out i will be posting directions..ect... spead the word guys....safe journey
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    tents are fine..dogs are ok..the land owner has a...

    tents are fine..dogs are ok..the land owner has a few small dogs as well so the site is dog friendly... i would hold it sooner but the land owner has family campouts planned the other weekends...as...
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    pigeon creek it is..i talked to the land owner...

    pigeon creek it is..i talked to the land owner and a date of june 26/27/28 is good for him so that is the weekend we are shooting for...i figure we can handle up to 75 hanggers..if more are comming...
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    the site is the same one i used almost 2yrs ago...

    the site is the same one i used almost 2yrs ago ..it is located in south centeral alabama near a place called red level..find andalusia and look up and left u will see it on a map..the site has a...
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    i am looking toward the later part of june...

    i am looking toward the later part of june because the weather will be warm and the water will be perfect for canoe..swimming ect... i will post a solid date in early may...thanks for the reply
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    hammock hang in deep south

    Would anyone be interested in a hammock hang along the Ala/Fla border say in late june..the place is private land with a creek and lots of trees..swimming hole..firepits..we can have fire and make a...
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    Sticky: a few nights camping in the swamps of south...

    a few nights camping in the swamps of south Alabama..the skeeters ate me alive...i was about to chuck this whole camping idea out the window when a family friend brought out a old army issue jungle...
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    i dont keep a pee bottle by the bed at home..so...

    i dont keep a pee bottle by the bed at home..so getting up and walking the 10 or so steps to the pee tree is no big deal..if u are one of those who will pee 40 times a night sleep in layers so your...
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    weather makes all the diffrence

    i am very impressed with the write up..i have a HH and use just the under pad...but after reading ur write up i am concidering getting the rest of the set....as to humitiy..no shelter will be the end...
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    Poll: ear plugs go a long way ..i keep some in my pack...

    ear plugs go a long way ..i keep some in my pack just for snoreing companions..
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    remember..re-entry is a great time to begin...

    remember..re-entry is a great time to begin planning your next great adventure..what shall it be..canoe the mis river..walk the great eastern trail?..or how bout that trans sibera hike i have been...
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    i would go with a HH then..it is a great...

    i would go with a HH then..it is a great hammock..plus it has lots of ideas on ways it can be moded to fit ur needs..
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    might want to point out..this is a very exciting...

    might want to point out..this is a very exciting idea..but down here in the deep south..a guy in a hammock high in a tree ..might be mistaken as a new form of red neck skeet!!
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    i did mod a 49 bag into a under quilt..i just...

    i did mod a 49 bag into a under quilt..i just attached a little bungie cord to the necessary places and slung it under my HH..i folded the extra length over and tucked it back under for more...
  17. Thread: Falling trees

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    hog brought up a good point..never use a small...

    hog brought up a good point..never use a small tree..i look for trees at least a foot in dia..anything less might give way.. another reason is that a small tree suffers more from the hanging..a...
  18. Thread: Falling trees

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    certain types of trees are more prone to...

    certain types of trees are more prone to breakage..soft woods ect..often a storm in the past stressed the tree to its almost breaking point and then..a little sustained pressure..pop!!..i live in...
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    Poll: i bega nhammock camping in the summer of 1975..i...

    i bega nhammock camping in the summer of 1975..i have been doing it off and on ever since..
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    i have seen ironing board pads for sale...

    i have seen ironing board pads for sale before..they are roughtly the right size and would be cheap to try..and they coem full of holes to boot..
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    i retied my ridgeline to better suit me ..i...

    i retied my ridgeline to better suit me ..i needed a little more sag than stock..i also added gear loops at both ends of the ridge line inside..like michele i use my stuff sacks to put stuff from my...
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    looking good...practice setting up in the wind...

    looking good...practice setting up in the wind and adjusting to keep storm wind from blowing under the tarp...good luck and welcome to the hangers world!!!
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    i usually hang the top of my ridgeline about eye...

    i usually hang the top of my ridgeline about eye level..so i can enter and exit with ease..i make darn sure of my ropes and knots before i enter..after that i sleep soundly..i inspect my gear after...
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    hey guys!! has anyone thought of using a...

    hey guys!!
    has anyone thought of using a strap and buckle arrangemnt inside the HH for the ridge line???..as i see it ....it would allow you to set it super tight and adjust the ridgeline for the...
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    when the HH streaches out ..you loose the...

    when the HH streaches out ..you loose the sag..and thus the space inside the hammock...i set mine tight..but i think with the extra leverage of the strap and buckles ..you can over do it..i would try...
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    congrats on the trip...looks like ya need some of...

    congrats on the trip...looks like ya need some of blackies tips on staying blister free...hope they are healing well..
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    congrats...have a safe journey...and hang all...

    congrats...have a safe journey...and hang all that you can!!!
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    question...is this a new hammock????...the only...

    question...is this a new hammock????...the only thing i have ever seen make webbing break like that was
    A. long term UV damage
    B ..caustic chems getting on the webbing.....
    ...freak things do...
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    simply put...a mans center of balance is in his...

    simply put...a mans center of balance is in his chest..a womans is in her hips....a womans hips can cause her to feel as if her head and her feet are both going down hill...i suggest a HH asym...set...
  30. Thread: Trip report...

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    sounds like you had a great float....i tie my HH...

    sounds like you had a great float....i tie my HH just as you described..and have been very happy with it in all weathers thus far...the angle on the tarp dosent cause and problems for me...when i...
  31. Thread: My straps

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    hmmm...i was thinking...if i cut the hook part...

    hmmm...i was thinking...if i cut the hook part off the strap hook..but left the ring attached to the strap...i could then tie my hh rope to it and try the strap thing without having to mod my...
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    kristy...i am soo sorry my spelling is ...

    kristy...i am soo sorry my spelling is unforgivable...i knew hoe it was pronounced but had to guess how she wrote it...again ..sorry for the bad spelling
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    ok in the pic standing in rear in blue...funny...

    ok in the pic
    standing in rear in blue...funny money
    middle row...kayla,crissy,bobbi hannen, robin, megan,stoikurt
    sitting...hope( mrs. blackie) sir francis mcgowan,rockstar,lady ann mcgowan
    ...
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    now that sounds like a deal to me...better jump...

    now that sounds like a deal to me...better jump michele
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    Sir Francis McGowan...was a force recon marine in...

    Sir Francis McGowan...was a force recon marine in vietnam...he was in 3.3.3 marines...his story can be found in the book " no shining armor"( his unit in nam)..he is also a forrester/scout...
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    he and i have talked and the camping will be...

    he and i have talked and the camping will be clear..hunters use a area a mile up the road from him...side most of his hunters are big money political types who get a room in andalusia..or bring a...
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    thanks for coming everyone..it was a real blast...

    thanks for coming everyone..it was a real blast for me..i will put up my pics tomorrow.. now let me throw this out...when in november would be a good date for another hang on pigeon creek???..the...
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    ok cetain..here is the question..( you said ask...

    ok cetain..here is the question..( you said ask away..lol)....what if any changes would you make to a HH..for hiking the AT?
    plus what cold weather changes would you suggest..?
  39. i prefere the bag /[pad route as well..i carry...

    i prefere the bag /[pad route as well..i carry good poly pro's for extra warmth in the fall and winter..plus i have diffrent bags set to the temps i expect...i have a very small merlin patrol bag for...
  40. Thread: DIY diploma?

    by blackie
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    just FYI....in the past when i was gonna be lazy...

    just FYI....in the past when i was gonna be lazy with a dIY hammock and just wanted to check out how it felt....i rolled the edges and used fabric glue..it set in 10 min and if i was happy ..i could...
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    when i began camping in a hammock 30yrs ago ...

    when i began camping in a hammock 30yrs ago nobody in my neck of the woods used them...every time i put one up it drew flack from the other campers....today..when i say i camp in a hammock...they...
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    after long weekends in my hammock in the...

    after long weekends in my hammock in the sweltering summer i always set it up in the front yard and use the water hose on it inside and out just to remove the salt..
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    there is a harbor freight in montgomery plus a ...

    there is a harbor freight in montgomery
    plus a surplus store near us has webbing..and rings...we just need to hook up and take a ride over there..
  44. Thread: hammock fans

    by blackie
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    being in the deep south..on hot summer and some...

    being in the deep south..on hot summer and some fall hangs...juts that little bit of air moving is a life saver..i can direct it where i want it ...yea the batteries and ect add a small amount of...
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    congrats on the hammock...i know you will enjoy...

    congrats on the hammock...i know you will enjoy it...
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    we'll iwill only say i come from a long line of...

    we'll iwill only say i come from a long line of story tellers...
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    that is my big wish for the aug hang .. a chance...

    that is my big wish for the aug hang .. a chance for new blood to ask and learn from us old farts...plus a chance for all of us to get together and share tips tricks and some really good campstories
  48. Thread: What fun!

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    hey guys here is how i got mrs. blackie...

    hey guys here is how i got mrs. blackie interested...i took a small pocket hammock on one of our trips..i set it up as a lounger( 2 trees close together)..i got in it and sat sideways with my legs...
  49. Thread: hammock fans

    by blackie
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    for the last 2 yrs i have been using a inclosed...

    for the last 2 yrs i have been using a inclosed fan that was designed to wear around your neck...it is basicaly a bird cage idea and it puts out lots of air..the big advantage to me is it rund all...
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    for a camp chair/ cargo hammock i use one of...

    for a camp chair/ cargo hammock i use one of those mesh pocket hammocks they weigh nothing and provide lots of use..plus they are quick and handy for rest stops on the trail...but if yo uare thinking...
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