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    TrailH4x Thanks for bringing ths thread back to...

    TrailH4x Thanks for bringing ths thread back to life great stories everybody. I can recall the two times I have been startled in the woods. Both times I would have to blame my imagination. The...
  2. Thread: Solo trips

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    Poll: I was in scouts then got out just got back in to...

    I was in scouts then got out just got back in to scouting. So group solo group. Going solo this weekend.
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    Poll: Billybob there are a few locator applications I...

    Billybob there are a few locator applications I thought I knew of a free one. Quick Google Search http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=fnd_chaperone
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    I'm glad you had a good experience. I would have...

    I'm glad you had a good experience. I would have been real warm in your setup. Were you sleeping in real light clothes?
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    I use a silk sleeping bag liner in my single...

    I use a silk sleeping bag liner in my single layer hammock. Keeps the bugs off and shields by body odor from soaking into the hammock. I live in sub-tropic southeast Texas.
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    What you have to do is get the Nintendo Wii Fit...

    What you have to do is get the Nintendo Wii Fit and work on your Yoga. The bridge comes to mind :-)
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    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId...

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3162030

    $13.49
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    Animal Control I have read the DWR will slow...

    Animal Control I have read the DWR will slow down dry time on bags. Makes sense to me. I hear alot of people complain about goretex shoes not drying after you drown them.

    Drown the shoes not...
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    We had a little thunder Storm come through. 20...

    We had a little thunder Storm come through. 20 miles from the house they had some hail. I grabbed a few sleeping bags and through them over the hoods of my jeeps. We recieved about 2" of rain. ...
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    I'm apologizing for my last (rant) post. We all...

    I'm apologizing for my last (rant) post. We all seem to agree that wet sleeping bags suck. We all can keep our gear as dry as expected. How does down compare to syn for drying from being slightly...
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    I sleep late every chance I get and eat breakfast...

    I sleep late every chance I get and eat breakfast late every chance I get to let my gear dry. In my corner of Texas everything dews every morning it's not freezing. Which is 360 days a year. My...
  12. Thread: a compact lay

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    I understand the torso twist. When I drag to...

    I understand the torso twist. When I drag to much gear into my hammock I try to get away from it and usually lay on my side in retreat. My 100 lbs wife pushes me to the edge of the bed.
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    Your insulation is the obvious qustion. The...

    Your insulation is the obvious qustion. The weight between most open top hammocks is insignificant and is less important than comfort. What temp's do you plan on hanging in and how much insulation...
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    OK I slept in the scout Sat. night. Obviously...

    OK I slept in the scout Sat. night. Obviously it is a little snug compared to my UL Backpacker. I would not call the foot box a foot box more like a toe pouch. You definetly fit better Sitting and...
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    As you know the grams only make sense on paper,...

    As you know the grams only make sense on paper, when you get down to it. I started carrying more fruit and vegetables on my campouts about a year ago. I figured I'm not hiking across Texas and I'm...
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    I like the Rev's answer. I just found out...

    I like the Rev's answer.

    I just found out one of my co-workers wore his tree huggers out using them on a 4x4 square post. I might sell him mine and order me some longer straps like I want and...
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    SwampFox I can Dream. Doctari Now that Im...

    SwampFox I can Dream. Doctari Now that Im camping in a crowd and "Multi-tasking" I might look at a faster Set up. My last camp out I Strapped to the trees and started unloading the massive amount...
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    Everybody around here has plenty or knows where...

    Everybody around here has plenty or knows where somes at. It use to be tough to find MRE's now every once in a while I will see someone in our shop eating some for lunch.
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    I will prob hold off on the rings unless those...

    I will prob hold off on the rings unless those straps fall in my lap. With my son really getting into camping (Tiger scout) I'm doubleing my gear right now. With the exspense of monthly camp-outs. ...
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    On my way to work there is a dozen house's that...

    On my way to work there is a dozen house's that still have blue roofs. Last year in March in fact I went to Gilmer, TX for a trail ride in my Jeep and I joked about making a bikini top for my jeep...
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    The humidity and down, and the fact Its only cold...

    The humidity and down, and the fact Its only cold here for three days a year stops me from making an UQ. I have a Down Bag and I only use it in the house for snuggling :-). If I get the SS 90% of...
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    I guess the grams are killing my thought process....

    I guess the grams are killing my thought process. I have used my stock HH setup w/ tree huggers for years no problem. I started thinking I might go with some longer tree huggers now that I started...
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    In this set up what is the benifit of the...

    In this set up what is the benifit of the bieners. Is there a reason you would not pull the strap through the loop.
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    It's hard to see the pic of my avatar but that is...

    It's hard to see the pic of my avatar but that is a scout HH tied to the roll cage of my jeep. There is a definite foot box cut and you have the tie outs at almost the same location of the tarps tie...
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    I agree with ya cannibal. A properly set up UQ...

    I agree with ya cannibal. A properly set up UQ is proven on the AT. I guess you run into three season camping on any trail I have no experience w/ the SS. It seems very flexible. I hear alot of...
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    Somebody mentioned making snak skins out of rifle...

    Somebody mentioned making snak skins out of rifle covers or homemade ones out of no see um. Bug netting.
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    Mud Bone From what I have read the SS is a...

    Mud Bone

    From what I have read the SS is a great system to compensate for the HH being a single layer hammock. You can layer up the SS for more or less insulation. If your duing a thru with the...
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    I already have campouts planned for March 28th...

    I already have campouts planned for March 28th and April 17th. I'm gonna camp in the back yard with my son, first overnight hang for him, this weekend.
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    Last month they had the same special on the Hex...

    Last month they had the same special on the Hex Tarp. You could of bought a SS and got the tarp free. Someone mentioned there flexible give them a clall!
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    I think there was some significant design changes...

    I think there was some significant design changes from the "original"

    "NEW AND IMPROVED FOR 2008
    This is our "Original" model with updated features. Comes with a larger 63" wide slightly...
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    The new design is Asym.

    The new design is Asym.
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    I just poseted the special in the Hennesy...

    I just poseted the special in the Hennesy Section. I heard some stories about the older scouts being of poor quality. The new desing is up to my specs. I'm 5'6" and 140 lbs. Me and my son will...
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    Christmas Scout Special is back

    http://hennessyhammock.com/sales.html

    This is a good excuse for me to by the Super Shelter $129 SS and a $99 hammock for Free. This could be my second free scout.
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    I follow ya.I thought you were talking about the...

    I follow ya.I thought you were talking about the rope stretching. I couldn't imagine. I was thinking if you wanted more sag you could use another rope to shorten the distance of the ridge line. I...
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    The older light weight models do not come with...

    The older light weight models do not come with them. My 7 yr old likes the velcor on his Scout model. Safety blanket! Cannibal is right about that empty hammock thing.
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    I wonder about the "strectch". If you needed to...

    I wonder about the "strectch". If you needed to adjust the "stretch" you could add a piece of rope to just the inside of the HH. With my light weight (140 lbs) I don't have any issues. Even with...
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    me and my kid will take naps in his HH Scout....

    me and my kid will take naps in his HH Scout. Combined weight is about 190 lbs. Check out the hoemade gear section for some new rope ideas. I think the weight rating of the HH is for the hammock...
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    I can sleep anywhere, often under my desk at work :-). I'm not calling myself extrem. No matter where I go a hammock seems to work better than sleeping on the ground. I live in Orange county TX. ...
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    How did the hang go. I stayed at Martin Dies Jr,...

    How did the hang go. I stayed at Martin Dies Jr, State Park. Great weather we had a slight mist one evening. Nice and cool.
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    I already have a camp out planned for April 17 th...

    I already have a camp out planned for April 17 th and May 28 th. I'm interested but, don't schedule around me.
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    You could meet out side the park and caravan in.

    You could meet out side the park and caravan in.
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    I just spoke to the wife. She is friendly for...

    I just spoke to the wife. She is friendly for some reason? If I can get the other scout parents to reschedule I will be free this weekend.

    Huntsville SP 3 hours 9 mins 119 miles
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    Maybe! I will know here in the next couple of...

    Maybe! I will know here in the next couple of days.

    We had reservations on the 6 th and 7th at Martin Dies Jr SP. The events cordinator had something come up. We had an awsome weekend planned....
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    Just found out I'm going to reschedule my camp...

    Just found out I'm going to reschedule my camp out with my scouts. I'm going to hint around to my wife about going to Gilmer, TX and do some Jeep Trail riding, or Heading out to Huntsville for some...
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    This is was your looking for...

    This is was your looking for http://www.typar.com/architect/products/stormwrap/

    I live along the state line between TX and LA. Can you find a Dealer in this area. Home Depot carries a product...
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    What part of Texas, I stick with synthetics due...

    What part of Texas, I stick with synthetics due to humidity over hear in South East Texas.
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    Sorry if I'm double posting, I tried Tarps with...

    Sorry if I'm double posting, I tried Tarps with nets and ground cloths etc. I consider my area Sub Tropical. Bug netting is a must. If you don't have a Tarp your gear will be soaked by the 90%...
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    My Aunt had a Terrace with grapes or muskedines. ...

    My Aunt had a Terrace with grapes or muskedines. When the vines were fruiting the birds would make a mess and then the grapes would fall on the concrete and make a mess.
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    Poll: I started scouts a little later than most kids. ...

    I started scouts a little later than most kids. My family was very active in the outdoors fishing mainly. (Big Large Mouth Bass in Texas) I started in 89 and Eagled in 94. I worked for the council...
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    Any car would be to low IMO, On Jeeps you have...

    Any car would be to low IMO, On Jeeps you have racks or roll cages. We use a lot of Tow Vehicles. On our Goose neck trailer I can use the stake pockets to drop a couple of 2X4 along one side or...
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