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    Welcome to the wonderful world of sleeping above...

    Welcome to the wonderful world of sleeping above the fray; As a fellow Texan....who is doing the AT right now....waiting out the ice storm.....there will be group hangs this summer for you to get...
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    think trucker hitch..... the stock rope on the HH...

    think trucker hitch..... the stock rope on the HH is heavy and can make hard knots.
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    Try going to the second hand clothing stores. I...

    Try going to the second hand clothing stores. I found a 650 down couch quilt that was 72"x55" and made it into a very nice UQ. It should work to the upper 30's.
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    All of the above issues have been addressed in...

    All of the above issues have been addressed in posts I have seen before, not only here, but, on other forums. YPT, and LNT are the 2 strongest selling points at this time. I live very close to the...
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    Dutch Gear.....and Dream Hammocks.....or do the...

    Dutch Gear.....and Dream Hammocks.....or do the DIY thing if you feel the challenge.
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    The Shug video said 99.99% of it all.....that...

    The Shug video said 99.99% of it all.....that other .01% is you.....
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    Ditto. There better one out there. Some of the...

    Ditto. There better one out there. Some of the ones of today can be programed to do embroidery and such.....
  8. Thread: Guylines

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    How to end a thread.....put up a video by "Shug" ...

    How to end a thread.....put up a video by "Shug" all will be answered.
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    :thumbup1:Send me a PM and I will drive to Dallas...

    :thumbup1:Send me a PM and I will drive to Dallas and run your camera.... Your pictures prove that great things are made in Texas.
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    Very nice. I like the full length recline....

    Very nice. I like the full length recline....
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    I have been going down the same road.... I think...

    I have been going down the same road.... I think it might be the TEXAS atmosphere or something.....I like what you have done , it is very much better than my first go at it....I am thinking of...
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    I used some small scraps of gortex that someone...

    I used some small scraps of gortex that someone sent me. yes it adds about 2oz. or so but, strong as hell.
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    good to see new hammockers post pics. that deer...

    good to see new hammockers post pics. that deer camp looks a lot like mine out in Jack county.
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    I have a silk liner that I picked up some years...

    I have a silk liner that I picked up some years ago. I looked it over when I saw this thread. It is made in Bangladesh. I use it in the summer here in Texas only when the low is over 78 deg. I...
  15. I will pencil it in for 2016. The grub was...

    I will pencil it in for 2016. The grub was first rate. I will contribute more to the grub next time for sure, even though I will be hard pressed to improve on what was there. Good pictures...
  16. It was a good week end for hang'n in the trees. ...

    It was a good week end for hang'n in the trees. It was nice to meet new folks and I saw some things that I need to do to fine tune my rig.
    "flyguy", I like the gravity one best. Hope to join you...
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    I will be hiking the AT ....besides....I have not...

    I will be hiking the AT ....besides....I have not shot the recurve for almost a year.....maby we can talk at the McKinney Falls hang...
  18. I will be leaving to head that way Friday...

    I will be leaving to head that way Friday morning..............HEY FLY GUY....I will bring one of my early DIY down UQ it is not top quality...however, it will give you the idea...if you would like...
  19. thanks guys....due to a work thing I will not get...

    thanks guys....due to a work thing I will not get out of town till early am Friday. Should be there before noon. What section will I need to look for???
  20. I will be there Thursday. Have not got a site...

    I will be there Thursday. Have not got a site reserved yet. I will have some questions for folks about how to make things hang better and easier.
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    :shades::cool:Welcome to the major addiction.....

    :shades::cool:Welcome to the major addiction.....
  22. Very nice....I have 2 old steel cabnets in the...

    Very nice....I have 2 old steel cabnets in the garag for my gear.
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    The draw back to using the Ozark trail down...

    The draw back to using the Ozark trail down sleeping bag is that the down quailty is marganaile at best.

    I tried it and I waisted almost $100 in the attempt....

    I found a better way....wait...
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    I made a gathered end 58.5 inches wide by 141...

    I made a gathered end 58.5 inches wide by 141 inches long I have space to roll and roam..... It works very well with the extra length.
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    Nice rig......I wish my frig. could hold me up...

    Nice rig......I wish my frig. could hold me up for a hang.....would make breakfast real easy....
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    Going out tonight....may be around 17. wind is...

    Going out tonight....may be around 17. wind is 15 to 20 .

    Nice Deck - "Out and Back".....I build those things for a living....
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    Small dogs in the hammock ok.....cats.....they...

    Small dogs in the hammock ok.....cats.....they should never be fed or let in the house. hey, I hate cats. so sue me.
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    Ridgeline vs. NO ridgeline

    Be it for structure or for your bug net....chime in on how you feel about the need for a ridgeline.

    Does a tarp need a ridgeline? :shades:
  29. It looks as if someone had some good...

    It looks as if someone had some good fun.............
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    :shades:Welcome...to the "Great Sickness of...

    :shades:Welcome...to the "Great Sickness of having fun and sleeping good between the trees"
  31. I have never done a HF group hang. Would like...

    I have never done a HF group hang. Would like to join if possible... I am on abit of a time crunch as I leave the 29th of Jan. for the AT.
    I will put myself down as questionable at this time. ...
  32. Welcome fellow Texas hanger. You started at the...

    Welcome fellow Texas hanger.
    You started at the right place. There are several good hammocks on the market at many price levels. It really is an experiment as you find what you like best. ...
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    Maybe goretex or a something on the butt and knee...

    Maybe goretex or a something on the butt and knee areas....
  34. Hope Santa fills my stocking with cool hammock stuff.

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][/:shades:FONT] Hoping that Santa brings everyone some cool new hammock stuff....
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    Like many things .....practice.....presist ....an...

    Like many things .....practice.....presist ....an hopefuly you will prevail.....

    I know I went thru a good deal of scrap (or was that crap) before I go it right....
  36. Like "fire in my bones" ....I have a 10 foot...

    Like "fire in my bones" ....I have a 10 foot strap and 7 foot strap ....if I can't get my 10.5 foot hammock and tarp strung up inside a 25 foot span I look for closer trees. If there is a tail...
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    I am in...........Merry Christmas.

    I am in...........Merry Christmas.
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    Looks good ......just no hangin' from the yard...

    Looks good ......just no hangin' from the yard arm....
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    so my signature gets removed without any say from...

    so my signature gets removed without any say from me....????
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    The needs of the few may out weigh the needs of...

    The needs of the few may out weigh the needs of the many in some cases??????????

    I will change to help others in many cases...........however, I think that if you bring politics into this form I...
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    That looks good....does it come with a "Porter"...

    That looks good....does it come with a "Porter" to carry my case of beer????
  42. Welcome.....yes the cold brings forth bug free...

    Welcome.....yes the cold brings forth bug free hangin....
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    :cool::thumbup:In 2009 , there was a Marine that...

    :cool::thumbup:In 2009 , there was a Marine that put his hammock up in the shelter durring a frog strangle rain....I liked the fact that he was "above it all"
    I have 4 hammocks and have made 2 for...
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    :shades:Ditto to OutandBack's post.

    :shades:Ditto to OutandBack's post.
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    I used the same pillows for one of my UQs. There...

    I used the same pillows for one of my UQs. There are some large "poke-e" feathers in them. I picked out so many of them at first.....It got very madding....if I do it again I will go to Dillards...
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    Welcome....you will find many "diy" here.........

    Welcome....you will find many "diy" here.........
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    Poll: I could ...maybe....see it if you only had a...

    I could ...maybe....see it if you only had a smaller "summer" tarp that did not protect from the sides and ends and you needed wind protection.
    then I would wonder about the reason you went in to...
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    Dutch, I have yet to order anything from you,...

    Dutch,
    I have yet to order anything from you, however, I feel your pain.
    I have a small buisness and know that the big guys like the post office and verizon can really screw you up....
    my...
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    is there and orange/grey/white cammo...

    is there and orange/grey/white cammo mix???????????
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    YEARS ago there was a guy that hung his hammock...

    YEARS ago there was a guy that hung his hammock in the shelter when it was a "frog strangle" rain....I fell in love.....when I got home I found a hammock at wal-mart:sleep:.....well, it is ok for the...
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