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    if you leave the bottom of the legs square they...

    if you leave the bottom of the legs square they will dig into the earth & effectively anchor themselves

    if using inside ONLY cutting the bottom at an angle will provide a better contact on a hard...
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    A STAND WITH AN ATTITUDE

    This image was "borrowed" from another forum

    I couldn't help wanting folks on this forum to see this

    This guy has a real head for History, a wild imagination & some serious...
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    if the $20 cost of a set of HH snake skins is...

    if the $20 cost of a set of HH snake skins is choking you up try a couple of those plastic dishwashing/bath scrubbies from THE DOLLAR STORE

    take them apart & try 'em out as snake skins

    if they...
  4. thanks for taking us along my grandfather & i...

    thanks for taking us along

    my grandfather & i spent a month playing on the rivers in that area back in the summer of '61

    & he had my dad there during most of the summer of '24

    they paddled...
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    ¿ aint that stuff akin2 HAY WARR ?

    ¿ aint that stuff akin2 HAY WARR ?
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    GadgetUK437, WELL DUNN

    GadgetUK437, WELL DUNN
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    i would support a decision to replace the knotty...

    i would support a decision to replace the knotty wood

    as for the bent hinge, it appears to me you put the bolts thru opposite to the way i would have thought to be correct(i understand your...
  8. though not ed-zackery an answer to the OP's...

    though not ed-zackery an answer to the OP's application BUTT

    on my TEPEE, the manufacturer used an overlapping flap w/ inner & outer ties for weather protection and they work quite well

    the...
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    was this outing an excuse to get on the water,...

    was this outing an excuse to get on the water, hang out a bit or sort the kit out a bit? :)

    sw
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    IMHO, and mine isn't finished yet, a major...

    IMHO, and mine isn't finished yet, a major determining factor for many builders is the manner in which the system has to be transported

    the units w/ one piece tri-pod legs necessitate the use of...
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    since i'm not a walker, i can't help w/ trails ...

    since i'm not a walker, i can't help w/ trails

    BUTT...

    there is a place on the western edge of buena vista that will help soothe your sore muscles
    ...
  12. there are numerous places, between PK(hwy 16...

    there are numerous places, between PK(hwy 16 bridge) & Dark Valley(hwy 4 bridge), to camp/hang

    your only issue is to remain below the HIGH WATER line & above the river level when they are...
  13. naps in the middle of the summer are quite...

    naps in the middle of the summer are quite challenging w/ the near 100º heat & air-born vermin swarming

    add 1 hammock w/ a zippered netting enclosure, in the shade of 2 nice oak trees @ the top of...
  14. an INFLATED AIR MATTRESS under your butt is...

    an INFLATED AIR MATTRESS under your butt is highly recommended

    your engineering & materials are EXTREMELY LACKING IMHO

    based on the images you provided, the screws only go into the studs about...
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    for a buck or so you can goto LOWE'S or HOME...

    for a buck or so you can goto LOWE'S or HOME DEPOT and pickup a canvas nail apron that will suffice until you make up your mind as to what you want to DIY...

    sw
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    hey SLUGGER, have you considered ripping a 2x4,...

    hey SLUGGER, have you considered ripping a 2x4, 6, 8 or 10? for your 2x2's?

    frequently you can render wider boards to get KNOTLESS smaller pieces easier/less expensive than going hardwood
    ...
  17. SOUND REASONING, IMHO... i just opened this...

    SOUND REASONING, IMHO...

    i just opened this thread and after reading a few of the ECONO-ROUTE suggestions, i skipped to this entry which i feel is sensible

    i was going to suggest you open 2...
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    other than the co$t, another factor is...

    other than the co$t, another factor is PACKABILITY

    if haulin it isn't a factor then it's just how much do you want to $pend

    the HAMMECK STAND looks to be a well made option

    if you want to...
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    if you're car camping, play w/ different...

    if you're car camping, play w/ different combinations

    if you're hoofin-it, consider the weight gain w/ longer straps & shorter whoopsies

    more strap - more weight

    ¿ @ 27¢/ft what is your real...
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    coderpitt, w/ 7/64 AMSTEEL running from...

    coderpitt, w/ 7/64 AMSTEEL running from 27¢-29¢/foot(when i last bought), i bump'd the minimums up by 50%

    the extra cordage invested gave this old fat(275#) man peace of mind

    and the extra cost...
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    isn't that like the Meck family products? ...

    isn't that like the Meck family products?

    theirs are made entirely of metal tubing & are known to support up to 400#
    ...
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    the top of a tri-pod can be assembled like this ...

    the top of a tri-pod can be assembled like this

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/CAMPING/HAMMOCKING/tripodjoint_zpshe55wdne.jpg

    and still make use of the stake out system...
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    your initial bi-pod idea should work well and as...

    your initial bi-pod idea should work well and as stated above the only limitation would be your "stake out system"

    having a variety of stake styles in a bag would be a strong suggestion

    also,...
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    used billboard sign material when vehicle...

    used billboard sign material when vehicle camping, which is all i do any more

    it is heavier, weight wise, butt cleans easier than Tyvek and provides more protection to my feet from rocks & roots...
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    SUH-WEEEET! idle mind/hands stirring fruitful...

    SUH-WEEEET!

    idle mind/hands stirring fruitful thoughts/projects

    WTG

    sw
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    GREAT IDEA... howzabout a velcro fastened flap...

    GREAT IDEA...

    howzabout a velcro fastened flap over the open end to keep the little boogers from escaping to top them off±

    just a ponderment

    sw
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    ZING-IT make WHOOPIE SLINGS out of it and no...

    ZING-IT

    make WHOOPIE SLINGS out of it and no knots or bling will be necessary

    a locked eye in one end & a slip loop on the other

    LARKS HEAD to the fastening points of the fly

    SLIP LOOPS...
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    we use a cotton canvas fly for shade & weather...

    we use a cotton canvas fly for shade & weather protection in our chuck wagon camp(sorry no hammocks)

    as long as there is a good slope, the untreated cotton sheds water as the fibers swell &...
  29. it looks like MACRAME, popular back in the 1970's...

    it looks like MACRAME, popular back in the 1970's ±
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    IMHO, it really is pleasant to open this site and...

    IMHO, it really is pleasant to open this site and only have to peruse(wade thru) threads that pertain to stuff that has a HAMMOCK tied to it(actually or figuratively speaking)...

    for those who...
  31. 2 suggestions, i've seen, of staking in...

    2 suggestions, i've seen, of staking in questionable situations are:

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/CAMPING/Hammock%20Anchor%20pic%20comp_zpsgjdwqgcr.jpg

    &
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  32. the physics of this has been long practiced by...

    the physics of this has been long practiced by the sailing industry

    long skinny shafts, kept from breakage by the application of DIAMOND STRUTS, when the forces of Mother Nature(WIND) are applied...
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    STOLEN IMAGES

    i found a couple images that may give some here ideas

    hope you enjoy
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    wherever you place it, make sure the air intake...

    wherever you place it, make sure the air intake is free to breathe

    placing it on a soft surface will limit the amount of air it can take in, making the machine work harder & still not generating...
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    ethanol free unleaded gasoline is, usually,...

    ethanol free unleaded gasoline is, usually, available from AGRICULTURE COOP's

    aerosol carburetor cleaner will clean the jets, if they get clogged
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    lowe's carries NITE-EYES CORDAGE, S-hooks & "9's"

    lowe's carries NITE-EYES CORDAGE, S-hooks & "9's"
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    GOTO "FORUM" above once opened, click on...

    GOTO "FORUM" above

    once opened, click on "GENERAL SETTINGS"

    once on that page, you will be able to direct "NOTIFICATIONS" in the manner YOU choose, by clicking on the appropriate buttons
    ...
  38. the gila has some fine trails several of us...

    the gila has some fine trails

    several of us rode mules up into the high country, some years ago, and the rememberies are still vividly etched in my mind

    check in @ the ranger station for some...
  39. if the beach gets mechanically groomed daily, the...

    if the beach gets mechanically groomed daily, the grooming machines might defeat this method of convenience

    sw
  40. 2" x 2" x 24" angle iron stakes have proven quite...

    2" x 2" x 24" angle iron stakes have proven quite satisfactory for use in beach sand

    smaller will do well when used like
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    i'm sure you have already found these sources...

    i'm sure you have already found these sources BUTT just in case you haven't...

    here are some that i have been kicking around for a few years

    http://www.dealsgap.com
    ...
  42. Thread: Raccoons....

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    WIRE they can't climb wire, nor can they...

    WIRE

    they can't climb wire, nor can they shinny across it

    carry some smooth wire that can be strung between trees or poles for your BEAR BAG system

    just this old fat boy'z 2¢ worth
  43. Thread: Tarpworms

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    SIMPLE... hold the ZING-IT(or any synthetic...

    SIMPLE...

    hold the ZING-IT(or any synthetic cordage) over a candle and gently pull it in two

    the resulting molten end will be tapered, automatically

    sw
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    though they may seem very snug, those joints do...

    though they may seem very snug, those joints do have a bit of slop in them & placing 2 joints in the middle of your span increases the effect

    if 16'(7' + 6' + 3') is your goal, your best bet might...
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    your use of QUALITY HARDWARE is quite admirable!...

    your use of QUALITY HARDWARE is quite admirable!

    grade 5 bolts w/ nyloc nuts & that ss ring nut

    makes a very clean unit

    WELL DONE!

    sw
  46. those trees sure have a lot of sap in them

    those trees sure have a lot of sap in them
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    it is likely you already have most of these &...

    it is likely you already have most of these & just haven't thought about them...

    utility knife/extra blades, good quality multi-tool, small spool of fine florist wire, several sizes of grommets w/...
  48. Thread: Sleep Apnea

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    the TRANSCEND unit runs on 110vac and has 2...

    the TRANSCEND unit runs on 110vac and has 2 battery options

    1-night & 2 night

    the charger will run off 12vdc or 110vac

    they also offer a solar charger

    i got the 2-night battery, 12vdc...
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    QUITE IMPRESSIVE specially if you can pull it...

    QUITE IMPRESSIVE

    specially if you can pull it off in ALUMINUM!

    sw
  50. the stock system worked well, for me, and was...

    the stock system worked well, for me, and was rather simple, once i got the image in my mind

    slept several times w/ it and had no failures(isn't that what we are really striving for?)

    i'm...
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