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  1. 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 &...
  13. 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...
  15. 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

    &
    ...
  16. 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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    WTB: 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
    ...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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
    ...
  26. 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
  27. 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
  30. 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/...
  32. 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
  34. 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...
  35. ever considered creating a GAZIBO/GRAPE ARBOR...

    ever considered creating a GAZIBO/GRAPE ARBOR type structure FOR THE BRIDAL UNIT?

    it could be STRATEGICALLY DESIGNED to accommodate your hammock :-)

    just a ponderment
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    here'z a chart i found, earlier, on this forum ...

    here'z a chart i found, earlier, on this forum

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/DIY%20STUFF/WebbingStitchPatterns_zps91c7c922.png

    good luck

    sw
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    stole this from ??? on this forum may help ...

    stole this from ??? on this forum

    may help

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/DIY%20STUFF/WebbingStitchPatterns_zps91c7c922.png

    good luck

    sw
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    sleeping bags work well in LARGE COTTON LAUNDRY...

    sleeping bags work well in LARGE COTTON LAUNDRY BAGS

    this way, they breathe, they remain expanded, they stay clean(er)

    ALL of the COATED/IMPREGNATED fabrics need to stay in a milder climate,...
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    never associated these little buggers w/ any kind...

    never associated these little buggers w/ any kind of strength, in my past(sailing related)

    we just used them to affix non-essential items to rigging and secure the pin in shackles

    i'll be...
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    you are holding the main body of the burry from...

    you are holding the main body of the burry from the wrong end

    hold it @ the end you're pulling out of, not the end the burry starts into

    and keep the length of the burry scrunched up & OPEN
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    maybe i was just mistaken, when i ASSUMED the HH...

    maybe i was just mistaken, when i ASSUMED the HH RIDGE LINE was established to be hung taught & thus providing the PROPER HANG(in approximation)

    for whatever reason, it has worked well for me,...
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    and NOW THE FUN BEGINS! as an ADVrider reader,...

    and NOW THE FUN BEGINS!

    as an ADVrider reader, myself, i can envision the little wheels in your mind ON STEROIDS

    TWEAKING THE SUSPENSION

    WHAT GROUND CLOTH?

    GIDGETS, GADGETS, WIDGETS &...
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    several of the guys n gals i was riding with HANG...

    several of the guys n gals i was riding with HANG @ night

    there is always a hammock, or several, hanging between the trees on out group rides

    and they're why i got into HANGING

    yes, as...
  44. kinda like some folks fondle their beads?

    kinda like some folks fondle their beads?
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    with the information on SAMSON'S chart, i would...

    with the information on SAMSON'S chart, i would guess 1/4" is OVERKILL

    http://www.samsonrope.com/Pages/Product.aspx?ProductID=872

    just this old fat boy's OPINION...
  46. the meese love TP for their nests :lol:

    the meese love TP for their nests :lol:
  47. DITTO! it is time we started teaching...

    DITTO!

    it is time we started teaching RESPONSIBILITY, in camp

    goes along with not shining these new bright lights in the eyes of others, running & yelling in campgrounds after 8pm and the list...
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    DON'T GET IN A HURRY! there are many vendors...

    DON'T GET IN A HURRY!

    there are many vendors and quite a few companies that make everything from A-LA-CART items to complete systems WITH many styles, to choose from

    take some time and goto...
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    same way TREKKERS do it instead of using...

    same way TREKKERS do it

    instead of using trekker poles, just separate the paddle & use the 2 sections to suspend the fly

    a double stake out on each end should finish the system off, nicely(the...
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    there are several potential solutions to your...

    there are several potential solutions to your problem

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?34776-Portable-Hammock-Stand

    and here'z a list of several more
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