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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Looking forward to...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Looking forward to meeting on the trail sometime.
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    An interesting hike and one we will doing later...

    An interesting hike and one we will doing later in the year. When you make reservations for the campsites don't mention hammocks. Even though Richloam and Lake Wales Ridge are both state forest the...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of the hanging...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of the hanging in Florida is during the fall/winter/spring season though some are doing summer hangs. On the No UQ Hang 2 weekends ago some did resort to their UQs...
  4. Thread: DIY UQ asym?

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    I tried an asym UQ with polyester batting a few...

    I tried an asym UQ with polyester batting a few years back and found suspending it was tedious and fiddley. Finally sewed the UQ to a full length fabric which worked to keep it in position under me....
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    Looks like a good time had by all.

    Looks like a good time had by all.
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    I'll see what I can do but it may be a while....

    I'll see what I can do but it may be a while. Have to report for grand jury duty tomorrow morning at 0730 in Tampa 37 miles west of me. Since retiring I have been strictly a casual attire person. The...
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    One layer of the outer fabric is full length and...

    One layer of the outer fabric is full length and gathered at the ends. The other layer is only as long as the batting just to retain and protect the batting. Where there are 3 layers...
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    For my home UQ I just sandwiched some polyester...

    For my home UQ I just sandwiched some polyester batting between inexpensive polyester fabric and quilted to keep the batting in place. Basically a triple layer quilted hammock under the sleep...
  9. Thread: Another UCR SLS

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    PG I tried the ABLs in one of the early...

    PG I tried the ABLs in one of the early experiments and found that they would tighten to the point of being hard to readjust. This was the reason I went with the UCRs. By loosening they could be slid...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Keep an eye on the...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Keep an eye on the trip planning for the southeast. The 'No UQ Hang' is this weekend at Hidden Pond in Ocala NF and the 'Summer's Last Gasp' is in Sept. Some of us don't...
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    Used the Y stakes in the past but in my process...

    Used the Y stakes in the past but in my process of cutting back on weight now just cut some Saw Palmetto fronds.
  12. And the fish, frogs, crawdads, herons, egrets,...

    And the fish, frogs, crawdads, herons, egrets, ducks, raccoons, otters, bears, pigs. Sounds like a communal outhouse. Sawyer filter and it will taste better than what most get from their kitchen...
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    Congratulations DivaB. Haven't seen you around...

    Congratulations DivaB. Haven't seen you around here lately. Maybe you just couldn't get out of that hammock. That's my biggest problem, actually my wife's problem not mine, with being retired and...
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    I've been using the inflatable travel pillow from...

    I've been using the inflatable travel pillow from WM for 4 years fulltime. The trick for me was to not fully inflate. It fits over my left shoulder. When on my back one leg is under my head and when...
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    Here in Florida it isn't an option. Even during...

    Here in Florida it isn't an option. Even during the winter a day or two of mild weather and the bugs will be out. We've done a couple of Sherpa hangs in Feb. where the temps have gotten up in the 90...
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    They are the largest crutch tips I could find at...

    They are the largest crutch tips I could find at one of the big box stores and the last inch or so of the 2x2 needs to be rounded off.
  17. Thread: Another UCR SLS

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    ibgary, it was quick to hang and never failed...

    ibgary, it was quick to hang and never failed other than some minor slippage in the UCR's until I placed more wraps in the tautline hitches. Not using it anymore since I went on a weight saving...
  18. I had been thinking of maybe giving this a try...

    I had been thinking of maybe giving this a try this year. Could be that staying in Florida instead of heading to Maine this summer has fried what little bit of brain I have left. Unfortunately the...
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    That looks great. Time to get in touch with WL.

    That looks great. Time to get in touch with WL.
  20. Thread: Bug Net Ethics

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    I thoroughly enjoy laying in my hammock watching...

    I thoroughly enjoy laying in my hammock watching the little buggers land on the bugnet only to die within seconds and fall to the ground. Mosquitos, ticks and Cottonmouth Moccasins are all on my list...
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    When I started the build list it seemed like a...

    When I started the build list it seemed like a good idea. Then came the reality that all it was doing was cluttering up the build thread. Had I continued the thread would have been 3500+ post by now.
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    When I made my Swag & Dilly the swag was a 5'x 7'...

    When I made my Swag & Dilly the swag was a 5'x 7' piece of silnylon with loops at the corners and ties at the center of the long sides. When unloaded the swag was empty and looked to be a good fit...
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    Arbuckle Tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State...

    Arbuckle Tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is one of my favorites. No facilities,water from creek using filter, this is true wilderness.

    http://mapq.st/1GE4A96
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    Interested in some pics also. Picked up an older...

    Interested in some pics also. Picked up an older Northface bag at an estate sale recently and have been thinking about doing the same.
  25. Would require some substantial anchors for the...

    Would require some substantial anchors for the guys especially in the beach sand. If it does fail keep in mind that the bumps will be coming from the bottom and the top.
  26. Thread: Hammock stand

    by olddog
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    By the time you get around to buying a bed you...

    By the time you get around to buying a bed you may not want one. Hammocks will do that to you.
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    I'm not sure that they could be trusted. I've...

    I'm not sure that they could be trusted. I've seen some that were more decorative than structural and with minimal inner material. Actually saw some that were simply rigid foam board, mesh and stucco.
  28. Thread: CL with a twist

    by olddog
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    I've been using a twisted CL and mini spreader...

    I've been using a twisted CL and mini spreader bar on my fulltimer for over 2 years now with no problems. Tightening shortens the CL and allows the end of the hammock to remain spread out over the...
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    Well he IS one of us. Way to go Dutch.

    Well he IS one of us. Way to go Dutch.
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    Probably would be nice but when I climb into the...

    Probably would be nice but when I climb into the hammock every night I just push off the wall and will normally be out by the time the swing stops.
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    Looks good. Just a word of caution. Those large...

    Looks good. Just a word of caution. Those large knots visible in the photos are questionable and a good place for the legs to fail. I had a hard time finding knot free wood and ended up using C fir...
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    Yes, unless you can get some extra hands to help.

    Yes, unless you can get some extra hands to help.
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    Haven't had any experience with brazilian...

    Haven't had any experience with brazilian hammocks but lengthening the toprail would be the quickest and easiest option. I believe. Looking at pictures it doesn't seem that the suspension could be...
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    I'll just continue to use mine. A spare amsteel...

    I'll just continue to use mine. A spare amsteel lead is carried and the suspension checked every time the hammock is hung. I've been warned and accept the responsibility.
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    Pretty much what I had in mind Nookis. Looks like...

    Pretty much what I had in mind Nookis. Looks like the T's on the pipe are 1". For a ridge line how about arcing a length of 1" PVC from T to T. The bungee would need to go around the top of the T to...
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    Don't do any summer hanging here in Florida but...

    Don't do any summer hanging here in Florida but then we have had 90F at 2 out of the last 3 Sherpa Hangs in Feb. On most of our hangs during the fall/winter/spring season the Wilderness Logics...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of we hangers...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Most of we hangers in Florida, there are some diehards, give up hanging during the summer. Check out the trip planning southeast section starting in the fall. We try for...
  38. Thread: Never Wet!

    by olddog
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    Used some on my canvas camp shoes. It changed the...

    Used some on my canvas camp shoes. It changed the brown to a grayish purple but does keep the dew on the grass from soaking the shoes. No experience with using on fabric for a tarp.
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    Looks like the U shaped bracket on each end is...

    Looks like the U shaped bracket on each end is about 1". Remove the caps and see if a piece of EMT conduit might fit. 2 to 3 ' on each end should give enough height for tarp clearance.

    Those green...
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    Just went through the entire thread before...

    Just went through the entire thread before posting and found that cjayflo beat me to it back in post#28. Without the hammockforum I wouldn't even be here. Or sleeping in a hammock every night. Or...
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    Thank you for the reminder Grannypat that there...

    Thank you for the reminder Grannypat that there would be no Turtledog stand without the work of the Turtlelady. The turtle dog is just an adaption of the turtle lady stand.
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    That's great. Backyard practice is the way to go....

    That's great. Backyard practice is the way to go. I have the same problem getting out of my hammock some mornings.
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    Alex, welcome aboard. There is a camp kitchen...

    Alex, welcome aboard. There is a camp kitchen forum in the donating members only section.
  44. Another sight to see which the granddaughters...

    Another sight to see which the granddaughters loved was the Delorme store and Eartha.

    http://www.delorme.com/about/eartha.aspx
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
  46. Thread: Tarp Stuff Sack

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    I use a found mesh bag of unknown origin. Packs...

    I use a found mesh bag of unknown origin. Packs up to 12"L x 4" Dia. with tarp, huggers and hammock suspension, guylines and tyvek ground cloth. Even though we don't get much rain here in Florida...
  47. Thread: The Big Fall

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    Yeap, once sitting in the UQ. Testing the theory...

    Yeap, once sitting in the UQ. Testing the theory of gravity a number of times. At least twice in the bedroom and once in the woods while playing with different suspensions. The more memorable was a...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Can't advise on the...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Can't advise on the pros and cons of the two different bug nets as I've only used the Fronkey style without the shock cord. I found getting in and out thru the opening...
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    Been using a Fronkey style bug net for about 3...

    Been using a Fronkey style bug net for about 3 years now. The first version was tulle and lasted 1 1/2 years including 2 1/2 months of nightly use in Maine. After the first few uses the shockcord was...
  50. Thread: Vets who hang.

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    U.S.Navy 69-72, USS Narwhal SSN671

    U.S.Navy 69-72, USS Narwhal SSN671
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