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  1. Honestly, I'd love to see the Handy Hammock set...

    Honestly, I'd love to see the Handy Hammock set up, myself...
  2. Then we'll have the tub o' camp-friendly games. ...

    Then we'll have the tub o' camp-friendly games. Hive for sure, dominoes, and a complete icehouse and wooden Piecepack set if you're interested in looking at other game systems. I've also been...
  3. Or you could go with Flynn, who was pulled into a...

    Or you could go with Flynn, who was pulled into a computer in Tron. ;)
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    I like the cinch buckles for the simplicity -...

    I like the cinch buckles for the simplicity - I've had whoopies occasionally turn over while getting in and out of the hammock and pop off the knot (Just one more reason to check your rig with every...
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    Ooh, a photo workshop -- I could get into that!

    Ooh, a photo workshop -- I could get into that!
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    Re: Newbie + HH a "Beginner Hammock"?

    I think the label mainly comes from the all-in-one packaging of the HH. You get everything you need for a relatively low price. The bottom-entry method is pretty much foolproof. The diamond tarp...
  7. So nobody's left out (she's on Facebook more than...

    So nobody's left out (she's on Facebook more than HF), Kattelyn posted (at http://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasHammockHangers/):

    A couple questions for folks.
    First off, I just want to make...
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    Bridge hammocks have a few different designs, but...

    Bridge hammocks have a few different designs, but basically boil down to a shape like half a can. You have a rectangular opening at the top, and a hoop-shape bed to lie in, so it's definitely flat...
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    Hooooooooooo!!!! Oh, wait, that's...

    Hooooooooooo!!!!

    Oh, wait, that's ThunderCATS.....my bad :D
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    The underquilt just insulates beneath you (and...

    The underquilt just insulates beneath you (and eliminates the need for a pad, assuming a full-length quilt, but that's getting into a whole other can of worms). People still use a top quilt,...
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    I know this thread is a few months old, but I...

    I know this thread is a few months old, but I just saw it, and figured I'd chime in for anyone else looking for hammock-friendly state parks near DFW.

    Right in the middle of the metroplex, you...
  12. I saw Wisp's suggestion in the spreadsheet about...

    I saw Wisp's suggestion in the spreadsheet about doing a tarp-hanging workshop. That sounds like a great idea to me, since aside from the hammock (obviously), the tarp is the most critical part of...
  13. Aw, man....and here I hadn't yet run into a Texas...

    Aw, man....and here I hadn't yet run into a Texas State park that wasn't hammock-friendly....
  14. They just opened camping at Government Canyon...

    They just opened camping at Government Canyon state park just on the west side of San Antonio -- lots of trees and back-country hiking there.
  15. Well, if you're in the DFW area, I'm right near...

    Well, if you're in the DFW area, I'm right near Joe Pool lake, happy to meet at Cedar Hill State Park. This coming weekend is booked, but I can do an evening sometime next week, or Saturday evening...
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    I dunno....I'm one of those types who gets cold...

    I dunno....I'm one of those types who gets cold easily, so I went overkill on my UQ and got one rated to 0, even though it pretty much never gets that cold here in Texas. Until I had the trick of...
  17. Thread: Howdy from DFW

    by Throkda
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    Re: Howdy from DFW

    Welcome to the air!
  18. Re: TX>Fairfield Lake State Park>November 8-10, 2013 - 2013 Texas Fall Group Hang ver

    We're in - along with the dingo. Posting from the phone while celebrating National Hammock Day in my livingroom, but we'll get on the spreadsheet later.
  19. Re: How do you pass the time once everything is set up?

    Mostly, I have my Kindle to read after I get into my hammock for the evening....reading is just part of how I habitually get to sleep. Before that, we're talking, making dinner, watching the...
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    Re: July 22 ~ National Hammock Day

    A few minutes? After running the wife on a couple errands, I've been laying in mine all afternoon!
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    Hopefully the suggestions from others about the...

    Hopefully the suggestions from others about the whoopies work out. I remember the straps were just common tie-down straps -- they worked okay at the group hang, but over time and use, I'd figure...
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    Am I seeing that right and the dog's leash is...

    Am I seeing that right and the dog's leash is passed through the top of the tent to attach to your suspension? that's pretty clever!
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    Ah, hadn't seen that warning back when I got them...

    Ah, hadn't seen that warning back when I got them -- now y'all have me wondering what could have had them slip, unless they threaded the webbing through incorrectly in the first place.
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    Granted, it was a different style of buckle, but...

    Granted, it was a different style of buckle, but I've also used the two flat triangle cinch buckles (they're still attached to one of my hammocks). They didn't seem to be prone to slipping, but I...
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    Yep, you'll want a knot with the straps -- they...

    Yep, you'll want a knot with the straps -- they do eventually slide through the cinch buckle under load. (As demonstrated by Shug, here)

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    I never used a knot with whoopies -- without...
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    I don't know much about the whoopie bury having...

    I don't know much about the whoopie bury having not done them myself yet, but the strap slipping sounds like you may have just passed the strap through the buckle without securing it with a knot.
    ...
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    Re: It's new adventure time

    Welcome to the forum! We'll just have to spend some time experimenting at Cedar Hill State Park one of these weekends...
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    Sorry I didn't log in early enough to notify...

    Sorry I didn't log in early enough to notify people we were cancelling -- haven't checked in on the forum since sometime before Christmas. I got some kind of superbug that took me out for about 3...
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    I second the Dangerbird 72 reccommendation. ...

    I second the Dangerbird 72 reccommendation. Breathable double-layer, check. Integrated bug net, check. Huge interior (I'm 6'4" and 190, and there's a ton of room in this thing), check. Obviously,...
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    We've been to Fort Parker in Mexia -- I do like...

    We've been to Fort Parker in Mexia -- I do like that they have kayak ad canoe rentals, and you can put in at the boat ramp and either paddle up the Neches river, or downstream to the lake. I do...
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    We've dropped in at Martin Creek (kinda cool...

    We've dropped in at Martin Creek (kinda cool wandering around the island). I remember it as a pretty park, but we were only there for an hour or so.

    We were mainly on our way home from Caddo (this...
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    Out that direction, we've liked Bob Sandlin and...

    Out that direction, we've liked Bob Sandlin and Dangerfield, also. There's Fairfield...we also really like the small-park feel of Meridian (about the same distance from DFW, but in a different...
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    I personally get the double-size Heat...

    I personally get the double-size Heat Sheet...it's not terribly crinkly, and there's enough surface area to be sure you have full coverage beneath you. It also seems to be less prone to tearing than...
  34. Thread: Newbie

    by Throkda
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    Welcome to the states! You sure picked a pretty...

    Welcome to the states! You sure picked a pretty one!
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    I've also used the overcover partially zipped to...

    I've also used the overcover partially zipped to take a daytime nap and keep the sun out of my eyes. As to what to do with the excess material, you can fold what's left of the overcover back on...
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    When I was watching for mine, it was while he was...

    When I was watching for mine, it was while he was out on a trip, so initially, no change for a couple of weeks. Once it started moving, it seemed to update once or twice a week, and on average, he...
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    Like they said, the straps stretching is probably...

    Like they said, the straps stretching is probably most of the problem. I'm also 6'4", with that exact model of GTUL (same color, even).

    I've been able to take short naps in it, but it's...
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    *puts on his cape and best comic-book do-gooder...

    *puts on his cape and best comic-book do-gooder voice* Welcome, citizen!
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    Welcome from Grand Prairie! We really need to...

    Welcome from Grand Prairie! We really need to put together a group meetup (not as formal as a hang) for us DFW folks at one of the local parks to talk gear, demonstrate setups, and talk some of the...
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    Tempting -- I have a pirate costume I wear every...

    Tempting -- I have a pirate costume I wear every Halloween...if it's warm enough, I'd consider it! Yarr!!
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    During the warmer weather, we have our 50 lb...

    During the warmer weather, we have our 50 lb Carolina Dog sleep outside -- she likes the ground. We just string a cable up between our hammocks and have her attached to a leash, basically a dog run....
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    Good for you, and good for them for being so...

    Good for you, and good for them for being so supportive of the growing hammocking community and standing behind their products!

    Now, just be more careful next time ;)
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    I would also contact Grand Trunk and explain what...

    I would also contact Grand Trunk and explain what happened. Sometimes there's a defect and it didn't get caught before packaging. They might be willing to work with you. Aside from the hang angle,...
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    Well, you could ask them nicely not to talk down...

    Well, you could ask them nicely not to talk down to you, that's usually how I do my condescension management....

    *offstage whispers*

    What?

    *whisper whisper*

    Oh, Condensation -- sorry, I...
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    That's the Doctor Who Christmas Special from 2011...

    That's the Doctor Who Christmas Special from 2011 -- The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe.

    Oh, and I think that might be why you pretty much never see where the Doctor sleeps -- he probably...
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    As we tend to say in this househould, whenever we...

    As we tend to say in this househould, whenever we spot one -- ""HAMMOCK!"

    But yeah, loved that episode -- that was the dream kid's room. Too bad they were spreader-bar hammocks ;)
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    "Hangle" - I like that! :D I occasionally have...

    "Hangle" - I like that! :D

    I occasionally have a floppy edge with the GTUL. Usually it's when I hang on the back porch (only about 11' between the posts) or if I put something in the attached...
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    I haven't tried it directly over the ridgeline...

    I haven't tried it directly over the ridgeline yet (I may have to to see if it feels even more warm), but I do use them regularly - they match up great with the tie-out loops on the Dangerbird...I...
  49. Well, the post limit thing makes sense to me. I...

    Well, the post limit thing makes sense to me. I didn't even notice it was there the first time I posted something for sale, or even for quite a while afterward, when suddenly this year, there's been...
  50. Poll: I voted for the Basics, if I had to pick...

    I voted for the Basics, if I had to pick one....but yeah, the boxed set would be cool -- now I'd just need to find wall space in my gear room!
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