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    If your close to my area, your welcome to give...

    If your close to my area, your welcome to give this a test lay and see how ya feel.

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    I dunno how well it would work for ya but ... ...

    I dunno how well it would work for ya but ...

    The cheap blue foam "camping pads" from box stores and a piece of "reflectix" you can buy in a 25 foot roll from Lowes in 16 / 24? / 48 inch widths. ...
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    Ain't no potted meat cans layin round neether ......

    Ain't no potted meat cans layin round neether ...

    pic is too funny.
  4. South Texas Hangers ... embrace the chill.

    I can't be the only one slightly excited about the drop in temps.
    Here in CC, when it hits 69 the Arctic Parkas start popping up around town ... LOL.
    Best take advantage while we can huh? ...
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    Awesome. Gotta post up some pics now of your...

    Awesome.

    Gotta post up some pics now of your "hammock lab".
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    Been using amsteel on my GTSBP for a few years....

    Been using amsteel on my GTSBP for a few years. No problems.
    I saw someone using heat shrink tubing (the stuff used on electrical wiring) to protect the fabric in contact areas but, I have not...
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    If $60 - $70 ish is within budget, take a look at...

    If $60 - $70 ish is within budget, take a look at a Skeeter Beater Pro.

    Integrated bug net, parachute material, rated to 400 lbs comes ready to hang.
    I would change out the stock suspension with...
  8. Hammocking, Kayaking, Kitebuggy/kitesurfing all...

    Hammocking, Kayaking, Kitebuggy/kitesurfing all in one spot ...
    What more could one ask for except a fresh water source?

    Maybe a large cistern or two? Just tossing that out there.

    Looks...
  9. Well, this thread is pretty old. Anyhoo ......

    Well, this thread is pretty old.

    Anyhoo ... I'd love the idea of a group hang close to home.
    Some kayak fishin, wade fishing with a flyrod and hanging in a hammock sounds good.

    Lets get some...
  10. Yes, please report back on your findings. I've...

    Yes, please report back on your findings. I've heard the "hunters camps" leave quite a bit to be desired.
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    96467 Made this tarp from 8 yards of silnylon....

    96467

    Made this tarp from 8 yards of silnylon. 3 + yards a side for 11 foot finished length. Fabric was 64" wide.
    Used 3/4 webbing on the ridge line and 1/2 grosgrain loops with 1/8 shock cord on...
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    Ordered a RR DL on Monday 11/3 . I now have my...

    Ordered a RR DL on Monday 11/3 . I now have my first mod to play with once it arrives.

    THANKS
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    Least you guys have an REI to complain about....

    Least you guys have an REI to complain about. Here in Corpus its Academy or Dicks.
  14. Congrats on a successful trip. Now all ya need is...

    Congrats on a successful trip. Now all ya need is a thread injector and a visit to the DIY forums. Be forewarned, it's addicting.
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    Hello from Corpus Cristi, Tx.

    Hello from Corpus Cristi, Tx.
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    Sorry, but Shug ... He has playlists last time...

    Sorry, but Shug ...

    He has playlists last time I checked ... little easier. The "Hammocking for Noobs" is a great instructional series and has has several winter hangs as well.
    Fronkey is also...
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    96461 Bought these for the wife a few years...

    96461

    Bought these for the wife a few years back.
    Huskystar 224 and a Husqvarna Viking 910.
    I have yet to make anything with the serger... too much thread to buy.

    Diggin ya'lls vintage...
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    Great report and good job working with the...

    Great report and good job working with the Rangers.
    Diggin the Tenkera pole. I do quite a bit of fly fishing here on the coast, but have never used a tenkera rig.
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    I would second that suggestion as it is hunting...

    I would second that suggestion as it is hunting season on the LSHT and there are restrictions on camping. Sept 26 - Jan 8 if i read the info correctly.
    ...
  20. I also have a GTSKP. Made an adjustable RL from...

    I also have a GTSKP. Made an adjustable RL from amsteel like a giant whoopie.
    I have set the length anywhere from 96" to 108". Currently, I'm using 103" and have been happy on several back patio...
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    Welcome from South Texas. Impressive hammock...

    Welcome from South Texas.
    Impressive hammock research facility ya have there.
  22. Thread: Ridgeline

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    I also have a Grand Trunk Skeeter Pro. I started...

    I also have a Grand Trunk Skeeter Pro. I started with the 108" ridgeline but am now using 98".
    Gives a decently flat lay. The hammock and suspension weighs in at 1lb 12oz.
    I have since DIY'd a...
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    +1 on the DIY section and shugs vids .......

    +1 on the DIY section and shugs vids .... excellent info.
    I've made two tarps, repurposed and old sleeping bag as a TQ, rescued an old hammock and made a bug net for it, several alcohol stoves and...
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    Welcome from Corpus Christi

    Welcome from Corpus Christi
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    Hello from Corpus Christi. Ever spend time on...

    Hello from Corpus Christi.

    Ever spend time on the Lone Star Hiking Trail?
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    Welcome from Texas. Seconds on the pics request.

    Welcome from Texas.
    Seconds on the pics request.
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    Nice rig ya got there. Looks great.

    Nice rig ya got there. Looks great.
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    What kind of socks does a pirate wear? ...

    What kind of socks does a pirate wear?

    AAARRRRgyle.

    Welcome from Corpus Christi. I've heard that parts of CO are not hammock friendly.
    Any truth to this?
  29. Welcome from Corpus Christi. I purchased my...

    Welcome from Corpus Christi.

    I purchased my hammock ... Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter, rescued an ENO with rips and holes (after some cutting and re-sewing) for my Son. The wife and daughter still...
  30. Using my wife's thread injector ... I would DIY...

    Using my wife's thread injector ... I would DIY everything.
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    Great report....loved it.

    Great report....loved it.
  32. Thread: newbee

    by Porch Hanger
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    Hello from Corpus Christi. I use synthetic...

    Hello from Corpus Christi.

    I use synthetic webbing with a loop sewn in one end for tree straps. I tie a marlin spike hitch in this webbing and attach my woopies/hammock to that. Pretty straight...
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    Welcome from South Texas.

    Welcome from South Texas.
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    I'm 5' 11" ~185lbs. My hammock is 10.5' or...

    I'm 5' 11" ~185lbs.
    My hammock is 10.5' or 126".
    My ridgeline varies between 99"(78%) and 104"(83%) for now till I find what I like.
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    My hammock is 10.5 feet in lenght. I made an...

    My hammock is 10.5 feet in lenght. I made an adjustable RL ... woopie sling ... and have it set at 104 inches. I got this measurement by taking 83% of the hammock lenght wich seems to be the...
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    Hoping to see some YouTube footage of this...

    Hoping to see some YouTube footage of this adventure.
    Welcome, congrats and have fun.
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    I use Marlin spike hitch and whoopies with tree...

    I use Marlin spike hitch and whoopies with tree straps.
    Purchased webbing , amsteel and made my own.
    Also have a few min biners that I use along with a prussic? knot
    to hang my tarp.

    There...
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    Tree straps are super simple to make .... as...

    Tree straps are super simple to make .... as suggested.
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    Looks comfortable. I made a couple of those...

    Looks comfortable.
    I made a couple of those outta some rip-stop as an "intro to sewing" project. I'm getting around to making a couple Gerry(Jerry) Chairs as a dual purpose seat / psuedo underquilt...
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    Hello and welcome from Corpus Christi Tx

    Hello and welcome from Corpus Christi Tx
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    Hello and welcome from Corpus Christi Tx

    Hello and welcome from Corpus Christi Tx
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    Hello from Corpus Christi and welcome.

    Hello from Corpus Christi and welcome.
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    Hello from Corpus "Crusty" ... lol

    Hello from Corpus "Crusty" ... lol
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    Curious how your quilt has been working for you...

    Curious how your quilt has been working for you durability / warmth wise?
    Is this a sewn thru design without baffles?

    Looks great.
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    Been to Lost Maples a couple times...great place....

    Been to Lost Maples a couple times...great place.
    Just don't plan a trip around busy holiday weekends or Spring Break unless you like crowds. Mid week ... you'll have the place all to yourself.
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?alb...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=2578&pictureid=17563

    The Fronkey bug net and a rescued ENO that was trimmed down as it had a big rip/hole.
    My 10 yr old loves it...

    DIY...
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    Been using a 3/4 Thremarest and my sleeping bag...

    Been using a 3/4 Thremarest and my sleeping bag as a top quilt.
    No complaints from me.
    But, here in South Texas, it doesn't get cold all that often.
    So, an underquilt and official top quilt are...
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    I would change the font on the nav menu to...

    I would change the font on the nav menu to something that matches the text areas.
    Maybe make it a little bigger ( or bolder and increase the character spacing?) as well ...
    as is, a little hard on...
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    Hey Hoot ... Good to see another hanger in...

    Hey Hoot ...
    Good to see another hanger in Corpus ...
  50. I'd like to do this as well ... if the entire...

    I'd like to do this as well ... if the entire trail ever opens up again.

    So, in the time being ... get my 10 yr old Son into hanging with overnighters in the back yard, some Urban day hangs,...
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