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    Welcome aboard from Greenville SC. Welcome to...

    Welcome aboard from Greenville SC. Welcome to the addiction! LOL
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    Welcome aboard from Greenville SC.

    Welcome aboard from Greenville SC.
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    Thanks for taking to time to include nice photos,...

    Thanks for taking to time to include nice photos, a detailed report, and your lessons learned. Passing along good stories is nice but passing along lessons learned is valuable.
    -Sarge
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    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC

    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC
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    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC

    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC
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    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC

    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC
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    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC

    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC
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    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC

    Welcome to life above ground from Greenville SC
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    welcome aboard from Greenville SC

    welcome aboard from Greenville SC
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    The best answer to your question probably resides...

    The best answer to your question probably resides with someone in authority where you are planning to hang. Just go ask them.
    There has been great debate here about what is allowed and what is not...
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    WOW! That gave me chills!

    WOW! That gave me chills!
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    Re: 2013 NC Hot Springs Hang

    Mine jells about 2/3 of the time too lol.
    My peppers barely grew this year. Too wet and cool.
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    Re: 2013 NC Hot Springs Hang

    Yummy spicy goodness under construction!
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    Nice first hang. Sounds like everything worked...

    Nice first hang. Sounds like everything worked out great.
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    I am scheduled to work that weekend and I won't...

    I am scheduled to work that weekend and I won't be able to take time off. I had an unexpected issue come up that required me to take a bunch of time off in July and some in August. It has seriously...
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    Hie thee hence my good man! Stringeth thyself...

    Hie thee hence my good man! Stringeth thyself betwixt two stout trees and pay no heed to the vagaries and whims of mother nature...

    ok, pay attention to mom nature but otherwise..get on out there...
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    welcome from greenville!

    welcome from greenville!
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    Thank you for the mini vacation that video just...

    Thank you for the mini vacation that video just gave me. It was fantastically filmed and put together. The music was perfect too.
    My days on a river- whether it was kayaking, rafting, or teaching,...
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    Glad you are OK Michelle. Personally, I would...

    Glad you are OK Michelle. Personally, I would not try to repair it. New material comes with peace of mind. I am with Hurtheart here- there was probably a little snag or something that started the...
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    welcome from SC

    welcome from SC
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    They are standard bolt width if there is such a...

    They are standard bolt width if there is such a thing. Around 55 in I think.
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    Welcome from Greer SC too! I've made four...

    Welcome from Greer SC too!
    I've made four hammocks now. The first two were 9 footers- cause I did not know any better and I am cheap. :-)
    Then I quickly realized they were too short for me since I...
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    HF Mods rock. They have been very helpful to me...

    HF Mods rock. They have been very helpful to me the few times I needed some assistance. I also appreciate their gentle but firm control of the forum. It is not an easy job- in fact it us usually...
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    I had issues in YouTube with directly viewing...

    I had issues in YouTube with directly viewing part 1- froze at the hammock scene before the creek. Tried watching it imbedded in IE and Chrome. Still froze the same spot. The resolution trick...
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    Welcome to the forums from South Carolina. ...

    Welcome to the forums from South Carolina. Kingston is a nice place.
    I used to spend my summers in Marmora, ONT. Great memories on the lake and exploring. It was a small town then. It has grown...
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    Tell the "missus" to be careful on those late...

    Tell the "missus" to be careful on those late night trips to the bathroom. Getting closelined by the hammock suspension would be a shock to both of you. LOL
    Nice setup. I have to use the basement...
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    thats pretty slick. How does one temper bamboo?

    thats pretty slick.
    How does one temper bamboo?
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    Dutch Makes An Oven? Oh Great! lol

    Dutch Makes An Oven? Oh Great! lol
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    THAT Is Interesting! I like

    THAT Is Interesting! I like
  30. Good job Fish! Sharing it with us gets you extra...

    Good job Fish! Sharing it with us gets you extra points too. everyone can learn and/or benefit from posts like this. thanks for posting it.
    -Sarge
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    I used Permatex flowable silicone windshield...

    I used Permatex flowable silicone windshield sealer that is available at autozone or oreileys. It worked great for my ridge seam and for a few small pin holes I made during construction.
    I have not...
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    Yup! That is spit your beverage or snort it out...

    Yup! That is spit your beverage or snort it out your nose material right there!
    Try to find someone close to you that is on hammock forums or go to a group hang. The best sources of information...
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    Hope you are feeling better buddy. That bug is...

    Hope you are feeling better buddy. That bug is hard to kick but you will beat it. Now snuggle down in your new woobie and get better. LOL
    -Sarge
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    Welcome aboard from SC near the mountains! There...

    Welcome aboard from SC near the mountains! There is so much information on this site that will help you prepare for the best hanging experience possible. Glad you are here.
    -Sarge
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    Welcome from just up the road in SC. Glad to...

    Welcome from just up the road in SC. Glad to have you with us!
    -Sarge
  36. It occurrs to me that you could just "quilt" an...

    It occurrs to me that you could just "quilt" an exterior layer of lightweight nylon to the outside of it. This would make something like a PLUQ and it would firm up and reinforce the attachment...
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    Hi Rat- My setup is similar to yours, especially...

    Hi Rat-
    My setup is similar to yours, especially the cpap on a small folding table next to my hammock. If I read your post right and you are looking to leave your stuff setup but partly secured...
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    The first few nights I spent outdoors in a...

    The first few nights I spent outdoors in a hammock was in my backyard. I did not have a hammocking tarp and rain was not expected. The skeeters were out so I used a bug net. I was comfortable and...
  39. By the way...I forgot to mention that the 1 cup...

    By the way...I forgot to mention that the 1 cup of minute rice and other ingredients make a good amount of rice so I usually split the mixed dry ingredients in half and vacuum seal it in two...
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    AV....relax and take a deep breath. I'd tell you...

    AV....relax and take a deep breath. I'd tell you to lie in you hammock awhile and then have another go at the amsteel thing...but...LOL
    Amsteel is super strong. It does not like knots but it likes...
  41. @born2roam-- The rice dish is patterned after...

    @born2roam-- The rice dish is patterned after this product:

    http://www.campsaver.com/cherokee-cinnamon-rice-1-person

    There is a thread around here somewhere on that dish. They do a good job of...
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    Cool! No I mean it! A camping pad under you...

    Cool! No I mean it! A camping pad under you will help some. They are cheap but they don't breathe so you might have condensation issues. Some folks swear by fleece sleeping bag liners in warm...
  43. Here is the troop website. They uploaded a ton...

    Here is the troop website. They uploaded a ton of photos to their gallery. Click the camporee photo on the upper left corner of the page.

    http://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop266Taylors/

    -Sarge
  44. Trip Report- Boy Scout Rescue Camporee- SAR badge

    I'd thought I'd share my hammock hanging (and other) experiences from last weekend with y'all.

    I was fortunate to be asked by a local Boy Scout troop to help instruct at a weekend camporee at a...
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    keep us posted and take pics along the way

    keep us posted and take pics along the way
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    They are not joking about bear burrito's (uses...

    They are not joking about bear burrito's (uses scary eyes!)

    There is a great thread or two on this forum about scariest thing that has happened while hanging. They are a great read while in your...
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    When I first started hanging I did not use a...

    When I first started hanging I did not use a pillow at all. Then I tried a regular bed-sized pillow. no good! Then I happened to see an "airline sized" pillow lying around and thought I would try...
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    I greatly reduced the amount of heel pressure I...

    I greatly reduced the amount of heel pressure I was experiencing by making a longer hammock and using a fleece blanked bunched up under my knees. I went from a 9 foot hammock to an 11 footer. the...
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    I thought of a few more after I hit POST....

    I thought of a few more after I hit POST.
    Circulation- calf ridge and/or feet too high above the head for too long?
    trying to tie whoopie slings with your feet.
    Ok, maybe there is only one...
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    cramps are caused by many things. dehydration,...

    cramps are caused by many things. dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, exertion, conditioning, etc. Does it happen predictably? Do you only use your hammock while hiking or exerting yourself? ...
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