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  1. Thread: Noob in Austin, TX

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    They are several primitive camps among the...

    They are several primitive camps among the Goodwater Trail; this is where I usually hang. Of course, there is always stealth camping as well and they are many good spots for this along the loop.
  2. Thread: Polyd vs Argon

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    For me stretch makes me uncomfortable in my...

    For me stretch makes me uncomfortable in my shoulders. Granted, my shoulders, as well as the rest of my body, has seen some pretty serious abuse.

    What happens is through out the night the nylon...
  3. Thread: Camp security

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    I don't go to State Parks unless it's with a...

    I don't go to State Parks unless it's with a hammock hang. At least at a hang if my stuff goes missing there is something left to replace it! J/K that's only happened once...

    Don't camp where you...
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    I think this is it largely; old timers get tired...

    I think this is it largely; old timers get tired of seeing the same question posted nine thousand times when a simple search would give the answer. Or seeing the same image from facebook posted three...
  5. You're way over thinking this (don't worry...

    You're way over thinking this (don't worry happens a lot over here). Think of an underquilt and a top quilt like a two part sleeping bag; let's call this the base line.

    A 40 underquilt and 40...
  6. It was perfect, cold at night shorts during the...

    It was perfect, cold at night shorts during the day!
  7. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jIc844PQo_g/VLx...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jIc844PQo_g/VLx3xS0UMzI/AAAAAAAAHUA/zMmrbXz09-k/s720/IMG_4614.JPG
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  8. Oh yea, we had hammocks there too! ...

    Oh yea, we had hammocks there too!

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9rxVg9R0d8w/VLxyu6aEa9I/AAAAAAAAHRg/EhEuCDIzCQk/s720/IMG_4530.JPG
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  9. Saturday nights are made for campfires and FOOD!...

    Saturday nights are made for campfires and FOOD!

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_ryb_PKDoM8/VLx9l8f3KLI/AAAAAAAAHX4/MvCa5qz5hsQ/s720/IMG_4685.JPG
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  10. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BdiiQcUx_-Q/VLx...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BdiiQcUx_-Q/VLx4318L51I/AAAAAAAAHUw/i-cru5A9otU/s720/IMG_4631.JPG

    What happens when you throw the dog toy into the tree top?
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  11. We had a full cast of the usual suspects, even...

    We had a full cast of the usual suspects, even though it was weird for me to go without my beautiful wife and loving son. They had to stay home due to being so sick they could barely walk.

    Here...
  12. I'm uploading the images now, gonna be a little...

    I'm uploading the images now, gonna be a little bit before I can post 'em.

    I had a great time, as usual, with my fellow hammockers. And McKinney Falls is a great park, if you can ignore the...
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    Same with me, I'm willing to share. Looks like...

    Same with me, I'm willing to share. Looks like it's just going to be me from my family, everyone else is sick.
  14. Once again proving you can find ANYTHING on...

    Once again proving you can find ANYTHING on Youtube.
  15. Thread: Hanging in Texas

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    If you need some new stimuli don't miss the...

    If you need some new stimuli don't miss the McKinney Falls hang; the forum is great but the hangs are bee's knees!

    And welcome from big ol' Bertram!
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    We can stay at my house, watch the big tv, sit on...

    We can stay at my house, watch the big tv, sit on a nice couch; and then head over to MFSP each the morning.
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    Never trust a skinny cook! Draw your own...

    Never trust a skinny cook! Draw your own inference...! :shades:
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    Yep, great crappie lake, and white bass too....

    Yep, great crappie lake, and white bass too. Crossbow are allowed only if you can't medically shot a regular bow. They are allowed on the wma, but not at our hunt.
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    I make gasless beans, really. [emoji1] However,...

    I make gasless beans, really. [emoji1] However, if you are a fan of the harmony I can make them the traditional way!
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    Plenty of bangs! Last year we lost a prop...

    Plenty of bangs! Last year we lost a prop completely, broke one off at the hub, trashed a lower unit and put a hole in one boat! Plenty of bangs to go around.

    Here's a shot of me and the crew...
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    Uncle Mike, if you do cornbread I'll do pinto...

    Uncle Mike, if you do cornbread I'll do pinto beans; beans and cornbread baby (and rice, yea)!
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    TX > Granger Lake, Feb 27-March 1

    It's that time of the year again. The 15th annual Granger Ranger Xtreme Hunt.

    This is an extreme hunt, that means no food is allowed. Archery gear for hunting wild pigs and small game only....
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    SOLD: 7 minutes, they lasted a whole 7 minutes!

    7 minutes, they lasted a whole 7 minutes!
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    They may sell firewood most State Parks do. Save...

    They may sell firewood most State Parks do. Save your money; I plan on bringing wood from home and I can bring enough for two almost as easy.
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    Nice! I also like the logo, I would definitely...

    Nice! I also like the logo, I would definitely sport a tee-shirt or a sticker on my laptop/truck.
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    Tarpless is best for me, but a high tarp is my...

    Tarpless is best for me, but a high tarp is my style when its up. Even when it's raining I'll try to use something like a modified Baker's hut or a stick/pole for a a rain peak. That's why I love the...
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    The footbox on the Owyhee is a draw string...

    The footbox on the Owyhee is a draw string closure (at the very bottom) and Omnitape up to the knee. It is not narrow at all on my size 10 feet, plenty of room.
  28. If I were going to buy a new machine; it would be...

    If I were going to buy a new machine; it would be an old one.

    Read Ramblinrev's articles and then check out the Show us Your Thread Injector thread for some beautiful machines.
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    Cheater... But I'll let Roz know. :shades:

    Cheater...


    But I'll let Roz know. :shades:
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    The Rat Mischief is in! Reservations are made....

    The Rat Mischief is in! Reservations are made. Roz and Gage have a late Friday appointment so they may not make it until Saturday; and not then if it is really cold.

    But I will be there, no...
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    Enough food to make and share in camp, baked...

    Enough food to make and share in camp, baked sweets are always a hit.
    Money to buy gear.
    Gear to trade for other gear.
    A skill to teach others.
    Plenty of stories.
    Good attitude.
    Lots of...
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    My New River and Owayhee are my favorite pieces...

    My New River and Owayhee are my favorite pieces of gear right now; but they are also my newest! I find that my favorite piece of gear lasts until I buy a new piece of gear!
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    I have the regular New River but in 10 and I do...

    I have the regular New River but in 10 and I do like 2ply does with the shock cord over the ridge line.
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    Me and 'Possum hit 17 and 19 on consecutive...

    Me and 'Possum hit 17 and 19 on consecutive nights on weekend. I was using an 11' DIY gathered end hammock, my SPE with 3/8" CCF and an extra CCF pad on top of that. For the top I used a 50/50...
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    Don't you mean re-tire? On the plus side, if...

    Don't you mean re-tire?

    On the plus side, if you add a small winch you can hurl large rocks to repel invading ground dwellers!
  36. Thread: San Antonio TX.

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    Welcome from Bertram! The more the merrier!

    Welcome from Bertram! The more the merrier!
  37. I'm lazy and that's just where it kinda ends up....

    I'm lazy and that's just where it kinda ends up. As long as it keeps the wind and rain off of me I'm good.
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    That is a great machine! I have the exact same...

    That is a great machine! I have the exact same model but in tan color. So smooth! I converted Judith to a foot pedal though; I never could get used to the sideways knee thing.
    ...
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    FS: Second image shows it to be a Men's XL; 40-42...

    Second image shows it to be a Men's XL; 40-42 waist.
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    The Rat pack is in.

    The Rat pack is in.
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    I had to add a couple of shock cords to the under...

    I had to add a couple of shock cords to the under quilt to get rid of air gaps. Really noticeable below freezing.
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    From the picture, definitely the hangle; try to...

    From the picture, definitely the hangle; try to hit that 30 magic angle and you will be golden.

    Better yet, get the book: http://theultimatehang.com/
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    And you should be able to see the tensioner...

    And you should be able to see the tensioner compress and relax when you raise and lower the presser foot, I can on mine anyway. Definitely a top tension issue though based on those stitches.

    When...
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    You can use the bobbin case drop method, you just...

    You can use the bobbin case drop method, you just need to take the bobbin case out first; it's very easy. Anyway, that's just a good beginning point. Good advise on the cleaning though. Does it work...
  45. Thread: Start em young?

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    Gage has been going with me since he was 7 months...

    Gage has been going with me since he was 7 months old. Roz and I decided he could start going with me when he started walking; and he started walking at 7 months. I had to take diapers with me! He...
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    Make sure youhave threaded the machine...

    Make sure youhave threaded the machine correctly;also try the alternate method pictured here on Brian Sews. I use this alternate method with Stella.
    500a with sloppy stitches

    Check the bobbin...
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    I use Dutch Hooks...

    I use Dutch Hooks one my ridgeline to snug up my New River. I run shock cord from one tab to the opposite tab on the quilt, through the eye of the Dutch Hook (which is hooked to my ridge line) to...
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    Tied correctly, a Taughtline is fine. I have ...

    Tied correctly, a Taughtline is fine. I have found that on new Amsteel you may need to make an extra turn or two; the Amsteel is pretty slick. You may not have to, I have never built a SRL using...
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    Best Hang ever! It was great to see everyone, old...

    Best Hang ever! It was great to see everyone, old and new (and there were many new faces this year)! special shout out to the Night Owls, you know who you are; we solved many of the Nation's and a...
  50. I'm going to sarge, but the 99%ers are still...

    I'm going to sarge, but the 99%ers are still welcome. Just remember, your mom don't work here; pack it in, pack it out!
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