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    Senior Member hushnel's Avatar
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    Yeah, I guess I want to Hang too.

    Another Harley rider and canoer, craftsman and musician. I used to camp in a hammock many years ago, remember those cheap fish net type hammocks, they kind of cocooned around you but they worked. That was 30 years ago.

    We were down in Vaca Key, Marathon, at a fish festival and my wife bought this hammock, guy was a good salesman, told us it could hold 400 pounds. I was not quite there yet, tipping the scales at 264. She knew I liked and used hammocks but for some reason we never used it.

    I joined a bushcraft forum about 6 months ago and hammock camping came up. It turns out that Eno is an OK hammock, so I bought the bug screen that goes with it and a small tarp.

    Looking around the forum here I notice a lot of cool knots and rigs so I'm going to spend some time checking this stuff out. I had never heard of the Whoopie Sling before today, but I've spliced that kind of line before and have all kinds of fids and marlin spikes from sailing and making up my riggings.

    Is there any links to a comprehensive list of the knots you guys use to rig your hammocks? I know a bunch but the names change according to the usage.

    Oh, and I'm down to 178 lbs now. Got a new canoe a couple of Harleys and I'm ready for the swamps.

    Mike in Homestead

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    Senior Member Land's Avatar
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    Welcome from another rider who is new to hammock camping.

    Chris

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    Senior Member Shewie's Avatar
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    Hi Mike - welcome to the forum

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    Welcome to the hang.

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    Welcome to the forum we are glad to have you. There is a couple of excellent websites that cover knot on the web. I have them book marked on my home computer. If somebody else hasn't chimed by the time I get home. I will post them for you. For splicing information there are quite a few good tutorials located here on the forum.
    Terry

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    hey, with that kind of background you may come up with some rope/knot/rigging applications we have never encountered; it's all to the good!
    KM(who is very into re-purposing things and techniques)

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    Welcome to HF from up in Bama.............
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    welcome hushnel.bushcraften and hammocking are good together.

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    Senior Member hushnel's Avatar
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    Thank all, I'm sure that I can tie up a hammock with a multitude of various knots, but I have to admit I would never have come up with that whoopie sling, thats just flat out cool.

    The hammock will come in real handy for long hunting too. Be out there where I need to be, well before the sun comes up. Two or three days stalking game and just hanging around instead to trudging back to base camp. Ultra light camp gear for the canoe and wilderness treking in the Everglades where trees are plenty but good dry ground is not.

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    Welcome Hushnel
    Hammocks are a Great way to get outta the Muck of the swamp
    Man its been years from the last time Ive trudged threw the saw grass and had my boots sucked off my feet
    Sugar sand isnt fun ether!

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