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    turning flag into hammock

    I read somewhere not here but another forum about someone who used a american flag as a hammock. any ideas how this would work? it would just be gathered end with whoopies for suspension. do you think the material would hold up? i just think it would look kinda cool.

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    Would it be cool? Maybe. Opinions will vary.
    Would it be disrespectful? Yes, absolutely.
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    Not to start a big political debate, but I will mention that using an American flag for a hammock could be viewed as disrespectful and offensive to some people.
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    Echoing both of the previous posts. I would not be a fan of that hammock.

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    Perhaps a sports team flag would be better. I would rock a Chicago Bears flammock.
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    so wrong on many levels- i understand that most people living in the states are unaware that there's something called "flag etiquette". a shame really

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    Would be against the Code for handling and use of the American Flag. Not a crime, but not respectful.

    Respect for flag

    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

    The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

    The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

    The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

    The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

    The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

    The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

    The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

    The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

    The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

    No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

    The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning
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    Saw a fabric in our local WM with red and white stripes and scattered stars on blue but was not a flag. Something like that might be a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Perhaps a sports team flag would be better. I would rock a Chicago Bears flammock.
    An excellent alternative suggestion.
    And a whole new twist on "bear burrito."
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