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    L.D. Cakes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Mike View Post
    That's the worst imitation of a HH bottom entry I've ever seen.

    SoCal Mike
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Maybe you can sew it up with some cat gut if the cat didn't already bust a gut laughing.
    on serious note glad no broken bones!
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    "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew!"
    Charlie Papazian, The Complete Joy Of Home Brewing 3rd edition


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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Mike View Post
    That's the worst imitation of a HH bottom entry I've ever seen.

    SoCal Mike

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    Senior Member muttly's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Mike View Post
    That's the worst imitation of a HH bottom entry I've ever seen.

    SoCal Mike
    As a bottom exit, it worked too well.
    Ken T.

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    Dude, that looks painful! Sorry about the hammock. Im glad you posted this--its a good reminder that as good as our hammocks are, they do fail occasionally. Just imagine if you had been hanging really high in a tree, or ontop of some sharp rocks! Its definitly something to keep in mind when selecting a site!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    I'm so sorry you had a failure that ended in a bruised pride. It is a great reminder to us all to check our gear for any small rips, tears or holes that could escalate to a major failure. Thank you for the post.
    PitaPata Dog tickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    --its a good reminder that as good as our hammocks are, they do fail occasionally. Just imagine if you had been hanging really high in a tree, or ontop of some sharp rocks! Its definitly something to keep in mind when selecting a site!
    Quote Originally Posted by LostinSpace View Post
    Ouch! Holy Crap! Man. Good thing you wasn't laying over a pile of rocks.
    AMEN! It's "good" to read that hammocks and rigging do fail, as a reminder to exercise real caution.

    Glad that only your pride was hurt ... and the cat wasn't under you. My cats and dogs like to lay under me sometimes!

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    Good grief! That looks just like my Speer IIIA!

    Was the Shamu under you?

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    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Good grief! That looks just like my Speer IIIA!
    Aye, it caught my attention, too.
    Dave

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    I fear that could be my future if I don't lighten myself! Another good reason to start that diet and exercise program for me.

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