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    Check your gear out before you head out.

    Just returned from a hammock camp with some friends and my daughter. One friend had bought an ENO bug net the previous day and headed out without checking it at all. After an hour and a half drive, we arrived, checked out the area and started to set up. All of a sudden, Dan says his ENO Guardian has no zipper.

    A minute later, Dan again announces that his bug net has no zipper and asks if someone will double check in case he is missing something. Well, he was. The Guardian had a zipper, but the zipper had no pull tabs. I mean there was NO way of opening it.

    Extremely upset, he packed up his kit and returned home to get the net replaced, but he didn't return. So even if you don't do a backyard test of new equipment, at least open it up and make sure it has all the necessary parts.

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    It's the very first commandment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    It's the very first commandment.
    The Commandments of Hammocking
    Thats really good advice--------thanks for posting the 10 commandments!
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    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 : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
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    I'm confused. There was a zipper, but no zipper pull pr no slider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
    I'm confused. There was a zipper, but no zipper pull pr no slider?
    That is exactly the situation. He said he went back to the store and they made it right, but.....

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    when i was 13 i went on my first hunting trip. up all nite checking and re-checking the firearm, but the last time i put it in the case i forgot the bolt (3 shot bolt 12 ga.). my dad made me stand there all morning. he said if i saw a deer to throw the shells at it and try hitting it with the butt of the rifle
    i have never ever, ever forgotten to check my gear since then.

    ps. the game warden came by and asked me why i had no bolt. i told the story. he checked my license and asked "is your dad the county's hunter safety instructor?" i said "yes". they never let my dad forget this day
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    when i was 13 i went on my first hunting trip. up all nite checking and re-checking the firearm, but the last time i put it in the case i forgot the bolt (3 shot bolt 12 ga.). my dad made me stand there all morning. he said if i saw a deer to throw the shells at it and try hitting it with the butt of the rifle
    i have never ever, ever forgotten to check my gear since then.

    ps. the game warden came by and asked me why i had no bolt. i told the story. he checked my license and asked "is your dad the county's hunter safety instructor?" i said "yes". they never let my dad forget this day
    I few weeks ago my dad, my brother, and I went to the public shooting range and I forgot to pack our ammo! I had to drive 35min each way to get it. I don't think they'll let me live it down. But hey, it's a learning experience and I guarantee I'll never forget the ammo again!

    Quote Originally Posted by alrany187 View Post
    Trust me, there were plenty of incantations used.

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    No need to check anything out - just bring duct tape.

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    Couldn't have tied something on it to work... I replace most of my zipper pulls with something else... Longer usually...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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