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    That is amazing. It's a shame skills like that will be lost.
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    That was great, I'd like to go there and learn how to do it.

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    Wonder if any of the girl scout kits for doing this are still around or if Emilo or someone like him could be persauded to demonstrate exactly how to start and finish such a hammock.

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    my wife is a girl scout leader, so I will ask her if they have something like that still. What amazed me was the fact that he knew exactly which cactus, how to roast it, get the fibers, and then how to spin the fibers to make rope. You can tell that he really loves hammocks
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    Thanks Preacher. This happened many, many years ago - like the mid-1900's - so they may not still have these.

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    Dino, My wife found this book entitled The American Girls Handy Book. It says that on page 159 of it, it has how to make hammocks and the materials required. Here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1586...3D#reader-link. My wife says that she would like to get the book to share with her 3rd graders next year.
    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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    It has been a long time...

    I was shown how to make a woven style just prior to leaving Guatemala in late 95. I will see if I can find my old notebooks and try and make one.
    No guarantees, it has been over 10 years ago now. The major differences that I remember from this video are: Emilio used a vertical frame and I was shown using a horizontal (two stakes pounded into the ground), he used no shuttle or needle to hold his string. Other than that everything else looks basically the same. They did not show how he did the ends.
    I am an assistant Cubmaster of my son's Cub Scout Pack and the next few weeks are full of day camps, campouts and other activities. So it will have to take the backseat to these other activities. After that "manos a la obra".

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    Quote Originally Posted by steene View Post
    I was shown how to make a woven style just prior to leaving Guatemala in late 95. I will see if I can find my old notebooks and try and make one.
    No guarantees, it has been over 10 years ago now. The major differences that I remember from this video are: Emilio used a vertical frame and I was shown using a horizontal (two stakes pounded into the ground), he used no shuttle or needle to hold his string. Other than that everything else looks basically the same. They did not show how he did the ends.
    I am an assistant Cubmaster of my son's Cub Scout Pack and the next few weeks are full of day camps, campouts and other activities. So it will have to take the backseat to these other activities. After that "manos a la obra".
    be sure to take pictures when you get around to it. that would be great. ...tim
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    now thats awesome neo

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    First this is a great video.

    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    That is amazing. It's a shame skills like that will be lost.
    Yeah it's sad. One thing I dislike about modern western (American) society is that everything has this plastic/prefab/manufactured look. I mean I make my own backpack and people get impressed.

    Same thing with music. There was one point in time if you wanted to hear music, you had to play it. No there are stereos and CDs and MP3s.
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