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    hammock sponsor

    here's an email that ed speer posted on the yahoo group that i thought some might find interesting.

    Speer Hammocks is a proud sponser of the 2007
    Kayak4Kure Mississippi
    River Canoe Adventure! This is worthy outdoor
    adventure specifically
    designed to raise money and awareness for medical
    research for
    finding a cure for childhood cancer.

    Follow the adventure to date with the teams' video
    clips posted on
    YouTube at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU6r88krh2s

    A Speer Hammocks instructional video is also included!

    Follow the adventures & misadventures of these two
    kayakers as they
    make their way down the mighty Mississippi. Currently
    they're about
    halfway to the Gulf. Wish them luck!

    Happy Hammocking....Ed

    Moderator, Hammock Camping List
    Author, Hammock Camping book
    Editor, Hammock Camping Newsletters
    Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Wow. My regard for Ed just went even high.

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    did you check out the video? pretty funny.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    That was pretty funny. I doubt he really liked sleeping on his stomach though. I tried that just before I dozed off in my Speer this evening. Not a chance.
    The whole time he was wrapping the figure 4 wrap I was thinking "Man I love my ring/buckle set-up.
    I wish them well and what a great cause.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 06-03-2007 at 22:06.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    That was pretty funny. I doubt he really liked sleeping on his stomach though.
    The whole time he was wrapping the figure 4 wrap I was thinking "Man I love my ring/buckle set-up.
    I wish them well and what a great cause.
    i was thinking the same thing on the stomach & the four wrap knot
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    That was fun to watch.

    I for one wasn't thinking about ring buckles*, I was thinking "I bet BB is watching this and thinking about CC buckles"

    Drop

    *Ok, I was thinking about ring buckles. But 4 wrap, rings or CC - still handier than huggers and whip IMHO

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    You're right, but only because I've got CC buckles on the brain the last couple days...for slightly different reasons than my apparent obsession, too

    As far as different suspension methods...I think I'd likely lump the 4-wrap in with the HH hugger setup. It's not as difficult to learn as the HH lashing (that's from others' reported experiences; for some reason I had no trouble with the HH knot) but it's still time consuming. And heavy, since you have to carry around 6' extra webbing on each end. JMO.
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    That is a funny video. The guy demonstrating the hammock is hilarious.

    Ed has to be one of the nicest guys that I have ever met.
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    LOL - I could n't watch the video last night because the kids were here and I don't do any You-tube videos while children are around (you never know what's going to be in those)

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    What in the world is that guy on.
    Great demonstration of the contraption thought.
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