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    a little of ed speer's history...

    i thought a few of you might find this interesting.

    tonight on the history channel (10pm EST... NC,USA)there will be a
    program that ed had told us about at hot springs.
    the show's title is "Ice Road Truckers". it tells about the men (&
    maybe women?) that drive 18 wheelers across the un-beliveably cold ice
    roads of alaska.
    quite interesting when you begin to hear the details.
    what makes it even more interesting is that our friend & contributor
    to the world of hammocking, Ed Speer has been there & done that!
    ed tells us that few people have a clue what's involved in driving
    that deeply frozen route. check it out. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I remember Ed talking about this. I will check it out just to see what it is all about

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    I've seen that program before. It really is quite amazing endeavour. It takes a lot of coordination among many people to move so much freight across such dangerous terrain. But, since it's the only way to ship heavy freight to/from some of those areas, it's necessary.
    “I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy

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    Man is there anything he hasn't done? I remember him talking about working in the jungle of South America too.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Man is there anything he hasn't done? I remember him talking about working in the jungle of South America too.
    i'm not sure what all he's done or were he's been, but i don't think he's lived a boring life<g>.
    i'm thinking that ed hiked the whole AT twice. ...tim
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    Slowhike, please tell Ed the she-dino says she is glad he regained his sanity and quit driving on the ice roads before he became a popcicle! That was some scary stuff.....

    Ed is the type to live his dreams. He came to manufacturing hammocks because he loves hammocks and it shows. This says a lot for his character IMO.

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    He was telling us of a trip to the Galapagos Islands at the last SEHHA I went to the man should write a book about his life.
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