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    New Member Marsh's Avatar
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    NEWB from Virgina Beach

    The short skinny..., I'm a big dude 275# 6'4", Scouter -CS/BS/Venturing, and recently got back one of my tents from a close friend that admitted that it sustained "fire damage", hahahaaa...hmmmm...
    Anyhow, it was an 11yo tent, and I just happened to have an 11yo, 10 pocket, airfoil parachute, and am working on cannibalizing it to make two hammocks (11' x 6') so, I am at the ground floor with this. I've been digesting Risk's and Jeff's sites like a champ for a couple of days now and am ordering custom straps from strapworks.com and Spectra line from NRS to complete the setup.
    I'm curious if there are any 'hangers' in Tidewater with some encouragement out there. The forum here is awesome and I look forward to learning from you all!!!

    Regards/
    Marsh

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    Welcome Marsh....

    Fire damage.. Thats a new one. Im sure everyone got a chuckle though.

    Post up some pics of your DIY work when you get done.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh View Post
    Anyhow, it was an 11yo tent, and I just happened to have an 11yo, 10 pocket, airfoil parachute, and am working on cannibalizing it to make two hammocks (11' x 6')
    Well you have my attention and full support!
    You went to the right sites first; those two are permanent bookmarks on my computers. You must post pictures when you're done with your build, lest you face the wrath of the hammock hanging mafia.
    Trust nobody!

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    Hey Marsh and welcome to the best DIY support group on the net. I am new here but learning a lot. Looking forward to project pics.

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    A Whoooooooo buddy Yelcome to ya' Marsh!
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Marsh,

    Welcome to the forum....

    Cross the water an stop by to see Jacks 'R' Better, LLC on the Penninsula... Exit 258 B of I-64.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    Welcome felllow hammock dude! Hammock on the beach sounds nice.
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

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    I'd encourage you to meet up with the Jacks. They'll give you a ton of good hammock information to help you along on your DIY journey.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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    New Member Marsh's Avatar
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    Thanks guys!! I appreciate the hails and will post pics as soon as I get it together. I cut the first hammock body so far with my wood burning iron and it's becoming a reality

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    Marsh

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