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    Les Stroud aka Survivorman

    Was watching new episode of Survivorman where he was in the African Plains and he sleeping in a hammock made out material from a hot air baloon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigidpsycho View Post
    Was watching new episode of Survivorman where he was in the African Plains and he sleeping in a hammock made out material from a hot air baloon.
    don't sound like it would be as breathable as i'd want on the african plains, but at least he was off the ground!
    did he show or say any thing about how he put it together & supported it?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    don't sound like it would be as breathable as i'd want on the african plains, but at least he was off the ground!
    did he show or say any thing about how he put it together & supported it?
    missed how he made it, but he was hanging between two trees. at he end of the show he committed a sin by sleeping in a tent made out of other parts of the balloon. He did say though he got a little cool when he woke up from sleeping in the hammock.
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    I haven't seen any of the new episodes yet, but that sounds pretty cool. Hopefully, I'll catch one on a night off sometime soon.
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    I like Survivorman a lot better than Man vs. Wild. I haven't seen the new episode yet but I will try and catch it this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I like Survivorman a lot better than Man vs. Wild. I haven't seen the new episode yet but I will try and catch it this weekend.
    Gotta agree with ya on that one, HC. Bear seems more like the "I've done this and you haven't" type. Les just seems a little more down to earth to me, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Gotta agree with ya on that one, HC. Bear seems more like the "I've done this and you haven't" type. Les just seems a little more down to earth to me, really.
    Les also does not have his camera crew and all their supplies (and a certain safety factor) with him for the whole week. Bear is all show (though good at it). Les is all "go".

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    well I watched the whole show this morning after recording it last night. and he basically used the parachute material from the hot air balloon to make the hammock and rainfly

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigidpsycho View Post
    well I watched the whole show this morning after recording it last night. and he basically used the parachute material from the hot air balloon to make the hammock and rainfly
    in a "survival" situation, i guess you just have to use what you have.
    a non-breathable hammock isn't ideal, but i think i would definitely choose that over being on the ground... especially in africa
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    in a "survival" situation, i guess you just have to use what you have.
    a non-breathable hammock isn't ideal, but i think i would definitely choose that over being on the ground... especially in africa
    Yeah the last night he was there he made the tent and said he was worried about all the scorpion holes around his camp

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