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    Eric,,I know this is off the subject,,How are you using Reindeer Skin for insulation. I have a couple of whitetail deer hides tanned,,but they are pretty heavy..just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    I don't feel this forum is the place for dangerous activities.
    Just my opinion, but rewarding or promoting dangerous activities seems like a liability nightmare in the waiting.

    Hang safe.
    Hang responsibly.
    Come home alive.
    Yep. Bad idea. I want nothing to do with it.
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    Thumbs down It's all fun and games until someone puts out an eye...

    -1 to this whole idea!

    Disavowing responsibility for someone doing something stupid after you offered them a prize if they could prove that they are stupider than everyone else, does not absolve you of responsibility for the consequences. IMHO
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    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Whoaaaahhh! lol.

    My feet are off the floor!!


    Did I win??
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    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    Whoaaaahhh! lol.

    My feet are off the floor!!


    Did I win??
    Love the face! Beer came out my nose!

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    I am completely against this... but I'll enter...

    I think I have a winner here.


    This is at the 2010 Fall Texas Hang. Yeah, I know, it looks REALLY EXTREME (blah, blah, blah...). Before you judge, let me lay it out for you.

    Up until about a week before this photo was taken, we were a zero-hammock couple. I had been quite a lurker up to that point. I decided (without SWMBO's input) that we were going to become hangers. For those of you who don't know, this can be a VERY SKETCHY proposition when her input is not sought.

    So... I grabbed a 1.0dbl WBBB from Optimator. Guess what? He had a Leighlo UQ that he wanted to sell, and if you have a hammock, you need a good UQ, so I grabbed that too. We already had a 12' Noah's tarp, so the boss's set up is pretty much complete.

    I signed us up to join the cool kids at Fairfield for the hang. I had a WBBB and BMJ on order, and was expecting delivery just before the hang. Sadly, it did not make it. So, we have two people to shelter and one hammock set up.

    We set up the hammock and tarp, then set up the tent. She wanted the tent. I made her sleep in the hammock. It rained. It was cold. At this point, my life was in grave danger (Colonel Jessup would say there is no other kind of danger.). She survived. I survived. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Did I win?
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    I am completely against this... but I'll enter...

    I think I have a winner here.


    This is at the 2010 Fall Texas Hang. Yeah, I know, it looks REALLY EXTREME (blah, blah, blah...). Before you judge, let me lay it out for you.

    Up until about a week before this photo was taken, we were a zero-hammock couple. I had been quite a lurker up to that point. I decided (without SWMBO's input) that we were going to become hangers. For those of you who don't know, this can be a VERY SKETCHY proposition when her input is not sought.

    So... I grabbed a 1.0dbl WBBB from Optimator. Guess what? He had a Leighlo UQ that he wanted to sell, and if you have a hammock, you need a good UQ, so I grabbed that too. We already had a 12' Noah's tarp, so the boss's set up is pretty much complete.

    I signed us up to join the cool kids at Fairfield for the hang. I had a WBBB and BMJ on order, and was expecting delivery just before the hang. Sadly, it did not make it. So, we have two people to shelter and one hammock set up.

    We set up the hammock and tarp, then set up the tent. She wanted the tent. I made her sleep in the hammock. It rained. It was cold. At this point, my life was in grave danger (Colonel Jessup would say there is no other kind of danger.). She survived. I survived. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Did I win?
    This explains so much...
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    wow. It's funny how different people look at things in a different light. I never considered doing anything really dangerous, just hanging in places that were unusual or really bizarre. Maybe change it to the most bizarre place to hang or something like that. I like the idea of finding weird places to hang, like the Lincoln Monument.Nothing dangerous, just a little foolish.

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    Meh. I would do it for fun, and have. But I'm not gonna put myself at risk for someone's case of boredom. Even if it is a nice hat.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Vagabond View Post
    wow. It's funny how different people look at things in a different light. I never considered doing anything really dangerous, just hanging in places that were unusual or really bizarre. Maybe change it to the most bizarre place to hang or something like that. I like the idea of finding weird places to hang, like the Lincoln Monument.Nothing dangerous, just a little foolish.
    Oh. Well in that case... knock yourself out
    The referenced video showed people hanging from bridges and overpasses and seriously "jackass" type situations.
    Please don't do that.

    ENO has an ongoing photo contest. Any picture of a hammock more than 18" off the ground is not accepted. I don't know how much they enforce that but at least they can say they have a rule. I guess their lawyers got involved...
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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