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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Bend, Or.
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    Hammaka, green and tan
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    Hennessy 10'x12'
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    A Noobs hello....

    Hello from Central Oregon.
    Started lookin into tarp camping on Youtube and then I progressed to the hammock. Sounds like it's much easier on a guys back.
    I am 6'4" and around 250 lbs so I am buying stuff that will hold my big azz up. Watchin the weight of my stuff but not overly worried about how much I carry.
    I have a Kammok hammock (450 lb rated or so they claim), and their Python straps. Just bought a UQ today on ebay from High Country Trail. Hennessy hexfly tarp and some other odds and ends.
    Can't wait for the snow to melt some so I can get up to my wilderness stompin grounds. Need to try out this stuff and see if it's all gonna work out ok. I been reading The Ultimate Hang and watchin Shugs videos. Those have been a big help.
    I am sure I will be askin some questions soon so I will see ya all laters.
    Steve

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Location
    Durham, NC
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    LeanGreen/BigRed/DIY
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    CatCut Hex/GG12
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    Of Disbelief
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    Welcome aboard.

    Sounds like you've gone full bore into this lovely way to spend time the woods. Nothing like just jumping head first into the deep end over testing the water with your big toe.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

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  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Hammock
    DIY Gear Supply pattern
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    8x10 Hex
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    DIY Down TQ/UQ
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    Whoopies & slings
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    Welcome!

    I pretty much did the same thing. I was looking for tarp patterns when I came across some of Shug's videos. I did eventually make a tarp, but I had to make a couple of hammocks first.

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    Home Run's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Location
    SW Buckeye
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    WBBB 1.1, WL Snipe
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    Adam Special
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    Dutch n whoops
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    Hey there and welcome from Ohio. Hope you got the camo tarp.....I hear that 'ole Bigfoot lives in the wilds there in Central Oregon....since Shug chased him outta Minnesoty!

    Have fun and enjoy,

    Home Run

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
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    WB Superfly
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Toronto, ON
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member RedBeardHanger's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Location
    Rockville, MD
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    Welcome to HF!
    Always have a Plan B C D and E! - Arson

    I 100% believe “Normal is Boring!"

    Does Shug ever put out a bad video?

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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Long Island, NY
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    Welcome!

    Water Monkeys are magical
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

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    Detroit, Mi
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    Your name is so squatchy,....welcome
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waynesburg, PA
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    Smile Welcome!

    You are going to love this place.

    Sounds like a great rig, and Oregon is one place I have got to get into before too long. (Montana, Wyoming, and Washington kinda got in the way...)

    Enjoy!

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