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    The plan was to distract you, have the tree get you out of the way and make off with the RR and SD.... Bwhaaahhaaaa....

    And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those darn kids!

    I'm still not exactly sure how you managed to move as fast as you did, (think "The Matrix") but I'm glad you didn't get hurt....that would have probably messed up my entire weekend!

    Seriously though...... That was Awesome!
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    The Spaceweaseal Paradox spaceweaseal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    The plan was to distract you, have the tree get you out of the way and make off with the RR and SD.... Bwhaaahhaaaa....

    And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those darn kids!

    I'm still not exactly sure how you managed to move as fast as you did, (think "The Matrix") but I'm glad you didn't get hurt....that would have probably messed up my entire weekend!

    Seriously though...... That was Awesome!
    I knew you where plotting on me!

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    Here are the Crime Scene Photos:





    It appears the Spindrift got caught on a small bush on the way down. IMO it likely took the brunt of both the impact of the tree and ths snag on the bush and saved the hammock. Weaseals ninja reflexes are what saved him.



    This is the base of the tree after the fall:



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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    I still think that Caveman distracted me so I would tie my suspension to the dead tree. I think he then waited for me to get in the hammock and pushed the tree over..
    At least he didn't do something seriously dangerous, like destroy a batch of Sarge's muffins.

    Glad I was a long way away from both of those near death experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    At least he didn't do something seriously dangerous, like destroy a batch of Sarge's muffins.

    Glad I was a long way away from both of those near death experiences.
    The muffin killer is still out ther

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    Yeah, I can see how you'd mistake that tree for a health living one...what with all the branches, leaves and intact bark.

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    I'm glad your safe Space Weasel, that way the secret Santa gifts can still go out in your name.
    Seriously though, very happy you are uninjured due to ninja, lightning speed.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Yeah, I can see how you'd mistake that tree for a health living one...what with all the branches, leaves and intact bark.
    The dead tree was about a foot away from the live tree he intended on using, he was talking to Caveman while hanging and Caveman saw his opportunity to distract him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    The dead tree was about a foot away from the live tree he intended on using, he was talking to Caveman while hanging and Caveman saw his opportunity to distract him.
    Understood...just a bit a good-natured sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    I went to the Farifield hang and just got back.
    I setup on a dead tree and it fell on my Ridgerunner and Spindrift while I was getting in the hammock. It barely missed me but took out the Ridgerunner and Spindrift. The Spindrift got shredded but it saved the Ridgerunner.
    I was hoping to have it for the official Tx hang in three weeks but now I am boned because I can't afford another one.
    I did not have a camera with me but a couple of the guys took some pics so they will probably post them in the trip reports.
    YIKES! Glad you are OK! You and GrannyPat should form a club!
    - Loki,

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    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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