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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    ...I am extremely envious of you Jeepsters.

    Someday I will have a Jeep, and some things made with goose down.

    But hopefully not a Jeep made from goose down...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    But hopefully not a Jeep made from goose down...
    I've been waiting a long time for flying cars. They promised them to me on Discovery Channel's "Beyond 2000". Seems they fibbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    But hopefully not a Jeep made from goose down...
    that would be a real turkey .......

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    I tried hanging from my car this past weekend, wound up sleeping in the car : (
    I was in a blow down area and there was only one substantial tree so I thought I could tie the other end to my Yakima roof racks. The rack popped right off of my car and did some damage to the windshield frame. Won't be trying that again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    using the truck and tree idea, and adding the 2x4 inverted v and somehow staking/attaching ....
    In my experience you need at least one post-height in distance from the base of the post for the stake... I've been using very large 1.5 foot long rebar stakes which are mondo heavy but work really well for car camping in a field

    For posts I use 1 foot wide planks that are about 4-5 foot high each. When you hang the hammock low the center of gravity is only about 1 foot off the ground... so what you have is the same equivalent stability of a 1ft x 1ft x your-hammock-length block that you're laying on... it looks like it should fall over- but it won't.

    oh yea - I also weld a large washer on top of the rebar stakes to stop my beaner from sliding off... and they go in at about a 20deg angle leaning away from the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    I tried hanging from my car this past weekend, wound up sleeping in the car : (
    I was in a blow down area and there was only one substantial tree so I thought I could tie the other end to my Yakima roof racks. The rack popped right off of my car and did some damage to the windshield frame. Won't be trying that again!
    I've been speculating that this might happen in various threads for the past year. I'm sorry the proof of my theorizing came at your expense.

    Roof racks are secured with nothing more than a few sheet metal screws, screwed into very thin metal. Don't do it, people.
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    <<Cool sticker! Guess I'm gonna have to order some more biners or something.>>

    Me, too...and I even have a Treklight double!!

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    Most of the Yakima and Thule roof racks clamp on to the car roof via the old exterior rain gutters (early 90's and older cars/trucks/suvs) and on the new cars/trucks/suvs they use an adapter clip to mount to the inside the door to give the feet/towers something to attached to and are basically made to support loads straight down, not out and only about 150 pounds. Very unusuall to find a Yakima or Thule rack system that would screw into the roof. Don't know if they even offer that type anymore. Most aftermarket "factory" style roof racks are made by Perrycraft and they do use 3m double sided tape and small screws to attached to the vehicles roof. I would never trust a roof rack to hang a hammock from. There are some pick up truck ladder racks I would trust to hang a hammock from, but not all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    ...double sided tape and small screws to attached to the vehicles roof...
    I guess this is what they call progress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    using the truck and tree idea, and adding the 2x4 inverted v and somehow staking/attaching ....
    Whoa, that was wild. I clicked on your first pic to see how you were doing it, and there is my back yard! Those trees are pretty far apart, but more importantly, they are a bit thin up high. Where I have to attach to ( up high ) because they are so far apart. So I always worry about breaking something, and they would flex a bit.

    But that set up worked fine. With the tree straps going from the 2x4s down low on the tree, where it is much thicker. Even if I bounced around in the hammock, the trees would not shake or flex at all.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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