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    Smile Greetings

    Hello I am new here and a hammock hiker from way back but I haven't done it for several years. I take care of my Mother who can't do anything for herself and when the day of change comes I plan on getting back into using my hammocks.
    I got inspired today to dig out a few of my hammocks. There are 2 that I bought and 2 or 3 that I made. One of the manufactured ones that I'm holding in my hand right now is a TROPICAL HAMMOCK by Nomad Pharmacy Ltd, 3-4 Wellington Terrace, Turnpike Lane, London N8 (I think I have their bug net also). I think I used my homemade one more then this one. I also have a mesh one that I got from US Calvery that I have gotten a lot of use out of (I'm thinking of getting a 2nd one). The main one that I was using I made from a bed sheet. The net ones that I made I learned how to from THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS. I love that book. It has tought me so many things. I love the story and picture of hammocks on page 589. Do a lot of you have this book?

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    Hey pickinduck, welcome to HF! You & I have something (besides hammocks) in common.
    My mom, who has many health issues & can barely make it from one room to another w/ the walker now, lives here w/ me at my house & I look after her.
    They took care of us, now it's our turn, right?
    Good to have you here. I hope you'll find excitement in looking forward to getting back into hammocks! ...Tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome to the forum. now I have to go to Barnes & Noble to find that book. I could never remember the name but I recognized the cover when I Googled it. This book was very popular with Boatswains Mates that I knew in the USN.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ash.../9780385040259
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    ABOK...the bible of knotting. It's on my coffee table.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Also, what you're doing for you mother is commendable. My wife and I went thru some difficult years caring for a parent but the sacrifice was worth it. Doing the right thing is its own reward.
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    Another knotter here! Got my copy of the ABOK for my 16th birthday, and still pick it up at least once a week. I actually found hammockforums.net while trying to find information on knotting a hammock, whether paracord was usable, how to do the ends, that kind of stuff. Now I've made a hammock, bugnet, and tarp, and am about to start on a poncho. :O
    I also just got into turk's heads, which are awesome.

    Welcome!
    Acer

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    Thanks for the replies so far
    acercanto the last thing I was doing was designing and making slings. A new idea just hit me a few days ago for a totally new cradle design that I am going to try an make soon. That Peruvian kind of braiding is awesome with all of those super cool patterns.

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    Welcome to the forums pickinduck!
    Good to have another knot-guy here who's brain we can all pick.
    Trust nobody!

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    I love ABOK - I keep a copy by my phone, a long with a length of rope so when I'm on conference calls I can keep my hands busy tying...

    Welcome!

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    Great to see this grow

    Ok,

    I have decided to make myself offical to the board and become a donating member.

    Glad to have you join the clan...


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