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    Gunner, I can’t see enough detail in photo to...

    Gunner, I can’t see enough detail in photo to identify knot.
    I agree with other posts, it can possibly be J-bend or a slipped girth hitch, also called a great number of other names, slipped cow...
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    I see in my crystal ball a new division on the horizon....is that?....is that?....CHARCOAL!

    Esbit fuel tabs painted black...the new charcoal
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I hang my hammock. Then I hang my underquilt, but...

    I hang my hammock. Then I hang my underquilt, but underquilt is pushed off and to the side, the front side so I can see both hammock and underquilt. Middle bottom of my hammock will be about a foot...
  4. A few raindrops on my face, makes me know Iím...

    A few raindrops on my face, makes me know Iím still alive. Iíve been known to arrive Friday instead of Thursday, if rain was forecast, but the thought of not seeing yíall would not be happy face....
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    Mustardstew, bring any food that you like to eat....

    Mustardstew, bring any food that you like to eat. Please avoid foods that are most likely to cause anyone stomach distress or food poisoning. Please guard against foods that can spoil easily. For...
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    I’m doing asbestos I can We are adding a...

    I’m doing asbestos I can
    We are adding a woodstove division to our “Purdy Boil” competition. Us alcohol stove boys better be stoked, cause I’m camping in Uwharries with some guys talkin smack bout...
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    Down here in The Carolinas, we have Navy hammock...

    Down here in The Carolinas, we have Navy hammock campers at our group hangs. They are quite the coffee drinkers and story tellers.
    Lots of good information on Hammock Forums. I use Google to search...
  8. OutandBack, I know you right The good part is,...

    OutandBack, I know you right
    The good part is, they are getting dimensions better than what is usually a real short hammock. I don’t know if they researched hammocks or copied someone’s product. I...
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    You sir, are braver than me! Maybe Iíd choose to...

    You sir, are braver than me!
    Maybe Iíd choose to make a homemade stand, maybe a tripod on each end about 15 feet apart and reaching 8 feet above ground. With extra height, Iíd put a crossbar...
  10. Themasterpiece, congratulations, thinking outside...

    Themasterpiece, congratulations, thinking outside the box!
    Here’s hoping there are no charges from apartment management.
    It looks like a success, but Phantom still skeeerd.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Tazmaniac, you are “Purdy Boil” Judge...

    Tazmaniac, you are “Purdy Boil” Judge
    Need2noCallahan might volunteer to be judge of Best Noob Campsite
    Joyride is Judge of Best Couples Campsite and Best Mom and-or Dads with Kids Campsite...
  12. No sugar needed in my brew Always fun to answer...

    No sugar needed in my brew
    Always fun to answer waitress question “Do you want cream and sugar?”
    Yes, P-I-S-S
    When she says “What?!?!“
    Put In Some Sugar

    Carbohydrates, and refined...
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    In two weeks Iíll be back from Grayson Highlands...

    In two weeks Iíll be back from Grayson Highlands Hang. Then Iíll be fired up bout gettin ready4 Yates Hang. Maybe Iíll see some of you at Grayson. Itís an excellent Hang and the weather will be...
  14. Ooooops Double Post

    Ooooops Double Post
  15. At least a johnnycake or some grog, SteelPlayer I...

    At least a johnnycake or some grog, SteelPlayer I know you right.
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    A shout out from Denton NC!

    A shout out from Denton NC!
  17. Now, I’m getting hungry...but first I gotta have...

    Now, I’m getting hungry...but first I gotta have my coffee. I drink instant coffee, mixed with cocoa powder and spices. Even though I’ll have to admit, fresh ground and fresh brewed coffee tastes and...
  18. Wow, you are thinking outside the box!

    Wow, you are thinking outside the box!
  19. Hickery, I’m stoked to camp at Grayson with...

    Hickery, I’m stoked to camp at Grayson with y’all. It’ll be perfect weather for snoozing in hammocks, traipsing trails, and listening to stories around campfire.
  20. You don’t have to be crazy to be a hammock...

    You don’t have to be crazy to be a hammock camper....but it helps.
    If you go to two local group hangs, you will see a great variety of hammocks set up in all kinds of ways. Ask questions about their...
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    For your comfort, get an 11 wide, that would be...

    For your comfort, get an 11 wide, that would be 11 feet long and 66 to 68 inches wide.

    My progression ENO doublenest, short and wide, banana lay- less able to get a good diagonal lay.
    Then 11x5...
  22. I always try to shake my pants cuffs to remove...

    I always try to shake my pants cuffs to remove forest duff.
    Any small sticks and twigs can be bad for your hammock
    On the other hand YOLO
    You only live once
    Maybe best to be carefree and free of...
  23. Bravo for you, thinking outside the box. I...

    Bravo for you, thinking outside the box.
    I wonder if hot hands will work in back pants pockets!?!?
    Or maybe too hot?!?!
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    Gossamer Gear sells foam pads 3/16 inch thick?...

    Gossamer Gear sells foam pads
    3/16 inch thick? Canít remember.
    I had a 40 inch wide by 70 inch long pad.
    That width is good, so you donít slide off or hang off and get cold spots.
    A thick pad, if...
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    Susan Wessinger, looking forward to seeing...

    Susan Wessinger, looking forward to seeing you-you and yours at Yates. Camp in a tent, a hammock, or both. Thursday Friday Saturday nights we will be there. A very few are also there Wednesday and...
  26. Slowhike, great, hot water dispenser for my...

    Slowhike, great, hot water dispenser for my coffee. What ingenious creation is next on tap?!?! LOL
  27. Awesome video! Enjoy the journey and any of us...

    Awesome video! Enjoy the journey and any of us you meet along the way.
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    Slugger, I love Halloween candy&am skeeerd of...

    Slugger, I love Halloween candy&am skeeerd of Uwharrie Blood Creature.
    Maybe we will see some Halloween outfits and a few painted faces
    When I was a kid, Dad burnt a cork and painted our faces with...
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    Fantastic trip Bob-W, beautiful countryside....

    Fantastic trip Bob-W, beautiful countryside. Y’all’s loose-knit group and tea at organizer’s house is interesting.
    I’m half Welsh from Hughes and Davis families.
    When you can set your rig in the...
  30. If I lived in an apartment-condo, I’d buy or...

    If I lived in an apartment-condo, I’d buy or build a portable stand and remove it along with hammock after each use. Maybe that would be best...I don’t know!
  31. Just now enlarged your diagram, Looks...

    Just now enlarged your diagram,
    Looks interesting
    The proof is in the pudding
    Maybe you can make one of these and try it out, several nights in the trees.
    Good luck!
  32. Ooops, just now noticed your diagram... But my...

    Ooops, just now noticed your diagram...
    But my iPhone will not enlarge it enough for me to see...it becomes blurry
    Phantom not tech savvy
  33. If you can think it, you can do it...maybe I did...

    If you can think it, you can do it...maybe
    I did not visualize what you have described
    If you can, please make a short YouTube video doing what you have described
    Thank you for thinking outside...
  34. Buy or build a portable hammock stand. Or you...

    Buy or build a portable hammock stand.
    Or you can hang off your one tree and use a bipod or tripod stand on other end, maybe 15 feet from tree and run amsteel rest of way to your condo window to...
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    Gas we are looking forward to seeing you and Matt...

    Gas we are looking forward to seeing you and Matt
    A photo of you, Peeeeetey and Hickery on a t-shirt hoisting your mugs
    three “Purdy Boil” champions will be great!
    Please bring your alcohol stove...
  36. Been too long since I heard from you Was...

    Been too long since I heard from you
    Was wondering if y’all were moving to Murphy too
    Gunner and The Terminator are moving to Murphy about 500 miles from their home on the coast
    Glad to hear y’all...
  37. Welcome to the madness! Check out Grayson Hang...

    Welcome to the madness!
    Check out Grayson Hang last weekend of September.
    And Yates Hang on time change weekend
    Also Tarheel State Hangers on FaceBook will have a Hangsgiving Hang probably B4...
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    Peeeeetey, monkey knots! Hotlips, sweet potato...

    Peeeeetey, monkey knots!
    Hotlips, sweet potato pie my favorite.
    Peeeeetey, best to go online, maybe Google search BBQ brines&sauces
  39. My YouTube videos David Hughes Phantom Grapplers...

    My YouTube videos David Hughes
    Phantom Grapplers recommended ties part 1 and part 2
    Somewhere in there I demonstrate a Carolina Becket
    If you want, skip the larkshead with continuous loop around...
  40. A way to reduce odds of falling when you are...

    A way to reduce odds of falling when you are getting in your hammock:
    Use a fixed length amsteel hammock ridgeline.
    You can larkshead hammock ridgeline to both ends of hammock, larkshead around...
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    See YouTube video or post Smithsonian Channel ...

    See YouTube video or post
    Smithsonian Channel
    Happy International Orangutan Day

    One of them looked just like me in my hammock
    There are several orangutans in various hammocks.
    I could not...
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    OneClick, I know you right And them spiders know...

    OneClick, I know you right
    And them spiders know when and where to swarm Chesapeakeís rig.

    Yea those days with zero degree nights are a whole nother season. When it gets back up to 30*, it seems...
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    Vendors listed in Forums, have sales of new...

    Vendors listed in Forums, have sales of new hammocks, and sometimes hammocks that have minor flaws are sold at great bargains.
    And you can go DIY and get a TableCloth and make your own!?!
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    A gear sling is interesting. I don’t have a gear...

    A gear sling is interesting. I don’t have a gear sling.
    Amsteel larksheaded to top of pack, pack put in large plastic trash bag, amsteel exits top of trash bag and forms a clove hitch around top of...
  45. Sam and Abbey would notice pony but calm down...

    Sam and Abbey would notice pony but calm down when finding pony does not eat dogs or dog treats. Still if they sniff pony’s rear end—they might get kicked
    Gee, that’s a funny smelling dog!
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    Use amsteel continuous loops larksheaded through...

    Use amsteel continuous loops larksheaded through your end channels or even larksheaded around end of hammock, if you have a gathered ball on each end.
    Use 7/64 or 1/8 amsteel for your continuous...
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    Hotlips&Kingsford hosted many hangs at Falls...

    Hotlips&Kingsford hosted many hangs at Falls Lake..The Smoked Butt Hangs
    Falls Lake was unavailable one spring and Hotlips&Kingsford hosted a Hang off of 64.
    I was using one of my off the wall...
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    Hotlips, everything you’ve cooked before is...

    Hotlips, everything you’ve cooked before is great. There is no theme, so we can be entertained by your imagination. If you need an extra hand, feel free to draft any and all helpers! Last spring...
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    We will enjoy each other and share food with each...

    We will enjoy each other and share food with each other.
    Maybe good to post on our thread what you might cook or bring.
    Mainly have a great time and not cook2much.
    If there are any shortages...
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    Almost finished getting t-shirts for, contest...

    Almost finished getting t-shirts for, contest winners, judges, and Old Pros. Thank you Old Pros!
    Almost done ordering firewood.
    This year half wood from El Dorado and half or more from Jeremy...
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