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    Welcome aboard! Just an FYI, the donating members...

    Welcome aboard! Just an FYI, the donating members forums are loaded with good information all new hammockers can use.
  2. My wife and I faced this same battle, too tight...

    My wife and I faced this same battle, too tight stuff sacks, a few years ago. Most of our gear now lives in larger stuff sacks that she made for us. The slack seems to facilitate packing, as they...
  3. Thread: Marblehill Ga

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    I don’t know any specifics, but Long Swamp Creek...

    I don’t know any specifics, but Long Swamp Creek runs through there, and there is bound to be some great hanging spots. Of course one might need to be a bit stealthy at times. Good luck.
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    Adjusting by using whooping as dog ones. Wouldn’t...

    Adjusting by using whooping as dog ones. Wouldn’t that alter the suspension triangle enough to affect the stability? I’m just thinking of what if’s.
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    Your camera skills are off the scale! It also...

    Your camera skills are off the scale! It also doesn’t hurt that your forests are as beautiful. I can only hike there in my dreams, but I can dream.
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    You do know that no one will eat them. Ha, ha.

    You do know that no one will eat them. Ha, ha.
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    Being older and less agile than I once was, the...

    Being older and less agile than I once was, the ability to stand up without stooping is essential for me. That said, I usually have one side fairly low, and the other in porch mode of some degree. My...
  8. I have been using hook worms on all my tarps...

    I have been using hook worms on all my tarps since they hit the market. A larksheaded loop on the tarp, and the cord larksheaded to the stake. I roll each line onto the stake. Some consider this too...
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    Good pie is never wasted, except perhaps when I...

    Good pie is never wasted, except perhaps when I eat it,��. It will be great to see Kingsford back in the woods! Tanya makes killer pie!
  10. Thread: Hanger 12

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    Condensation is the cause, all tarps will do that...

    Condensation is the cause, all tarps will do that when humidity/temps are right. Height and width of hang can help or hinder.
  11. Sewn in clips are great. I have all three types...

    Sewn in clips are great. I have all three types of clips, each has some advantages, but I like sewn in best. Excess strap is easily dealt with, I usually just tuck the end under where the strap goes...
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    Molly Mac gear box?

    Molly Mac gear box?
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    R.I.P. rain man, you will be missed by many.��

    R.I.P. rain man, you will be missed by many.��
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    I like the 12 and 17 gallon black totes with...

    I like the 12 and 17 gallon black totes with yellow lids available at Home Depot and Costco. They stack well, hold a lot and require no shelves or hooks. Keep dust out too.
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    PG, it’s a long drive from here to the YATES...

    PG, it’s a long drive from here to the YATES PLACE, so maybe there’s room to land a helicopter?
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    About seven years ago now I became an every...

    About seven years ago now I became an every nighter. Love my hammocks.
  17. Thread: Returning guy

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    Welcome back, whatever shape you’re in!

    Welcome back, whatever shape you’re in!
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    Watching this, interested.

    Watching this, interested.
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    I have left my car in the lot at the lodge for...

    I have left my car in the lot at the lodge for two or three nights just on the daily gate fee. Been some time ago, so call and check.
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    Definitely not a new member, nor a lurker. What I...

    Definitely not a new member, nor a lurker. What I am is extremely happy to have had the opportunity to learn from developing experts on the fine art of hammock camping. From its beginnings,...
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    I made a three legged one by first making a small...

    I made a three legged one by first making a small diameter closed loop, then making the three dog bones with one end each with the loop inside one end. Easy to add one and have four.
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    If you possibly can, then do go. This is a...

    If you possibly can, then do go. This is a totally fun group of great people, folks you will be glad to call “friend”.
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    Oh they would need to be pretty fat��.

    Oh they would need to be pretty fat��.
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    You know the two trees with bark on them? Save...

    You know the two trees with bark on them? Save those for me.
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    Even with 20 degree top quilt and bottom quilt, I...

    Even with 20 degree top quilt and bottom quilt, I have woken up in the early morning with a less than warm feeling. Temps in the 20’s and teens. We are now in process of doing zero degree quilts. I...
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    His is 1.6 hexon

    His is 1.6 hexon
  27. Well, my gear is packed, tank is full of gas, and...

    Well, my gear is packed, tank is full of gas, and bad news comes. A couple of people close to us have been tested positive for COVID-19. So even though I have no symptoms, out of respect for my...
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    Ha, ha, yeah, I want one as well, but if I get...

    Ha, ha, yeah, I want one as well, but if I get one my wife will want it, so I would have to buy two. That’s a lot of $$$$, when we already have a small fortune invested in hanging gear. Then too, I...
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    What wonderful news! I plan to be there as well...

    What wonderful news! I plan to be there as well and look forward to seeing you both again.
  30. Good news for me! I have my pack total weight...

    Good news for me! I have my pack total weight 14.5 lbs. Does not include food and water. If I pack as usual I will have a few pounds of food to carry back out. Oh well, I try.
  31. Well here goes. I am planning to make this one. I...

    Well here goes. I am planning to make this one. I plan to come up Thursday so that I can be recovered by Friday and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Right now I’m trying to get my pack weight down...
  32. Thread: ULA Ohm 2.0

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    FS: ULA web site gives all specs,

    ULA web site gives all specs,
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    I seldom use mine, but almost always have it with...

    I seldom use mine, but almost always have it with me. When it is needed, it is worth its weight.
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    After missing the hang two years in a row, we...

    After missing the hang two years in a row, we finally got there! We had a great time! Visiting with old friends cannot be beat, and there were several. As I had heard, the staff there made everyone...
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    Another beautiful set of pictures! Thanks for...

    Another beautiful set of pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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    Hey, is this a safe group to hang with? Any...

    Hey, is this a safe group to hang with? Any strange goingson? I think I heard something about a phantom or something like that, is that dangerous? Does any of that crowd snore? I hope they’re not...
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    What a wonderful way to spend family time!

    What a wonderful way to spend family time!
  38. My gut reaction is retire it, use it in the yard,...

    My gut reaction is retire it, use it in the yard, get some more hyper D and make a new one. Great opportunity to change color, width, length, if that has crossed your mind.
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    I have hung many nights in Florida, in January,...

    I have hung many nights in Florida, in January, and a set of 20 degree quilts never ever got too warm. I would not go with less.
  40. A 6 by 6 is 51/2 inches. If it is securely...

    A 6 by 6 is 51/2 inches. If it is securely anchored at the top and bottom there should be no problem. This assumes the post is square and not turned, and is solid not hollow.
    Tying strap higher...
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    Welded link chain, I don’t remember the weight...

    Welded link chain, I don’t remember the weight rating, but way stronger than it needs to be. The Home Depot has a good selection. Steel shackles are there as well.
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    Yep, I use chain on all my permanent hangs, out...

    Yep, I use chain on all my permanent hangs, out doors and indoors. No slip, ever.
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    Debbie, google and myself are having a fight, so...

    Debbie, google and myself are having a fight, so I can’t get to the spreadsheet. Please put us down for the duration, 2 of us, 2 dogs, and we will bring 2 stands. Thanks for all you do!
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    To each their own, so they say. I made a 12ft by...

    To each their own, so they say. I made a 12ft by 7ft hammock several years ago. I have used it for lounging but was never able to get really comfortable in it. 11ft by 58 inch is my perfect fit.
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    Two posts per hammock will provide more...

    Two posts per hammock will provide more togetherness, but the three post configuration will absolutely work.
  46. Thread: Tensahedron

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    All the fence rail that I have seen are 1 3/8...

    All the fence rail that I have seen are 1 3/8 inch of. If that’s what yours are a section of 1” steel conduit would fit pretty close inside.
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    I use a WBRR, it is several years old, and has...

    I use a WBRR, it is several years old, and has many nights use . I have never had any problem with the bar tips rubbing my tarp. I also never hang my tarp too low, perhaps that helps. My tarps...
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    Poll: I would be concerned about mold and mildew, and...

    I would be concerned about mold and mildew, and UVdegradation.
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    There’s a good chance that you will find out even...

    There’s a good chance that you will find out even more than you need to know about hammocks on this site. Good folks here, always willing to help you learn more. Best wishes for a happy retirement!
  50. Thread: new tarp time

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    I have a Cuban fiber tarp that stays at home most...

    I have a Cuban fiber tarp that stays at home most of the time. I have Silpoly tarps which are my go to tarps. I guess in the back of my mind I’m saving the Cuban, but for what? My advise is get the...
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