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  1. I would use round poles, a chainsaw, a hatchet, a...

    I would use round poles, a chainsaw, a hatchet, a hammer, and deck screws. This monkey already has a headache.
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    A sad day...:(

    A sad day...:(
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    Head right. This is where my body comes to rest...

    Head right. This is where my body comes to rest in my recliner, too. My body is not perfectly symmetrical...I sorta think this factors into it.
  4. There was a guy called Gem Cutter, or some such...

    There was a guy called Gem Cutter, or some such that did some tree climbing. Also an arborist or two.
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    Anyone who's ever maintained a trail knows you...

    Anyone who's ever maintained a trail knows you can't get ahead of the jungle. A snip here and there won't hurt a thing.
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    Restless Legs

    Yep, I got 'em. Neuropathy, too.
    Anyway, I have noticed things settle down in a hammock. Not 100%, but enough to allow me to sleep.

    Anybody else, or is it just me?
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    "hard-sided vehicles" "Hah!", said the bear.

    "hard-sided vehicles"

    "Hah!", said the bear.
  8. Thread: Well....

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    Good to see both of you guys!

    Good to see both of you guys!
  9. Good grief. For a permanent camp, build a...

    Good grief. For a permanent camp, build a permanent "tarp". Frame up what you want, and cover it with barn tin.
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    I prefer the smallest trees I can get away...

    I prefer the smallest trees I can get away with...usually about the size of my leg.
  11. Not for me. Nope, nope. And, as has been...

    Not for me. Nope, nope.

    And, as has been mentioned, the threads on the fittings are 3/4" NPT (tapered), while the threads on the hitch ball are something else. This is a train wreck.
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    I hope he is able to bring these to market.

    I hope he is able to bring these to market.
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    It's called "getting your groove on". I like it.

    It's called "getting your groove on". I like it.
  14. If it was my park, I'd put up posts for hammocks,...

    If it was my park, I'd put up posts for hammocks, and leave the trees in peace. Daily use by the public cannot be a good thing.
  15. Elegant in its simplicity!

    Elegant in its simplicity!
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    QFT. There's too many of us.

    QFT.
    There's too many of us.
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    I choose death by bear over assisted "living"....

    I choose death by bear over assisted "living". Pass the bacon.:D
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    Shades of black...

    Shades of black...
  19. I have one of the original Stormcrow quilts. At...

    I have one of the original Stormcrow quilts. At 10years and counting, it was showing its age. New shockcord made it like new. I recommend it.
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    Last I checked, Texas required 2" tree straps; I...

    Last I checked, Texas required 2" tree straps; I haven't seen it enforced...ymmv.
  21. Kids will play grabass... that's an international...

    Kids will play grabass... that's an international rule.
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    Yep. Bipods ftw.

    Yep. Bipods ftw.
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    This thread just keeps getting better and better.

    This thread just keeps getting better and better.
  24. I sent a book to a friend in Austin on Monday...

    I sent a book to a friend in Austin on Monday morning... he got it today. Pretty good, by any measure.
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    Don't do it. Just don't. There's a learning curve...

    Don't do it. Just don't. There's a learning curve associated with cold-weather camping. There are no shortcuts.
  26. Atlanta SP is near Texarkana...plenty of hanging...

    Atlanta SP is near Texarkana...plenty of hanging spots.
    ...
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    That pretty much sums it up.

    That pretty much sums it up.
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    I can't say why it's so, but the distance...

    I can't say why it's so, but the distance between hang points definitely makes a difference. There's more than hang angle in play.
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    You left out barking dogs. I hate...

    You left out barking dogs. I hate campgrounds...like camping in the projects.
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    If there's a way to help, please post it.

    If there's a way to help, please post it.
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    A true loss...one of the good guys.:(

    A true loss...one of the good guys.:(
  32. We'd all be better off if we'd never heard about...

    We'd all be better off if we'd never heard about 30 degree hangs. Yeah, it's about right, but so is 28 or 35. As was said earlier, art, not science.
  33. Thread: Treeboats

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    The originals were a gang of eccentric climbers...

    The originals were a gang of eccentric climbers and scientists in the PNW, who pioneered climbing giant redwoods. Along the way, they figured out how to sleep 350 feet above the ground.
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  34. Thread: Swingers

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    I doubt I'd like it while trying to sleep, but...

    I doubt I'd like it while trying to sleep, but when I'm just passing time horizontally, yeah, I swing. Sometimes I tie some small line off to a fixed object so I can rock the baby.
  35. I would build a "stand" (2 studs and a joist) and...

    I would build a "stand" (2 studs and a joist) and attach it permanently to the interior surfaces of the trailer. Then attach e-tracks to the stand.
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    Watch utility crews set poles. Around here, the...

    Watch utility crews set poles. Around here, the holes are ~6' deep, back filled with soil from the hole, well compacted, no concrete.

    Your design is solid. Enjoy.
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    Honestly, I can't think of a single reason why I...

    Honestly, I can't think of a single reason why I would ever want to hang near a fire. Just, no.
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    I have apnea, and sleep with a CPAP. I'd like to...

    I have apnea, and sleep with a CPAP. I'd like to see sleep studies that examine the relationship of apnea/CPAP/ hammocks/ beds.
  39. Worth noting...those things are not robust. They...

    Worth noting...those things are not robust. They are vulnerable to damage from wind and limbfall. Also, they are close; plan on a fan.
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    Silly question...there were lawyers involved.

    Silly question...there were lawyers involved.
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    Severe storms tonight...I will eat an early...

    Severe storms tonight...I will eat an early dinner, and take my Kindle, my wine, and my Doublenest into the 'fraidy hole, and sleep through all of the sound and fury. Life be good. :)
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    Will there be a best mask competition?

    Will there be a best mask competition?
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    The worst night I ever spent in an ENO was far...

    The worst night I ever spent in an ENO was far better than sleeping on the ground...I'm a big guy, ya just gotta hang it right.
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    I camp on an ATV. Other than ice, beer, and meat,...

    I camp on an ATV. Other than ice, beer, and meat, I don't see much difference. Oh yeah, no road apples.
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    There's no kill like overkill! I like it!

    There's no kill like overkill! I like it!
  46. The people who know ain't talking, which suggests...

    The people who know ain't talking, which suggests that's the way his family wants it. I respect that, and won't speculate.
  47. Man plans, God laughs...:jj:

    Man plans, God laughs...:jj:
  48. So cryptic...

    So cryptic...
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    I shoot stray dogs...is there a thread for that?...

    I shoot stray dogs...is there a thread for that? Equal time!
  50. There's a trebuchet lurking in this design. I...

    There's a trebuchet lurking in this design. I have visions of stakes breaching the ramparts.
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