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by Polkster13
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: 4th Annual Texas Frozen Butt Hang - Jan 11-14 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: 4th Annual Texas Frozen Butt Hang - Jan 11-14 2018

I'm not sure if there are still sites available but there are people who will share their sites with others, including my wife and I. There is a spreadsheet for sign ups (second post). Check with UncleMJM about specifics of where our sites are located. Hope this helps.
by Polkster13
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: UGQ Outdoor Equipment
Topic: Penny Pincher Tarp series
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Penny Pincher Tarp series

They are now offering several color options now. Bought one of the Winter Dream 11 tarps for my wife in Moroccan Blue for one of her Christmas presents. She really liked it. We will be showing it off at the annual Frozen Butt Hang at McKinney Falls State Park.
by Polkster13
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Happy Birthday, Randy!
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Happy Birthday, Randy!

Happy birthday to Randy Smith aka "Papa Smurf", from Dream Hammock-one of our sponsors, and wishing you many more. And Merry Christmas to you as well.
by Polkster13
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Dream Hammock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you as well. Melinda is really excited about getting her new Dream Hammock ridgeline organizer that I gave her for Christmas installed on her Freebird. We will both be styling in our Dream Hammocks in a couple weeks at McKinney Falls State Park for our annual Frozen Butt Hang.
by Polkster13
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: 12 Days of the hammock during Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: 12 Days of the hammock during Christmas

I would do 6 feet of Tyveck and 8 inch continuous loops
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: Hey Y’all
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Hey Y’all

Welcome! From what part of Texas do you hail?

Also, be sure to check out our next hammock hang happening at McKinney Falls State Park, January 11th through the 14th.
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Water Management/Hiking-packing
Replies: 9
Views: 1879

Re: Water Management/Hiking-packing

Well, I am going to resurrect an old thread. We were recently in the Davis mountains backpacking and I knew going in that there was probably going to be very limited water and possibly no water while on a 3 day/2 night hike. I ended up carrying just over 7 liters of water with me. The way I managed ...
by Polkster13
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: Greetings from Austin~
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Greetings from Austin~

My wife and I live in Lago Vista and are out hammock camping often. You are welcome to come join us any time.
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

As far as camping in inclement weather, we have had storms come up and Melinda has fled to the Jeep to wait out the storm because she didn't feel like the tarp that she currently has would provide adequate shelter for her in a downpour, especially if there is any wind involved. I am hoping that the ...
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

I just saw a YouTube video on using two lengths of shock cord with mitten hooks on each end. This allows you to hook two of the doors together with the shock cord either on the inside or the outside of the tarp. I think I would prefer inside the tarp as it would allow you to close off the doors with...
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

I would but she currently has me set it up for her. She doesn't like to "diddle" with anything and will only go camping with me so I am always the one setting up everything for her (I am hoping to change that in the future-but right now I am just happy she will go hammock camping with me). She saw a...
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

Another question: I see tarps that are using poles underneath the tarp in either a Center Pole configuration or and End Pole configuration. I have yet to see any explanation on why use one system over the other. I can see from a weight standpoint that a single pole system would be half as light in w...
by Polkster13
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Questions on cordage for new Tarp

Well, I bought my wife a "Penny Pincher" Winter Dream tarp from UGQ for Christmas and am now working on the suspension for it. I got it in Moroccan Blue as she likes the colors blue and green. In fact, had I known her color choices a little better I would have gotten the edging in Lime Green. I saw ...
by Polkster13
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Dog owners live longer
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Dog owners live longer

Hey Scuba,

Did you happen to see this:

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

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