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Black Friday.. Opting Outside

There was a lot of hub bub over a decision that the outdoor retailer REI made to close it’s stores nation wide on “Black Friday” encouraging their customers and employees to get outside on the that day and have an … Continue reading

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Triangle Thingies

Yes… Triangle Thingies.. that’s what they are called.  What do they do?  Well, if you are like me and want to have an enjoyable time when you get into camp you find ways to stream line your set up and … Continue reading

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5 Reason’s I Hammock Camp

This last weekend I got to hang out with some great Scouters at our Lodge’s Rendezvous.  A few years back a few of the guys became interested in my hammock set up, which I use every camp out.  Slowly the … Continue reading

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Staying warm in your Hammock

I had a fun discussion this weekend with a reader of the blog that is interested, but not sold on the whole hammock camping thing.  We were talking about when I camp in my hammock.  The answer is all the … Continue reading

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TurtleDog Hammock Stand

Here is a quick video of a DIY project I did today to solve a couple issues. First Camporee is always in a meadow… so I needed a way to hang my hammock that was light weight and portable. 2. When we camp in parks (state parks etc), there are not always trees in the designated camp areas to hang. This project is simple, quick, and solves those two issues.
I got the idea from hammockforums.net. A great resource for hammock camping.
The whole stand folds up and neatly fits in my truck. I have a 5 ft. bed and it fits perfectly in the back from corner to corner with room to spare. The total cost of the project was $56. I could have done it a little less expensive, but I went with the cedar 2X2s. They were the straighter pieces at home depot.
The total time spent working on the stand was 20 minutes. Total comfort while hanging… priceless.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask. Drop me a note, comment, or smoke signal.
Hope you enjoy the video.

Have a Great Scouting Day… I’m going to hang out in the hammock now. Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee

Today’s Sunday coffee is gear heavy. eerrrr light. This week I once again received a few pieces of the Birthday list.  Dutch Hooks to add to the z line for the tarp and my new stove the solo stove. Here … Continue reading

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Sunday Mornin’ Coffee 1-27

Well, I had a great night out in the hammock ‘testing’ out some new gear that I finally received from Christmas orders. The Hammock Gear Under Quilt is fantastic!!!  Now I wish I would have got one years ago. Anyway.. … Continue reading

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