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Re: [Hammock Camping] Pine Gum

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  • amendment2@aol.com
    I m thinking of something with like First a wash of turpentine then a soap and water wash. Or using a stiff brush and one of the mechanics hand cleaners and
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 15 4:54 AM
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      I'm thinking of something with like First a wash of turpentine then a soap
      and water wash. Or using a stiff brush and one of the mechanics hand cleaners
      and rinse.



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      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 15 5:13 AM
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        http://montreal-vdubbing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=139&view=previous&sid=d962427c0572fe6f9668b843a8b842ec
        At 11:59 PM 7/14/07, you wrote:

        >Last night I went up with our scout troop for their last night of scout
        >camp.
        >
        >(Camp Treasure Mountain is in the same canyon as Targhee ski resort on the
        >back side of the Tetons, Idaho-Wyoming border)
        >
        >
        >I was in my HH (slept very well thank you)
        >
        >5 of our scouts decided to abandon their tents and sleep in test hammocks
        >that I made for them.
        >
        >We used 4 yards of Wally World $1 a yard nylon materiel, and some surplus
        >webbing tied with a double sheet bend. Easy, and worked great.
        >When I made the bight in the materiel I staggered the center line of the
        >hammock about an inch to make the hammock deeper and more stable. (This
        >means I pulled the edges out a little )
        >
        >
        >My first question: Rick came up with the test hammock notion that is
        >wonderful for scouts, who should get the credit for using the double sheet
        >bend to tie it?
        >
        >Second question: We got pine gum and sap over all the straps, does anyone
        >have any suggestions on how to remove it. Right now all the straps have been
        >removed from the hammock bodies, and I would like to put them in a 5 gallon
        >bucket with some sort of magic soap that will dissolve the pine gum and
        >leave the strapping:
        >
        >Ralph


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