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Re: [Hammock Camping] Pine Gum

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    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 15, 2007
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      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 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:

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