I would like to go to a group hang and check out other setups.
I would like to try out a WBBB just to see what it feels like. I have a WBRR
and I would like other hangers to know how great it is.
There in lies the problem. as much as I would like to try their hammock
and them to know what mine feels like I have a slight aversion to anyone
being in my bed. Its my personal sleeping space, my pillow,my quilt,my hammock. Am I alone with those feelings?
I know I would not ask to try someones bed but if they made the offer to me I would do it and probably
return the offer to them. However I know I would cringe a bit when they
plopped down and rolled around in my new RR.
I feel a bit better about letting someone try my DIY or my ENO, but still!
I hope its not just me. I would easily share a tarp or suspension or cooking
gear but just not my bed.
My girlfriend feels the same way.
I had to buy her a replacement hammock because too many people had tried her hammock. You aren't alone.
When I have let other people in my hammock I remove all my bedding(pillow, quilt, etc).
I don't let people have their shoes on in my hammock. I also make them ease into the hammock and not plop down. Also no excessive swinging. Those are my only rules. I don't want anyone messing up my hammock that I made.
my dog sleeps in my hammock :) i don't care if somebody wants to try my hammock, but don't touch my tools.
i KNOW it's just a hammer, but its MY hammer.:D
I don't mind as long as their shoes come off as well as anything sharp. I also take out my TQ and pillow.
Never mess with another man's tools. As for my hammock, it has seen more people lay on it than a cheap *****. I just ask that you take off your shoes.
Originally Posted by kayak karl
No sharp objects. Other than that, all is good.
As you see there's a range of feelings about this. You shouldn't feel bad about your aversion to having others try your hammock, though. Just tell people how you feel; people will generally respect that.
If I haven't known you for a year - your not allowed to try my hammock. And you better be dressed like this if I give you permission.