Greetings from Pflugerville, Texas…Austin basically! I am not a “hanger” yet…been lurking and looking for a while. Woot.com put up a hammock for $19.99 a little while back and I bought two http://www.woot.com/offers/yukon-out...double-hammock
…and so it begins. This will get out of hand. I am a huge fan of DIY and I can see this being a variation of that sickness! Already eyeballing some design ideas for tarps and slings…and I haven’t even spent an 10 minutes in the air yet!
I am a sadly out of shape 42 year old formerly younger and fit person. I am a den leader in my son’s Cub Scout pack and I am tired of sleeping on the ground and thinking that this hammock thing has merit!
Got those woot specials in and hung one between trees in the yard and apparently the wrong way…I strung it really tight and I felt like I was being sucked thru a straw. Read a little and let is kinda slack and what a difference. Now I am looking into setting up my rig properly.
Ridgeline has me kinda stumped right now. It seems like they are permanently fixed to the hammock? How long should they be, is there a rule to this. Am I imagineing this? Is the an advantage?
Is there a general set up guide here on the forum? I haven’t found it just yet. I know there is more than one way and no particular right way but I am all over the place right now!!!
ahh...you already see the addiction coming....;)
check that for the ridgeline.
I made 2 amsteel loops to replace the ropes and hooks they had.
Then threw on some whoopies. (Redden Marine. Use the 'hammockforums' for the 5% coupon code). I made them in 2 different colors.
hope that helps.
and I look forward to seeing your future DIYs!
Welcome Jeremy. I'm in the DFW area. Nice to see some more Texas folk here :) Be sure and check out the trip planning section. We have a trip coming up in Jan. to the Lost Maples. Looks like that's right around the corner from you.
Welcome from south Texas... Been through your towns few times... Nice place... Lots of information... Lots of money to have someone else spend for you... DIY is dangerous road, and justifications are easy to come by...
Welcome next door neighbor from Austin :D
I learn most of the infos from JustJeff's page, Shug's video here and "The Ultimate hang" on iPad by Dejoha.
Sorry not a big fan of DIY myself. The vendors here is too good!!!
Bienvenidos from a little South of you fellow Tejano.
Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!