So a few days ago I was fortunate enough to get outside with my Hennessy Safari and attempt to hang it up. The only problem is my yard is distinctly lacking in the tree department
I managed to use the corner of my fence and hung it between the posts (the fence is about 6' tall), but I noticed a few things:
1.) The ridgeline was mega tight. Not so tight that you could play it like a guitar, but definitely close, and tighter than I had envisioned after all the reading that I've done on the forum.
2.) Once I got in, I was only about 2-3" off the ground. This is a great confidence booster for someone who's new to tying up his own hammock, but not so great for getting in/out or being away from the ground. That is the point, after all.
3.) I experienced the dreaded tight line of fabric running down the center of the hammock, causing pressure on my leg.
In spite of all these things, I was still able to take a pretty sound 15 min nap
I'm thinking that the tightness of the ridgeline and tight center fabric is directly related to how tight I had to string it up in order to get my a** off the ground. The fence posts are A.) only about 6' tall and B.) probably less than 15' apart...
With that in mind, I think my next move is to bring everything into the basement and hang from the rafters. The ceiling down there is a good 8', and I've got tons of linear space. No sun though. Maybe I'll take a nap while the laundry is drying
I guess I'm here to ask the more seasoned people if I'm on the right track, and if they have any tips for rigging up a basement hang point. I'm thinking two beefy eye bolts at each end spaced about 1-2' apart in the rafters, so I can simulate the the hang by using the tree straps as if I was outside. I'm also considering putting anchors for multiple distances to see if there's a particular span that works better than the rest...
Thanks in advance!