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    I cannot speak for toddler safety, but if you had...

    I cannot speak for toddler safety, but if you had something like a Mayan hammock, I don't see how it could cause suffocation. I can see little hands getting stuck though.

    My family has been...
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    Poll: Even my hippy self finds that article a bit...

    Even my hippy self finds that article a bit weird... but me (and my husband) are full-time hammock all the way. In the same hammock. Still working great almost 3 months later now :D
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    Eer, if you're in Panama... you should be able to...

    Eer, if you're in Panama... you should be able to find some comfy hammocks direct from the makers (or fairly direct through a local shop). I seem to recall in my searches finding local to Panama...
  4. Still sleeping in a hammock with hubby full time,...

    Still sleeping in a hammock with hubby full time, still no problems (or well, fewer than bed sleeping). We have 4 'configurations' for sleeping:

    A-prime: heads on opposite sides, forming two...
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    Full time in a mayan, here! My stand can be...

    Full time in a mayan, here!

    My stand can be seen in my gallery, though we plan on making some improvements to it.

    And here are hubby and I *in* the hammock. That's the only way we could really...
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    If you look at the FAQ...

    If you look at the FAQ, it says they've tested up to 400kg (880 ish lbs) but recommend 200kg. Some of the pics there certainly have to add up to more than 450lbs (in one pic, even if everyone...
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    I was trying to figure out why I didn't get this...

    I was trying to figure out why I didn't get this one, as I know I looked at it several times and 750lbs is plenty strong enough and 8' wide is plenty wide enough. Then I looked at a bunch of other...
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    Awesome! May try this for my son's room. Two more...

    Awesome! May try this for my son's room. Two more questions:

    Does this mean there's a big metal rail going across the diagonal of the room, 4' up? Would there be a problem getting it out of the...
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    lol... the fact that I'm also in Florida is why...

    lol... the fact that I'm also in Florida is why I'm probably not understanding XD

    Here's a quick sketch I did to see if I'm understanding you right. The same thing would happen on the other side?...
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    Timberrr -- I'm having a bit of a problem...

    Timberrr -- I'm having a bit of a problem visualizing what you're saying, even after that drawing. Is this essentially a pressure rod, or is the pipe hanging *in* the stand? What keeps it from...
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    Or if you don't want to build, woot has a...

    Or if you don't want to build, woot has a hammock/stand combo for $104 shipped. It's only 9' long so no need to hang diagonally. A 13' hammock should fit in it fine (mine does).
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  12. It's 9' from 'U' to 'U' at the top -- the 130"...

    It's 9' from 'U' to 'U' at the top -- the 130" comes from the hammock length.

    It accommodates everything from my 10' trek light (slightly tight fit but works) to my 13'+ Mayan. The way it folds...
  13. Woot sale on a great 'casual/indoor' hammock!

    These are usually $99 for just the stand:

    http://tools.woot.com/plus/vivere-dream-chairs-hammocks

    Mom-in-law currently uses this hammock/stand combo as her bed and has no complaints

    (the...
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    Ah-ha! Yeah, I'd been looking at those too and...

    Ah-ha! Yeah, I'd been looking at those too and assumed they were the same, as other sites use pictures from both of those sites to advertise theirs. Didn't notice the completely different dimensions....
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    Cannibal -- is the 'thick cord' you have the one...

    Cannibal -- is the 'thick cord' you have the one that can be found online, and what would you guess the width to be? I ask 'cause even though the one we have is comfy, it's using very thin, coated...
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    I've been hanging with my hubby - in the same...

    I've been hanging with my hubby - in the same hammock - for ... almost a month now, I think. We've at this point figured out several ways to sleep -- either making two separate hammocks from one,...
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    somniferous -- yeah, that's exactly how I hung...

    somniferous -- yeah, that's exactly how I hung it. Didn't have a ridgeline at all and just connected it using the provided/already attached cord and 'S' hook (S hook attached to the hook provided...
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    That was the first setup I had (for indoor use)....

    That was the first setup I had (for indoor use). Other than not holding the advertised weight, it's decent if you don't want to build your own stand. I can't imagine using it for travel with lots of...
  19. Awesome your girl is going for it! Don't be...

    Awesome your girl is going for it! Don't be discouraged if you guys can't find a way to sleep in the same hammock at first -- when we first got it set up we spent 4 hours trying to figure out how to...
  20. We have a commercial 'compact' stand that works...

    We have a commercial 'compact' stand that works out fairly well -- I was comfortable in it, then we gave it to my mom in law and she's basically replaced her bed with it at this point. Only takes up...
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    So I ran a little experiment last night. Didn't...

    So I ran a little experiment last night. Didn't drink anything for two hours before bed, and put a blanket under me so the air didn't flow through. Only difference it made was I got up for a bathroom...
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    Huh. I thought maybe I've just been having coffee...

    Huh. I thought maybe I've just been having coffee too close to bed lately, as I have to get up at least twice during the night and never have before. Not since I can remember at least. Weird XD
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    ^ my husband has a similar problem with his knees...

    ^ my husband has a similar problem with his knees (he blew out his ACL in a bike mishap)... but it's worse in a bed. I think it's helpful that we use a Mayan, which you can make little pillows and...
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    I've only been doing this about three weeks now,...

    I've only been doing this about three weeks now, but so far the opposite is true. I have never slept better and never felt better. I get out of bed (hammock?) and I'm out and up! No stiff muscles, no...
  25. Some last pics, this time IN the hammock double!...

    Some last pics, this time IN the hammock double!

    We're not in completely proper (too far toward the edges), but you can kind of see the two hammocks that are starting to form from one. It looks...
  26. @Farmer again -- this is probably where I should...

    @Farmer again -- this is probably where I should point out the Mayan is over 10' wide. If we lay side-by-side along the length, about a 2' wall (as much as it hangs from the floor without anyone in...
  27. FarmerCamper -- lol! That is the first question...

    FarmerCamper -- lol! That is the first question everyone has asked XD .. trying not to break rules here, but let's just say it's not a problem! :)

    silver -- definitely like the idea of the...
  28. Okay! I made an attempt at pictures... didn't...

    Okay! I made an attempt at pictures... didn't work too well as I can't get far enough back in my tiny room XD

    Anywho, explanation of the attached images can be found in my gallery!

    This is...
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    You'd *think* 'hardware store' would be the...

    You'd *think* 'hardware store' would be the answer, but if you look at any of the stuff you'd use to hang a hammock, it all says 'do not use to support human weight'... including some 'S' hooks that...
  30. Alrighty guys -- seems to hold us! I will try to...

    Alrighty guys -- seems to hold us! I will try to get pics when I don't have to be pantless to get in (don't want to snag anything and PJ's are in the dryer)

    Loving the mayan! With hubby and I in...
  31. O. M. G. This thing is HUGE. Haven't gotten...

    O. M. G.

    This thing is HUGE. Haven't gotten the eye hooks in the stand yet to try it out, but .... HUGE o.O

    *edit* And we have lift-off! Didn't take video as we had to de-pants to get in...
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    Hahaha. Of course I find this *today* after...

    Hahaha. Of course I find this *today* after putting the final screw in, apart from the eye hooks XD

    This is so similar to what I came up with, but with so many improvements (for one, rather than...
  33. I just ordered one from seaside hammocks. There...

    I just ordered one from seaside hammocks. There are way cheaper out there but the folks there were prompt and helpful with all of my questions. Plus they're local... so, yeah :)

    Should be getting...
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    Best place to get a mayan hammock?

    We've just about got everything ready for the size hammock we want (thanks for all the help btw! Should have the stand/exterior studs built this weekend), but now I'm trying to figure out *where* to...
  35. Ha! That's absolutely perfect lorax -- I think I...

    Ha! That's absolutely perfect lorax -- I think I may steal the rest of that design to make this one work. Would you say 12' is a minimum for the stand length, or might 10' work? We're planning on...
  36. Thanks guys for all these ideas! Using a combo of...

    Thanks guys for all these ideas! Using a combo of stuff from links and ideas, I've come up with a starting sketch --

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15770123/DRAFT.pdf

    I've got it going...
  37. Wow SilvrSurfr. Was that even a necessary...

    Wow SilvrSurfr. Was that even a necessary comment? I may be a complete noob... but is this how you treat people asking about options?

    I said *this* stand doesn't support it and am looking at...
  38. Hanging for a couple? (indoor bed replacement)

    I started talking about this in my intro thread, but this seems a better place for this!

    So last week - after much research - hubby bought a vivere hammock with compact stand, as it was the only...
  39. Hi and thanks for the reply MightyMouse! I came...

    Hi and thanks for the reply MightyMouse! I came across your setup in my research and *love* it, but I really am too afraid to attach them to the walls (the whole interior of the house has had walls...
  40. Hello from Florida and need some guidance!

    Just dropping in for a quick intro! I am actually more interested in replacing my bed with a hammock than camping (though this all started years ago when I bought a hammock for camping... and haven't...
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