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    I like me freebird's ridgeline a bit slack, so...

    I like me freebird's ridgeline a bit slack, so that when I get in it tightens up a bit, but not tight, it just straightens out. When I see that, that's when I know I'm going to have a comfortable...
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    Are you only going on really short trips i.e. a...

    Are you only going on really short trips i.e. a weekend? If so, that might be the problem.

    Sometimes it's just a mental thing. It needs to become normal. I started in my Mayan as a full-timer, and...
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    I just use mesh skin for my tarp. Keep things...

    I just use mesh skin for my tarp. Keep things organised and off the ground. I think using a stuffsac would just prove cumbersome and time consuming when putting the tarp up. The skins just make setup...
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    Sticky: Can you please explain this (the bold section) a...

    Can you please explain this (the bold section) a little more? Mine is hung on the far corners of perpendicular walls, but that's only because the stud was hard to find on the other side of the corner...
  5. Ha! That' great! I'm a cold sleeper too, so...

    Ha! That' great!

    I'm a cold sleeper too, so it's good to hear about your experience and you being warm.
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    Try this.... Sit closer to the edge than you...

    Try this....

    Sit closer to the edge than you normally do when getting in. Take the right edge, lift it above your head then fall back with it, then get your feet in.

    Another way, if you're...
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    Sticky: Picture please! :)

    Picture please! :)
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    The noises help me feel like I'm a part of my...

    The noises help me feel like I'm a part of my surroundings. I feel included in a way, especially when I hear the DOING! of my guy line being stepped over as the other animals come to check me out. If...
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    I'm thinking this is celsius. ;)

    I'm thinking this is celsius. ;)
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    That is actually a good idea! Thanks for the...

    That is actually a good idea! Thanks for the suggestion. Alas, she is just about ready to go, and in the end, did not enjoy the "top portion" of my hammock, so my Mayan and all it's lovingly woven...
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    Yeah that one of the many reasons I got my...

    Yeah that one of the many reasons I got my freebird... I was free to lay any way I wanted, and I had no idea which way that was. I'm glad I did, because I found out I like to lay head right / feet...
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    I can't tell you about hip replacement, but I can...

    I can't tell you about hip replacement, but I can tell you what it's like to heal two dislocated hips, coccyx and two collar bones all at once in conjunction with using a hammock.... Laying in any...
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    She is currently in the hammock. Crazy girl! And...

    She is currently in the hammock. Crazy girl! And she looks very, very content. Ha ha!

    Thank goodness for the suggestion of the blanket!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Haha! No, she's a tabby, callico mix. *sigh*...

    Haha! No, she's a tabby, callico mix.

    *sigh* and now at 4:00am this morning she decided to come in purring and was ready to try... repeatedly. And each time she'd get on, she purred louder and...
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    I know what you mean, Old Boot (I feel so strange...

    I know what you mean, Old Boot (I feel so strange calling you that!). My coccyx is currently dislocated and the hammock is the only place I can lay down in and not be in pain. So I can easily imagine...
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    Well, she doesn't seem interested in being in the...

    Well, she doesn't seem interested in being in the hammock at all. She just walks under it, yelling at me to get out and sleep on my futon in the living room, so she can sleep with me.

    I even tried...
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    And I don't have snow shoes, just skis. Ha ha! ...

    And I don't have snow shoes, just skis. Ha ha!

    Thank you for your offer, that's very generous of you, but I'm okay sitting this one out.

    If, however, something changes in my circumstances, I'll...
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    Ha ha! I can totally picture this as an animation!

    Ha ha! I can totally picture this as an animation!
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    This is true, but some of the the women they're...

    This is true, but some of the the women they're talking about seem to like camping, so it doesn't seem to be as simple as that.

    Good luck with our husband! Ha ha!




    That's certainly one way...
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    lol! That's not "from Calgary"! You're an Irish...

    lol! That's not "from Calgary"! You're an Irish imposter! :laugh:

    *sigh* Enjoy that beautiful river. I truly miss it. :)
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    Let me know how it works out. If I end up doing...

    Let me know how it works out. If I end up doing it, and she likes it, I can send the hammock home with her!

    Calgary. You?
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    I have more of a mentality question... I keep...

    I have more of a mentality question...

    I keep reading posts by men stating that they have to convince their girlfriends or wives to even consider hammocking. I never quite got that.

    Did you...
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    I think I'm going to have to pull out. :( My...

    I think I'm going to have to pull out. :(

    My lack of insulation, and car I think are going to make things difficult, especially since this is a ski in situation. Transporting skis would be the...
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    Maybe you need to start them off lower, so they...

    Maybe you need to start them off lower, so they can figure it out, then gradually increase the height?

    Lucky for me (In this situation) I don't have a fancy underquilt to worry about.

    Hey! I'm...
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    You know what? Maybe I will!

    You know what? Maybe I will!
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    Ha ha! Okay, now I'm laughing! It's true, it...

    Ha ha! Okay, now I'm laughing!

    It's true, it really does depend on the cat. I've known cats that insisted the furniture was there for their scratching pleasure, others not at all.
    ...
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    Thanks, everyone! I'm feeling much more relaxed...

    Thanks, everyone! I'm feeling much more relaxed about it now!
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    Haha! That's great!

    Haha! That's great!
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    Thanks Debi, that's very helpful! And do they...

    Thanks Debi, that's very helpful!

    And do they just jump in, or do you have something they climb on outside the hammock, like a chair, that they climb off of into the hammock?
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    Cats and the Indoor Hammock

    Okay, I am a full-timer and have a Mayan hammock, and I'm going to be caring for a cat, who likes to sleep with me, for a month. All I can envision is cat claws getting caught in the threads and...
  31. I like my Mayan from hammockboutique.com. I...

    I like my Mayan from hammockboutique.com.

    I have had the jumbo for a year and float on air every night. It took me a bit to find the right hanging angle, but once I did....
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    Something similar to that happened to me. I...

    Something similar to that happened to me. I persisted and what it turned out to be was my lower back repositioning into a healthier position (I've had lower back issues since I was little). After a...
  33. I'd agree on checking on the diagonal. There's...

    I'd agree on checking on the diagonal. There's such thing as too much diagonal too in those smaller hammocks. It might not be such an issue with your new set-up. Congrats on the Nicaraguans! Very...
  34. I got to the area later than I had anticipated,...

    I got to the area later than I had anticipated, so wasn't able to hike out and find a decent place to hang. I ended up about 30 meters in from the highway, in a covered dip, planning on waking early...
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    Depending on when, I might join you. I'd have to...

    Depending on when, I might join you. I'd have to get the winter insulation in order though.
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    I use a rolled up towel or shirt. But that's more...

    I use a rolled up towel or shirt. But that's more for warmth than comfort.
  37. Thanks for taking the time. I get what you're...

    Thanks for taking the time. I get what you're saying and that actually helps. I might not be able to lengthen the suspension, but it's a Mayan hammock, so maybe I can work with the hammock strings...
  38. Wow! So many suggestions! Thanks everyone! I'm...

    Wow! So many suggestions! Thanks everyone!

    I'm going to take some time and look through this all thoroughly before I try anything. Those isolators look expensive though (assuming I'd need to take...
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    I do the same as outandback, an have no dohickies...

    I do the same as outandback, an have no dohickies for my tarp ridgeline. I do have some linelocs on the guy lines though, but only because it came with them. If they break, I'll just replace them...
  40. Hahahaha! Yes. I actually live in the noisiest...

    Hahahaha! Yes. I actually live in the noisiest city in Canada. ;)
  41. I was laying on my futon in my living room today,...

    I was laying on my futon in my living room today, and could feel vibrations from an idolling diesel truck that was a block away for road construction, so most of the problem is this is a very old...
  42. Thank you everyone for your input! Okay, Just...

    Thank you everyone for your input!

    Okay, Just to make things clear, I'm not moving. Ha ha! I Actually just moved here a couple months ago, but became vibrationally sensitive from my previous...
  43. No whoopies being used on my Mayan, that's my...

    No whoopies being used on my Mayan, that's my Freebird that uses that. ;)

    The ropes provided by the people who make the Mayan are 3/4" handmade cords (the pretty kind). This is what I'm using. I...
  44. Yep, same vibrations. And I've got the...

    Yep, same vibrations.

    And I've got the suspension full out as it is. It can be shortened, but not lengthened.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Do you think rubber tie down cords would work,...
  45. Vibrational Transference - Wall to Hammock

    Hello,

    I use a Mayan hammock indoors and live in an apartment. Many times my neighbours might be running an air conditioner, washing machine, or using a subwoofer, during which times, I am woken...
  46. I do this for my Mayan indoors for the cooler...

    I do this for my Mayan indoors for the cooler seasons i.e 8 months out of the year, and use my freebird as the lower hammock. It works, but is not the bet set up. You really have to get it positioned...
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    Even hanging it high, I was grumbling a bit,...

    Even hanging it high, I was grumbling a bit, because I couldn't see the sky, or the trees above me. What can I say? I want it all! Ha ha!
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    You have a pretty big tarp too. I just have 4...

    You have a pretty big tarp too. I just have 4 LL's. I actually don't even have stakes! and no prussiks either. Ha ha! If I had had to buy the LL's separate, I think I would do it (my tarp was used...
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    Thanks Shug! Yes she is. ;)

    Thanks Shug!





    Yes she is. ;)
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    Thanks CeeVee! I'll check that out. ...

    Thanks CeeVee! I'll check that out.

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    Well, I got my tarp and went on a trip with it and love the ease of the line locs. I didn't actually rig it up with shock cord just yet...
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