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    Hollerin back atcha from Denton NC Have fun with...

    Hollerin back atcha from Denton NC
    Have fun with your new gear
  2. Shaw, Happy Anniversary Have fun this fall

    Shaw, Happy Anniversary
    Have fun this fall
  3. NC Yates Hang Fall 2021 November 4 5 6 7

    Twistytee, hunters have bagged the rare bear in general vicinity of Uwharries
    To my knowledge, there is not a bear raiding campsite food bags at Yates!

    There are campers at Yates now who have...
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    Nerding out on my hang

    Cougarmeat, DreamHammocks video called

    Getting a good hang angle

    Also you might want to watch
    Dog Having Maximum Comfort Sleeping Outside in a Hammock

    Guaranteed to change your life
  5. Old4hats, be good to see you again

    Old4hats, be good to see you again
  6. Gunner, you bringing Abby and The Terminator?

    Gunner, you bringing Abby and The Terminator?
  7. NC Yates Hang Fall 2021 November 4 5 6 7

    VirtKitty, are you gonna backpack camp on Uwharrie Trail or slack pack it?
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    Papa Smurf of Dream Hammocks has a short YouTube...

    Papa Smurf of Dream Hammocks has a short YouTube video showing hammock ridgeline tightness. He shows how to adjust suspension for optimum ridgeline tension. Not too tight and not too loose.
    Best to...
  9. Many many trees to hang your hammock, even on...

    Many many trees to hang your hammock, even on Saturday
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    Gayle, glad you’re here. Greetings from Carolina...

    Gayle, glad you’re here. Greetings from Carolina country—home of red mud and a diverse group of hammock campers.
    Maybe you can go to a local hang this fall—a good chance to see lots of different...
  11. Hiknhanger, I wonder if your kids have had three...

    Hiknhanger, I wonder if your kids have had three birthdays since they last camped with us

    We will sign you up for The Bottle Flip contest, might get PappyAmos and GroundHog to judge.
    To opt out,...
  12. Dumb question -- where do you put the line for your tarp: around the tree or the hammock strap?

    Thanks Cougarmeat and Nanok, even though I was born in US, my grades in English classes were always D minus. Nanok, your command of foreign languages is impressive.

    I’m somewhat of a “corner...
  13. Please, what are “corner cases” Interesting...

    Please, what are “corner cases”

    Interesting thread, thanks
  14. NC Yates Hang Fall 2021 November 4 5 6 7

    Always on Time Change Weekend

    Google Maps
    Yates Place Campground, Troy NC 27371

    also 700 Dusty Level Road, Troy NC 27371

    Firewood will be delivered

    Yates is a laid back, family friendly...
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    You’ve made a wise financial decision, investing...

    You’ve made a wise financial decision, investing in all things hammock
    A big shout out from deep in the Uwharries

    I too have a few YouTube videos, just don’t put no stock in anything Phantom…
    ...
  16. Shug, thank you for sharing your trip, now I feel...

    Shug, thank you for sharing your trip, now I feel more relaxed. Only time I’ve eaten half a candy bar in my whole life, was when sharing
    Amazing beautiful wilderness and sunsets
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    Great minds think alike Well, more or less…...

    Great minds think alike
    Well, more or less…
    Different ideas, we share, make it fun, wether we adopt them or shake our heads and laugh

    Many of these knots and hitches can be modified to our...
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    Lol hahaha

    Lol hahaha
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    Phantom guess 34567 If while camping your...

    Phantom guess 34567
    If while camping your friends UCR has slipped, lowering to ground.
    A quick and easy camp fix

    Adjust UCR suspension to height
    Milk bury
    Take a short length of zingit or...
  20. Cmoulder, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! One...

    Cmoulder, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
    One of the pleasures of hammock camping, is you get to craft your own unique image into your campsite.
    If something has been working for you, the last...
  21. While most hammock campers put straps around tree...

    While most hammock campers put straps around tree once, I put straps around tree twice. I believe the round turn (two wraps) gives a more secure grip on tree.

    This tighter grip on tree can lessen...
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    Click Forums Click Outings Click Hangouts...

    Click Forums
    Click Outings
    Click Hangouts
    Click Geographic area

    Lists past and future group hangs
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    Maybe go to a group hang to meet great hammock...

    Maybe go to a group hang to meet great hammock creatures and see all kinds of hammocks
    Watch Shug’s YouTube videos, he has a ten (or 15) part series How to hang a hammock, how to pitch your tarp,...
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    UCR, is there a correct way?

    I’ve never had a UCR, all me wondering and guessing
    Some things that reduce chances of UCR failing and lowering you to the ground.
    Have an adequate length of bury
    Milk the bury
    Use a small...
  25. Uninjured, those are some hefty barrels. I...

    Uninjured, those are some hefty barrels.

    I cannot guarantee results, even with loud prayers to the almighty, and questioning the ropes familial lineage.

    Multiple wraps around tree followed with...
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    Corbin, I’m impressed, you probably speak “Swiss...

    Corbin, I’m impressed, you probably speak “Swiss German”, Spanish, Scouting, and write in English on top of the universal language of Hammock.

    Good to get out in the old forests, stretching out in...
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    You are living it, and lighting it up with wires,...

    You are living it, and lighting it up with wires, speakers, sound and challenges at no extra charge
  28. Not a bad start If you like your hammock, and...

    Not a bad start
    If you like your hammock, and choose to get another hammock, an 11 feet long with a wide fabric
    Or 132 inches by 66 to 68 inches
    Might work well for you

    If I got paid to tell...
  29. What are dimensions of your hammock? Shorter...

    What are dimensions of your hammock?

    Shorter hammocks such as an ENO are difficult to get a good diagonal lay, usually get a banana lay with no diagonal

    Plenty of room for disagreement here,...
  30. Kelty makes large tarps 14x14 and 16x16 if I...

    Kelty makes large tarps
    14x14 and 16x16 if I remember
    Good coverage, plenty of tie out loops on edges and in middle of sides
    Too big for backpacking but
    Perfect for car camping
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    Commercial new product development is extremely...

    Commercial new product development is extremely difficult:
    Patents and defending patents
    Design, manufacturing, marketing

    But if you want to make your idea for yourself and your friends; it’s...
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    Oneway, you are in the right place

    Oneway, you are in the right place
  33. Layering clothing to augment topquilt is great ...

    Layering clothing to augment topquilt is great

    So long as you don’t overheat and bust a sweat, then clothing next to your skin will be wet and you gonna know what cold is...
    And if no dry clothes...
  34. GadgetUK437, good to hear from you again. You...

    GadgetUK437, good to hear from you again. You made some great videos, gear and trip reports.
    You might contact both Dutch and Ripstopbytheroll, they can probably give you accurate information.
    ...
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    I do believe you will enjoy your new gear. I...

    I do believe you will enjoy your new gear. I started with an ENO Doublenest, and, like you, moved on to bigger and better hammocks.
  36. 60 seems good to me. What if any, is widest top...

    60 seems good to me. What if any, is widest top quilt you have used on overnight hang?

    Good luck
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    New Member from NC

    Jacob a hearty hello from Denton NC.

    Some people have not enjoyed their first few times in their hammock.

    Without knowing what gear you used, I’ll guess...
    Your hammock was too short, causing...
  38. UCR—utility constrictor rope

    UCR—utility constrictor rope
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    Speaking of arrows... Some branches fall, heavy...

    Speaking of arrows...
    Some branches fall, heavy end first like an arrow.
    I’ve seen them on my walks through the woods
    Impaled into to forest floor—stuck into soft dirt remaining upright as if...
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    Sub 24 Overnight Harriman NY

    Fall colors painted by Father Time, thanks for sharing, Rouskof
    Spanish was my choice of study as a required elective course. I could have bungled pronunciation of French to bring tears of...
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    Fall colors painted by Mother Nature

    Fall colors painted by Mother Nature
  42. Rather than using prusiks on hammock ends to a...

    Rather than using prusiks on hammock ends to a continuous hammock ridgeline-suspension, use a marlin spike hitch and strong toggle on each end attachments. A continuous loop could be larksheaded to...
  43. A bit off topic, but similar to title of original...

    A bit off topic, but similar to title of original post

    I try to get tight tarp ridgeline, after trying several ways, I use a hitch! Tensionless hitch—I pull tarp ridgeline along side of tree,...
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    Blackdoghang, welcome to the world of high and...

    Blackdoghang, welcome to the world of high and dry.
    I believe your journey to hammock nirvana, will be aided by avoiding CRP and CBS

    CRP—calf ridge pressure in a gathered end hammock is usually...
  45. Got Grayson on calendar, Thursday Friday Saturday...

    Got Grayson on calendar, Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday.
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    Two Speed, have you got up in morning, broke camp...

    Two Speed, have you got up in morning, broke camp and hiked back down trail in wrong direction??? And if you did, how long before the trail began to look mighty familiar???

    I’ve asked this same...
  47. I’m glad you are here. You are new to Hammock...

    I’m glad you are here.
    You are new to Hammock Forums, at least formally—but you ain’t a Noobie!
    It’s great to have an experienced camper, backpacker, sailor, engineer among us.
    Feel free to ask...
  48. Phantom2skeeerd2eventhinkaboutit Of course,...

    Phantom2skeeerd2eventhinkaboutit

    Of course, nothing ventured, nothing gained

    Good luck
  49. Keep shopping and looking around. You might find...

    Keep shopping and looking around. You might find a tarp that is about what you want.

    Maybe a Kelty tarp

    Or a canvas tarp, but canvas can get mold and mildew. And unless treated will wear out...
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    You’re already getting the hang of it, adding...

    You’re already getting the hang of it, adding your own unique gear for a good sleep even when cold.
    Your part of country, has trees spaced a bit farther apart. And sometimes you need a stand or at...
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