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    Plenty of trees in your woods. Lots of hammock...

    Plenty of trees in your woods. Lots of hammock campers near you.
  2. I second or third what cmoulder and TominMN...

    I second or third what cmoulder and TominMN posted.
    My suspension straps are long, with small to medium sized trees, my strap goes around tree twice. This “round turn” (going around tree twice),...
  3. Shug, Aerial & Bean all secure in sector 7

    Shug, Aerial & Bean all secure in sector 7
  4. A tree, especially a lone tree, or a taller tree...

    A tree, especially a lone tree, or a taller tree can act as a lightning conduit—if you are under this tree when it is struck by lightning, then that lightning can get you too, at the same time.
    ...
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    Ben, since you are a long time lurker, you know I...

    Ben, since you are a long time lurker, you know I post when I don’t know—just improvise...
    Some problems can’t be solved.
    Maybe loosen your secondary suspension, the short elastic cord that is on...
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    Yes, might try your idea, a spot of glue, maybe...

    Yes, might try your idea, a spot of glue, maybe midways of bury. Inject into bury. Would have to be a flexible, waterproof glue, that works and does not damage amsteel.
    No guarantees, worth trying.
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    Hammock ridgeline spliced

    I was fiddling around, making a hammock fixed length structural ridgeline.
    I use 1/8 amsteel, knowing it’s overkill.

    Tried to make ridgeline 9 feet 6 inches for my new 11 and a half feet hammock....
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    A shout out from Denton, no the other Denton, in...

    A shout out from Denton, no the other Denton, in North Carolina! I imagined you kayaking downstream, with a cigar, worry free
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    Nick, welcome to Hammock Forums, lots of hammock...

    Nick, welcome to Hammock Forums, lots of hammock campers here, both in your woods and worldwide.
    You might choose a gathered end hammock 12 feet long by 6 feet wide.
    Your vendor might recommend a...
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    Stuff happens, at least you got to tie some...

    Stuff happens, at least you got to tie some knots. You’ll be back in business in no time!
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    Two Speed, may your batteries stay charged, water...

    Two Speed, may your batteries stay charged, water be full, and your trees be waiting for your hammock.
    Be great to see your pix, and hear your stories when you return.
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    Idyllic views, strac rig ready for anything,...

    Idyllic views, strac rig ready for anything, including sleet...thanks for sharing
  13. Ah-Ha, dividing my gear before my frozen carcass...

    Ah-Ha, dividing my gear before my frozen carcass has had a chance to thaw out!
    Happy April Fools Day to You All
  14. Sleeping warm and toasty—no insulation

    After thorough study, I’m tossing underquilts and topquilts out of my pack.
    Science is on my side! I’ve calculated a way to combine Thermogenesis and Wim Hof breathing methodologies.

    I will be...
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    Gorge Rats having fun!

    Gorge Rats having fun!
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    Jb_outdoors, welcome back, lots of hammock...

    Jb_outdoors, welcome back, lots of hammock campers here, even more trees.
  17. Might work Test in backyard or where you can...

    Might work
    Test in backyard or where you can easily bail in case you get too cold

    Good luck
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    Which app? Sorry to be of no help here,...

    Which app?

    Sorry to be of no help here,
    Phantom not tech savvy

    Maybe visit your cell phone carrier store? And get them to “erase and reload” your phone for a fresh start.

    Good luck
    Lots of...
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    Kamileon, yes that’s Jeff Myers YouTube video...

    Kamileon, yes that’s Jeff Myers YouTube video showing how pull loop works.
    I watched another one of his YouTube videos, showing how the pull loop is incorporated into prusik loop and tarp ridgeline.
  20. Odds are...Yes, always on the time change...

    Odds are...Yes, always on the time change weekend. Also Tarheel State Hangers is on Facebook. Tarheel State Hangers usually have a fall hang-Hangsgiving,
    Keep an eye on Hammock Forums for group...
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    Some of us attach tarp ridgeline directly to...

    Some of us attach tarp ridgeline directly to hammock suspension, rather than to the trees.
    Most don’t!

    If not attached real close to tree, any swinging in hammock can pull tarp side to side. This...
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    Janne, ok to stack underquilts. If no problems...

    Janne, ok to stack underquilts. If no problems due to size or shape, I would be careful to not compress the down in an underquilt that is filled with down. Maybe place down-filled underquilt on...
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    Sheppy, welcome just a step, skip and a jump down...

    Sheppy, welcome just a step, skip and a jump down the trail from Denton North Carolina. Many pleasant memories of times in Penciltucky. Exceptionally good people and beautiful forests, just right...
  24. Packman, you might want to substitute an alpine...

    Packman, you might want to substitute an alpine butterfly loop for continuous loop.
    Make loop as small as needed.
    Alpine butterfly loop resists ringloading. Ringloading is the same force that...
  25. First Timer - Need advice on dealing with wind

    Some things I do with different levels of wind.

    Just because I do these, does not mean they are best practices.

    When possible, I tie four tarp corner guylines to nearby trees. Sometimes tie to...
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    Might need durable hammock fabric if dogs get in...

    Might need durable hammock fabric if dogs get in hammock too.
    Place your order EARLY, there can be some lag time, from backlog of orders
  27. Watch Shug’s video about Calfridge. He has...

    Watch Shug’s video about Calfridge.
    He has excellent techniques to reduce calfridge.
    Longer hammocks tend to reduce incidence and severity of calfridge.

    My 12x6 hammock, calfridge is almost...
  28. Possible choice Six feet of zingit Attach...

    Possible choice
    Six feet of zingit
    Attach zingit to hammock ridgeline and other end to water bottle
    Put upright water bottle on ground.
    Easy to retrieve water bottle with zingit, and water bottle...
  29. Let us know, about finding good trees. A little...

    Let us know, about finding good trees. A little pine sap on tree straps makes it like you’re really camping.
  30. What Knot System/Guyline Tensioner Do You Use For Your Tarp?

    Early addition to my last post

    I’m gonna replace tarp ridgeline and put prusik with pull loop for ease of use.

    I will put pull loop touching tarp ridgeline.
    When I add prusik, it will not be...
  31. What Knot System/Guyline Tensioner Do You Use For Your Tarp?

    Yesterday, I changed my tarp guylines. Saw Jeff Myers of Myers Tech YouTube of a pull loop and prusik loop combined to add Ease of Use.
    The pull loop is a small continuous loop, just large enough to...
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    With an ideal 30* hang angle on hammock...

    With an ideal 30* hang angle on hammock suspension, your total weight will be carried by each end of your hammock suspension. Not half your weight.

    And then you might want a multiplier of five to...
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    Tornados forecasted

    Thursday March 18 Southeast US
    Follow weather forecasts for current sightings.
    Take care, be alert, be aware of best places to shelter in case you get your very own tornado.
  34. I use simple knots and hitches rather than...

    I use simple knots and hitches rather than hardware.
    Knots that can be tied in middle of rope without having to fish the end of rope through for each step of knot (knots tied in the bight, is...
  35. NC Yates Hang Spring 2021 March 11 12 13 14

    About 66 of us hammock campers got out here in piney woods
    70 if we count Max, Lacey, Farm Dog, and a multi-colored shepherd dog!

    Could be more, easy to miss count
    I’ve edited several times,...
  36. Pollard, see post 203 to get your book returned....

    Pollard, see post 203 to get your book returned.
    Send your mailing address to them and they will mail your book.
    Possible to private message.
    What I should have done when I saw your book on table.
  37. NC Yates Hang Spring 2021 March 11 12 13 14

    Congratulations to all contest winners.
    Correct me if I’m wrong
    “Purdy Boil” winner Joyride Bob
    1st runner up former champion Gas
    2nd runner up Pebbles Deborah
    3rd runner up Peeeeetey

    My...
  38. I gave your book to one of our campers. She said...

    I gave your book to one of our campers. She said she might read it. I do not recall name...was it Rhonda, or Rat Mama? Sometimes, life is a blur, when cleaning camp tables.
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    We watched some of your podcast at Yates Very...

    We watched some of your podcast at Yates
    Very informative.
    Pickl y’all killed it, great show.
    I did not go online, as I’m not tech savvy.
    I’ll watch it again when get home.
    Thanks Pickl and all...
  40. Mistone, we’ll see you sometime soon

    Mistone, we’ll see you sometime soon
  41. Gunner! Wow, did not know if we’d get to see you...

    Gunner! Wow, did not know if we’d get to see you after you moved to mountains.
  42. GREASEDOC, and Striker, Yates is calling you.

    GREASEDOC, and Striker, Yates is calling you.
  43. Use Google Maps app Yates Place Campground ...

    Use Google Maps app
    Yates Place Campground
    Troy NC

    After app is on, leave it on
    Don’t make a call
    There are dead spots, and if you make phone calls etc. Then your app can “forget” what it’s...
  44. Lt...be great to see you again. That was a blast...

    Lt...be great to see you again. That was a blast 4bros camping in the Uwharries!
    Shannon, I’m getting more impressed with Anne Marie of Autumn Ultralight. I want to see that hammock Slowhike, I’m...
  45. NC Yates Hang Spring 2021 March 11 12 13 14

    We can have a burn pile that can go on fire when no one is cooking. Or it can be burnt in a nearby fire ring, flammables only
    Tacoma and Esther glad to know you got off work

    Did Cajunracer and...
  46. Wow...3 and a half day weekend!

    Wow...3 and a half day weekend!
  47. A good idea, if parking on road that goes into...

    A good idea, if parking on road that goes into woods (not Dusty Level Road) to relieve congestion, best for all to park on same side of road—do not park on both sides of road!
    If an ambulance can’t...
  48. Overwhelmed - starting from scratch and seeking light weight + comfort

    Get 11x5 minimum
    You can get an 11 footer in wide fabric
    Roughly 11x5&half or 11 by 6

    Some hammock campers are comfortable in a ten footer—not me

    Lots of choices, maybe go to a local hang...
  49. If you bring bright flashlight or lantern, I can...

    If you bring bright flashlight or lantern, I can hold it and provide distracting conversation while you are setting up.
    Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Starfish
    Starfish who?
    First, muh coffee
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    The Old North State welcomes The North Star...

    The Old North State welcomes The North Star State.
    Had to look that one up...
    Welcome to Hammock Forums
    Looks like you’re off to a flying start!
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