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    Not sure if I offended you in some way by...

    Not sure if I offended you in some way by wondering how many times is better for adjustability and for the tree in general (as that is clearly sarcasm). Mostly about grip on the tree. Though if I...
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    I measured it and it is 10” delta between head...

    I measured it and it is 10” delta between head and foot. Which looks huge but is a lot less than the recommended 16”. I just moved down one notch and definitely found a reduction in comfort. This...
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    About a week in and I am pretty happy. I ended...

    About a week in and I am pretty happy. I ended up pretty low on the front from where I visually thought was right and a looser ridgeline. I will take measurements. I think a lot of it was getting...
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    I am with you on the BS of reservation camping. ...

    I am with you on the BS of reservation camping.

    Though my experience below Wickup has not been good. This is pre Covid though I doubt it has changed.
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    This is kind of the weirdest request. I don’ t...

    This is kind of the weirdest request.

    I don’ t think you are going to find a fabric that can not be penetrated with a knife. The fabric will be woven from thread, not a solid unit (no matter how...
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    Four nights in and still tweaking. Though I am...

    Four nights in and still tweaking. Though I am guessing that the amount of alcohol and sugar I consume before bed is a confounding factor. Last night I woke up way too early and started flipping. ...
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    I think I may not understand what sag is. A...

    I think I may not understand what sag is.

    A tight ridgeline means the lateral forces are being held in said ridgeline. This in theory would allow the fabric under the ridgeline to drape more...
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    Lying in my hammock right now. Funny how quickly...

    Lying in my hammock right now. Funny how quickly one gets an adjustment routine down. Meaning how I position my body in the hammock, not the hammock set up.

    so far this has been time well spent.
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    Though with a ridge line. Aside from it making...

    Though with a ridge line. Aside from it making an easy angle to measure it holds some structural value.

    This is my thinking. With a ridge line, it it is tight the fabric of the hammock will be...
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    I will look. Two days in and made one smallish...

    I will look.

    Two days in and made one smallish (is that a word) adjustment on both.

    Both are close to 30°. A little over if I look at the strap. I have a theodolite app that measures all...
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    Nerding out on my hang

    OK. I have issues. Lots really but only the hammock ones pertain here.

    i have started an indoor hang experience if you will. This started with the ‘hammock 102’ post that talks about spending...
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    OK. I'm down to try the indoor hang for two...

    OK. I'm down to try the indoor hang for two weeks as the season runs down. I have another month or two but I am a wimpy packer who does not like snow. Or heavy rain for that matter if I can avoid...
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    That would be three wraps under my terminology...

    That would be three wraps under my terminology (mileage may vary). And that is what I was referring to with the three wraps being a pain to adjust the height. Walking the loops up the tree is a...
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    I decided to nerd out a bit this morning and ran...

    I decided to nerd out a bit this morning and ran some quick numbers and for force in the strap you are 100% correct.

    I made the free body diagram below though I used the angle between the straps...
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    I decided to nerd out a bit this morning and ran...

    I decided to nerd out a bit this morning and ran some quick numbers and for force in the strap you are 100% correct.

    I made the free body diagram below though I used the angle between the straps...
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    I have to say I am a bit confused why the V is...

    I have to say I am a bit confused why the V is good for the tree. I can see why it might be good for the force on the strap itself and might help with wear on stitching. But for force on the tree...
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    How many times to wrap a tree strap?

    I am fairly new to all this. I have 1” straps that I generally wrap at least twice. Sometimes three times which I am starting to doubt myself about. It is sort of a pain to get the end lined up...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/9/0/3/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/9/0/3/8/5/8bcdd8fd-5d06-4f5a-a06a-c8ea6ad80071_thumb.jpeg

    You can see the tree it broke off from. It must have broken twice to have the ‘tip’ be solid...
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    I am not a forester so take this as opinion, not...

    I am not a forester so take this as opinion, not fact.

    But is is my observation that the ‘impaling’ is generally more from ice than just a random falling of a dead branch. I live on about 100...
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    I am largely a side sleeper and I recently...

    I am largely a side sleeper and I recently noticed a trend where I side sleep best facing the shelf and not when utilizing the foot box (I have a Blackbird XLC). Which has made me think perhaps I...
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    I understand the logic. But for me mentally if...

    I understand the logic. But for me mentally if you have one tight grid and line it up on another tight grid it is going to have some places where they line up. And if the skeeters are bad, they...
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    I am a newb but went single layer with UQ. And I...

    I am a newb but went single layer with UQ. And I am pretty paranoid about skeeters and am suspicious of the claim that a double layer makes it bug proof. I can see where it could help but don’t...
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    Derek does have details in the Ultimate Hang 2...

    Derek does have details in the Ultimate Hang 2 about positioning for wind and things like that. So far that is above my pay grade and I am generally just looking for two solid tress where I want to...
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    When you see a true ‘widow maker’ you will know...

    When you see a true ‘widow maker’ you will know it. Kind of like when I was a kid and I wondered if I could tell the difference between a big deer and an elk and then I saw my first elk and I was...
  25. How to properly tie a becket hitch. I have...

    How to properly tie a becket hitch.

    I have read a lot about knots since joining the hammock crowd and really, when it comes to getting the tarp up, I pull it tight and give a few wraps around...
  26. If you make it as far as Oregon there are lots of...

    If you make it as far as Oregon there are lots of great options. The area above Wikkiup Reservoir on the Deschutes is on the small side as rivers go but really beautiful and popular as a fly fishing...
  27. If you are not allergic to knots you could put a...

    If you are not allergic to knots you could put a small stone or something on the inside of the hammock and make a small pouch on the outside and tie a couple of hitches around it. This would form a...
  28. There are more people out these days but I still...

    There are more people out these days but I still find them avoidable. Though I also generally do not backpack in any of the wildernesses near Portland as there are too many people. And you need a...
  29. Wow. 2.2 oz. I had seen it but dismissed it as...

    Wow. 2.2 oz. I had seen it but dismissed it as it looked solid and never checked the weight. I was expecting something with nylon and thin Al tubes. And at $12 that is definitely below my "I'm...
  30. I do really like being off the ground when...

    I do really like being off the ground when cooking. That is a fair point. I actually kind of want an ultralight table as I use the chair as a table more than as a chair. Have not found a super...
  31. I am recently in a similar quandary. I got a...

    I am recently in a similar quandary. I got a helinox and decided I do not like it. The back support is not that great, needs a flat surface, not good on sand, not all that light and it is super...
  32. +1. Essentially folding one half towards the...

    +1. Essentially folding one half towards the center makes for a nice firm seat. The bucket seat you end up in when you just sit in it at 90 is not so great for doing anything but lounging.
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    Sticky: I was already familiar with comfort of the...

    I was already familiar with comfort of the bunched end hammock if lain in properly. Recently I started seeing people out in them on occasion (usually mtn bikers or the sort with bright colors and...
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    This site is so awesome. Thank you for all the...

    This site is so awesome. Thank you for all the information.

    I realized after posting that even the 'short diamond' configuration with a 10' tarp has a longer rightline that 10' (120" vs. 127"). ...
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    The origami makes for two other options. The...

    The origami makes for two other options. The most likely is a asymmetric setup that makes for small door flaps (uses the first tie out in on each side as the ridgeline making for a maybe 30° angle...
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    Seeking tarp advice

    Two weekends ago I was out for my second trip out with my new toy (I just switched to hammocks with the purchase of a WBBB XLC). Trying to be cheap on the bits that were not the hammock itself I got...
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    I watched the learning curve video the other day...

    I watched the learning curve video the other day (nice editing btw) and definitely feeling it already. Two trips down and still tweaking stuff. I did hang the hammock probably ten times in the yard...
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    Greetings from Oregon

    Hi to all,

    I am new to hammock camping but not new to backpacking and not super new to hammocks. I ran in to my first ‘real’ hammock on a screened porch on the John Day River about 10-15years...
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