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  1. Granfors Bruks or Wetterlings? :D

    Granfors Bruks or Wetterlings? :D
  2. What's Your Solution for "Privacy" in a Public Camping Area?

    I use a light weight towel. Wrap it around your waist, pull your pants/underwear off, put your clean pants/underwear on. Done.

    Of course if you need to clean yourself up as well, this option has...
  3. Kicking myself for not bringing hammock..dang!!

    It's possible to use your HH as a ground bivy, using walking poles or sticks to keep the tarp and bugnet taut. You will still need a sleeping pad on the ground of course for comfort and insulation....
  4. Welcome! I joined HF about 5-6 months ago. I...

    Welcome! I joined HF about 5-6 months ago. I bought a Hennessy Hammock, but then made a DIY hammock not long after. Instead of doing months of research, I'd suggest making a DIY hammock. It's is very...
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    Interesting read. You say that perhaps you...

    Interesting read. You say that perhaps you shouldn't have gone out, but I suggest it was a lesson you needed to learn. You are now more experienced and prepared for winter hiking. It's these lessons...
  6. I have the HH Expedition Asym Classic. I would...

    I have the HH Expedition Asym Classic. I would recommend getting the zip entry over the velcro bottom entry as it's more convenient if you want to lie in the hammock with the bugnet open.

    Also,...
  7. DIY is all about the creative process for me....

    DIY is all about the creative process for me. Sure I could buy a manufactured hammock from a dealer but with a DIY hammock I get to customise it to meet my needs. Manufactured hammocks lack that...
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    I just tie a short length of paracord through the...

    I just tie a short length of paracord through the adjustable loop. Job done.
  9. That's a good idea. I have been working on a DIY...

    That's a good idea. I have been working on a DIY tarp and have had a similar issue. Ended up unpicking and hopefully some seam sealer will help make the tarp water proof.

    Might try your back...
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    Yeah whoopies, toggles and a marlin spike hitch...

    Yeah whoopies, toggles and a marlin spike hitch are very simple, light and easy to adjust. If the end channels are double or triple stitched, you shouldn't have any issues running the whoopies...
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    Welcome from Brisbane bro! I have a HH...

    Welcome from Brisbane bro!

    I have a HH expedition classic. Wish I'd bought the zipper version :)
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    Awesome job. What are the dimensions?

    Awesome job. What are the dimensions?
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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/6e3u2umu.jpg ...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/6e3u2umu.jpg

    Not a beer, but this sits very nicely in my ridge-line organiser :D
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    I've made 3 DIY gathered end hammocks so far. One...

    I've made 3 DIY gathered end hammocks so far. One for my better half and two for me. My first attempt was a taffeta hammock with whoopie slings at 9ft 6. I found calf pressure to be a problem (I'm...
  15. Hey guys, question from a gathered end hanger -...

    Hey guys, question from a gathered end hanger - are spreader poles weight baring? I'm thinking of DIYing a bridge hammock and would like to use my hiking poles.
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    I just ripped a snake skin. I'm going to move to...

    I just ripped a snake skin. I'm going to move to a DIY bishop bag as it packs better for my needs. I don't really like the snake skins as they tend to be less tidy in my pack.
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    It's funny isn't it how life changing events make...

    It's funny isn't it how life changing events make us reflect on the important things in life? :)

    To answer your question, I actually bought my HH from a store. I came across HF, watched Shugs...
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    Reekay did you get the auscam from spotlight too?...

    Reekay did you get the auscam from spotlight too? Cool.
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    I made a simple one out of no-see um. Didn't use...

    I made a simple one out of no-see um. Didn't use webbing or grosgrain, just double stitched all seems. I made the two pockets large enough to hold an iPad as I often surf the web at home in my...
  20. We lose around 40% of our body heat through our...

    We lose around 40% of our body heat through our heads. Wearing a beanie is a great way to regulate body temperature in cold weather. I prefer wool for its natural insulating properties even when wet.
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    Awesome! DIYing is fun! I've been hanging for...

    Awesome! DIYing is fun!

    I've been hanging for 3-4 months now and have made 3 hammocks - one for my girlfriend and two for me of different lengths so I can experiment. I also made whoopie slings....
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    Bit bulky for backpacking though...

    Bit bulky for backpacking though...
  23. Thanks Nodust. I definitely need to experiment...

    Thanks Nodust. I definitely need to experiment more with sag and foot/head height.
  24. Thanks Greg. I've actually seen your clip before...

    Thanks Greg. I've actually seen your clip before and it was one of the reasons I moved to a longer hammock. I notice you have your 12.5ft hammock set up with the foot end a fair bit higher than the...
  25. I'm having the same problem. I've moved from a...

    I'm having the same problem. I've moved from a 9.5 ft to 11.5 ft DIY to try and alleviate calf pressure. I've not quite achieved it yet, but have had some good results with:

    30 degree suspension
    ...
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    I've only been hanging for four months but I've...

    I've only been hanging for four months but I've already built three DIY hammocks, a bugnet and some whoopie slings. My advice is:

    Get a thread injector and learn to sew. Don't worry about sewing...
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    Tarp and what a TI room!

    Looks awesome! What are the dimensions and how long is your hammock? I'm trying to get an idea what dimensions I should use for my own DIY tarp.
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    Tarp Tentoria

    My hammock is 3.3 metres when set up, plus 0.8 metres (40cm coverage each side of hammock) equals 4.1 metres for length of tarp.


    Yeah, choosing a sheltered campsite is a good move if it's...
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    I'm not sure where you are going in Australia,...

    I'm not sure where you are going in Australia, but our winters can get pretty cold, especially in the the highlands, and the outback. Have you factored wind chill into your worst case scenario? In...
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    Firstly, I think it's cool that you are trying to...

    Firstly, I think it's cool that you are trying to live a vegan lifestyle. I know I would like to use more natural products instead of synthetics for my hammocking and camping gear. But in this modern...
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    Nice tarp man! Generally how much coverage do you...

    Nice tarp man! Generally how much coverage do you factor in at the ends of the tarp to ensure your hammock is protected from rain? I'm planning a DIY tarp...
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    Ok so I will need to factor in around 0.4 - 0.3 M...

    Ok so I will need to factor in around 0.4 - 0.3 M each side for my DIY tarp, to ensure my 3.3 M hammock is fully covered... that means around 4.1 M! :O

    How long is your tarp?
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    Thanks guys. Yes it is warm here but starting to...

    Thanks guys. Yes it is warm here but starting to cool as autumn commences...which means we'll need under quilts! We will be heading out camping and hiking more now it's cooler, so we'll be hanging...
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    Another DIY convert...

    So I've commandeered my girlfriend's thread injector and built a few hammocks...

    Got my DIY kit from Tier Gear (www.tiergear.com.au), including taffeta, whoopie sling cord and tree straps...
    ...
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    Looks cool. I'm planning a tarp based on DD's 3x3...

    Looks cool. I'm planning a tarp based on DD's 3x3 design, with multiple tie outs for ground and hammock camping versatility. My hammock is 11'9 (3.3 m) so I may have to go bigger than 3x3 unless I...
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    Thanks man. Yeah I'm thinking of swapping out...

    Thanks man.

    Yeah I'm thinking of swapping out the shock cord for some zing it. I hadn't thought of mating it with a short length of shock cord. Might give this a try. :)
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    Looks good! Yeah regarding the bugnet, having...

    Looks good! Yeah regarding the bugnet, having some extra length helps. I've had success with this Fronkey inspired design that uses a shock cord closure on the bottom. We did try a bug sock first on...
  38. I've just converted my HH to whoopies. It was an...

    I've just converted my HH to whoopies. It was an easy job using the YouTube videos. Much quicker to setup / take down than lashing, and much more adjustable.
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    It's a good idea to store them uncompressed. I...

    It's a good idea to store them uncompressed. I hang mine on clothes hangers in my wardrobe.
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    I would suggest DIYing a long gathered end...

    I would suggest DIYing a long gathered end hammock. My latest is 11' 9" and my calf problems are no longer. It's far more comfortable than my HH expedition.
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    I wonder if it's to do with the position of the...

    I wonder if it's to do with the position of the eye pads? Could you maybe run some webbing and a marlin spike or carabiner off the eye pad to replicate your normal set up?
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    Is the length and height between the anchor...

    Is the length and height between the anchor points similar to when you hang outdoors? If not, maybe this could be why you are experiencing calf pressure.

    Just the other night I experienced...
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    Does your hammock stand move at all when you lie...

    Does your hammock stand move at all when you lie in the hammock? That may be why the ridgeline is sagging.

    You could test your ridgeline in a few different locations to rule this out.
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    Hammock gram weenies needed

    Mate, you need a tester from down under, just to make sure your gear will work down here. We have some gravity issues down here ya know. And drop bears. And killer spiders. And snakes that eat you...
  45. This is cool. What a fun thing for you and your...

    This is cool. What a fun thing for you and your kids :)

    Speaking of comfort, I've been playing around with DIY hammocks. I think size (length) and correct suspension set up (30 degrees) has a lot...
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    Will, You could always DIY a hammock with...

    Will,

    You could always DIY a hammock with whoopie slings. I own a HH and rather than void the warranty I just built another hammock to test various things like whoopies, tarp flyz, figure 9s etc....
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    The whole vegan/ethical thing does raise an...

    The whole vegan/ethical thing does raise an important point: barring merino wool and down, many of the products we hangers and hikers use are synthetic. I've always wanted to convert to fully natural...
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    I've had my HH Expedition Asym Classic for 2...

    I've had my HH Expedition Asym Classic for 2 months. I've hung in it a fair bit, slept out in it in some very humid weather.

    As far as quality goes, the HH is great. It's well made and has plenty...
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    Nice! I have recently purchased a HH expedition...

    Nice! I have recently purchased a HH expedition Asym classic. Loving it, but have to agree there are some limitations in using the prusiks on the suspension to rig the tarp. I'm moving to a separate...
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    I try :D Don't forget to let us know what...

    I try :D

    Don't forget to let us know what hammock you get and how you're getting on with it.

    Cheers, TL
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