Originally Posted by Brute1100
Deeper the better... As far as sinking your post goes... Like said above your hammock and suspension set up determines your minimum length... I can hang relatively short without my tarp... But if I need my tarp I need at least 15 feet... 16-18 probably would get most setups swinging right...
Brute1100 is right. Also use that calculator link to find what above-ground-height you will need for your posts- based on the distance you choose between them.
Course, I'd have to enter the longest hammock length, tarp length etc. since well... mostly HFers eventually have more than one hammock
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