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  1. #211
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    Little update: I might be altering my at home sleep habits to use this thing most nights. My Garmin watch tracks sleep quality and I went from about 25% "deep" sleep to this

    I also found that my Loco Libre UQ fits without altering out using a few bingo hooks Bill sent with the hammock.

    Now I just need to test the Superfly at the lake this weekend to see if it works out or if I "need" a new, bigger tarp.....

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  2. #212

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    That's impressive and inspiring. According to my Instinct, I'm averaging around an hour of deep sleep out of my 7. Sounds like my basement hang spot is going to get a little busier with research.

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    I kinda want a fancy watch now too.

    HMM.. I'm wonder if you are starting a thing here, lol.
    A few years back I remember everyone posting their indoor/outdoor thermometer pictures and diligently doing temperature testing.
    Maybe time to put some data to this whole "I sleep better in a _________" debate.

    I know for me- being outside kicks it up quite a bit.

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    Scrolling through a few more hammock nights in the Luxury Bridge.

    It's been better than I thought. The "bad nights" are right around 50-50

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  5. #215
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    HA... I did an experimental Double layer that I lost to my son. Peppy's kids are grown but seem to also be excellent hammock thieves as well, lol.

    One of these days I need to post a quick video or instruction set on how to make my el-cheapo RL screen mount. Hanging the tablet from the RL makes 'enhanced testing' even better.
    Really curious about this setup youíre talking about. I do have the hangtime hook setup for phones, but Iíd love something for a larger tablet. I know videos and instructions take timeó Iím just curious what the basic components would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloanie View Post
    Really curious about this setup youíre talking about. I do have the hangtime hook setup for phones, but Iíd love something for a larger tablet. I know videos and instructions take timeó Iím just curious what the basic components would be
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    Quick and dirty version-

    Get a ziplock freezer bag (you want the heavier freezer not the standard storage).
    Use a 1qt size for a phone, a 1 gallon for a tablet.

    Put heavy packing tape on the three edges that are not the zipper opening in the same way you'd apply edge binding.
    Lay the tape half on one side and then fold over basically.

    Trim any excess tape and get a hole punch (or hot nail) for each corner.

    Cordage or shoelaces work fine but I use two pieces: 5' of cordage typically to give me the most options.
    Fold the cordage in half- tie a small loop there.

    Depending on your tablet you may want the zipper to the top or the side. My larger Ipad fills the bag pretty well- so side zip is good. Smaller tablets may want a the zipper to the top.

    Put the two ends of one cord into the "top" holes.
    Put the two ends of the other cord into 'bottom' holes.

    Feed them so that the cord pops out on the non-logo side of the bag and secure with a cord lock (posi-grip from RBTR works well)
    This will put the cord locks facing you in the hammock.

    Make two small loops of shock cord and girth hitch them onto a mitten hook.
    Attach these with a prussic knot to your ridgeline. (these come with my bridge)

    Hook the 'top' cord towards the head end and the 'bottom' cord to the foot end mitten hook.

    You can now slide the mitten hook up and down the ridgeline for position, and then adjust the cordlocks on the bag to dial in the screen position.
    Because of the way it's 'mounted' you can adjust not only the screen angle or location, but also tilt. So if you let out the cordlocks further on one side you can position the screen for side sleep.

    What is nice with this system is you can also attach it to a tie out point or one of my loops on the bridge edge if you find that better for reading or side viewing.

    If you pull the prussic far apart- it will hang flat/parallel to the RL if you're back sleeping or slapping the kids in to watch.
    If you put the prussic points closer- you can hang it more perpendicular to the RL if you're propped up a bit or when sitting up in a gathered end.

    Not rocket science- but a video would probably help some people understand it better.

    But for what it is... pretty easy to do and pretty versatile.
    Packs easy enough too if you just want to leave it on the RL and doubles as an extra storage place or a way to hang a light.

    With my apple devices- no issues with the touch screen through the bag- but can't promise that is true for every tablet out there.
    If for some reason you have a little wrinkling or distortion- you could wipe your screen with a damp paper towel and it will 'stick' to the bag.

  8. #218
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    I love it, thanks for sharing! I’ll have to give this a go. The creativity you and others on this forum possess never ceases to amaze me

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