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    Cool Aussie Aussie Aussie

    G'day from the land down under. I'm Ash from Victoria Australia. 24 years old and just got my first hammock yesterday. Went out bush today to test it out (no where suitable in the backyard and who doesn't love going bush for a few hours.) Loving it so far, never been any good at knots so hopefully this will make me better.

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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Let us know if you have any questions and please take some pics of that hammock hanging down under so those of us that are in the midst of winter can only wish

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailSlug View Post
    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Let us know if you have any questions and please take some pics of that hammock hanging down under so those of us that are in the midst of winter can only wish

    Ok first question, can you upload photos from a mobile? Can't seem to get it working

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshBell View Post
    Ok first question, can you upload photos from a mobile? Can't seem to get it working
    Definitely can via the app tapatalk...

    Webview via phone. Top right of dialog box, press 3rd picture framed pic from the right, press insert pic from computer, press choose file, camera or documents then choose photo.....android phone.

    Hope that helps...and welcome to the forum & to the swaying trees, Ash.
    Last edited by ofuros; 01-11-2019 at 21:56.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

    https://ofuros.exposure.co/

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    Thanks for that, I dont often use forums

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

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    Hey, Ash, welcome aboard from another Victorian!

    A couple of quick tips:
    1. While we know that our gum trees are pretty much indestructible, the people on this forum are pretty hot on using tree straps. Really easy to DIY with strapping from Lincraft.
    2. Your hammock looks a bit tight. You’ll probably find it more comfortable with more of a sag.

    Welcome and enjoy spreading the word to the other ground-dwellers!

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    To protect the trees, 25mm wide tie-down straps can be used for the time being....just tie a bowline in one end, wrap around the tree trunk a few times & pass the hook end through the bowline loop. Then tie your rope off to that.
    Or sacrifice the hook by cutting if off, just add another bowline loop to that end, melt the cut edge with a lighter to stop fraying.

    Later on...Aussie made.
    https://www.tiergear.com.au/shop/ham...n-and-hardware
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Yep! That was the first and last we heard from Ash!

    Unless he is still undoing those knots of course!

    See you round matey!

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    Hey everyone, finally got that knot undone thanks for the advice on tree straps. Am I right in saying they are a seat belt like material? I have some seat belts laying around, might DIY some.

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    Hi, Ash, seat belt material would work but would definitely be overkill.

    Here's a link to Tier Gear's tree straps for your reference:
    https://www.tiergear.com.au/shop/ham...two-loops-pair

    I made my own (well, I bought and cut, my wife sewed) from straps bought from Lincraft for a couple of dollars a metre.

    Most people use 25mm (1-inch) width - a good compromise between tree protection and tieability.

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