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  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Cheapo HF camo
    Insulation
    SA down throw UQ
    Suspension
    HF straps w/ rings
    Posts
    163
    I'm 5'8" 175lbs, and I started with 3 yards, too. It seems most people say it's a bit short, but it's just about perfect for me.

  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1DL, DIY 1.1
    Tarp
    BMJ
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    62
    Thanks again everyone for the tips. I now have one that I used 4 yards and I'll say it is much more comfortable. You can get on the diagonal much easier now so I think it will better. I slept in it and it seems ok. Keep in mind this is the first time I have ever slept in a hammock. I used an old tarp I already had and bought a blue WW pad. I used my down sleeping bag from tent days and it did the job but very large.
    I'll keep tweaking and see what I come up with.
    Thanks,
    Cecilg

  3. #13
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Irving, TX
    Hammock
    not quite eno..
    Tarp
    10x12 DIY
    Insulation
    insultex+momentum
    Suspension
    DIY whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,479
    Images
    2
    Welcome to the learning curve!

  4. #14
    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Arkansas
    Hammock
    WB bb 1.1, Many 11' DIY
    Tarp
    DIY sil & Multicam
    Insulation
    yeti, Incubators
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    1,215
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    49
    11' hammock with 9' ridgeline. I found this to be the most comfort for me. I'm 6'1.

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