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    Michigan Noob Hanger

    hey guys/gals im recently new to the hammock world..just bought my self a HH explorer deluxe zip entry, havent had a chance to try it out yet so any kind of tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated before i get out there and try it out. CHeers.

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    These videos here are the best way to start. Welcome to HF!

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    Hi, glad to see another Michigan hammock hanger. I own an Explorer Deluxe Bottom entry.

    The first trick is to separate the tarp and hammock body. Having the tarp hooked to suspension lines leads to the tarp sagging when the hammock is loaded.

    Quickly switched out the suspension to something simpler. (whoopie slings) This is just personal preference though.

    Best thing I can say though is get out and try it and see what works for you and what doesn't. The "tips" above are just what I think makes for a bit better setup. YMMV HYOH and so on.

    EDIT: +1 on Shug's videos.

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    Welcome aboard Moosehead. Where abouts in Michigan ya from? No HH experience here, but I say just stick between some trees and see what happens Lots of good folks here, I'm sure someone can help. Anything specific thats got you puzzled?
    Good luck,
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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
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    A Whooooo Buddy to you and a sweet hang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Welcome aboard Moosehead. Where abouts in Michigan ya from? No HH experience here, but I say just stick between some trees and see what happens Lots of good folks here, I'm sure someone can help. Anything specific thats got you puzzled?

    im around the lapeer/davison area. Nah nothing real specific im having trouble with, was just wondering if there is any tips/tricks i should know before i start hanging and sleeping from the trees. i've slept in tents on the ground my whole hiking/camping career, so this is all new to me..but i've browsed around and wow there is a wealth of knowledge here, i hope to learn a lot and i plan on hanging around for awhile . CHeers.

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    hi Moosehead I'm a newbie here and to hanging as well, from northern michigan

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    welcome to both of you we have a great bunch here in michigan come join us on one of the group hangs sometime.
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    Welcome aboard from another MI hanger.
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    we grow old because we stop hiking."

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