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    House Hammocks category needed

    This sites main forum categories are:
    Hammock Camping
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    Hammock Gear- Manufacturers

    I think there needs to be a "house hammocks" section. There have been many threads in the DIY section (under 'Hammock Camping') of people building their own stands and hanging hammocks in and around the house. And lets face it, a hammock at home doesn't necessarily have to be light or have a bug guard if it is indoors. There are different considerations for indoors or a porch.

    Not everybody who loves hammocks goes camping. It would be great to see all those threads moved to their own section so others can find the related threads much easier. It would make it more worthwhile to be able to subscribe to the house hammocks forum for some members.

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    i'm all for it ,although i think that us full time hangers are a rare breed

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    Worry not. It is of significant relevance to me too.

    There are more and more of the home hammocks threads every year, but still not enough to warrant it's own category. We (mods) are watching the activity and will create a category when and if there are enough threads devoted to the topic that it makes sense from an organizational standpoint. We're getting there, slowly but surely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Worry not. It is of significant relevance to me too.

    There are more and more of the home hammocks threads every year, but still not enough to warrant it's own category. We (mods) are watching the activity and will create a category when and if there are enough threads devoted to the topic that it makes sense from an organizational standpoint. We're getting there, slowly but surely.
    If you are holding back a sub forum for Mayan / Brazilian and similar, please suggest in some place all might see, what key words those with interest in them should use in titles. Folks go to sub-forums for interests. Without markers, there's not going to be the dedicated interest and curiosity there otherwise might be.

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    Yes!!
    I hang at home (inside) & at work. So I'm interested.
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    Maybe not just for indoors, but also backyard? Or could combine it to "other hanging locations" such as urban (for me!), back yard, in home, vehicular (think boats) and such. Hammocks etc. lol
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    I started a thread recently questioning the number of fulltime hammockers.At last count there were 12 and a few who would like to.That was out of 806 views, maybe there are not as many as we think.
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    One of the problems with such a sub-forum might be the difference of opinions regarding how to hang in the house. I don't want to start it up again, but in the past that issue has become quite "lively".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    One of the problems with such a sub-forum might be the difference of opinions regarding how to hang in the house. I don't want to start it up again, but in the past that issue has become quite "lively".
    Different methods could be discussed in different threads like some of the ones that I have already come across spread out in the existing forums. I think home hammocks could include indoors, backyards, and yes, boats too, I have seen pics of those in the past, they look like loads of fun.

    The new category would not necessarily be concentrated on types of hammocks because those can go across the whole spectrum, just depends on who buys what and uses it for what purpose. But more of the heavier style of hammocks could definitely be discussed since it seems to be lacking in the camping and backpacking areas. They are more colorful to look at. Thank you for keeping a Home Hammock category in mind for the future at least!
    Tag with Home if your thread is more about home hammocks. Thanks!

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    So this is just my opinion on the matter, but wouldn't hammocking in the yard/on the boat/on the porch be considered an "Outing" since you are outside of your house? Therefore that discussion of how well you slept last night could go in the Trip Report subforum. And everything else really could just go under General Hammock Talk forum. There is nothing that states the discussion there (or really anywhere here) must involve heading into the woods.
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