you dont' come close to pressing the limits buddy.. I've seen Big Papi in his hammock and he's literally a giant.. 7' 350lbs goliath (ain't that right papi),, should be a snap for you.
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I attended the Fall MAHHA 2011 in Maryland and learned a lot. I think there were over 60 hangers there, and all sorts of things to check out. Even my last hang with just two other hangers, Kayak Karl and Syb, taught me a lot. Get out and see how folks hang rather than read about it!
I have a tarp, whoopie slings, tree straps, ccf blue foam pad, space blanket and even a 0* sleeping bag you can borrow. And I'm pretty optimistic we can find you a hammock to test out. Kayak Karl is at least 6'2" so he might have something you can borrow.
Batona Camp is great for driving in. You can bring everything and the kitchen sink if you want. I just wouldn't try approaching from the east (Chatsworth) unless you have a 4WD vehicle. Kayak Karl has directions from Rt. 206 coming in from the west off Carranza Rd. I think Batona Camp is less than 1000 yards from Carranza Road.
Hey there from one reenactor to another. My part of history is the fur-trade and mountain men, but history is fun no matter what time your fond of. You're going to love life in the trees. It's a whole new world. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and life is alot easier when learned from those with experience. I'm sure you'll notice the folks to be just as friendly here as those who do reenactments. It's always a pay it forward type of environment in both communities. Good luck to you, I know you'll love it!
"Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.
Welcome to the world above the ground.