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    My hammock should be here tomorrow. Already planning another camping trip with a friend. Going to let him use it. Hopefully I can get a convert.

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    Just checked tracking on my hammock. It was scanned at my local post office about two hours ago. I can't wait to get it. I'm like a kid at Christmas.

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    These things are great. I've always taken mine when tent camping to use as a chair and to lie in and read a magazine or whatever. Taking up about the space of a softball, can't beat it. Who knows, I may even try it overnight when the bugs aren't out.

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    Just got mine in the mail. The Grand Trunk website forgot to mention that it does not come with any suspension. But for $20, you can't beat it.

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    Yeah they no longer come with suspension. When I got it from Amazon about a year ago the description still said it came with straps but I didn't receive them. I use paracord with loops every 12" or so and simply hook on whichever ones depending on tree distance. I wouldn't recommend this due to the stretch, but like I said I only use it for sitting or quick rests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    Yeah they no longer come with suspension. When I got it from Amazon about a year ago the description still said it came with straps but I didn't receive them. I use paracord with loops every 12" or so and simply hook on whichever ones depending on tree distance. I wouldn't recommend this due to the stretch, but like I said I only use it for sitting or quick rests.
    I whipped up some paracord suspension after I opened the hammock. It's just an extra hammock, so I'm not too worried about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dammfast View Post
    I had to install a ridgline to get rid of the calf ridge but love mine.
    bumping the question of How long the ridgeline you made ended up being?
    Megan
    In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. [Albert Camus]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJJ View Post
    Sling it up, kick back and enjoy! I've been trying mine as an underquilt holder under a DIY and it surprised me how nice that works with just a bed quilt. A WalMart blue pad under the quilt holds the shape better.

    Another post here mentioned using it as a gear shelf under their hammock as well.

    Well worth the minimal investment for me.

    Tell us how you use yours
    Great ideas!

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    Bumping StaplesHuskies bump about figuring out the ridgeline! I've got one coming Saturday and I'm excited. I'm 6'0" and pushing the weight limit. My other hammock is a Chrysalis and I love it but it weighs about 5 lbs! I hope to use this as a daypack hammock or "instant' hammock--I'm going to keep it in my car when I'm not dayhiking. Probably won't work for me on an overnight--too small and I just don't want to struggle with a tarp. The built-in cover and netting on my Chrysalis has me complaining on the trail but content in camp!

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    83% of the total length. i think the fabric is 9.5 feet. = about 94" being the generic acceptance in comfort length. an adjustable one will help you find what you're looking for.


    i use my GTUL all winter with a FF wren 'peapod'. super comfortable. i also overnight in it pretty regularly when the bugs aren't out. i've had mine for 2 years, and its showing some wear... will probably replace it before next winters hanging season.
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