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    Senior Member GingivitisKahn's Avatar
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    Imperfect tree spacing preference

    If you had your choice of hanging between tree A and B which are about four paces apart or between trees C and D which are more like two and a half paces apart - all else being equal, which would you choose?

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    A & B, but as long as my tarp fit between C & D then I might choose them, the tarp thing would be the decider for me.
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    What Red said.
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    Interesting - that's what I've been doing so far as well. Thanks for the responses.

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    It doesn't matter to me, I have enough suspention to be able to go from tree A-D

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    Most important that the tarp fits,,then yu know for sure the hammock will as well,,,I would go for A and B,,just to give me a dash of room also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    Most important that the tarp fits,,then yu know for sure the hammock will as well,,,I would go for A and B,,just to give me a dash of room also.
    On my very first camping trip in a hammock, I meticulously hung my hammock first and then stepped back to admire my handi-work. Next, I got out my tarp and realized that it didn't fit between the trees

    Now, I always hang the tarp first!
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    I almost always do tarp first mostly because it's a good habit for when the weather isn't cooperating but its also good to do just so I know the tarp will fit before I set up my hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I almost always do tarp first mostly because it's a good habit for when the weather isn't cooperating but its also good to do just so I know the tarp will fit before I set up my hammock.
    I'm taking A&B, I find that I get a better hang with my WBBB at greater distances between trees for some reason.

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    Well if you are talking about a standard 5 ft. pace, I find 12.5 feet just a little tight for hammock, whoopies, and huggers. So I would need to go with the A-B option (20 feet).

    When I pace, I usually am closer to 6 feet. 15 feet is the perfect distance I look for, so that would be C-D.

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