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    Senior Member Boots13's Avatar
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    im usually jumpng out in the middle of the nght and adjusting my whoopies, it always comes down the next morning so im not to worried

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
    I bring a bucket of water and some fertilizer for the tree at the foot end.
    Wow, when GrayDog goes camping, it's for the long haul!

    I find that it's a bit easier to have the strap a little higher at the foot end, but when that's not practical, different length straps work just as well. It depends on what you find more aesthetic I guess. It should all feel the same once you're in the hammock.

    Maybe your tarp will dictate the situation a little bit, since you wouldn't want the hammock hard up against one of the trees, but usually there are enough things you can experiment with that it can be made to work.
    It's bad luck to be superstitious.

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    I make my main adjustments with the tree straps and then tweak it with my whoopie slings. And thanks to Rain Man he gave me a line level & I get it right every time now & I'm faster at setting up too. Thank You Rain Man!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Easiest way to active the perfect ultimate hang:

    x = A-B / [sin(W * H) + (L1β / L2α)] * R

    where A is the height of your head tree, B is the radius of your foot tree, W is your weight, H your height, L1 and L2 the lengths of your suspension, alpha and beta the angles of your suspensions and R the length of your ridgeline.

    Of course, this can vary according to the phases of the moon, I like to have the shadow of the hammock perfectly aligned with the edge of the tarp. Except on full moon, when I don't care, obviously.



    On a more serious note: I don't tinker much.

    It takes me long enough to find the two perfect trees with an exact spacing of 4,63m
    Last edited by Pendule; 06-06-2012 at 02:56.

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    Senior Member Gary_R's Avatar
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    After Rip advised putting the foot end higher I put the tree strap higher on the foot end then do any adjustments from there with my webbing.
    My DIY Pulk Project
    http://www.landofrath.com/?p=573

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