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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_kayaker View Post
    I'm no expert, but a pic would help alot I think the ridgeline in my explorer is fairly taught too, can't say I ever really thought about it though. I found that it does take a little bit to find the "sweet spot" in it to lay.

    Where did you do this hang? I was in APP a couple weekends ago, can't say that being a bear burrito crossed my mind... I guess drinking a healthy share of whisky before bed helps with that :P
    I think I'm gonna try the whiskey idea, lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_kayaker View Post
    Little Joe is a nice lake! Definitely keep trying, set it up in your back yard as was mentioned and try out different things with it and eventually you will find what works for you.
    Thanks!, we should setup an Ontario trip for all of us paddlers and hammock campers.

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    fwiw
    My explorer ridgeline is tight, not piano wire tight but pretty tight.

    Agree with others here, need more hammock time to dial it in. I sleep
    really well in my explorer. It takes some experimenting, ie.... footend
    higher or lower. Pillow type,underquilt, possibly a small pillow under
    your knees.

    Post a pic or two on here of the hammock set up. HF members are super
    supportive.

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    Senior Member Manchego's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter1812 View Post
    I think I'm gonna try the whiskey idea, lol....
    I know a guy who drinks honey whiskey just to sleep in the woods. Not sure about that, seems that honey breath might be a bear attractant. Still, I'm not averse to Moonshine Margeritas from PackIt Gourmet, personally, and I have had some peach schnapps after dinner a couple times as dessert...so no judgement

    Oh, ridgeline, yes, very taut. Mine is worse after I swapped for whoopie slings. Suggestion when I had the 2QZQ mod done was to insert a micro biner in the ridgeline, if you have the zippered that takes it out of the back of your skull. Haven't done it, might though.

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    I also had my first night's hang on Little Joe That was last summer though, and much like you it was a poor night's sleep (got too cold). I have the HH Expedition and yes the ridgeline is always taught -- nothing to worry about there.

    To help me sleep I usually take an over the counter sleeping pill before bed. Been doing that since before I got the hammock, it was more essential on the ground but it helps in the hammock too. I find whisky just makes it so I have to get up and pee during the night which is a royal pain. But the OTC dramamine pills allow me to sleep like a baby, which is essential when on a portaging trip.

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