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  1. #11
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Bellevue, WA
    Hammock
    Hennessy Deep Jungle Asym XL
    Tarp
    Hennessy Hex 30DSy
    Suspension
    'Biners/rings
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    8
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    I've ruminated on my first experience, and after doing considerable reading here I believe I understand why things didn't work out as expected. The two trees I used were about 20' apart, for one, and I suspended the hammock without a 30-degree angle between the tree and hammock (it was too straight). Because there wasn't enough downforce on the tree straps, they were able to slide down. My lesson here is that the further the trees are apart, the higher the tree straps need to be to get the proper angles.

    Also, rather than using tie-downs and tying somewhere onto the strap, I'm far better off using a tie-down that is positioned so that the hammock is secured to the end of the tie-down strap and serves to hold it tight.

    Finally, I'm considering how I want to position the tarp... whether to keep it the way it is or have a separate line.

    Regardless, I'm intrigued with the idea of a hammock as shelter instead of a tent, and plan to play around some more once I return home.

  2. #12
    Member .Tom.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Hammock
    Uk hammocks woodsman X
    Tarp
    WB BMJ/HG cuben
    Insulation
    Down TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    TH,whoopies
    Posts
    51
    Welcome from Belgium!

  3. #13
    peanuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Loganville,Ga
    Hammock
    ENO
    Tarp
    wb superfly
    Insulation
    yeti,peapod(1st v
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    whoopies treestrap
    Posts
    1,799
    welcome from ga!!
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

  4. #14
    Senior Member creativeKayt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Hammock
    Ask me tomorrow
    Tarp
    Old Blue
    Insulation
    DIY, HG Incubator
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    Agnostic
    Posts
    1,133
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    1
    Hey! Welcome to the forums!

  5. #15
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Bellevue, WA
    Hammock
    Hennessy Deep Jungle Asym XL
    Tarp
    Hennessy Hex 30DSy
    Suspension
    'Biners/rings
    Posts
    8
    Thanks for all of the welcomes...

    I can see that hammocking is really just an excuse to buy gear. I already have an underquilt for my Deep Jungle, and just picked up a WBBB 1.7 dbl as an extra for my wife or son.

    I better stop buying, except I need to get some biners and rappel rings for the HH.

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