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    gunner76's Avatar
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    Hanging Rules...

    Hammock Hanging Rules

    • Never hang higher that you want to fall
    • If you do, wear a safety harness and don't forget to attach a safety line
    • Do not hang from a dead tree
    • Do not hang over or under a wasp nest
    • Always test your gear under controlled conditions before using it in the woods
    • Manufactures product temperatures ratings are often wrong.
    • You can never have too many hammocks (TQ's, UQ's, tarps ect)
    • Any hang you can walk away from is a good hang
    • If you did not learn anything from your last hang then you are doing something wrong.
    • If you need X number of tie out lines and or stakes, you will find that you have X-1 when you try to set up your hammock and tarp.
    • The trees at the site with the best view are either too close together or too far apart to hang from
    • Knots that will not come untied will when you are hanging from them
    • No tanlge line...will
    • Tell the Park Ranger you are using a “suspended tent”
    • Do not argue with the Park Ranger, offer to show then the benefits of hammock camping.
    • Practice LNT...Leave No Trace
    • The view is always better from a hammock.
    • Kids love hammocks
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    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
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    Do not argue with the Ranger.

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    Do not hang from a dead tree
    Or one with widow makers (dead branches)
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    Senior Member Fish<><'s Avatar
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    The squirrels "own" the trees. Always respect the squirrel.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Take all the sharp items out of your pockets.

    And always take off your shoes before you swing your legs on in.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    [*]You can never have too many hammocks (TQ's, UQ's, tarps ect)



    I showed this to my Wife, she disagrees
    "Think Outside the Tent"

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    Senior Member Fish<><'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overgrown View Post
    I showed this to my Wife, she disagrees
    the wife will always disagree on my side too, but my selective hearing/sight(for "the look") has been fine tuned....
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    I showed this to my Wife, she disagrees
    ask her how many (insert, shoes, purses ect) does she need.
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015..........Hunger / Halloween Hang Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    ask her how many (insert, shoes, purses ect) does she need.
    Then take one of your many hammocks and find a safe place to hang. I wear neoprene so the Missus can't track me down--she can smell fear.
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Question: How many ______ do you need?


    Answer: Just one more.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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