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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Like most things in my life....I don't invite "just anyone" to try mine. Only those that pass muster......and have hamma-tential.
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    I felt really weird about it at first too, because I do consider it my bedroom/bed; but I got over it. Group hangs are really the only time where trying other peoples beds and seeing their bedroom setup is considered acceptable, and your actually invited to do so Very strange indeed.

    I also remove my bedding items, and they have to take off their shoes, remove sharp items, and not play with my toys on my ridgeline.

    Do Not Touch My little Disco Ball!! By the way, it brings fireflies to the hammock something fierce, that was not good at all!!

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    Senior Member jokerr's Avatar
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    After reading some comments I am thinking there is something also going on
    besides the personal space issue. Last summer at a family reunion I put up four hammocks and tried to gain interest in hammocking.
    I just remembered that I did not hang my JRB bridge.

    I hung two ENOs and a DIY and a
    huge 90 by 120 tablecloth for the kids to jump and swing and go wild on.

    That was great fun for me and everyone and no worries about who was in my hammocks.
    My JRB was just not available to anyone. now I think it would be OK for someone to try it out.


    Because Now I have a brand new Warbonnet Ridgerunner.

    Its like buying a brand new Porsche ( which is just not going to happen) but if I did have one you could forget about trying it out.
    Its mine! I tell you mine! My Ridgerunner! You may look but don't touch.

    Here try this one, would you believe you can use this as a tablecloth. Go ahead plop right down.

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    Yeah, that is the cool thing about group hangs, getting to try things out and see how well they work for you before investing time or money to get your own. I just remove my bedding and encourage people to lie down while I point out features...after a few minutes, up they get, and I put my bedding back. I haven't had too many people check out my setup who weren't considerate...I never had tell people to take off their shoes or take the ninja caltrops out of their pockets - they just did anyway, even if they'd never hung before.

    Speaking of generosity, though, I remember last year's hang, when I was wanting to check out the Switchback and Blackbird. I got to hang in the netless Switchback at the group site, then lay in another one fully decked out at someone's personal campsite. Someone was selling a Blackbird, and set it up for me, then actually told me I could try it out overnight before deciding to buy. I took it back to my campsite and set it up, tried it out, lost a few hours somehow, then went back and bought it on the spot.

    I appreciate that kind of generosity, especially when it helps educate anyone interested in the hammocking lifestyle.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye Hanger View Post
    Thanks for the education. I'm going to my first group hang in a couple of weeks, and I don't want to step on any toes.
    Yeah, Likewise on the sentiments, Hawkeye.

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