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    Senior Member Sparkfly88's Avatar
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    First Hammock trial run on a nice relaxing day hike! Tons of pics!

    Two friends and I went out on a day hike out into Myaka River state park.

    We were out there from about noon, to sunset which was around 6pm.

    One of them brought his ENO singlenest hammock which I talked him into buying this morning, his only test run was on a set of 4x4s he set into the ground in his backyard. So he wanted to give it a good run today.

    When we got to our destination, we setup a temporary camp, which was nothing more than a ground blanket, a hammock, and packs strewn everywhere

    We setup his ENO with the slapstrap pros in less than 30 seconds, and we all gave it a test run one at a time while the others ate and played with the dogs.

    I REALLY hope my grand trunk camo hammock that's coming monday will be as comfy as this ENO singlenest. This was my first time relaxing in an actual hammock that isnt made of rope and spreader bars, Its FANTASTIC!!

    http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user...hammock%20test

    I loaded a single photo on the forum of me crashing in the ENO.
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    Last edited by Sparkfly88; 12-15-2012 at 23:15.

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    Some good photos. Nice tick.

    You might want to read up on the Slap Straps (search, esp. under the ENO thread) and take them back if you can.

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    Senior Member Sparkfly88's Avatar
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    I didn't buy them. They are his.
    I plan on doing a webbing and rings system I think.

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    Senior Member JaxHiker's Avatar
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    Nice pics. Looks like a good day.

    I tried ring buckles on my Hennessy and found whoopies to be faster and lighter.

    Please fill out the survey linked in my signature. Recording day hikes is just as important as recording overnight hammock stays since the Florida pilot program encompasses both day and overnight use. Tnx!
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    Looks like you are in for the long haul. Ya got the fever! You might find that grand trunk to not be as comfortable as your ENO. The fabric is thinner and it lays a little different with the sides being looser. If you're handy you can put a couple cinch chords on the sides using Knotty's footbox mod. If you do a thread search it should come up. Have fun!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    From the pic i can see your friend is using climbing carabiner through the end channels of the hammock. How does this affect the lay / set up?

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Always feels better in the piney woods....or palmy forest.
    Carry forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    I didn't buy them. They are his.
    I plan on doing a webbing and rings system I think.
    Atlas Straps by ENO - your friend should exchange the slapstraps for these
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    — John Muir

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    I always find it odd but inviting when i see someone in short sleeve shirt on the same continent as me and i'm in a snowy winter. Glad you had a good day

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    I have both and they both have there places to hang. Great gear and enjoy.
    ~My therapist has told me that the first step to recovery is admitting my problem, Hello I'm a Hammockolic~

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