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    The fishing has me interested as well, i used to love to fly fish and have kind of given up on it.

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    Thank you for asking this! I too have limited use of my left arm. I have most motion but zero strength. I went with straps and a cinch buckle. I am looking into a continuous ridgeline for the superfly. Any further suggestions would sure be helpful
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    Also, I saw a waistband with a fishing pole holder attached to it. I can't remember the make but you can set the line with your hips and reel with your good hand. Just type in disabled fishing aides on google. Hope this helps!
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    Thanks Dr. Its nice to know im not the only one out her bound and determind to make it work.

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    It might help to have a piece of tyvec to set on the ground to protect the hammock, so you could rest it on the ground during set up without damage or becoming wet.

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    Subscribed to learn good info in case of injury while in the field.

    Perhaps leaving your hammock, quilts, etc assembled together; and then placing all that into a large dry bag, MollyMacGearBox or similar, would allow you to, once in the woods, hang the entire sleep system all at once -with less fuss than hanging the hammock and then adding quilts, etc one at a time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Arm Bandit View Post
    OK HF, I have a challenge for your help. I am disabled and have limited use of my left arm. The challenge is to get the best of the best ideas on how to set up my gear to minimize the effects of my disability.
    Looks like we've got us a one arm thread going on here. Mine is the right one. Brachial Plexus injury.

    I've been hammocking for a good few years but have never found anything I can't do when it comes to setting up. I've tried lots of different set ups and always strive for the lightest and simplest without using hardware.

    Don't sleep that well in a bed since the injury (20 years ago now) but I sleep like a baby in my hammock in the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moel Siabod View Post
    Looks like we've got us a one arm thread going on here. Mine is the right one. Brachial Plexus injury.

    I've been hammocking for a good few years but have never found anything I can't do when it comes to setting up. I've tried lots of different set ups and always strive for the lightest and simplest without using hardware.

    Don't sleep that well in a bed since the injury (20 years ago now) but I sleep like a baby in my hammock in the woods.
    My injury is a Brachial Plexus injury 10 years ago. what has seemed to work the best fo you?

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    Wow, this is why I love this forum. I was checking out the Elephant Trunks, but they are too difficult to adjust with one hand.
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    Would a webbing system like ENO's atlas straps be an easy setup? not as adjustable or light as whoopies and toggles but a biner clipping on a loop of webbing seems doable with limited arm mobility.

    I'm gonna add a +1 Loki's suggestion as well... what was that big snake skin cover thingy called... the python? Set up once to dial it all on and then store it all in one big sleeve for easy setup every time.
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