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    Hanging up high

    Ever set up your hammock higher than the recommended safe height.

    I know most of you want to say its unsafe but I just want to set up for a cool picture, just for fun, not to try and sleep over night.

    If you have done this do you have pics?
    How do you get in the hammock when its this high?

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    I have an idea that I've been formulating for a while. It goes like this:

    1) Figure out how to throw some anchor ropes around some high (20-30') branches such that I can set up my hammock on them, but still be at standard height.

    2) Climb in the hammock and hoist myself up to the top of the anchor ropes using some sort of pulley system.

    3) Relax at altitude

    4)...

    5) Profit

    I'm not sure how to maintain proper tension or sag at this point without some sort of a ridge pole.

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    Hanging up high

    There is a guy that comes here that has hung his hammock 50-60' up in a tree. I plan on doing this year when I get a chance. Fairly easy for me to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthauk View Post
    There is a guy that comes here that has hung his hammock 50-60' up in a tree. I plan on doing this year when I get a chance. Fairly easy for me to do it.
    Any idea how to find his posts

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    I figure one of my ENO's are best for this (No bug net)

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    here ya go.

    Remember your safety gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    here ya go.

    Remember your safety gear.
    Now that looks like fun, I don't know if I could sleep up high but I would sure like to hang for a bit up there.

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    Any others ever try this

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    Go to any summer music festival...well probably any of the others besides Burningman. Someone always sets a couple up in the pines. 15-20 feet or so up there.
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    I am a certified arborist and am amazed at how well hippies climb trees. Two hundred feet up a redwood in 5 minutes and then don't come down for three years. I want to go up there and live too.

    Check out this tree trimmers hammock.....for lunch breaks and such. Much better than the old Blackbird for an permanent arboreal life style. From New Tribe tree stuff. It adjusts into a bed too.



    The traditional way to get high in a tree is first Zing It with a throw bag or crossbow, then a long rope, and then with some low tech prussik knots connecting your harness to
    the rope. But I think the EarthFirst! ladies use rock climbing gear.......
    Last edited by fishtar; 04-26-2013 at 01:58. Reason: Fix Pic

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