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    Porch mode?

    I'm waiting on a Superfly for my Summer trips and was wondering how you all go about setting up in porch mode. I'm sure there a million ways, all correct.
    Do you bring poles? Find sticks? Just pull the lines up to another tree?

    How about guy lines? Any special techniques?

    Let see how you do it.

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    I tie to other trees if available. If not, I use my trekking poles.
    If I can find, with a glace, a couple of long sticks then I'll use them instead of the poles...just cause.

    No right or wrong way to do it. Just go with whatever mood you're in.
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    nor season... porch mode frames the view and opens conversation from the hammock. Life is good under the porch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I tie to other trees if available. If not, I use my trekking poles.
    If I can find, with a glace, a couple of long sticks then I'll use them instead of the poles...just cause.

    No right or wrong way to do it. Just go with whatever mood you're in.
    Any particular reason you prefer to go to trees? Just easier than finding/using extra bits?
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    Going to trees usually allows for a bit taller porch and less stuff to trip over at ground level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolloff View Post
    Going to trees usually allows for a bit taller porch and less stuff to trip over at ground level.
    I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Any particular reason you prefer to go to trees? Just easier than finding/using extra bits?
    I don't like extra tidbits if I can avoid them. That little issue of mine is the only thing keeping me from falling in love with the Ridgerunners; bridge hammocks need tidbits to make them work right. So when I can, I try to avoid tidbits. The trees are already there and I don't have to balance anything while I wrap cord and set stakes; just tie and go do something else.

    I'm also exceptionally lazy, so there's that.
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    handles up

    I always put my handles at the top. Its simple to do and keeps your
    handles clean and a firm footing in the ground.

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    Re: Porch mode?

    If you don't have trekking poles, just use some sticks. Idk how everyone else puts theirs up, but the pictures is how I've been doing it. Then I just stake the lines out
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    I just use my hiking poles turned up side down. I have left my tarp up in porch mode during several rain storms without a problem.

    Picture is of my HG Winter Palace tarp with Wallyworld hiking poles
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