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    Senior Member Awkward Sportsman's Avatar
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    Twin Cities Area Hammock Help

    I have noticed lately that a lot of new people (myself included) get easily frustrated and overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to set up a hammock.

    I would like to offer my advice if anyone wants to meet somewhere in the area. It should be noted that I am NOT at all an expert, nor have tons of experience hanging. I do on the other hand have a good basic knowledge of my set up at least.

    There are definitely people that know more about hanging than I ever will, but if you are frustrated and need to see a setup in person, I am willing to help. Here is my setup as of today (new hammock on order):
    -ENO Singlenest
    -Whoopie sling/tree hugger suspension
    -Adjustable structural ridgeline
    -Guardian bug net
    -Zing it tarp ridgeline with Dutch hook and tarp flyz
    -Outdoor Equipment Supplier MacCat tarp
    -Hammockgear.com Incubator under quilt with dutch gear to keep in place

    If you would like to learn about this type of setup just let me know. Fronkey was kind enough to show me his setup in person when I was brand new so I know how much it can help. Please undetstand I have lots to learn so this is not necessarily the "right" way of doing things (if there is such a thing).

    Happy Hanging!!!

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    VineyGirl's Avatar
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    my husband and I would be very interested in something like this. we are diyers to the max. everything we have is either walmart, goodwill, or diy and we would love some advice on some lighter weight and long term stuff. let me know a good time to meet up. i would love to see a few different set ups if we can get more hangers together. we're from eagan, but can meet wherever is best for everyone.

    we would also love to possibly set up some sort of newbie hang, just an overnight or a weekend thing before it gets too cold. let us know when anyone is available. we're very open.

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    Senior Member dammfast's Avatar
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    sounds like the start of group hang!!!
    Dammfast

    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

    ― Mark Twain

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    Senior Member Awkward Sportsman's Avatar
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    Twin Cities Area Hammock Help

    Awesome sounds like a good idea. I am in Bloomington. Will wait a day or 2 to see if anyone else wants to get together. Even if we can't figure out an overnighter we can meet at Hyland or some park somewhere to check it out.

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    that's the ultimate "pay it forward" Awkward Sportsman! Hats off to you for sharing the love!
    Debi

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    Senior Member Awkward Sportsman's Avatar
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    Twin Cities Area Hammock Help

    I just hope I can help rather than cause more confusion!

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    Senior Member the_lorax's Avatar
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    I'd be up for something depending on the dates; gotta get out soon and test the gear I've been DIYing.

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    Senior Member Bic's Avatar
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    Group hang!

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    Senior Member Spurr's Avatar
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    Depending on when I'd like to come and meet a few of you..I'm very new to this as well with a total of ten nights in a hammock and would really like to see your set ups..

    I'm available almost any Saturday night in September..I do work early Saturday mornings so Friday nights are not an option right now..
    If a woman doesn't find you handsome, she should at least find you handy...Red Green

    Jerry,

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Always good for the new-folk to eyeball some hanging gear.
    Pick a place, date and time and let it transpire.
    A gathering in a local park like Highland or such would be way easier to do than planning a hang in my opinion. Also nice for folks to meet one another before committing to the wood or a backpack trip.
    Shug
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