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    It's in the middle of the night here and I'm really sleepy but... kerryandjane, by all means hijack the thread. I think (hope) my question will be interesting for other noobs too, so the more info in it the better!
    Still getting the hang of it

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    On the hammocks I use Dutch Clips with I paint the Head End Dutch Clip Red. I also use a red cord lock on the head ends of my double ended stuff sacks to indicate the head end.

    When I use Whoopies on a hammock that has a head and foot end I do use different colors to indicate the head and foot ends. I will also use different colored Biners
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    My hammock is in skins with whoopies wrapped outside to bundle the package as as sausage - Gray head! Black feet! Easy for old guys to remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    My hammock is in skins with whoopies wrapped outside to bundle the package as as sausage - Gray head! Black feet! Easy for old guys to remember.
    Is the head end gray to match your hair color?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbles View Post
    Is the head end gray to match your hair color?
    You betcha! At least I still got some left.
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    Hahahaha!

    Thanks for all the answers I've really got some good ideas from this.
    Been ogling the Dutchware stuff for a while now, but shipping from the US is expensive Guess I'll drop him a mail to see what my options are.

    'Red is head' doesn't translate well to Dutch, but 'Black as soot is for your foot' does and will be a fun way to remember the colors for my kid (and maybe for people who don't want to use red as well )
    Still getting the hang of it

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    "Color coding" your suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by lijn View Post
    Hahahaha!



    Thanks for all the answers I've really got some good ideas from this.

    Been ogling the Dutchware stuff for a while now, but shipping from the US is expensive Guess I'll drop him a mail to see what my options are.



    'Red is head' doesn't translate well to Dutch, but 'Black as soot is for your foot' does and will be a fun way to remember the colors for my kid (and maybe for people who don't want to use red as well )

    Shipping might be built in to the website mine was (Taiwan). Try the website, Dutch is a busy guy on a hang as we chat. His stuff is quality, I'm eyeing up my next wants.

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    Thank you for that suggestion kerryandjane, I had looked up shipping on the usps.com website, and that was almost $24. Dutch's website calculated it as $14.44, which is much better and the total (goods + shipping) beats local suppliers. Plus, I got to order some Dutch hooks with it
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    I added a red continuous loop (maybe 3-4 years ago) on the head end of my better half's hammock as well as the kids hammocks, red=head. Worked great so they could set up their hammocks facing the right way (facing each other when zipped open), without second guessing or any confusion late at night. Works great for them as we have never had an issue since that was added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Hmmm A lot of audio wiring is red = ring = right. For hammocks red=head makes sense. Keeps a consistency that is easy to remember.

    FWIW heat shrink tubing come in colors and small sizes. Lasts better than tape. Does not need to be shrunk to use. ;-)
    Thanks for the heat shrink tubing idea. I use red = head too, though it's often manifested as an orange amsteel whoopie. However, don't get me thinking that red might mean "right"; it's downright anti-nautical!
    I was taught to remember port and starboard by thinking of a man going into a wineshop and asking, "Do you have any red port left?"

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