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    Senior Member molawns's Avatar
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    Normal sitting height with my knees at a 45 degree angle, usually.(20 inches or so off the ground)

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    I like to hang low enough for morning coffee and high enough to sit, but really the terrain dictates hight. Lots of undergrowth high up. clear ground, hang lower.
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    hangin low

    I am pretty much the same as the other posters that like to use their hammocks as chairs. I will hang it about a foot (sometimes less) off of the ground. I will pitch it as low as I can if I want to get the most wind break out of my tarp. I also pitched low during the winter so I could close both ends of my Speer Winter Tarp. Worked great. There was still enough air movement to keep condensation from being a problem.

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    I pitch low but I thought that was because I'm 5 foot tall and I can't really get the straps up very high on the trees. You guys that are pitching low, how high up are you tieing off the straps???
    TinaLouise

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    I have to work at pitching mine low. Partly because it is important to me that I be able to get out eaisly. But If I am pitching normal I am usually just above my head. If low... maybe around neck height. The low pitch is a rarity for me so I would have to think about it carefully.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Nope! I'd bet a small wager that those who hang very low are also morning coffee drinkers. Just easier to make coffee/hot chocolate when all you have to do is reach out and get the ol stove goin! While still under one's quilts, of course.
    You won that bet. That is exactly right. On a chilly or down right cold morning, I can fire up my alchy stove, eat my oatmeal and drink me mornin' joe, without get out from under my warm quilt/sleeping bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    I pitch low but I thought that was because I'm 5 foot tall and I can't really get the straps up very high on the trees. You guys that are pitching low, how high up are you tieing off the straps???
    TinaLouise
    The position of the straps is determined by the angle of the pitch and the height you want the hammock. I am 6"1' so I do not normally have and issue with getting my straps high enough. I also like my trees as close together as I can get away with most times. That might be just me though.

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    I like my hammock about butt high off the ground. Works for me, good height to get in without giving too much effort to get out or answer the call of nature.
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    In reference to the origional question, what height are you guys tieing off your straps at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    In reference to the origional question, what height are you guys tieing off your straps at?
    Like stormcrow said, that's entirely dependent on the spacing of the trees. The wider the spacing, the higher the straps need to be for a given height of hang.

    Generally speaking, for an average tree spacing of 14 ft my straps go just over my head height (5'10").
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