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    This is the fear I have had ever since my first night in the HH at 9500 ft in Wyomings Wind River Mountains. Falling for what ever reason onto the rocky ground. I always feared my HH knot(lashing) giving way, but it never gave an inch. It never occured to me that the bottom might split! It all makes me want to pitch really low to the ground, especially if the ground is not my forgiving back yard! But pitching really low might be a problem with the bottom entry, more so than a top loader. But in either case being really close to the ground might be a problem with the tarp, since coverage seems better when my ridgline is very close to the tarp ridge.
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    I was thinking of how fortunate I am to be short and heavy! I hang my hammock to my bottom or waist, then by the time I lay my behind in it...I am about 6 or so inches off the ground! lol. I see everyone elses hang in pics and you look like a bunch of pole vaulters.

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    Fear of falling kept me from even trying a hammock for some time. I was so frightened when I did, I nearly up-chucked on TH at TD 2005. I did better with Ed Speer - Ed held on to me the entire time I was in the hammock. I was terrified in the Eno

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    Sorry to hear about your bad luck Hooch. I have a single nest I use for lounging and have not had any trouble. My wife and I have used it like a camp chair a couple of time together and not had a problem. I go 230 and I will not tell you what my wife weighs for fear of this being my last post. Let us know what ENO says. I did have to return one to them for my son. It had a weird problem where it didn't seem to be symetrical when you were in it. They accepted an invoice in place of a receipt so maybe they will cut you a break.
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    When it goes over their heads, it really doesn't matter how high it is.

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    if a person used a pack that needed at least a section of ccf pad to stiffen it, but they didn't really like sleeping on the pad, they could make a habit of laying it under the hammock. it would be like a welcome mat, a place to sit your shoes, & a little bit of cushion in case of hammock failure.
    same w/ a sit pad. hopefully it would never have to catch you, but it might give a little extra piece of mind
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    For anyone who's keeping track of the whole ENO cutomer service issue after my hammock dropped me like a bad habit, I got an e-mail today from Pete Pinholster, who, with his brother Paul (Where's Mary?) own ENO. He apologized of course, and offered to make it right any way I wanted and gave me his office number to call if I like. He also offered to throw in a PakPillow as well (http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/pak-pillow.html). I really don't need a pillow, but may see if he'll replace my SingleNest with a DoubleNest, it gives a LOT more shoulder room. By the way, I'm going to get some pics up of the hammock tears. I was going to take them yesterday and got busy with stuff around the house. I'll try and get to them today.
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    Cool beans, Hooch. You could put the pillow under your hammock, to land on next time . Sounds like great customer service so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Cool beans, Hooch. You could put the pillow under your hammock, to land on next time . Sounds like great customer service so far.
    Thanks for the idea, Patrick. I hadn't thought of that. You're one step ahead of me for once. Thus far, customer service has been great with ENO. I got a response back from Pete within a couple hours. It's good to know that they stand behind their product and back it 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    if a person used a pack that needed at least a section of ccf pad to stiffen it, but they didn't really like sleeping on the pad, they could make a habit of laying it under the hammock. it would be like a welcome mat, a place to sit your shoes, & a little bit of cushion in case of hammock failure.
    same w/ a sit pad. hopefully it would never have to catch you, but it might give a little extra piece of mind
    I been doing that with my ccp since I got a gearskin. It also makes a good place to stand off the ground. It is also easy to add it to the hammock if I get cold in the middle of the night. Just make sure to put something on it so it doesn't blow away.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    I was thinking of how fortunate I am to be short and heavy! I hang my hammock to my bottom or waist, then by the time I lay my behind in it...I am about 6 or so inches off the ground! lol. I see everyone elses hang in pics and you look like a bunch of pole vaulters.
    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    I inspect my hammock a lot. After a couple hangs in one, I feel comfortable and like to hang in fun stops.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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