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    So Cal Garage hanger

    Hi all,
    Great forum!

    I've been hanging in my Southern California garage in front of the old tv for a while now. I haven't camped in 25 years or so, and have no equipment at all, save a hammock I got from a National Geographic website made in Bali.

    A friend mentioned going camping this summer and I had an idea about hanging a tarp and the hammock with one single line and came online to see if anyone else had done it, and stumbled on this treasure trove of ideas. I hadn't begun to figure out how to deal with heat loss on the bottom yet, though I'd certainly noticed it.

    You guys are so many steps ahead of me in imagining what to do with a hammock, but I am really enjoying soaking up all the great ideas here.

    By the way my idea for single line hanging was basically running a line with two bulgy knots in it the approximate distance of the hammock apart and just hanging the hammock with S hooks at the knots. The line double backs to the origin to hang up a tarp. Never tried it by compared to what I've seen here seems kindygardenish.

    If I can get the time, I may take a hammock to Yellowstone this summer for 3 days backpacking and 3 days canoe camping.

    Still getting to know this site, but is there a thread on army surplus equipment? I have always been partial to it.

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    Welcome Fitz. I'd check out this site for a great intro into keeping warm in a hammock, as well as lots of other hammock stuff.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/
    Also, check out Shug's intro videos that he recently did. Learn & have fun at the same time

    On the single ridgeline for hammock & tarp, that's how the Hennesey hammocks come stock, but I believe most people end up using a separate guy line for the tarp because the tarp sags when you get into the hammock, even if you had it nice & tight before getting in.
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    Welcome to the forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Welcome Fitz. I'd check out this site for a great intro into keeping warm in a hammock, as well as lots of other hammock stuff.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/
    Also, check out Shug's intro videos that he recently did. Learn & have fun at the same time

    On the single ridgeline for hammock & tarp, that's how the Hennesey hammocks come stock, but I believe most people end up using a separate guy line for the tarp because the tarp sags when you get into the hammock, even if you had it nice & tight before getting in.
    Welcome fitz,,,+1 on what slowhike said
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    Hey Fritx138!
    Whoooooo Buddy welcome.
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Wecome good to have ya here. Where in SoCal are you from?
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    Welcome to the forums Fitz! Glad you found us.


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    Thanks all!
    I live in the South Bay, Torrance specifically. It's usually 5 degrees cooler than LA which is great in the summer, and quite breezy year round.

    Any other So Cal kids around?

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    Im an Ebay surplus junkie myself.

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    Ha, I almost bought a Lot of 10 Army jungle hammocks for $124 on ebay. I was sane enough not to...I probably will lose my composure if I can get an ILBE main pack though.
    I'm...ombibulous.

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