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    congrats...have a safe journey...and hang all that you can!!!

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    Great to hear you were able to get out.

    The microrope support you linked looks like the one I have from Byers of Maine. It does work well, I've used just a few times with my Byers Traveller and Mosquito Hammocks. Most of us are using webbing, though, to try to eliminate any extra stess and compression on the tree from using ropes.
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    Great that your out there and back in the game. Take care of that heart and it will take care of you.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-BACK View Post
    That's great! I'm sure Slowhike is with me when I say that it's great to get back in the game after you've been sidelined by an illness or injury. I'm glad to see that your recovery is going well. Keep up the good work.
    Funny thing. The "illness or injury" is what got me started in the first place!

    In 1996, I had two strokes. I didn't have insurance, so the doc said that there was no PT available without a big outlay from me. He suggested walking around the neighborhood. That got old fast, so I tried jogging; my old knees didn't like it very much. I went to the local State Park and started day-hiking, and then bought a terrible pack and started doing multi-days. 11 years and multiple thousands of miles later, I have no physical effects of the strokes left, even though the brain/thinking part is permanent, duh.

    Moral of the story: the Big Oops is not the big end. It can be just the beginning!

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    yep, when i broke my back & multi ribs back in 02, my therapy was walking in the neighborhood w/ the trekking poles. i got up to 11 miles.
    then 3 months & 6 days after the fall, thank the Lord, i was able to backpack about 4 miles into the mt rogers area, va, for an overnighter.
    i carried a 25lb pack. i thought that was really light weight back then, even though my friends were carrying some of my other stuff
    and that was... (gulp) pre-hammock
    walking in the woods is great therapy!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Thanks guys for all your encourgement. I agree a walk in the woods is the best therapy. If I had done more of it, instead of letting life get in the way of walking in the woods I probably wouldn't have had a heart attack in the 1st place. As far as the microrope I mentioned, I do use the straps that came with my HH. I thought about attaching the hammock rope to the aluminium pin then running the pin through the strap loop coming from the tree, for a quick adjustment point. Sort of opposite of the picture in the link. What do you think? tnhillbilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnhillbilly View Post
    .As far as the microrope I mentioned, I do use the straps that came with my HH. I thought about attaching the hammock rope to the aluminium pin then running the pin through the strap loop coming from the tree, for a quick adjustment point. Sort of opposite of the picture in the link. What do you think? tnhillbilly
    it seems that you might run into adjustability problems maybe.
    even though you could adjust the rope coming from the hammock, you would have limitations on the webbing that goes around the tree (if i'm understanding what you're saying)... unless you use something like a slap strap w/ several loops to choose from.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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