View Poll Results: Please select your perfect trees:

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  • Close trees, low hang

    39 29.55%
  • Close treed, high hang

    41 31.06%
  • Far trees, low hang

    31 23.48%
  • Far trees high hang

    21 15.91%
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  1. #11
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    At 3"-6" I can sit back in my hammock sideways and cook under my tarp. The ground next to me becomes my night table, especially if I can find a rock to set up next to.

    I can set up in trees (depending on the trees of course) up to about 25' apart, but prefer about 12' apart. I normally test hammocks on a 15' spread at my house.
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    I find that backpacking sometimes the perfect hang is there and sometimes you take what you can get .... and that makes it perfect.
    Shug
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    I'm not sure what "high" or "low" is. I guess it is relative to each person. I like to hang at a height where when I sit down in the hammock, my feet touch the ground at "chair" height, so I can get in and out of the hammock easily. I usually have a foot or two of space on each side of my tarp. When in the hammock, I am probably about two + feet off of the ground.

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    I chose close and low... I started doing that when I discovered it improved the lay in my HH after installing the 2QZQ#2 Bugnet Zipper Mod. Now that I sold the HH and bought a Speer, I do it because it enables breakfast from the hammock.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Yep. Laying back, cooking, eating, smoking a cigar all from your portable lounge chair. I use to hang high when I used "closed" hammocks. But since I started making them myself or using a nano, low is the way to go.
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    My pet peeve is finding a good spot without a lot of underbrush or tree limbs that effect the tarp placement. In established camp sites this is usually not a problem, but when you reach the end of the day somewhere between campsites, this could be an issue.

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    I'm not as young & fit as you Sarge. If I hang 3" off the ground, my... uh, belly muscles make it a chore to get up
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tight-wad View Post
    My pet peeve is finding a good spot without a lot of underbrush...
    Last fall after the leaves fell thick at MAHHA I raked my site... complete with a little path for very short night time walks.

    At Mt Rogers, we had to shovel our sites! Everyone had a little path to a patio at the tarp entrance, with 20" walls of snow.
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    Close and high.

    Just far enough apart for my tarp to fit...about 5 paces.

    High, because I don't stand up from the bullfrog position very easily, these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I find that backpacking sometimes the perfect hang is there and sometimes you take what you can get .... and that makes it perfect.
    Shug
    What this guy said.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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