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    New Member Rockstarheli's Avatar
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    California Hanger

    Hello everyone,
    I first want to thank everyone on this forum for all the great information you provide. I am a southern California resident that has recently converted to hammock camping. I have recently started a new hobby which involves hiking, camping, pans, shovels, and a sluice box. If you can't figure it out, it is prospecting. Me and a few friends hike up to Azusa Canyon in the hopes to one day strike it rich.... HAHA, ya right. It is all about being in the wild and enjoying the company of the stream and friends.

    I recently purchased an ENO double nest as my first hammock. I originally wanted a Hennessy Hammock, but could not find one at my local REI. My first camping hang was pretty interesting as the weather did not want to cooperate. I setup my hammock using the Slap Strap Pro's (aka-Stretch Kings) and added a Colman sleeping mat. I also packed up my 20 mummy bag. All went well for most of the night, but around 12am the winds kicked up and were blowing with about 50mph gusts. I must say I was blowing around quite a bit, reaching angles of about 50. To make it even more fun, the guys we were camping next to said a bear comes down for a visit every night. So here I am swinging in my hammock at a bears mouth level, thinking I am going to be his next sandwich. Well, I made it through the night as I am still here and talking to all of you.

    Anyway, I would love to setup my hammock with a ridge line, and whoopie slings, but really don't know how to do them right or set them up. I made a pair of toggles last night for the marlin spike hitch and I will be placing my order for some amsteel soon. If anyone hangs in SoCal and would like to give me a hand I would appreciate it.

    Happy Hanging
    RockstarHeli

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Welcome to HF RockstarHeli, good to see yet another California hanger. Somebody smart will pipe up soon enough to answer your question...not me though.
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    welcome to the madness. Can you say "bear taco"
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    Senior Member Greg Dunlap's Avatar
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    Hey SoCal hanger, NorCal here. Sonoma County, ya ever venture up this way, bring some long straps for our Redwoods. 6 and 9 footers are laughed at up this way. Welcome to the forums!
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    Welcome to HF!
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    New Member Orynge's Avatar
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    Ridgeline and whoopie slings

    As for making whoopie slings from amsteel, I found a cool vid off this forum. Cant remember th URL but just enter DIY Whoopie Sling into google and it is the first vid to pop up, very easy.

    As for a ridgeline, that is really easy, I set mine at about 98 inches, and you can tie it off to your suspension at the ends of your hammock. That is the simplest way to add a structural ridgeline without modding your hammock.

    Im from cali too, although norcal (Chico) is my AO. You or anyone else comes up this way hit me up.

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