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    New Member flemdawg1's Avatar
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    a WBer who got some MYOG

    My wife made me a sil-nylon hammock, I also have a sil 5x8 tarp.

    Never hanged before and not really sure what to do with them, so I'm here to learn.

    For sleeping I have a BA self inflater (Hinman mummy pad), a couple of BA Aircores, a few CCF pads. I also use a Golite 40deg down quilt or a BA Ranger 15 deg bag.

    No suspension system or UQ yet.

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    Welcome! If I may suggest, start here:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/v...ls&videoid=189

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    Your wife rocks! Welcome to HF. As far as what to do with your hammock setup, search on here for Shug's videos which will help you tremendously. And you'll have a few laughs. Seems like you're off to a good start and like most things, it's all personal preference. That said, here's what I do.

    I have a DIY whipped-end hammock that I larks head a piece of amsteel rope to (it's about 6" long) and that goes up to a biner. From the biner, I have another piece of amsteel made in to a whoopie sling (again, search and ye shall find on HF) that goes up to a toggle in a marlin spike hitch around 1" polyester webbing. Confused yet? I'll stop there and let that sink in. Search around here, check out some pictures of how other people set up their rigs, try it out on your own and then tweak your setup as you see fit. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on here who can give you better advice than I.

    Best of luck and again, welcome to HF!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Start HERE with Shug's youtube videos.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    Like the others have said.......welcome to HF, your wife truly does rock and the Shug videos should get you on your way to woodsy elevated sleeping nirvana!!!!!!!! Good luck in the quest for knowledge.
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    She must like you a lot; silnylon is tricky to sew..
    that said- welcome to the learning curve, enjoy the ride!

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    Welcome to HF and good luck with your hammock ventures.

    Fronkey

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    Your wife is golden, you lucky man! Treat her right.

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    A Hey and Whooooo Buddy to you.
    Mighty fine wife you got there!!!!!!
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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....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Good wife to have. I had to get my self a thread injector as my wife will not touch one.
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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