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    Wondering what the first step is

    So i just ordered my hammock
    got it in the mail today
    i recived my tree straps
    and i just dont know what the next step is
    im trying ot make a whoopie sling but i cant figure out how to make it

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    welcome!

    insulation & tarp would be my next step

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeybane363 View Post
    So i just ordered my hammock
    got it in the mail today
    i recived my tree straps
    and i just dont know what the next step is
    im trying ot make a whoopie sling but i cant figure out how to make it
    Huh? Next step to hanging the hammock with the tree straps or next part of the hobby? I'm confused here! If you mean in the hobby, then probably a tarp or underquilt.

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    well whats agood video on how to show how to make a whoppie sling
    ?
    i cant seem to find a good way to make them
    and how does the whoppie sling attach to my hammock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeybane363 View Post
    So i just ordered my hammock
    got it in the mail today
    i recived my tree straps
    and i just dont know what the next step is
    im trying ot make a whoopie sling but i cant figure out how to make it
    Some general things that should help shorten the learning curve:
    http://gear-report.com/hammock-campi...-illustration/
    http://gear-report.com/how-to-pitch-...-hammock-tarp/

    Good instructions for making a whoopie sling:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=9349
    What I've learned with whoopies is that 2 things make a huge difference in whether it is impossible or easy:
    1) Your fid... the thing that you use to pull the line back through itself has to be small enough diameter to fit easily through the line. I fold 2 wires that I pulled from an ethernet cable and twist so they hold the line. Others use things like safety wire and yarn needles.
    2) tapering the end of the line that you will pull back through itself. Described well in step A.1. of the directions.

    I hope this helps
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    Here is a good tutorial on Whoopie Slings

    Ans how to attach......


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    Why not just buy the whoopie slings? There are several different vendors that sell them. Easy and done--don't have to worry about testing them to make sure you did them right. I had looked into gathering up materials to make my own stuff and I didn't find much of a savings after figuring in gas to go get it or shipping. Time is also a factor for me. I have what seems like a million quilting (regular ones not down quilts) and sewing projects sitting around my sewing room. I just couldn't see adding more to that and delaying my hanging adventures.

    And, seriously, if you haven't yet, check out Shug's Essentials for Noobs (see the little clicky linky at the bottom of his post above and you'll go right to them!) and also check out some of Grizz's videos. I have learned much from these two

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    Oh man,,,, what is the next step....?
    Go ahead and hand over All of your money to a trustee, have your check direct deposited into an account you can not access.

    Get a co-signer to approve all your on line purchases....


    As far as hanging the hammocks.....thats anuther story....
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