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  1. #11
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    If the hammock material feels like the material used in a stuff sack, I'd look for a heavier hammock. There are hammocks out there made of 210 cloth for example, that have done the AT 5 or more times. I just don't think a critical piece of gear is the best place to lose a few ounces.

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    Just out of curiousity, what were you wearing?

    Some of my pants have zippered pockets that are fairly sharp. Check your back and side pockets for anything that may slice the fabric.

    As for other sites info on hammocks, take the advise given here. Its what we do.
    Stringing a hammock tightly between the trees stresses the fabric, suspension, and generally gives the hammock a terrible lay.

    Let it sag for best results.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Bad luck, sir. Like the other guys said, get somebody to replace the defective one and don't give up on hanging!
    Just call me "Blood Disease"

    Pay it Forward Rules and Spreadsheet

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    Sorry to hear your first hang wasn't a big success. Mine wasn't either. No equipment failures but I was very cold and my wife fell down an embankment. A deer crashed through our camp in the wee hours because I set up in the middle of a trail!!
    Before I got cold, I slept like a baby. I can't wait to get back out in the woods. Don't give up.
    The people here on HF are VERY friendly and helpful to us noobs and there is a lot of info here. Disregard everything you hear elsewhere about hammocks and get your info here. You won't regret it.
    BTW, welcome from West Virginia!!
    Last edited by hrairoorah; 08-30-2011 at 14:52. Reason: corrected spelling

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    From Chief Hammock Officer (owner of Grand Trunk & member here)...
    Grand Trunk Guarantee

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    Hey All,

    Being in the hammock business gives us the chance to usually make people so happy they can't stand but tell their friends and join the growing following of Hammockers!!

    I do value feedback, good and bad. Instead i have an offer for you.

    If you purchase or have purchased a Grand Trunk/The Travel Hammock product within the last 10 years and you have an issue, please contact me directly through Hammock Forums, or at jon@grandtrunkgoods.com or call me at 801-583-1709 and let me know what's going on and I GUARANTEE you will not be treated poorly or be unhappy.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/member.php?u=1492
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    now that is a dang good customer service guarantee
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    I GUARANTEE you will not be treated poorly or be unhappy.

    that's integrity!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    From Chief Hammock Officer (owner of Grand Trunk & member here)...
    Grand Trunk Guarantee

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hey All,

    Being in the hammock business gives us the chance to usually make people so happy they can't stand but tell their friends and join the growing following of Hammockers!!

    I do value feedback, good and bad. Instead i have an offer for you.

    If you purchase or have purchased a Grand Trunk/The Travel Hammock product within the last 10 years and you have an issue, please contact me directly through Hammock Forums, or at jon@grandtrunkgoods.com or call me at 801-583-1709 and let me know what's going on and I GUARANTEE you will not be treated poorly or be unhappy.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/member.php?u=1492
    That would be the same Jon Neff whose followed up here.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...81&postcount=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    If you purchase or have purchased a Grand Trunk/The Travel Hammock product within the last 10 years and you have an issue, please contact me directly and I GUARANTEE you will not be treated poorly or be unhappy.
    You can't ask for any more than that!
    Grand Trunk

    On an unrelated note, since your first night out didn't have nearly enough drama...
    Be careful hanging in state parks here in Florida. They strictly forbid anything, including tree straps and hammocks, being attached to trees. In reality, it depends on the guy coming up to your site. Sometimes they're cool and they're just making sure you're not being an knucklehead. Sometimes... well sometimes they're the one being the knucklehead.
    On federal property - no problemo. Ocala Nat'l Forest, Canaveral Nat'l Seashore, et al, are all fine.

    Finally... WELCOME TO HF!!!
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Seems like your question has been answered

    One of my hammocks (ENO) has a slight imperfection in the weave of the fabric. I have used it cautiously for 10 or 12 afternoon sessions and it seems to be fine. Not ready to trust it overnight though. If I have a problem I will send it back and wonder why I hesitated.

    Good luck,

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