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  1. #11
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    You put a ridge-line on that thing and can forget all the stringing and restringing. Although my hooks and setup are permanent in my bedroom, in the field I make sure the hammock is reasonably level or with the feet end just up a bit, the ridge-line is not super tight and its a done deal. Feels like I put it everywhere else, in my bedroom, work, trail or off the it all feels the same. Sometimes you can play that ridge-line like a guitar. When I'm closer to right you can get a could bend on it, but the hammock feels the same once you get that ridge-line on there.

    I also use three pillows at home. Small one under my head, standard single under my knees and a king size I hold. I'm a hugger but it also works as insulation. Holds my knees apart if I lay on my side or is very easy to toss off if it gets too hot, if my grand-daughter or one of the dogs decides to jump in and keeps my kittys claws out of my chest if she jumps in. Oh can she draw blood while she's needing up a good place to lay.

    On the trail, or out camping at events, I usually get the the bunk when I can no longer keep from falling asleep at the fire ring with folks. clothes under the knees and the small pillow under my head is more then enough then. Insulated blanket for when it gets cold. But I do have nights at home where I've found a leg drapped over the side of the hammock. Usually, I'll kick it out and over to the treadmill for a good push and not quite get it back inside the hammock before I get rocked to sleep. I have had some of the strangest falling asleep times with the hammock that I never had in a bed. Last night I laid down, looked at my phone sitting above the ridge-line and said "I gotta turn the alarm back on". Didn't get it done.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
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    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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    Thanks all!
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    [QUOTE=spaceweaseal;598762]If you need a RL, I have a extra dynaglide adjustable RL I can send you..
    Check out the Hammock Hang Calculator. It will help you get the height and angle right..
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    You sir, are Awesome. Thank you but I think I found one. I have a whoopie laying around. Its like 130" long and theres plenty of room to make it longer. I think that that is a bit to long from what I've read. I'm just not sure of two things. One how to attach the one end. I will have to do a little research. The other is I dont know what the meterial is that its made of. Its slippers like the amsteel loops I have going through the sewn ends of my eno. But they are not a perfect match. So I'm not to sure what it is. Does it matter what it is made of? I think if I add some sag it would help alot.
    "What one Man can do, another can do!"
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    One item to note that could be making a huge difference is the span between attachment points. I don't know why, but I need a longer span (~20'+) when attaching to overhead joists, compared to 15'-16' when attaching to trees. YMMV, but this + and adjustable ridge-line may help.
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

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    +1 on the ridgeline to get a consistent hang.

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    Atleast you were in your basement and not 100 miles away from your home


    ps. that donating member looks nice under your name

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    Jason you got that right! Rug yup my attachment point are 16ft, maybe I shoudl try to go longer???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Jason you got that right! Rug yup my attachment point are 16ft, maybe I shoudl try to go longer???
    A ridgeline would be the way to go, that way you wont have to worry about getting the adjustment just right after the getting it set up.

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    I did find one and I think I have it set up correctly. Now I just have to play with it a bit. Hopefully I wont go blind....
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    If you need it, here is a link for the ridgeline lengths that different people use

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...dgeline+length

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