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  1. #11
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    Thanks for the welcome guys. Guess I can update the profile now that I do actually have a hammock.

    Ticklebelly

  2. #12
    Senior Member huauqui's Avatar
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    Hey Ticklebelly, I know you didn't ask for advice buttttttttttt the best advice I received here about hanging the old HH was keep the feet high. BillyBob and several others made it real clear that you should keep the foot end 4-6 inches (or more) higher then the head. This keeps the old feet from sliding up into the end of the hammock and causing cramps in the calfs and other nasty problems.

    Hope it helps, sorry if you already knew

  3. #13
    Senior Member SanAntoneTY's Avatar
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    San Antonio, Tx
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    howdy from texas great deal hope your hammock journey is everything you imangined it
    Ty

  4. #14
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    Oct 2011
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    Katherine NT Australia
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    Welcome form NT

    Welcome from the Northern Territory hammocks help with the hot weather in the Top End its all good fun

  5. #15
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    Nov 2011
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    N.Tonawanda, NY
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    Welcome aboard. Hammocking is great fun, and very easy to get the "hang" of..........sorry I couldn't resist.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by huauqui View Post
    Hey Ticklebelly, I know you didn't ask for advice
    I never pass up free advice. I will try it, thanks. I'm trying lots of things at this end of the learning curve.

    Ticklebelly

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-NT View Post
    Welcome from the Northern Territory hammocks help with the hot weather in the Top End its all good fun
    I will be up that way in July, 7 weeks, lots of fishing planned. Should not be too hot then but it does get warm quickly as soon as the days start to get longer. The trip is one of the reasons I got the hammock now. I figure there are a lot more camping opportunities away from the Gray Nomads if we don't need nice flat areas to put up a tent. Not sure that a hammock would get you far enough off the ground to keep you away from the flat dogs. I have had a snake join me in a swag, I don't think the buggars will be too keen on the hammock.

    Cheers & beers

    Ticklebelly

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntfd60 View Post
    Welcome aboard. ..........., and very easy to get the "hang" of..........sorry I couldn't resist.
    I have already used the "just hanging around" reply to the question - "What you up to?" I couldn't resist either.

    Ticklebelly

  9. #19
    New Member Benny's Avatar
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    Under the stars
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    Nice to see a local & noob as well, we can be ignorant together

  10. #20
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    One of the many great things about sleeping in a hammock is you should not wake up with slime trails from slugs, or even the slugs themselves, on your items that hang.

    May I suggest that you find some permethrin and spray the hammock body with it? The Expedition fabric is a more open weave than the UL models. That makes it more breathable, which you may need during your hot summers, but it also causes the bottom to be more prone to mosquito bite-through. A pad inside the hammock can also help, but the permethrin both kills and repels insects without being poisonous to humans. Look for Repel or Sawyer Permethrin, or look for a luggage spray for bedbugs. If you can find only the latter, make sure the active ingredients read 100% permethrin. I've had to resort to luggage spray from the local hardware store when I didn't have time to wait for mail-order.
    Rosaleen

    Hennessy Hammock afficionado and supporter.

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