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    Senior Member blackbishop351's Avatar
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    I average 3-4 hours a day...this semester is pretty slack, but in the past that's all the time I could spare. You get used to it. About the only time I get a full night's sleep is when im in the woods
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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    I have battled insomnia since I was about 12 or 13 years old. I can go a couple of days without sleep pretty easy. I also tend to sleep 4-5 hours a night and I am fine. I do get tired if I sleep to much.

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    sleep

    my dad swears you can sleep when you are dead but I anit going to chance it I would probley get stuck with guard duty or something .
    Bear bait what??? Your It!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I wonder if we could get Tom to join the forum. I would be interested to hear his thoughts on a lot of things.
    We may soon find out. I e-mailed him. His wife Ann said thanks for letting them know about this site. She said he is hanging in a hammock in New Zealand at the moment and she will forward my message to him.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    new zeland

    now thats hanging. that makes my trip to south mt look really bad.
    Bear bait what??? Your It!!!!!!!!

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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    I went and hung out last night at a state park on Lake Hartwell, here in GA.

    I purposely chose a site near the water for wind. It was humid last night here as well.

    I hung my hammock higher than I have previously, AND I also hung my JRB tarp up a bit higher as well.

    I found I was able to easily make the pitch more of an acute angle without it seeming to give me that claustrophobic feeling.

    I found the sides didn't sag as much, and the self tensioners seemed to be able to work more efficiently.

    So, since we have more rain heading this way, I will go ahead and try this pitch out in the backyard this week and see how it does.

    I found I didn't have quite as much trouble reaching my hammock with my short self as I thought I would

    I was also quite surprised at how much things stretched out and ended up lower in a short time !

    So, now I know I really need to start out with things a LOT higher up !

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions- gonna give them all a try and see how things work for me.

    Perkolady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkolady View Post
    I went and hung out last night at a state park on Lake Hartwell, here in GA.

    I purposely chose a site near the water for wind. It was humid last night here as well.

    I hung my hammock higher than I have previously, AND I also hung my JRB tarp up a bit higher as well.

    I found I was able to easily make the pitch more of an acute angle without it seeming to give me that claustrophobic feeling.

    I found the sides didn't sag as much, and the self tensioners seemed to be able to work more efficiently.

    So, since we have more rain heading this way, I will go ahead and try this pitch out in the backyard this week and see how it does.

    I found I didn't have quite as much trouble reaching my hammock with my short self as I thought I would

    I was also quite surprised at how much things stretched out and ended up lower in a short time !

    So, now I know I really need to start out with things a LOT higher up !

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions- gonna give them all a try and see how things work for me.

    Perkolady

    I did an overniter near there last weekend. The back end of Panther Creek. You go thru the town of Toccoa and ride beside the Tugaloo river.
    It was crazy warm for January.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    WAY too warm for January!
    I noticed some birds with nesting materials in their beaks and some new green stuff popping up from the ground... not good...

    And the BUGS !

    I can't help but wonder if we're gonna get a nasty ice storm though.... UG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkolady View Post
    WAY too warm for January!
    I noticed some birds with nesting materials in their beaks and some new green stuff popping up from the ground... not good...

    And the BUGS !

    I can't help but wonder if we're gonna get a nasty ice storm though.... UG.
    I just had a vision of an ice spear going straight thru my heart as I lay in my hammock during an ice storm. Better not go then.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Yeah, but you'd be immortalized with the CSI fans...hammocker found dead in woods, sharp force trauma to the aorta, no weapon nearby, no footprints besides his own. Make a heckuva made-for-TV movie. I'd watch it.
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