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    Wow, amazing! Great views. I guess this is why those who risk the most are rewarded with the most. I think I'd try this if I had all the gear, and someone else to belay me

    Thanks for posting.

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    looks beautiful man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbinhood View Post
    Your initial post showed you hanging from paracord. An arborist pointed out how dangerous that was.

    One of the arborists here, who makes his living climbing trees, advised against hanging between two trees. Your post shows you hanging between two trees. You have no idea of the forces involved when two trees move apart in the wind. As an engineer, I do. If your suspension system didn't snap, the trees certainly could under the stress of being tied together...
    I 100% agree with both of your arguments:

    -Using paracord on my hammock is unsafe which is why I now use doubled 6 mil climb spec rope.

    -Tying between two trees in the canopy is dangerous even in good weather so this trip was the first and last time I use this technique.

    I was just angry when you mentioned that the mods should remove my post because you thought it shows unsafe hammocking when in fact I am showing people how to sleep high off the ground SAFELY. If I edit my original post to state that it is unsafe to hang between two trees would you agree?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Money View Post
    Great pics....and thanks for sharing.

    I'm probably one of the "90% who didn't listen" when you mentioned winter only. I did listen, and you yourself even mentioned condensation in that thread. I only mentioned it in my post since you asked what we thought.

    Great hang!
    Even if you were part of the 90% your input was still appreciated haha. Thanks man!


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    EDIT!!! Two Isles was right. No need to "re-hashing what we did in careless youth".
    Last edited by Refreshing; 12-24-2011 at 20:24.
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    I really enjoyed this thread up until some people got snippy
    and then they run off crying.

    Why can there not be civil discourse?

    I think 'refreshing' has taken in some points very well.
    He Has stated how he would do things differently.
    Yet the opposing views still keep grinding or whining.

    I think valid points can be noted.
    The other 'side' , if you will, notates such. Admits that he was wrong
    for instance in defining a tree and we move on.

    Everybody learns and everyone can risk as much or as little as they are capable and able.
    No need in re-hashing what we did in careless youth.
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    In physical terms, I move through them;
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    I can't believe how some people poo poo everything they can't accomplish. As a dad with two dependants, I would try this--with help--any day. The veiws and photos are awsome. My only caveat, make sure someone knows your exact itenerary. It has been said I'm not afraid of dying, I'm afraid of not living. Keep it going young man---LIVE.
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    I bought this book at Muir Woods near SF. True tales here.

    http://richardpreston.net/preston-books/the-wild-trees

    I can only imagine hanging in these redwood / sequoia forests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyRay View Post
    I bought this book at Muir Woods near SF. True tales here.

    http://richardpreston.net/preston-books/the-wild-trees

    I can only imagine hanging in these redwood / sequoia forests.
    I am going to assume that you enjoyed this book thoroughly? I have been looking for a good book now that I face so much darkness during the winter camping months. The summary on that page makes it sound Awesome. Thanks man.

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    Thanks for posting the pics. That's an awesome way to use a hammock setup. It'll also come in handy if it turns out zombie's can't climb trees.

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    Sigh! I didn't look at the original post knowing I would likely want to try doing that some day. I got the climbing rope, harness, biners & stuff, but was still able to resist viewing.

    Today, I temporarily lost my mind & I looked, then it got worse & I looked at the trip report & pictures.

    Refreshing: When I fall out of the trees, I'm telling the wife that you put me up to it.

    Great report, even better pictures!
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