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    Hammock mania?

    So I got my Warbonnet Traveler Double Layer 1.1oz hammock, bug net, and superfly about 10 days ago. I immediatly weighed everything and the sum is less than my Eureka Backcountry solo (which is a great tent). I was happy to see that the weight was a little less. I was planning on setting things up last weekend but we got freezing rain and I ain't that die hard. Should be able to hang it Sunday and also test my son's Grand Trunk ultra light.
    Anyway, I'm just wondering if others drive down the highway and look at all the trees thinking "Hmm. I bet I could hang there." "That looks like a 15 foot seperation b/t trees." "Any dead limbs?" I'm gonna crash my car!
    Can't wait to go out Sunday and learn how much I need to learn!
    "God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."
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    Oh yeah, I check out trees while driving all the time. Drives my wife absolutely crazy.

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    That & looking for unique places to hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonzo1974 View Post
    Anyway, I'm just wondering if others drive down the highway and look at all the trees thinking "Hmm. I bet I could hang there." "That looks like a 15 foot seperation b/t trees." "Any dead limbs?" I'm gonna crash my car!
    Can't wait to go out Sunday and learn how much I need to learn!
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    Yep! And I've noticed that quite a few medians and traffic islands have perfectly spaced trees. if I were a hitchhiker I'd definitely be packing my hammock.


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    Golf courses, parking lots, school campuses...yep!

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    Neighbors yards, parks, trees at work, etc.. You name it and I've looked for the perfect hangin' spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    That & looking for unique places to hang.
    same thing, gf thinks I'm nuts
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    I look at every set of trees I come upon and think, yeah, that will work, and even worse I spend way too much time planning to build some tripod hangers like some recently posted about, and last night I read on a post where a porch swing frame had been adapted for hanging, and the worst part is missing HF because the laptop is too heavy to pack for very far. Yeah, I've got it bad, too.

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    Yes indeed...it is very hard for me to drive now without seeing random hanging spots every where I go!!

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