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    Grand Trunk Parachute Double

    Well, I found the GT double today for $50 on Amazon. Looks like the construction is about the same as my ENO doubles, but about a foot longer - like my Kammock. Ordered one. We'll see how it fares against the ENO after I swap out the ends for whoopies...

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    I own the ENO DN and the Grand Trunk double and there is not that much difference between the two. The ENO fabric feels a little silker that the GT but that is about it IMO. I did change the suspension on both of them.
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    Wasn't the GT about a foot longer?

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    I'm new to this forum, just bought the GT double as my first camping hammock. I have some great hammocks from Venezuela not made to be haul camping...

    So I would like to know what I should do about suspensions and tree straps since I'm not so please with the ropes that came with the hammock.

    I'm cruising around the forum, learned a lot, I'm a bit overwhelmed since I want to get myself a kit for camping overnight in my hammock, but this must happen slowly, right now I'm camping in tent with my young family. I found great (cheap) ideas I can use for now and upgrade with time and money. From now on, I'll have a great place to take a nap and I'm sure the kids will love to swing in my hammock.

    I'm planning an overnight trip with a friend (no kids) just as an excuse to equip myself . I'm from Québec, Canada and it is pretty cold here even in the middle of summer months.

    Any other advice will be welcome.

    Anikipou

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    Well, I found the GT double today for $50 on Amazon. Looks like the construction is about the same as my ENO doubles, but about a foot longer - like my Kammock. Ordered one. We'll see how it fares against the ENO after I swap out the ends for whoopies...
    Man, I must have gotten an abbreviated Kammock. Love the width in the double, but mine is about 9 ft long I believe. I know it isn't 10.5 as I have seen in the description. No wonder it was dirt cheap!

    NEver mind. Mine was made by Hammaka, not Kammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anikipou View Post
    I'm new to this forum, just bought the GT double as my first camping hammock.

    So I would like to know what I should do about suspensions and tree straps since I'm not so please with the ropes that came with the hammock.


    Anikipou
    Welcome to HFs.

    A couple of quick fixes. Swap out the end loops on the GT with a pass through whoopie. It will lighten it up a bunch. Use poly straps for around the trees (not nylon - which stretches). Look at some ENO rigs & my ENOs in my gallery for an example. Get a good 20* UQ for up there, maybe a 0* if you plan on more than 3 seasons.

    You can get the whoopies & poly rope from several vendors including here:

    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...ts/show/945363
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/1099697
    http://whoopieslings.com/

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    Thanks rodwolfy I'll look into that. I must say I was a bit afraid of whoopie slings but everybody here seems to love them, I'll just have to try them.

    I don't plan on camping below 40, we are summer campers. So I think a 20° UQ must be plenty warm, anyway I'll go with my thermarest for a start. This year I'll start with the purchase of new suspension and maybe a new silnylon tarp. UQ will come later on.

    Thank again for your help.
    Anikipou

    30ish mother of a toddler boy, living in Montréal, QC, camping mostly in VT
    I've just got my first camping hammock a GT double and I'm planning on getting more gear with time since I'll have to camp mostly in tent for years to come.

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    For anyone interested, I posted some photos in my gallery of a GT Double conversion to whoopie slings...

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