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    Hangin' High

    I'm curious, I have seen some of y'alls photos of hammocks hanging high, some look to be 10' or more off the ground. How do you get into a hammock hanging that high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I'm curious, I have seen some of y'alls photos of hammocks hanging high, some look to be 10' or more off the ground. How do you get into a hammock hanging that high?
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    How do you get into a hammock hanging that high?
    very carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I'm curious, I have seen some of y'alls photos of hammocks hanging high, some look to be 10' or more off the ground. How do you get into a hammock hanging that high?

    I would take those pictures with a grain of salt I have only seen a few pictures where they were off the ground higher than chair high. Those where taken I am sure for crazy reason's other than to sleep in.

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    I have a couple of photos of Crazy Creek hammocks high in the air at some of our scout camp outs. We push them up high to be out of the way when the boys are doing stuff around the campfire sometimes but not to sleep in.

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    I know Slowhike hangs his pretty high. It's about the only way I've gotten really comfortable in a gathered end hammock. When it's high, I can get real flat, very similar to my bridge hammock. Feels good on the side as well. Is a bit of a pain entering/exiting. I'd say around 5' high.
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    I don't hang it that high, just kinda tight... or more so than some.
    In most common situations my straps wrap the tree about chest or shoulder high.
    the empty hammock is about stomach high & when I sit, it's about chair high or a little lower (roughly speaking).
    I can easily reach stuff on the ground while laying in the hammock.
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    Mine hangs as low as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I know Slowhike hangs his pretty high. It's about the only way I've gotten really comfortable in a gathered end hammock. When it's high, I can get real flat, very similar to my bridge hammock. Feels good on the side as well. Is a bit of a pain entering/exiting. I'd say around 5' high.
    FF, I don't understand. What would the height have to do with hanging flat? Tighter or looser maybe, but higher? What am I missing?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    FF, I don't understand. What would the height have to do with hanging flat? Tighter or looser maybe, but higher? What am I missing?
    I just know it's higher than when I give it tons of sag while laying on the diagonal.
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