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    Good luck hanging in the redwoods. I hope you can find small enough trees to hang from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froggfeathers View Post
    I guess I need to so some research here. Where are all you Oregon people??? Talk to me man!!
    I'm Washington, but I've visited the cascades. Big trees (4ft+ diameter) mean long straps (15ft is probably safe in the cascades). Also in old growth, the trees are far apart, so plan for some indirect hanging. Strictly a backup plan, but I've done it before. I believe I used climbing rope and a sheet bend to extend my suspension.


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    Is that a tripod there on the right or just some crossed sticks? I would never have thought of doing that. Thanks for the info.

    Frogg

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    Quote Originally Posted by froggfeathers View Post
    Is that a tripod there on the right or just some crossed sticks? I would never have thought of doing that. Thanks for the info.

    Frogg
    That's 2 sticks, driven into the ground at least a few inches to hold them in place and then square lashed. the angle they form is small, and the force exerted by the line on the sticks is downward... the force on the sticks is not unmanageable. Worst case, the sticks break and one end of the hammock drops at a brisk pace. ...put your feet at that end. Realistically, sticks ~1inch diameter will not break.

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    I use a strap on a rewood daily.....LOL its a tiny one. When under the redwoods think of this...when it rains outside for 45 minutes...then stops...it rains under the trees for two days! Those trees drip for days after a tiny rain....tarp up!

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    I'd also suggest doors on those hex tarps for this kind of foggy, wet run.

    Check out 2QZQ's site in the vendor area of the forum. They can do both sewn-on doors, or grizz beaks that can be completely removed.

    Just got my HH hex tarp back from them, having sewn-on doors with velcro closures added, and it came out awesome. Turns that hex into an excellent four season (albeit slightly heavy) tarp.

    If you're curious at how it came out, look for my thread in the tarp/weather protection section.

    Another option would be to carry a bit of tyvek/plastic or rain ponchos that you could add to the ends of your tarps to function as doors at night.

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    Okay. thanks everyone for the information. I'm still trying to pick my trail. Any suggestions?

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