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    stabilizing guylines?

    Just daydreaming here, but has anyone ever added guylines or tie outs to their DN? It's not a necessary thing. I like the hug of a gathered end hammock, but have been intrigued by the lines on WBBB's and Hennessey's. It would probably consist of tabs sewn in the dead middle, or just off the middle for an asym lay, with a combination of zing/lash-it and shock cord staked to the ground to let it sway. I may end up leaving this alone, but wanted to send it out to you fine folks.

    Thoughts?

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    I am not sure it is necessary with an ENO. The lines aid in keeping the bugnet from sagging into you. They also limit the amount of swing you can have in your hammock. I think some people have done this in the past, but I can't really speak to it.

    If you think you would like it, give it a shot. If you don't like it, don't stake it out. All you will have is a couple of tabs on your hammock. Let us know if you like it.

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    Thanks. I figured it wasn't necessary and would probably just be gratuitous. I may try it for kicks. If it's the most ground-breaking thing ever, I'll be sure to report it. But don't hold your breath.

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    well if you do it, you should let us know. because thats interesting to me, id like to see if it works out good on a DN.

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    the thing I like about the tieouts on my WBBB is that they hold the hammock open. It makeing it easier to insert pads in the double layer, and hold the "shelf" out.
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    If you have the sag amount right, you'll find that you have extra material. You can always try out your idea with a quick tarp tie-down: put a small rock in the material where you want to try your tie-out, gather the material around the rock, then make a synch knot around the material (holding the rock in place). Stake out the other end as you like or tie it off to a tree.

    The nice thing is you can quickly adjust your tie-out points and re-set them, until you can figure out if and where you want to sew in loops.

    You may want the loops even if you don't use them for tie-outs. I sewed in loops on my WBBB, so that I had attachment points for my UQ's. They didn't move around so much at night after I did this.

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    Give it a try. It would help keep the excess material on the sides from flopping on you which can happen with the DN.
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    I was thinking of doing the same to one of mine, after reading the tieing line with a rock trick it gave me an idea, just use a few magnets for testing, if you have rear-earth magnets you could even tie some shock cord to them without any slip, those things are insanely strong, and moving them around would be faster than a rock and knot tieing to move it.

    I am glad I read this, thanks for the idea.

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