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    newbie from the UK

    Hi from the UK.. im Vinny, and i bought 2 hammocks last year, but have hardly used them due to the difficulty i had hanging them properly.

    Thanks to a bit of lurking here, and another hammock website, i decided to give it another go. So ive spent most of today modifying my hammock to be quicker and easier to put up:
    -It did have, at each end: 10 or so ropes gathered into a loop approx 50cm from the end. Then a 2m rope to tie onto that and a tree.
    -It now has, at each end: a short length of climbing cord connected to a cam buckle. Then 2.5m or 25mm webbing with a wire-gate carabiner on the end. I'll post pics if requested.

    I lied down in it for about 15mins while adjusting a ridge line i put in and almost fell asleep. So much more comfy than a tent floor and camping mat.

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    New Member Broomstickize's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum.

    What sort of hammock is that you have - sounds like the kind you put up in the garden rather than camping? Pics would be good.

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    Hi i'm Dan and from the uk too. just got my self a warbonnet blackbird Dbl1.7 can't wait to try it out later this week. i'm intrested in seeing your hammock also.

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    Wow, didnt expect such a warm welcome!

    Since pics have been requested:

    The Gelert Mini, a piece of rubbish really.. too narrow and finicky to put up. but i am keeping it to hold gear or as a chair. Only cost 6.


    The TrekMates Expidition -15:


    Hung up, with the new webbing system (and a ridgeline to keep constant sag):



    What do you think?

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