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    Hello from S. Miss

    Howdy folks,

    I am new to the whole hammock camping experience. I had a Jeep trail riding trip this past weekend. I couldnt put the family tent in the Jeep cause the box was to big. I thought I had a small tent at the house and when I asked my dad where it was he said he threw it away, ha. So I needed something quick cause this was friday and I was leaving saturday morning. Then I was like I think I will try the hammock camping thing a friend does. Did a quick search went and picked up a ENO double nest from a local store. After I picked up I got a little worried cause I am no small bro I am 6'1 340. Instead of buying the slap straps that eno has I had some ratchet straps and saw a video on youtube how to do the knots and such, I think his channel is davidspassage. Anyway I get to the campground set the hammock up and sit in (now this is the first time I have ever gotten into this) I like to think everyone gets that feeling of please do not die as you sit down. Luckily I didnt and got my sleeping pad and bag in it. Then I took this canopy thing I have and made tent (tied a rope between the the two trees laid the canopy over top to keep some of the dew off). My first night it got cold well for south mississippi 48 degrees. I only got cold once kind of woke me up for a second. The thing I noticed I kept creeping to one end. I am sure I just need to do more adjusting and getting used to sleeping on my back in a hammock.

    Sorry for the long winded story. My name is Chris and I am from Hattiesburg, MS

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    Welcome, Coasttrash, from north MS! You did good, way better than me 1st time out. Hang the foot end higher. I think the ENO DN is rated for 400 lbs so you should be OK. You might try a WM blue pad to keep you warm, maybe a WM tarp also until you can get an UQ. Let the adventure begin!
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    hey there & welcome! Might try hanging your foot end 5-6in higher than the head end. should take care of that "creep" factor. Glad you enjoyed your first night hanging in the wind. You certainly sounded prepared for a last minute fix for your camping situation. Welcome to the trees!
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    Welcome to the forums from Indiana!

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    Hello Chris, welcome from Gautier MS. like Sunny said a few inches higher on the foot end should get you balanced out.
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    welcome from east tenn. good to c more family here, Im known as uncle trash round here,lol
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    Thanks everybody for the welcomes. I just need to take my time to set it up and adjust it until whatever works best.

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