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    lol true. 72.2 miles. That gets eaten up REALLY fast.

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    We have over a million acres of the pine barrens here. All it is, is pine trees, cedar creeks, and trails. Granted there's no scenery here like other states but at least you can get out there.

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    go where the trails are

    Please consider coming to Arizona for retirement, most of the trees (only growing in the higher country here) would be called brush in the East. With less annual water, some of them are 200 years old and 20' tall, but plenty big enough to hang from. Above 7000', there are Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs, real trees. Dejoha, the author of Ultimate Hang, lives in Flagstaff AZ at that elevation.

    The problem is there are plenty of trails, and not enough trail maintainers. The Forest Service can only afford to put a crew on the most popular ones and only after they become a problem--indistinct (lost day hikers), impassable to horses, etc. Lesser trails or further from the trailheads, is just ignored. The bad news is the national forests are on the land that the early settlers didn't want. It is rugged country, it feels uphill both ways.

    Avoid the low, treeless, urban areas. Find a small town with a WalMart and a Home Depot, inside the national forest, less than a couple of hours from a city airport, and live the small town or rural life with a monthly trip to the city.

    Tom's Sawyers is an informal group, led by Tom, who go out twice weekly with crosscut saws to clear trees off of hiking trails in the mountains surrounding Tucson. It is never too late to play at being a lumberjack.

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    Risk, your hammock is both short and narrow, so it makes sense that some of the rules of thumb may not apply.

    I agree with what Catavarie wrote about hammock size and hang angles.
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    I might have to experiment with this. My hammock is 9'x4.5' before I sew the rolled hems. My ridgeline is 90" under a 10' tarp. I wonder how the longer ridgeline might do?

    Initiating testing procedures...
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