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    Member macinnisl's Avatar
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    Assistance with hanging angles

    I need some advice I am definitely doing something wrong. I just got my DB Double 1.0 oz camo. Hung it up in the back yard today I figure I got my angles wrong and I'm not sure what I did wrong. I tried raising the tree straps, loosened the whoopie slings... I am not sure what I'm doing wrong. I figure it's wrong because when I do the tug test on the ridge line I can barely get it to move no matter what I do.

    Here's some pictures of it hanging I did end up raising the tree straps and loosening the whoopies after and it loosened a little....

    Please help.
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    Member macinnisl's Avatar
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    Reposted with upright pictures sorry about that.
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    How far apart are those trees?

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    Those trees are a good distance apart. You may need to use longer straps/line (or larks head a few straps together to extend) and then raise the straps up the tree a bit.

    The easiest way to do it is to use Dehoja's hang calculator. You can enter tree distance, ridgeline length (100 or 110" for the Dangerbird depending on how long you got it), etc. Then, it tells you how far the suspension should be, how far off the ground, etc. Very handy tool, especially when you're learning or trying out a new hammock.

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/
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    I'm going to guess about... 13ish feet. I have other backyard tree's. I'll plug into that calculator and see what my distance should be.

    Thanks folks

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    Your trees do look very far apart. For that distance, I would expect the straps to be higher. The problem is getting them up the trees. You can use a stick to push the straps up the trunk and tighten the tail when they're up higher.

    You can make yourself one of these hammock levels out of a plastic oatmeal or margarine top.

    Hammock level.png

    Hang it from your ridge line with a bread twistie tie. Judge the levelness of your ridge line with the top edge. Judge the 30 degree angles of the suspension with the side edges.

    Pretty soon, you'll be able judge the angle with just your eye. Good luck!!
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    I'll give that angle thing a shot too... I ended up having the straps up to maybe 5'9" or so by the time I wasn't sure what to do anymore and just laid in it. It wasn't uncomfortable but I don't want to damage my new hammock.

    Also really really hard to get the thermorest pad to stay under me. Issue is I am just about as big as the pad so if it was off just a little I was cold. The temperature was below freezing today though.

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    You can make something called a SPE it fixes that shifting of your pad and helps the shoulders warm up.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearSPE.html

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    Nice post... I guess I'll have to learn how to sew. My problem is there's a good possibility on the trip I may have to go to the ground here and there and I'll need to carry a pad anyways. Also with all this great gear I'm out of cash for a underquilt at this time.

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    That calculator is wonderful tool..

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