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    Absolute minimum day hammock?

    So let's say that I wanted to build a hammock that is not for sleeping all night in. Just something to sit/lounge in during the day while on a hike. What would be the absolute minimum size and weight I could get away with?

    I already have something close to Sgt Rock's Ghost but I wonder if it's possible to go much lighter if it's only for day use?
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    You could build a gathered end, and then just tie the end a little shorter, and see how you like it. Keep shortening until your uncomfortable, then go back to the last comfort spot. Finish your hammock at this length......RR
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    Loaded question as everyone has different requirements. At 6ft2 and 280lbs I need a much larger hammock than my wife who is 5ft2 and 150lbs. I have carried a variety of hammocks with me while day hiking such as ENO DN but lateley I have been taking a DIY double 1.0 that is 11 ft long and 60" wide, weighs about 1lb 9oz with suspension
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    How about a NWH Aspen hammock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moel Siabod View Post
    Just something to sit/lounge in during the day...
    Perhaps you might be interested in the NWH Aspen Hammock if you just need something to sit in?

    While it is designed for a slightly different task, you could just use it for a 'chair'.

    While I typed this up as a bit of humor - I must admit that I have one on order....

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=30132

    This version can also be used with a whoopie, etc. run through the "foot" end channel and attached to a second tree...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33787

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerScouter View Post
    Perhaps you might be interested in the NWH Aspen Hammock if you just need something to sit in?

    While it is designed for a slightly different task, you could just use it for a 'chair'.

    While I typed this up as a bit of humor - I must admit that I have one on order....

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    Just remember to bring a pad so you don't get CBS. Or a a cold back. It can can get pretty uncomfortable in seconds (don't ask me how I know ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=30132

    This version can also be used with a whoopie, etc. run through the "foot" end channel and attached to a second tree...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33787
    Many thanks. You have shown me what I'm looking for. I particularly like the fact that it has so many functions.
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    I really like gmcttr's chair too. Maybe sew loops of webbing with a half turn in them to form "pockets" at the front corners? I'd be afraid to use my trekking poles too. With my luck, they'd bend in half!

    Let us know what you do, MS!
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    Maybe something like this without the down? http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=45364

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