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    ENO DN Deluxe Must Do Mods?

    I've ordered my DN Deluxe and will be picking it up on my way down to FL in a couple weeks.
    Looking over this forum and other areas, I'm wondering what are the Must Do mods for this hammock when it comes to hammock camping.

    I've ordered just the hammock as of now as I know I'm going to find non-ENO products that will work better and or be less expensive.

    I have a couple months before I dive in to hammock camping with my first multi-day kayak trip.

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    Things I did to mine that I love:

    - Removed entire ENO suspension, replaced with whoopie slings.

    - Removed stuff sack, cut off straps/buckle, put a grommet in the bottom to turn it into a bishop bag.

    - Added an adjustable ridgeline
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Not sure about any absolute must do's, but I think most would say the biggest improvement would be to switch out the stock suspension gear. I'm not even sure how important this is, if you are getting their new upgraded carabiners (haven't seen them in person). Adding a ridgeline takes a lot of the fiddling out of the setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjoman View Post
    Not sure about any absolute must do's, but I think most would say the biggest improvement would be to switch out the stock suspension gear. I'm not even sure how important this is, if you are getting their new upgraded carabiners (haven't seen them in person). Adding a ridgeline takes a lot of the fiddling out of the setup.
    I was going to ask what the issue was with their suspension. I noticed browsing the forum that it's pretty much what everyone does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco View Post
    Things I did to mine that I love:

    - Removed entire ENO suspension, replaced with whoopie slings.

    - Removed stuff sack, cut off straps/buckle, put a grommet in the bottom to turn it into a bishop bag.

    - Added an adjustable ridgeline
    what he said^
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    So the ridgeline makes sense.
    The suspension system has issues with the beaners hooking material (and weight).
    What's the reasoning behind removing the stuff sack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Mike View Post
    What's the reasoning behind removing the stuff sack?
    It's personal preference, but a bishop bag makes setting up and taking down the hammock much quicker and easier, in my opinion.
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco View Post
    It's personal preference, but a bishop bag makes setting up and taking down the hammock much quicker and easier, in my opinion.
    That makes sense.
    It's on the to do list.

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    there's been some long threads about removing vs. leaving the storage bag attached. Benefits to both. Bishop bag makes stuffing a little easier, and some like to leave the attached bag as a storage place (phone, drink, keys, etc.) while using the hammock. You could always leave the bag on for a while to see if you like it, and remove it later if you don't.

    Also, some remove only the compression strap from the stuff bag. It serves a limited use, and lightens the load a little.

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    I've kept mine pretty much stock. Sometimes, I remove the biners and use the loop in the original rope suspension with the marlin spike hitch in my straps.

    I like the attached sack and I like the strap and buckle. I don't mind the stock rope. I don't like the stock carabiners.

    I'd say, use it stock for awhile and determine if the hammock is "too heavy" or "too bulky" for you and then start modding. Some folks even cut off the "wings". Whatever. I guess that's why ultra-lighters are called "gram WEENIES."

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