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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I like mine to be comfortable when I sit in it. Shouldn't be so high or low that it is difficult to get in and out.
    Plus 1. Nothing more of a struggle than to get my butt out of a too low hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneo View Post
    is it possible to get the whole setup under 3.5 feet without touching the ground...when i asked my national guard unit i was told can use if under 3.5 feet tall
    It depends. Ideal height is chair height for your bottom when sitting. That will raise up when you get flat on the hammock. Assuming that since you are in the guard you also have good knees so you could go lower. The other issue is what are you fastening it to? Properly spaced trees usually provide for longer suspension. With closer spacing and shorter suspension you can use lower tie points. Shackled to two - 40 in high posts at the right spacing should work. That begs the question of what are you hanging from? Remember the Navy used hammocks for a lot of years without long suspensions... ;-)
    YMMV

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    Senior Member OldRagFreeze's Avatar
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    BFTH has dropped my hammock height a bit. I like to wake up in the morning and have easy access to getting breakfast going.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    I usually put the tree straps at eye level on the trees. It puts the hammock in near perfect position to sit in and climb out.
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    I am experimenting with a hammock I just finished sewing.
    It is really a copy of the top of my coleman cot. I have strung it up various ways and i am impressed at how comfortable it is even with my butt resting on the ground.
    I plan to try it on side hills. Then it will be one side touching the ground and the other side raised to make it level. I might have to raise the butt off the ground or I could get crippled sleeping with all the weight on one cheek.

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    im mostly play here and im light infantry...knees okay...service connected back...but look in background of pics...pretty ****** terrain and the way weather is looking this month i will be on snow http://www.mccoy.army.mil/

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    BFTH has dropped my hammock height a bit. I like to wake up in the morning and have easy access to getting breakfast going.
    Whoooo Buddy. BFTH height is the civilized height))))))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Whoooo Buddy. BFTH height is the civilized height))))))
    Shug
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is BFTH??? I want to be civilized!

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    I hang lowwww. I like to just roll out to pee. And climb back in on my knees. No standing required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is BFTH??? I want to be civilized!
    Never mind, found it in the acronyms list. Should have thought to look there before posting...

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