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  1. #11
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    Your story sounds a lot like mine. I was in the market for a hammock and on the verge of buying a Hennessy when I stumbled onto this forum. I too looked into all the options you mentioned and settled on the DD Frontline with the 3x3 tarp and snakeskin. I got it about a month ago and just took it on my first outing this past weekend and I absolutely love it. I also had some problems with the shock cord that hold up the mosquito net, but I got around it by making an adjustable ridgeline with a couple of caribiners.

    You can kind of see what I am talking about from the picture. I also added some whoopie slings, which is an upgrade I definitely recommend.



    Enjoy your hammock. I really like mine!

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    Nice Set Up!

    How do you like the whoopee slings? did you thread them thru the end channel of the hammock? Nicely set up I must say. How did you get the bug net poles to keep the nest somewhat spread out? Gosh I ask a lot of questions!

    I made a ridge line out of amsteel with a loop one each end, use mini carabiners and a prussic knot to make an adjustable tension line. It worked great, and allows for centering of the tarp prior to adding tension.
    I had a hard time with the hammock webbing straps, I couldn't find a good tension adjustable knot that would hold and allow for adjustments. Im guessing that's the attraction of whoopee slings. I think I'm going to get a pair.
    When I saw photos of your set up; I realized I hadn't photo'd, the thing.
    oh well. There is always next week end.
    I must say I love my DD. I really am amazed at the whole hammock thing, sooo much nicer than a tent!

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    I just added carabiners and rappel rings, that makes it much easier

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    I love the whoopie slings. I struggled with the tree huggers that came with the hammock and having the ability to alter the hammock once it is up is awesome. I still use the tree huggers to go around the tree, I just cut them down quite a bit so I didn't have to carry so much cordage.

    I just used a guy line for my ridgeline, other than that it is set up the same as the one you described. I used the shock cord that came with the hammock to hold the mosquito net up by making a slip knot that I attach the carabiner from the ridgeline to. That way the tautness of the mosquito netting is also adjustable.

    Get some pics up! I want to see that hammock.

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    I'm still tweaking the suspension, Ill be setting up as a dry run one more time in the back yard prior to utilizing it on a trip. Thank you for the info! So far I am liking the rappel rings although i'm still on the fence somewhat, I am going to get some tree slings, likely from Hennessy, but before I order I want to figure out light insulation etc prior to ordering. Im liking their radiant pad, not for winter use but colder summer temps. I will get some photos up this weekend!

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    Good luck! I look forward to seeing some pictures!

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    There it is all set up!
    The ground slopes quite a bit but worked well, still waiting for my tree straps to arrive!
    Last edited by Leeward419; 05-05-2013 at 09:49.

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    Can't see the picture.

    What tree straps did you order?

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...p?albumid=2814

    I have changed the album settings to enable viewing of the photos in the above post, I have also included a link to the photos, I hope one of these works. I can see it in the post.
    I ordered the straps from http://www.strapworks.com/Strapworks...ling_s/174.htm
    Initially I had the head of the hammock set up a bit too high and I had a tendency to slide toward the foot. I lowered it slightly and it made a huge difference. The **** thing was very comfortable!

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    That's a good looking hang! Very nice.

    Did you spend the night in it?

    Thanks for re-posting, not sure why I can't see the pictures in the above post, but the link works.

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