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    Smile Hello from San Diego - Soon to be Bali (&SEA)

    Hello everyone. Hanging noob here. Just purchased my first hammock a couple weeks ago (GT Nano7), got whoopie slings in the mail yesterday and trying to figure out how it all fits together... I love how informative the forum is and how helpful everyone is to each other. Never knew so much camaraderie existed between a group of people that I equated to professional relaxers! Amazing!

    Anyways, I'm moving to Indonesia in 2 weeks for about a year and will be traveling and exploring parts of South East Asia as well. Since I have no idea where I'll be staying half the time I figured a hammock and bug net will be a great addition to my pack.

    The Nano is so tiny, its amazing. From the info I gathered here, it seems like whoopie slings are the way to go and ditch the carabiners. I also got the whoopie hooks and have a couple rapp rings I can use from my rock climbing gear that I've seen people use. Still figuring out the best way to rig the whole deal and how the ridgeline should work... Is an adjustable ridgeline the way to go? Structural? I understand it's personal preference, however I have no experience to go off of... any tips would be greatly appreciated. Trying to go light, small but still relatively easy in regards to set-up. I still have a few more days to get all dialed in.

    Hopefully be posting pictures of my set-up in the "field"...


    Best,

    Nick

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    Hello from San Diego - Soon to be Bali (&SEA)

    Welcome from Florida and may you have good travels.

    The ridgeline is optional. It will help you to set up the hammock with a consistent sag every time, but that can be accomplished with a bit of tweaking. Depending upon the type of bugnet used, the ridgeline will support it off your face.
    Mike
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    Welcome from Guam. For ease of use a ridgeline is a must. There is no fiddle factor involved in hanging up. As far as a bugnet, you wont be disappointed with a Warbonnet or BIAS bugnet. with a bugnet a ridgeline is also important, to keep the netting out of your face. Anyways that's my 2 cents, for what it's worth...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicktravels View Post
    ...a group of people that I equated to professional relaxers! Amazing!
    I resemble that remark! Welcome!!
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    Welcome!

    Welcome from North San Diego County! A few weeks back a bunch of us from SoCal had a group hang. Be sure to check out some of the trip reports and notices for group hangs. We're trying to be more active down in the southern CA area.

    Michael (SoCal Mike)

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    Hello from La Mesa/San Carlos area of San Diego! Let me know if you need a hand dialing in your hammock! I'll give you some Zing-it for a ridgeline, if you want it.

    John
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    Thank you everyone! I apprecaite the info.

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