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    I usually go with sticks, makes for a nice rustic theme (don't mind the converted sleeping bag UQ, old pic)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I tie to other trees if available. If not, I use my trekking poles.
    If I can find, with a glace, a couple of long sticks then I'll use them instead of the poles...just cause.

    No right or wrong way to do it. Just go with whatever mood you're in.
    Any particular reason you prefer to go to trees? Just easier than finding/using extra bits?
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    Going to trees usually allows for a bit taller porch and less stuff to trip over at ground level.
    This place you say your lookin' for
    It might have washed out with the rain
    Might not be there anymore
    Might not be the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolloff View Post
    Going to trees usually allows for a bit taller porch and less stuff to trip over at ground level.
    I like it.
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    In order of preference:

    Nearby trees
    Sticks found nearby
    My buddy's hiking poles

    All three have worked on separate occasions. This is one of my favorite aspects of hammocking; you don't just pick a piece of flat ground and set up your tent, you have to assess the site and find the most suitable solution for your current needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Any particular reason you prefer to go to trees? Just easier than finding/using extra bits?
    I don't like extra tidbits if I can avoid them. That little issue of mine is the only thing keeping me from falling in love with the Ridgerunners; bridge hammocks need tidbits to make them work right. So when I can, I try to avoid tidbits. The trees are already there and I don't have to balance anything while I wrap cord and set stakes; just tie and go do something else.

    I'm also exceptionally lazy, so there's that.
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    handles up

    I always put my handles at the top. Its simple to do and keeps your
    handles clean and a firm footing in the ground.

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    It seem that the only pic I have of porch mode is on Facebook. This was my first trip with a hammock, I think the tarp is the only thing that is still the same. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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    Even a little snowy proch

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