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    Newbie here

    Learning the do's and don'ts of hammock building. Has anyone got ideas on rigging it for a ground bivy if no trees are present? The state parks in Florida don't allow hammocks. Thanks.

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    Avoid the State Parks or stealth, that's what I did down there.
    I think most folks would just use their trekking poles (another good reason for them) when forced to use the hammock as a ground bivy. I refuse to even consider it as an option, but I'm sort of stubborn.
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    Me too. but they keep doing the "controled burns" and I use that term loosly, and ya never know what to expect. Our last hike looked like the dark side of the moon. thanks

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    Where are you hiking? On the FT? I hate those burned-out areas. I did a section near Route 60 (River Ranch) that was burned-out a couple of years ago. Bad stretch in the heat of the day.
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    The last bad burn hike was at Jonathon Dickenson State Park. Fire got way out of control.

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