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    Quote Originally Posted by CB200T View Post
    That was great! Static or dynamic rope? All I need is an ascender, and permission from the wife :-)
    Static rope. It is more efficient for ascending and I didn't even own an ascender for my first year of tree climbing. I just used a prusic (kleimhiest) loop.
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    Hawk-eye, this is definately off topic but your signature is SO AWESOME! ("A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote"). Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Refreshing View Post
    Hawk-eye, this is definately off topic but your signature is SO AWESOME! ("A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote"). Thank you!
    Hey it's your post ... go as off topic as you want!

    ... gotta love old Ben Franklin!

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    fantastic!! wtg bobby!!!
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    Thanks to the thread in you sig I finally was able to imitate this idea (to a lesser degree). Thanks Refreshing!

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...46#post1176246

    And nice video. Hopefully we will see more canopy camping vids on youtube in the future.

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    JKDmoo, AWESOME STUFF! I am so glad to help!
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    That was pretty good. I have some ascenders at work. I will try on a small tree.

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    Ha, that's awesome.

    You need to put a disclaimer on the video itself though - it may be tongue-in-cheek, but it has the appearance of a training video and it listed as a tutorial, and thus leaves you liable if anyone followed it and fell.

    I wouldn't trust that harness in a horizontal position if I were as skinny as you. It already looks somewhat low (ie on your hips more than your waist) and I don't know how well it would hold you in the event of an inversion (which is a distinct possibility if your hammock ever failed). I can see how slack the waist belt is at 4:41. Actually when you are laying in the hammock at the end of the video, an inversion would be almost certain because the anchors is towards your feet. You might consider a chest harness that you can't fall out of. I'm also not a fan of your base anchor - it doesn't pass muster for me.

    Safety issues aside though, love it.

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    Love it. Reminds me of those 3rd grade science films/slideshows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genixia View Post
    Ha, that's awesome.

    You need to put a disclaimer on the video itself though - it may be tongue-in-cheek, but it has the appearance of a training video and it listed as a tutorial, and thus leaves you liable if anyone followed it and fell.

    I wouldn't trust that harness in a horizontal position if I were as skinny as you. It already looks somewhat low (ie on your hips more than your waist) and I don't know how well it would hold you in the event of an inversion (which is a distinct possibility if your hammock ever failed). I can see how slack the waist belt is at 4:41. Actually when you are laying in the hammock at the end of the video, an inversion would be almost certain because the anchors is towards your feet. You might consider a chest harness that you can't fall out of. I'm also not a fan of your base anchor - it doesn't pass muster for me.

    Safety issues aside though, love it.
    Very good observations. Thank you. I will have to rewrite the description on the video with a disclaimer. In the video the direction I was laying was simply used for the camera angle I had. When I actually sleep the TIP is always over my head which allows it to feed into my sleeping bag. May I ask why you do not like my base anchor? Is it the knot? The tree is too small? No branches to stop the line from creeping up? Or maybe a combination of all these?
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