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    Make sure you have the hammock set up how you want it when you set it up initially. That is, don't set it up knowing its not at the right height/sag you want it under the assumption you 'will just fix it later.' that never seems to happen for me.

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    Hang the suspension higher on the trees than you think you need to.
    Hang the hammock with more sag than you you think is reasonable
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    While it has yet to happen to me, I've been witness to it 3 times now.

    When it is dark and you are climbing into the hammock, be sure (absolutely sure) that what you are preparing to sit on is actually the hammock and not the underquilt.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    While it has yet to happen to me, I've been witness to it 3 times now.

    When it is dark and you are climbing into the hammock, be sure (absolutely sure) that what you are preparing to sit on is actually the hammock and not the underquilt.
    Particularly if it is an HH with an unslit UQ. {Whistles wistfully and glances around to make sure no one is paying attention.}
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    While it has yet to happen to me, I've been witness to it 3 times now.

    When it is dark and you are climbing into the hammock, be sure (absolutely sure) that what you are preparing to sit on is actually the hammock and not the underquilt.
    Has happened to me! Twice in the same night too! now I pay attention. And it was a speer-style, not a HH "birth canal" entry...

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    Change you site selection process. When I tented I looked for small footprint spaces. That don't work with the tarps hammocks use. Now I look for tree spacing/quality and wind orientation. Make the jump in mindset.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    While it has yet to happen to me, I've been witness to it 3 times now.

    When it is dark and you are climbing into the hammock, be sure (absolutely sure) that what you are preparing to sit on is actually the hammock and not the underquilt.
    Haha - happened to me on the Foothills Trail...but I rolled out like a Ninja and came out looking tough anyway.

    Happened to Erik (using my gear) at Mt Rogers in January. He sat on the underquilt and broke the shockcord on one side of the underquilt suspension...then climbed in and went to sleep anyway. Didn't even complain about being cold, either. Dude's a machine.
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    Don't forget the drip lines.

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    A cold night in a hammock is better than a good night in a tent. just my own observation
    Those who expect disappointment are never disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graffix_Skull View Post
    A cold night in a hammock is better than a good night in a tent. just my own observation
    A Cold night anywhere sucks..... It is also preventable.....Plan for 20* capability below the forcast....

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