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19977Re: [Hammock Camping] hello group!

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  • ij santiago
    Apr 26 7:21 PM
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      hello vballvoodoo,

      regarding the info, please check out this forum hammock forums.net there
      are several threads
      regarding this topic. i am an eagle nest user for 8 yrs. i use polyester
      straps(15 ft) and the smc rings to hang my hammock. it is quick. now
      regarding sag, well thats where a ridge line comes into play. once you
      have a set length that works for you , your hammock will always hang the
      same way no matter how far apart you hang.

      like i said, hammock forums has a wealth of information already there. it
      just takes too much typing! lol
      and i hate that!

      so welcome to the hanging crowd!!

      On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM, vballvoodoo <vballvoodoo@...> wrote:

      > I've been around for a few weeks and been reading and searching and want to
      > thank everyone for all the great info on here. There's ALOT of info on here.
      > Admittedly, too much for me to make sense of all at once.
      > I stumbled onto hammock camping last summer. Havent been backpacking for
      > several years and went out and found that I can no longer sleep on the
      > ground and had to give up backpacking for good. That is, until I went into a
      > little shop in St Augustine that sold hammocks. Bought one for about $35 and
      > started thinking about using it for camping. It is an eagle's nest double,
      > and i used it a few times with some poorly rigged bug netting and tarp
      > hanging. This spring and summer, I plan on going out alot. I found an
      > eagle's nest bug net, but didnt see a tarp.
      > What would be really great is maybe if someone could condense all this info
      > for me into a couple reccommendations for someone in their first season of
      > using a hammock. I have a set of nylon straps (tree huggers I think) but I
      > found last year that it was hard to get the right amount of sag and was too
      > dependent on finding jsut the right distance between trees. I found an
      > adjustable knot to use here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InwfA4_O12wbut I dont know what kind of rope to use that would support my weight
      > (210lbs). What I did find was too thick. I liked the option of using rope as
      > it cuts down on the weight in my pack, if i can find the right rope that is.
      > So my questions are, what would be a good place to start? An
      > easy/dependable way to rig a tarp and a method/equipment to hang the
      > hammock? I did read lots of posts, but like I said, being new and not
      > experienced, it is hard to find a starting point!

      I J. (aka peanuts)

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