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Re: [Hammock Camping] Hanging distance?

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  • Dave Womble
    It is going to depend on the size of the hammock or if you use a tarp with it, the size of the tarp. The tarp should extend past the hammock a bit. Youngblood
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 4, 2007
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      It is going to depend on the size of the hammock or if you use a tarp
      with it, the size of the tarp. The tarp should extend past the
      hammock a bit.

      Youngblood

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Mendelson"
      <martin275@...> wrote:
      >
      > With a ridgeline probably a little less than 8 feet or the limits of the
      > ridgeline whichever comes first. Without a ridgeline probably 9 to
      10 feet.
      >
      >
      >
      > Really a lot depends on your comfort level. For instance a Speer 8.5 can
      > probably be pulled taunt between to trees 9 feet apart but then you
      have to
      > deal with shoulder squeeze issues. On an Hennessey that won't be an
      issue
      > but getting in and out without stepping on exposed roots could be an
      issue.
      >
      >
      >
      > I believe that most hammock manufactures recommend something in the
      10 to 14
      > foot region as optimal.
      >
      >
      >
      > Marty
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of steve_n0tu
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 8:48 AM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Hanging distance?
      >
      >
      >
      > So what's the shortest dstance between supports you can hang a
      > hammock in and still have it properly supported and hung?
      >
      > Tks, Steve
      >
      > Don't own a hammock yet (soon to be remedied)
      >
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      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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