## Re: [Hammock Camping] Hang in the center?

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• You should always hang the center of the hammock slightly to the left of the line between the trees. Okay, just kidding about that. The only factor I m aware
Message 1 of 5 , Apr 5, 2005
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You should always hang the center of the hammock slightly to
the left of the line between the trees. Okay, just kidding

The only factor I'm aware of is this: With a perfectly
horizontal and centered pitch, one tends to slip towards the
foot of the hammock. This is because your torso is heavier
slightly higher than the head, to help counter this
slippage. That would mean, I think, pitching the head closer
to a tree than the foot, for trees with a lot of distance
between them.

But, as always, you have to experiment and determine your
own rules of hangage.

Bear
• No, no, no. What was I thinking. The foot would go closer to a tree than the head. Sorry, not enough coffee to think clearly yet. Bear ... From: David
Message 2 of 5 , Apr 5, 2005
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No, no, no. What was I thinking. The foot would go closer to

Sorry, not enough coffee to think clearly yet.

Bear

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From: "David Chinell" <dchinell@...>
To: <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hang in the center?

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> You should always hang the center of the hammock slightly
> to
> the left of the line between the trees. Okay, just kidding
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> The only factor I'm aware of is this: With a perfectly
> horizontal and centered pitch, one tends to slip towards
> the
> foot of the hammock. This is because your torso is heavier
> midpoint
> foot
> slightly higher than the head, to help counter this
> slippage. That would mean, I think, pitching the head
> closer
> to a tree than the foot, for trees with a lot of distance
> between them.
>
> But, as always, you have to experiment and determine your
> own rules of hangage.
>
> Bear
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• Yeah, exactly. Foot end a little closer to a tree, or just hung a little higher. Bill in Houston
Message 3 of 5 , Apr 5, 2005
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Yeah, exactly. Foot end a little closer to a tree, or just hung a
little higher.

Bill in Houston

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "David Chinell"
<dchinell@m...> wrote:
> No, no, no. What was I thinking. The foot would go closer to
> a tree than the head.
>
> Sorry, not enough coffee to think clearly yet.
>
> Bear
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Chinell" <dchinell@m...>
> To: <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 9:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hang in the center?
>
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> >
> > You should always hang the center of the hammock slightly
> > to
> > the left of the line between the trees. Okay, just kidding
> >
> > The only factor I'm aware of is this: With a perfectly
> > horizontal and centered pitch, one tends to slip towards
> > the
> > foot of the hammock. This is because your torso is heavier
> > than your legs (your center of gravity is above the
> > midpoint
> > foot
> > slightly higher than the head, to help counter this
> > slippage. That would mean, I think, pitching the head
> > closer
> > to a tree than the foot, for trees with a lot of distance
> > between them.
> >
> > But, as always, you have to experiment and determine your
> > own rules of hangage.
> >
> > Bear
> >
> >
> > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups
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• Thanks for the responses. Yes I definitely like the head end lower. I have a HH UL explorer and it says 13-26 between trees. I understand this is all by feel
Message 4 of 5 , Apr 5, 2005
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Thanks for the responses.
Yes I definitely like the head end lower. I have a HH UL explorer and
it says 13-26'between trees. I understand this is all by feel but I
usually don't know until I am well into a slumber. I noticed in
Mirage's photo folder, pic "Hammock between far trees" that is quite a
bit offset. Is this in just the extreme cases of distance, say 20-26'
for me?
Thanks again,
Scott

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "zippydooda" <zippydooda@y...>
wrote:
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> Yeah, exactly. Foot end a little closer to a tree, or just hung a
> little higher.
>
> Bill in Houston
• Ya, that picture is referring to a whole different concept. ... and ... quite a ... 26 ... ... a
Message 5 of 5 , Apr 5, 2005
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Ya, that picture is referring to a whole different concept.

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "schrochem" <schrochem@g...>
wrote:
>
> Thanks for the responses.
> Yes I definitely like the head end lower. I have a HH UL explorer
and
> it says 13-26'between trees. I understand this is all by feel but I
> usually don't know until I am well into a slumber. I noticed in
> Mirage's photo folder, pic "Hammock between far trees" that is
quite a
> bit offset. Is this in just the extreme cases of distance, say 20-
26'
> for me?
> Thanks again,
> Scott
>
> --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "zippydooda"
<zippydooda@y...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, exactly. Foot end a little closer to a tree, or just hung
a
> > little higher.
> >
> > Bill in Houston
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