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"Hangers post up your rigs"
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:31:33 PM »
I want to show what my usual set up is. Post up your favorite hammock set up.


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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 05:56:46 PM »
Ron found that spot first... LOL.

Great rig.  I need a doggie door... :D

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 05:59:47 PM »
A typical setup for a warm afternoon. Tarp is up high to block the sun & let any breeze come thru. I would drop the tarp down to a different style of cover for overnight. I would also drop the hammock down lower for the night.In the pic I set it up higher to just sit on & stay out of the sand & keep Duke from trying to get in it. He was wet & sandy from playing in the trout stream.
 I think this is the only pic I have with both the hammock & a tarp in it. Until last year I didn't even take pics of my camps that often & they were the old style camera ( non-digital) so I have no others to show here... This is the best I can do at the moment. But it gives an idea.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 06:30:20 PM »
Looks good MS. I understand about the pics too. Until a year and a half ago when I started hanging around these sites (site)I never took pics. Well unless it was a big ole fish or critter I shot.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 08:27:54 PM »
This is my Hennessey setup from last summer. Real comfy!



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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 06:05:53 AM »
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 09:00:12 AM »
Wasted many a nights sleep on the ground. Gonna change to a side entry, but cant imagine not swinging amongst the tree no more.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 09:47:58 AM »
Yep St.Nick hopped into mine and I thought I was gonna have to drag him out. LOL. I think he's in the market now. Lot better with your back felling right in the morning. And not having to clear a spot on the ground.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 07:23:20 PM »
This is my Hennessey setup from last summer. Real comfy!



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Creek, looks like you are running the stock hennessy fly and a larger tarp over it. Mind if I ask why? I use the stock fly on mine with no issues, wondering if it might be too small for your liking?
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 02:58:22 AM »
I've got the storm tarp with the end pieces and love it. I like the set up you have creek. No wet feet.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 04:36:59 AM »
My hang from this last weekend;



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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 09:25:47 AM »
not to crash on this picture party, bu  i have a butt in a sling hammock and really need a good tarp, any suggestions, i made a tyvek one and it sounds horrible and is fragile beyond belief...

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 09:30:04 AM »
Post a pick of you butt in a sling. So we can see what ya got to cover.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 09:43:22 AM »
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 10:14:34 AM »
This is my Hennessey setup from last summer. Real comfy!



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Creek, looks like you are running the stock hennessy fly and a larger tarp over it. Mind if I ask why? I use the stock fly on mine with no issues, wondering if it might be too small for your liking?

We had a threat for some heavy weather so I stuck it over top as extra protection just in case.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2013, 02:25:10 PM »
Unless I know it gonna rain I like to set my tarp higher so I can see around.  If its windy I set it more as a break.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 03:15:19 PM »
Hmmm...  Surely I'm not the only one who doesn't use a tarp, unless it's raining?


I enjoy seeing the stars through the branches, and like the full time 360 view.   I enjoy
watching the critters out and about at night when it's light enough to see.  Interesting
stuff.


Here's my well below freezing set up from the VA/NC outing a few weeks ago:



- No Tarp
- DIY "double size" hammock f/ripstop nylon (~10.5ft x ~5ft)
- Nice warm bag inside (when it's cold)
- Cheepy thin fleece bag liner f/ Wally about five years ago (when it's cold-er)


I use the fleece bag liner as a "hammock sleeve" when it's
cold (i.e. below freezing) It has a two way zipp that runs the length of one side and across the "bottom" end.  I just unzip the
short bottom end, pull my hammock through, attach my hammock to it's suspension, and wah-lah - done.  It's more than
big enough to pull up around me, and still allows me to see the night sky and what's moving about at night - which I rather
enjoy seeing.  Warm too  :)


ETA: After some searching I found my "warmer weather" set-up.  Photo is from an outing a VA group did last May. 
- Much lighter weight bag inside.
- No cheepy fleece sleeve.
- No rain = No Tarp.
**Notice, BigHat took the photo while I was still sleeping away inside the hammock, lol




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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 04:39:53 PM »
Here are a few shots.

Pott's Preserve



Day trip



Oklawaha River (SwampHanger knows this spot)



Backyard Hammock




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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." John Muir

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2013, 05:16:06 PM »
GH great minds think alike brother.

U.W.  what's your average dew point up there? Down here we haven't had much of a winter and usually have some humidity in the mornings cause of it. I don't like wet bedding and a tarp helps on those days.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2013, 05:49:08 PM »
We are damp up here too SwampHanger.....UW. ...He's a little bit different. Ain't quite figured it out yet, but am afraid to ask :)  I'll give him credit..he's not too much uglier than the rest of us when he wakes up.



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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2013, 06:27:52 PM »
LOL!  Not "much" uglier, as UpTheCreek said  ;)


ThankYa for the chuckle brother


SwampHanger,
We get a bit chillier, for a bit longer, up this way to be sure.
However, I have spent quite a fair amount of time down that
way also.  I agree with UTC in that we get "damp" up here too.
I'd say we're right about neck-n-neck on it for the most part.

I don't mind the cold so much, and wet ins't really a bother for
me either. 
You do make a good, and valid point about heavy night/morning dews
and wet everything in the mornings. 
I just don't mind it so much.  Kind of gotten used to it over the
years I suppose.  And, I do like being able to see around, and look
up at the night sky and all the stars when I'm laying down in my
hammock.  Of the many things I like to watch is, the wind up high,
blowing mixed high and low clouds across the night sky with a
big ole' Full Moon.  Man I love that.  Plus, you can see So Much
in the forest at night when the moon is full and the clouds are
light, or somewhere else.  Whole different world at night, but so
very cool.  Not a huge deal either way, and to each their own.

When it's cool or cold, and there is rain - I fly a tarp over my hammock.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2013, 06:48:19 PM »
My only experience with hammocks is from putting up my dad's Navy issue hammock (they used to sleep in hammocks on ships long ago) between two trees in the summer time.  I never tried sleeping in it so this is a question for the "hangers" and is more of a curiosity question than anything else.  Are you fellows "back" sleepers?  I'm a "side" sleeper and a hammock just doesn't look comfortable to me.  Do you really get a good night's sleep in one?  I think I'd feel like a crinkled up worm in the morning with a sore back and cranky from a mostly sleepless night.  I sleep pretty darn well in a sleeping bag on a pad.  'Course I'm kinda old, too.  Just wondering.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2013, 07:14:57 PM »
this is a question for the "hangers" and is more of a curiosity question than anything else.
 
1)Are you fellows "back" sleepers? 


I'm a "side" sleeper and a hammock just doesn't look comfortable to me. 


2) Do you really get a good night's sleep in one? 


I think I'd feel like a crinkled up worm in the morning with a sore back and cranky from a mostly sleepless night.  I sleep pretty darn well in a sleeping bag on a pad.  'Course I'm kinda old, too.  Just wondering.


1) I'm both a "back sleeper" and "side sleeper" - both are done & done well in a hammock.  I am soundly, and comfortably sleeping on my side - in the photo posted above of my "warm weather" set-up.


2)Oh heck YES!  Not just a good nights sleep, But a GREAT nights sleep.  No worm crinkle action in a hammock, No sore back either.  Of the many benefits of a hammock are: They are infinitely adjustable.  You adjust it so that you are comfortable.


Nothing wrong with a bag and pad either.  If it works well for you, go with it.  Many do just that.
I like the not having to worry about level ground, rocks, roots, puddles, etc... 


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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2013, 09:47:08 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vlbvyxynyh4idc9/hammock.jpg

It's a butt in a sling weight weenie. This is a pic of my first night with the hammock, just strung it between my two apple trees and my oldest daughter decided she wanted to join. Its all amstel rope, whoopies, and carbon fiber toggles (i also have brass toggles)

It survived my truck burning down LOL. go figure, but my real nice under quilt did not....and that sucker was expensive.

Yes, that is a 1953 rambler custom in the background and yes it runs and drives lol.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 02:52:43 AM »
Man all I can say is that I always sleep great! It's like being in a nest or something for a better lack of words. If you try it you will be likely hooked. On one of the hammock forums a older gentleman has went as far as to sleep full time. He swears its helps relieve his pain in the am.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2013, 06:28:15 AM »
Bump!   Hey you DIY guys post'em too! I'd really like to see them.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2013, 06:34:08 AM »
Bump!   Hey you DIY guys post'em too! I'd really like to see them.

Maybe Daywalker will post up his bedsheet hammock.  If not I have a pic or two of it...
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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2013, 06:59:45 AM »
Bump!   Hey you DIY guys post'em too! I'd really like to see them.
Swamphanger,
Good thing to ask of some folks here. I'd also like to see some of the DIY ones too!
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Reason being, is that I made the one I use, by myself. It was the first time I had run a sewing machine since back in Junior high school when all the boys had to take a Home Economics course, & all the girls had to take a Shop course. That was in around '73-74, I think??.Long ago... Had to have the missus show me how it worked before I could try to use it. She laffed her a@@ off that I was gonna use one after all this time. When I told her why I was gonna use it, she stopped laffin though & said, "Hey! Good Idea!. I might have to make one for myself"...
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  So, since I couldn't afford the ones I wanted that were "store bought", at the time, I knew I could afford the materials to make one... So I got the materials & made my own instead.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2013, 09:22:33 AM »
Yep St.Nick hopped into mine and I thought I was gonna have to drag him out.

If I thought for a second you wouldn't have just flipped me out of there I probably would have tried to sleep in it.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2013, 10:53:21 AM »
I don't mind sharing its just that would be the first night I'd be comfy at that camp site. LOL

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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2013, 11:00:54 AM »
I don't mind sharing its just that would be the first night I'd be comfy at that camp site. LOL

LMAO!!!  I hadn't thought about that.  The first 2 there for you were pretty rough.

Also, you guys broke all records of same sex sharing of shelter for the Krac tribe. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Like 5.

I'm going to work on my hammock rig... :)
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2013, 11:04:31 AM »
I'm getting an ugly mental picture....  :-[

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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2013, 11:08:16 AM »
I'm getting an ugly mental picture....  :-[

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LOL.  I doubt anybody there was unsure of each other's "orientation".  Ha ha!

And I think they all had guns... ;)
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2013, 11:24:47 AM »
Creek you can't mess with folks that use pieces of branches a pillows.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2013, 08:26:16 AM »
DIY dual layer made out of 1.1 ACU ripstop




in action at our most recent outing. temps got down to about 25-30. underquilt beneath with sleeping bag on top, stayed toasty warm.
the tarp is a 10x10. put the tie outs at 2 feet from the end and was able to make "doors" at both ends. the view is from one end with doors open.

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2013, 08:46:19 AM »
Sweet looking rig Bighat. You did an awesome job on that hammock.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2013, 05:54:39 PM »
Here is a Grand Trunk double that will be used alot in the next month for R&R hanging out at the barn.



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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2013, 03:16:58 AM »
Hey I've got that book!

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« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2013, 06:12:40 AM »
Is it a good read?

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2013, 08:18:21 AM »
I used my Hammock this past weekend for a Wilderness First Aid Course (we camp out over the weekend).  I have only used it in the back yard once or twice.  After using it for real, I need to tweak a few things to get it right.
It is an ENO Double Nest with all pieces of the kit from ENO.  I, especially, like the Atlas Straps that connect to the tree.  They are awesome!

First, the ridgeline for my bugnet is too short.  I need more of the thin gauged cord.
2.  It was the first time that I used my tarp because I had just gotten it and it didn't come with a ridgeline and I didn't bring any paracord.  I have to get some cut so that I can have the ridgeline higher than the one for the bug net.

Every thing else was pretty good.  It was surprisingly comfortable.  I will be using it alot more.
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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2013, 10:55:51 AM »
Nice set up Matt. Once you figure out what's comfortable you'll never go back to being a ground pounder!

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2013, 03:23:24 PM »


Here is my WB ridge Runner and Big MambaJama tarp

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Re: "Hangers post up your rigs"
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2013, 03:38:42 PM »
Nice rig Buck and welcome to the forum. Good looking pooch too.

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