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Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #1561
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I just can not get rid of the calf ridge.
The calf ridge just means that the hammock is stretched too tight. Just keep loosening it, little by little, till it finally goes away, and set it there in the future.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #1562
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The calf ridge just means that the hammock is stretched too tight. Just keep loosening it, little by little, till it finally goes away, and set it there in the future.


I've tried and tried and I can't reach any higher to get enough sag to keep my ass off the ground

Bought a bridge and really digg'n it And got in on the Woot deal and my 11'6" came today, gotta try it out.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #1563
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I've tried and tried and I can't reach any higher to get enough sag to keep my ass off the ground

Bought a bridge and really digg'n it And got in on the Woot deal and my 11'6" came today, gotta try it out.
That's what a structural ridgeline is for. Instead of reaching higher to hang your straps, you just shorten the ridgeline.....

... But a bridge hammock is a good way to solve it as well.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #1564
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That's what a structural ridgeline is for. Instead of reaching higher to hang your straps, you just shorten the ridgeline.....

... But a bridge hammock is a good way to solve it as well.

Yes I know but at 6'3" in a 10' hammock there ain't much movement before you become a banana..................
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #1565
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Yes I know but at 6'3" in a 10' hammock there ain't much movement before you become a banana..................
I'm only 5'11" and find an 11' hammock more comfortable.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #1566
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Hi all,

Having read this thread with interest I bought a cheapy hammock and slept out this weekend at a local campsite.





Just used an old waterproof poncho as a tarp. No rain expected.

Found it really comfortable so Id like to invest in a type that is completely encloseable etc. no need for mosquito net etc here in th UK. More trouble with Poxy rain.

I found this one on eBay and like the look of it. I intend to use with a large tarp for more rain protection. I have a modular sleeping bag which I intend to use in the hammock so I don't need any sleeping pads or cushioning.. I know hammocks are very individual things to get but I'd just like your opinions on this.

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #1567
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #1568
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Ah.

Ah.......I see a problem there...... I think the youtube guy may be right about the tree tie straps running the water into the hammock. I wonder if I put a carabiner ring on with end of the hammock and then ie the straps to that and then onto the tree. Also use a fly tarp? Like the idea of the fully enclosed and liveable space ( so to speak) for reading. Watching movies etc. anyone know of a similar alternative maybe. Need to be careful of the shipping costs from the states thou. Got really stung on the Kermit chair. Nearly as much as the chair!!

http://youtu.be/QXvLAdullOQ

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #1569
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Ah.......I see a problem there...... I think the youtube guy may be right about the tree tie straps running the water into the hammock. I wonder if I put a carabiner ring on with end of the hammock and then ie the straps to that and then onto the tree. Also use a fly tarp? Like the idea of the fully enclosed and liveable space ( so to speak) for reading. Watching movies etc. anyone know of a similar alternative maybe. Need to be careful of the shipping costs from the states thou. Got really stung on the Kermit chair. Nearly as much as the chair!!

http://youtu.be/QXvLAdullOQ

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Pretty sure there s a dealer in the UK who sells Warbonnet hammocks. A blackbird or Ridge runner is fully enclosed with netting, and I believe the Blackbird xlc and the ridge runner have a sock with will enclose the hammock for privacy. Still need a separate tarp for the weather though.

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #1570
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Ah.......I see a problem there...... I think the youtube guy may be right about the tree tie straps running the water into the hammock. I wonder if I put a carabiner ring on with end of the hammock and then ie the straps to that and then onto the tree. Also use a fly tarp? Like the idea of the fully enclosed and liveable space ( so to speak) for reading. Watching movies etc. anyone know of a similar alternative maybe. Need to be careful of the shipping costs from the states thou. Got really stung on the Kermit chair. Nearly as much as the chair!!

http://youtu.be/QXvLAdullOQ

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Try
http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php

or
http://www.dream-hammock.com/DangerBird.html

or
http://www.jacksrbetter.com/hammocks-accessories/

and for as much information as you can get
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #1571
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I've had a Warbonnet Blackbird since early 2010. With some back issues, it has allowed me to go camping again without the hassle of air mattresses. Even with sleeping gear, tarp and underquilt, it is lighter than many tents with sleeping bag and foam or air mattress. I probably use it between 30 and 40 nights a year between weekends and longer trips of up to a week.

My gear and I stay dry and I can rig my tarp to act as a leanto type shelter giving me plenty of room for gear.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #1572
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Like the idea of the fully enclosed and liveable space ( so to speak) for reading. Watching movies etc. anyone know of a similar alternative maybe. Need to be careful of the shipping costs from the states thou. Got really stung on the Kermit chair. Nearly as much as the chair!!
Try UKhammocks, they are the UK source for Warbonnet etc.

I'd suggest you start with something inexpensive to see if hanging works for you. With the right full sized tarp you will have dry and comfortable camp.

Me? I'd like the WBBB XLC and a Superfly tarp...already have the Hammock Gear top and bottom quilts.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #1573
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I replaced the suspension with REI strap and carbineer:

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #1574
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I replaced the suspension with REI strap and carbineer:
So even with the rain cover you still need an under quilt? I just got a Lawson, which is also a bridge hammock. Wouldn't the form fitting rain cover trap the heat negating the need for an UQ? I'm new and trying to decide if just a pad will suffice or I'm going need to get a UQ.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #1575
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A pad can work fine down into the 30's or below. Depending on your size you might want to check out the wing mod on Hammock forums. Generally most guys need a little extra width at the shoulders. The thing that many people don't realize is that you want a pad or something when the temp is below 70 or so.

I have used ensulite pads, shooting mats, wool blankets, and underquilts for bottom insulation.

The only time that I use the waterproof storm shield is in high wind and cold situations and pounding rain. In the wind it makes a great windbreaker and with a good underquilt will let you stay comfortable into the teens. In pounding rains, the wind can blow the rain under the tarp with enough force for it to bounce into the bottom of the hammock.
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