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    Had this laying in my kit for a while now and never took the chance to give it a go so thought i would go for a little walk today and have a go of setting it up

    gear i used,



    First off found a couple of suitible trees and had 15m off static rope i left it as a full line and hung the hammock under it by putting a couple of loops in it thought this would be better than cutting the line and fixing at ither end as it leaves the rope at a good length to be used for other things.



    The line running over the hammock also will be hand for laying a mossie net over if needed, aswell as a something to grab getting in and out .



    And finaly as i had a shelter sheet with me thought i would stick it up



    Job done and took around 30mins taking it easy and first attempt,
    I sat in it and enjoyed a cuppa.
    not sure what it will be like to sleep in but we shal see on the next trip.

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    They're one of the most comfiest hammocks out there I reckon, big and soft.

    Get yourself 10m of tubular webbing and a couple of climbing karabiners and you have yourself a really versatile system.

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    Why tubular webbing Rich?
    The Canoeist's prayer: "Lord grant me the serenity to walk the portages I must, The courage to run the rapids I can, And the wisdom to know the difference".

    John Muir Trust - Wild Places for Nature & People.

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    or check out hammock forums dot net and get yourself a couple of whoopie slings.

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    Or check out Halfords* and get a pair of roofrack straps.

    *other roofrack strap shops are available.
    Cheers, Pieface.

    "What's so special about the cheesemakers?"

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    Or a lenght of rope as above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutack View Post
    Why tubular webbing Rich?
    Personally I've found it to be less stretchy and I like the extra insurance

    I use this 18mm stuff ....
    http://www.walkhigh.co.uk/acatalog/Cord_and_Tape.html

    Hammocks are a personal thing though for sure.

    Hammockforums is superb by the way, just make sure you put your wallet out of reach though.
    Rich




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    Cheers will take a look over there

    I know what you mean about the wallet

    Anyone else got any pics of there bivvi setups, doesent need to be a hammock
    Last edited by InnerGimbal; 16th-February-2010 at 08:12 PM.

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    tarp is set a bit high here.


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    Nice setup.
    Whats the hammock

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    Clark NX-250

    www.junglehammock.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by InnerGimbal View Post
    I know what you mean about the wallet
    Go home-made - it takes 3m of fabric to make a group buy type hammock, which can be had for just over a tenner if you know where to look.

    Quote Originally Posted by InnerGimbal View Post
    Anyone else got any pics of there bivvi setups
    Here are a few pics of my current setup. It's a homemade version of a similar commercial hammock that I made for myself having fallen out with (no, not literally) the bought version.



    What I wanted was the sleeping position of the *ahem* Cognac lover's hammock, but with the ability to dispense with the bugnet when not required. I also found it a pain to have to get in and out via a bottom-slit when I had the underblanket attached, but dislike hang-over bugnets since there are always a few of the blighters who get in (well they do when conditions are like this anyway).







    The next developments are to find a better attachment system than the long straps, which are a P.I.T.A. to be honest, and to make my own down underblanket, and fatter skins to keep it in. All good fun!!
    The Canoeist's prayer: "Lord grant me the serenity to walk the portages I must, The courage to run the rapids I can, And the wisdom to know the difference".

    John Muir Trust - Wild Places for Nature & People.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutack View Post

    ....... but dislike hang-over bugnets since there are always a few of the blighters who get in (well they do when conditions are like this anyway).


    Yowsers, where was that ??

    I've had them in clouds once up near Ullapool whilst coming to the end of a very hot and sweaty day on the hills. Our only defence was a can of deoderant and a zippo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Yowsers, where was that ??
    Loch Etive, the summer before last.


    There were so many that I could actually hear them whining whilst I was lying in the hammock. I think if I'd had a standard drape-over net, you'd have found my emaciated skeleton swinging from the trees next morning!



    I had gone up there to stake out some otters, but got driven out by the midgies after just one night. To make matters worse, when I got back to my car at Inverawe, some other paddlers had camped right by the carpark, and had been kept awake by a family of otters cavorting around in the river all night!!
    Last edited by Blutack; 16th-February-2010 at 09:44 PM.
    The Canoeist's prayer: "Lord grant me the serenity to walk the portages I must, The courage to run the rapids I can, And the wisdom to know the difference".

    John Muir Trust - Wild Places for Nature & People.

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