Hammock Alphabet Soup

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  1. Aven

    Aven Banned Member Banned

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    Here is a list of the more commonly used acronyms used in the hammocking community.



    ARL - Adjustable Ridge Line
    A-sym - Asymmetrical hammock, generally based on the Hennessy lhammocks
    CBS - Cold Butt Syndrome
    CCF - closed cell foam, generally used for sleeping pads
    DL - Double Layer, as in a hammock with 2 fabric layers
    DMB - Dual Mode Bridge Hammock
    DWR - Durable Water Repellent, a wind- and water-resistant treatment for fabrics
    HF - Hammock Forums
    IX - Insultex insulation
    MYOG - Make Your Own Gear
    OCF - open cell foam, sometimes used for sleeping pads
    PLUQ - Poncho Liner Under Quilt
    SLS - Single Line Suspension
    SPE - Segmented Pad Extender, a product by Speer Hammocks that uses pads and "wings" to insulate the hammock.
    SRL - Structural Ridge Line
    SS - snakeskins
    TQ - Top Quilt
    UC - Undercover
    UCR - Utility Constrictor Rope
    UP - Underpad
    UQ - Underquilt
    VB - Vapor Barrier
    WS - Whoopie Sling or Weather Shield
    WB - Warbonnet
    WBSF - Warbonnet Superfly
    WBBB - Warbonnet Black Bird Hammock
    WBRR - Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    WS - Whoopie Slings
     
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  2. mahaney

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    I wonder if we can make this a sticky? Great job Aven!
     
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    I want to try a hammock , ( been watching Shug videos ) but I don't know if I can learn all this stuff . Can you use one without all of the above knowledge ?
     
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    Yes.

    Not much to learn.

    Hang hammock from 2 trees.

    Hang tarp over hammock from same 2 trees.

    Sit in hammock, kick off shoes and lay down.

    Now you know enough about hammock camping to try it. LOL

    Hope you do. Just remember it does'nt have to be difficult or expensive. YMMV.
     
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    Great job!

    This is very helpful, thank you!
     
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    Thanks

    Outstanding Sister!!! A Great help for post Too!
     
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    I know it gets said a lot in this forum area. Check out hammock forums and see if there is a group hang in your area. HFers are good people and will help out anyone interested in hanging.

    Yep that simple formula can give you many nights of heavenly rest :14:
     
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