Let's see your hammock setups

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  1. jason.williams.77985

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    Eco Camonest XL, Dutchware Camo Straps and buckles with Dyneema loops, AHE Jarbridge UQ, Kelty Cosmic Down 20 bag and an Eno Housefly tarp with a Dutchware ridgeline.
     

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    So far, so good. I have not had it long and have only used it a few times. It is good to 40 on its own while using a decent sleeping bag. Supplemented with a pad (I used a car windshield sun reflector), it has been comfortable into the 20's. It packs to about football size and you can't beat the price. I'd say it will suit me well for three season use.
     
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    Just slept in mine the other week. Only got to about 50 with slight breeze, but the Underblanket plus a surplus patrol bag was perfect for me. Cozy and comfy. Easy to set up, too, didn't have any problems with it. The UB might be overkill once it gets warmer.
     
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    I just finished my lunch and I can't keep my eyes open. I need a nap. Maybe in my hammock. But where in my shop can I hang it? Surely my webbing can catch something in a 20' span. Oh... but, wait!
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    A haa! The truck's pipe rack is perfect. Time to snooze!
     
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    Not very traditional but great for a day trip. It keeps the wife and kids happy and it floats!
     
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    Here is my latest hammock a Dutch chameleon in true timber. Out for the day trying the accessories order for the hammock: the bug net, peak shelf and ridge organizer. Only slept in this hammock 1 night in January and was excited that I won it. Ready to get it out for a long weekend.


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    Last month in a jungle patch not too far from the city.
    The fly as a hennesy hex fly which I later found to have lost all its waterproofing. Rain was literally dripping thru the fabric!
    Hammock is a parachute material (light weight). I added a ridge line (not sure what it is called) to keep the sag on the hammock.

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    Was a beautiful day resting in the hammock but everything abruptly ended, totally soaked wet when it started pouring. That's what you get when you have your gear stashed away untouched for two years I guess :(
     
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    mosquitohammock.com long Expedition hammock with an SG tarp
     
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    This is from a trip to Toledo Bend a couple weeks ago... basically unchanged since I had the Hennessy modded (no velcro, installed zipper, extra ridgeline pouch) back in 2010... Still using the McCat Standard tarp and JRB Underquilt, and raising the one side of the tarp.
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    At Red River Gorge last week.

    Simple and effective. An ordinary ENO Doublenest, Atlas Straps, and Hennessy Hex Fly. That's it.

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    I used a Thermarest pad under me to cut the wind on my back. It works, but pads are very unwieldy and troublesome. I have a Snugpack Underblanket, which is ok down to somewhere in the 40's (and NO lower), but it's enormous, and weighs a ton. I need to experiment with hanging a space blanket under the hammock...
     
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    Couple pics from this weekend. Both hammocks were actually purchased here (trade blanket)!

    This is my setup. BIAS Camper double layer with knotty mod. Suspension is whoopie slings to 5' tree straps with Dutch buckles. Tarp is BCUSA 10x10. I use a pad, and used my MSS green patrol bag like a top quilt.

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    This is my wife's (on the right). Warbonnet Traveler with their straps /buckles. She also has a pad but I put my cheapie snugpak underquilt on just in case. The tarp is the kelty 12'.

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    My daughter's purple tablecloth hammock under my Noah 12, and my Yukon double under my Noah 9. We had some frog strangling rain on that campout and we were both snug and dry.
     
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    My 'Blueberry' USN digicam hammock made from eBay taslan fabric. French surplus wool blanket, and a foam pad with reflectix wings. I'll change out the multicam pillow case soon. The multicam fabric hanging at the head end is a sleeping bag liner I use.
     
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    One of my backpacking setups. 10'x5' 1.9oz Multicam ripstop. I was testing a ridgeline mounted cargo shelf. This hammock has a double ended stuff sack for storage, and uses cinch buckles.
     
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    Love that gear sling
     
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    Dream Hammock Dangerbird With AHE New River underquilt on my homemade bipod stand. Tarp is a 10x12 Mountain Wilderness Gear.
     
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    Yukon Outfitters Freedom V2 hammock with DDHammocks 3x3 tarp. Just regular webbing suspension with MCQBushcraft-ish tarp ridgeline. Used a milsurp patrol sleeping bag with Snugpak underblanket. Temps got down to the high 40s that night with breeze, was warm and cozy. Only knees got a little chilly when flattening the insulation of the bag.
    Simple a-frame set up with runners. Actually ran out of cord for one corner, so I used a water bag hanging off the tab to weight it down in the breeze. Forgot to get a pic with the underblanket set up.

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    Here is mine. Fox outfitter hammock with a BCUSA tarp. I made the stand from pvc so I can hang anywhere. I'm hoping to make an underquilt soon. Sorry for the poor quality of the first pic
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    My current setup:
    Yukon oufitters parachute hammock
    ENO ember uq
    Home built bootie fab woobie uq
    Hammock gear whoOpie slings
    Hammock gear amsteel ridge line (needs to be tuned)
    Kelty Noah's 12x12 tarp
    Eno tree straps
    On this trip I used my mss ranger bag and black bag as a top quilt. It was way too hot... but, the foot box in the mss makes for a decent top quilt.
    I still need to tune my Ridgeline for length and affix it permanently.

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    I used my patrol bag as a top quilt last time we went out (mild weather) and it worked great! I have Hammock Gear 20* Econ top quilt coming though. Can't wait!
     
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    Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro with a hexagonal Hennessy tarp. Works alright for now, but I'm still waiting for my Whoopie Slings to come in. The tarp is excellent but I'd almost prefer just a 9'x9' or something with more tieout points for variations in configuration.

    It's pretty hot here in SC so this setup works pretty well for me. I usually bring a Snugpak jungle bag as well. It's a lightweight ~45 bag, so it gives me just a little bit of insulation for when it cools down at night, but it's not enough to be too hot as well, so it works pretty well for summer hammock camping.

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    My camp a few weeks ago in the Red River Gorge area. Can't see much, but it's nothing fancy. ENO Double nest, Hennessy Hex Tarp, Atlas straps. About all I need. ;)

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    I'd love to see more detail on the stand setup!
     
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    Here are some more pics.
    Top pic: middle piece fits into the outside pieces. Bottom piece has a screw halfway up to hold the smaller piece up inside. Outside pieces are sch 40 1 1/4". Inside piece is sch 40 1". Each piece is 30" long
    2nd pic: Made stakes out of 12" aluminum angle iron(if that makes sense)
    3rd pic: hang hammock off the loop on right side. knots are figure 8s. Top hole is for ridgeline.
    4th pic: one side of stand. 2 pieces(actually 1 long piece) of paracord going to stakes.
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    Made by a friend of mine. IMG_20170528_120814.jpg
     
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    I like it.
     
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    Nice,what Camo tarp is that?
     
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    Cool setup,what tarp is that?
     
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    Does that Puppy,get to sleep in the Hammock.
     
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    I am still learning and very new to the hammock thing. I have one partial night under my belt as it ended early with skeeters biting me through the hammock. I am picking up some Sawyer Per matherin tonight to assist with that problem. I also tried a pad that I have and it kept sliding down. Through some good advice I will either have my legs a little higher or ditch the pad all together. Long term I am getting an UQ. Not sure which one yet but a 3 season and eventually maybe a 4 if I get the "hang" of this. Looking at a 20 degree to start off with. Currently I have a SkeeterBeater Pro with a BCUSA 10x10 tarp. I have some improvements to make on my tarp ridgeline. I am going to add a couple of ideas on adding prusiks to the line to get the tarp tighter. Here is my set up from Last weekend. I am going to do something similar again and see what improvements to the sleep I can achieve. There was a chance for rain so I kept the tarp close.

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    This is my fair-er weather hammock setup (a.k.a porch-mode).
    I use the hiking poles to raise the corners of the side I want opened.
    The left-side pole in this photo is a bit shorter than the other pole so any water will run off in that direction instead of accumulating on the tarp.
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    Just a single wrap around the pole is sufficient.
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    I've moved to using prusik knots on the tarp tie-outs connected to the guy lines so I can adjust them from underneath the tarp in inclement weather.
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    I've been using the farrimond hitch for tensioning the tarp ends. I like this better than a taut-line hitch because it's easier to tie and untie.
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    For the hammock suspension, I have a pair of homemade whoopie slings between carabiners (at the hammock end) and straps/toggles (at the tree end).
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    You can kind of see the tree strap end in this photo, but it's hard to see the toggle attachment (but it's pretty standard).
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