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  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Jacksonville, IL.
    Hammock
    Hexon 1.6 wide netless
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Bandit / JRB
    Suspension
    depends
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by HarveyM View Post
    Whatever you buy, try hanging close to home before using it on a big trip. It took me at least three times before I was happy with my setup (but maybe I'm slow...).
    I personally cannot second this enough. It will take a few attempts to get the hang right and things where you want them let alone, getting used to sleeping in the hammock. I found it took me several days before I was fully comfortable however, now, I sleep like a baby. YMMV

    Enjoy the journey!

  2. #12
    The first time I ever used a hammock was my first night on my AT thru-hike attempt last year.

    Never put a hammock or a tarp up before. In the pouring rain.

    It was not ideal! Ah memories.

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