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    Cool Hammock useability

    I am embarking on a section hike. I am going from Dennis Cove to Spivey Gap on the AT. I would like to know if a hammock would be good as far as tree use is concerned.

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    Shouldn't be a problem plenty of trees.
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    I've done most of that area and most of it using a hammock...

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    Be weary at Spivey gap for hammocking. Trees at that site are all widow makers.

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    Ensure you use tree straps. Traditional standard is 1" wide minimum for the part touching the tree. I've heard higher minimum widths in some locations, but not on the AT, so you'll need to verify. Consider also posting your questions at a related forum, hammockforums dot net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesConroy View Post
    I am embarking on a section hike. I am going from Dennis Cove to Spivey Gap on the AT. I would like to know if a hammock would be good as far as tree use is concerned.
    Let us hear about your trip and if you have any other hammock questions.
    "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe... ?"
    - Kate Chopin

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