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How to Set up your Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock and Straps

Learn how to use your Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock and Straps to quickly and easily set up your hammock.

How to Set up your Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock and Straps Video

Eagles Nest Outfitters has provided a lot of easy and innovative ways to relax in the backcountry in a hammock. So we are just going to show you how easy it is to set up. I have got an Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock and Eagles Nest Outfitters straps here.  You can attach your hammock and set it up on any two fixed points.  Today we are going to set it up on two trees out here on this nice beautiful day.  And we are just going to show you how simple and easy it is. 


We have chosen two trees here that are really sturdy, definitely going to be able to support the weight of the hammock.  And one thing I love about Eagles Nest Outfitters straps is that they don’t damage the trees that you are hanging them on.   We have got two trees that are about 15, 20 feet apart. Depending on the length of your straps you are going to choose two fixed points that are that far apart. So we have got one of the straps set up on that tree.  I’m going to show how easy it is to set it up on the other tree.

 

Got my little bag here. And all you do is find the one side that has a loop that is a little bit longer than the other side. So I have got that here.  I am just going to throw this side around the tree and loop it through. 

 

Now you don’t want to hang the straps too high. You don’t want them too low either. Depending on your comfort level I normally hang the straps about five feet off the ground so that you know your hammock is going to be off the ground a little bit, far enough, but you are not going to be too high that it is at a dangerous height. So really easy. Just loop it around.  You have got integrated loops here. So next thing I want to do is just attach the hammock to one of the loops. I normally choose a loop that is pretty close to the tree. That way the other side you know is going to be long enough. And then from there you can just adjust to the different points just for your comfort.

 

I happen to have the carabineer right on top there.  And I normally keep the hammock inside the pocket.  That way it is not dragging on the ground and getting dirty. 

 

Attach it to the other side. And then I can choose any of these points to adjust it up and down, but this is a pretty good height. What I normally do then is just sit in it and relax. 

There are many different ways you can sit or lay in the hammock and what I normally do is just to get a little stability I normally sit right here just on the front of the hammock and get comfortable with it there. From there you can pivot, lay back and relax.