I do the same thing with a mesh net I use as a "gear hammock".
If I use the tie down points to attached the gear hammock, I get the
same collapsing tendancy you mention on my Hennessey. I use a small,
lightweight bungy cord going over the ridge line and attached to the
two tie down points to conteract this. I did find, however, with these
additional pulls on the tie down rings, I had to re-inforce the stitching
that holds the rings to the hammock.
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Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 4:14 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Gear hammock/pack cover
Jeff (or anyone) - I went the cheap route here. I've got a good
lightweight (coated, not silnylon) pack cover laying around, so I
think....why not make a gear hammock? So I proceeded to cut and
restitch two small holes in it, insert mini biners, and away I went.
My apologies to JRB (and you), but cash is a precious commodity these
Question: When loaded and hung from my HH, the thing drags down the
asym tie-out point. REALLY drags it down. Inside, it kinda makes a
long fold down the side of the hammock. Is this normal? Is there
anything I can do to correct it? It's making things a bit less than
comfortable in there...
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