The trees have 15 + " diameters.
Scott A. Macri
Trail Name: Mowgli
On 7/31/06, list@... <list@...> wrote:
> Scott said:
> > take your poly strap with a loop tied in each end, wrap it
> > around a tree as many times as you can
> How long are your straps? Or how small are the trees, I suppose. I
> usually find that I can't wrap the Hennessey straps once around the
> tree, let alone more than once. This with small trees... I carry
> 10m of cord so I can go round the bigger trees if I need to (but
> I prefer to go up until the tree is small enough to fit the straps :)
> > The friction from pulling is causing the issue, not from hanging.
> Try pulling the rope tight back toward the tree, then out and round
> towards you. That means you're not pulling the rope through the tape
> under tension, and I find I can get just as tight that way. Of course,
> if the tree is so small that it's moving when you get into the hammock,
> perhaps you need to pre-tension the tree? Or run a rope from the
> suspension tree to ground level on a tree behind it to help hold it up?
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