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, "Chinell, David F \(GE Indust,
Security\)" <david.chinell@...> wrote:
> Some weekend experiments I wanted to share with you.
> First, I confirmed a suspicion that a sufficiently thick metal
ladder buckle would work to adjust 1-inch webbing. I used P/N 361T71
This is a nicely-stamped ladder buckle
about 1/8-inch thick.
> I threaded it on my webbing, ran the webbing through my hammock
ring, then ran the webbing back through the buckle. Just like you'd do
for any other webbing adjustment.
> I sat gingerly down, then bounced up and down. No slippage.
> So that's a quick, simple, knotless adjustment method that requires
very little gear.
> Second, I picked up a 150-foot roll of Arborbrace tree staking
webbing some time ago, and just now got around to trying it out. It's
a nice green color, 3/4-inch wide, polypropylene, with a 900 pound
breaking strength. (I tried "Arbortie" but this has a loose edge that
catches and pulls on bark too readily).
> The Arborbrace webbing works just fine. Since it's only 3/4-inches
wide, I just tied it to my hammock ring, rather than trying to use any
> Finally, I tried out two new tab positions for the bottom edge of my
"Dream Hammock" design. I find that two pairs of tabs, each 18 inches
away from the center of the webbing, works pretty well. The shock cord
that runs under your knees can be left hooked up, and the shock cord
under your shoulders is easy enough to reach to attach and release for
getting in and out.
> There were no positions that made a gap between the hammock body,
and the netting no longer tended to drape against my face.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I like your buckle idea since I always seem to have to re-tie make
adjustments. I had some 12' lashing straps for my canoe (basically
just 1" polyester webbing attached to a nonslip cam buckle).
Unfortunately I can only find one. I ordered some more (only 99 cents
at harborfreight.com), should be a cheap, adjustable solution for the
hammock I am making (my first), I am anxious to try them out. Thanks
for the idea.