I might give this a try to shave a bit of weight off my latest hamock-
1.1 oz (uncoated silnylon) double bottom Speer/ Risk style. With bug net
and homemade poncho tarp (larger that the extended Equinox, I'm 6'3")
and including snakeskins, I have it down to 2.12 lbs. If I can lose the
weight of the hammock knots, I'll be happy.(getting compulsive here...).
Will probably change the poly straps to some spectra line and use my
Hennessy tree huggers.
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 15:17:12 -0000
From: "Mirage" <mirage@...
I'll get some pics up later in the week, but here is an attempt to
explain it. This is
based off the basic Speer design, but narrower and instead of the
overhand knot, we
whipp the ends.
1. Cut your fabric to desired lenght (2 feet longer than you).
2. Hem the ends and edges with a rolled hem (or whatever).
3. Gather (as per the speer method) or fold (as per the Hennessy method)
end of the hammock fabric. You'll want to end up with no more than 1"
width, it will
be easier to work with.
4. Tie, pinch, or bind the end so you can free both hands for the
5. Being sure to make the whipping VERY tight, tie/wrap a whipping such
to the end, just inside the
hemmed edge of
6. Once the whipping is done, be sure to pull the end that was wrapped
that the working end gets folded and pulled into the binding.
7. Attach your hang ropes/straps as desired. I use a larks head.
The criticle part is hemming the ends. This is what prevents the
slidding off. Thanks to Rick and others for discovering this. My prior
all failing w/in 30 minutes of use because there was not enought
to bind the whipping and prevent it from slipping off. I had a few