Just a thought or two. 1) there is a lot more tension on your hammock rope than on a tent guy line. 2) Eventually the tensionors chew up the rope. HammockMessage 1 of 31 , Jul 29, 2005View SourceJust a thought or two.
1) there is a lot more tension on your hammock rope than on a tent guy line.
2) Eventually the tensionors chew up the rope. Hammock ropes can be
apain to replace.
3) If a tent tensioner slips. the tent may drop, if a hammock
tensioner slips I will drop, so I want something with a better safety
So I would suggest you try it out at a local park with some nice soft
grass, see how it works for you. Make sure they are pretty hefty. The
bending moment on the tensioner is going to be pretty large at the
point where the rope runs through.
... I ve gone to a single ridge line from tree hugger to tree hugger with the hammock suspended below it using prussiks and biners. Works well, adjustsMessage 31 of 31 , Aug 7, 2005View SourceLeon Moonen wrote:
>Alternatively, I've thought of attaching short (~20 cm) loops to theI've gone to a single ridge line from tree hugger to tree hugger with
>hammock that are tied with a prusik knot to a double line rigged
>through the tree huggers. I haven't experimented with this yet but
>used prusik knot's while climbing an they can be easily adjusted and
>will hold serious weights (they 'bite' the rope when loaded).
>Is there anyone with experience using prusik's for hanging/adjusting a
the hammock suspended below it using prussiks and 'biners. Works
well, adjusts easily.