10458Re: [Hammock Camping] First night in a hammock...........suggestions?
- Sep 16, 2005Rat,
Thanks for the feedback. First hand experience always saves others
from making similar mistakes. Guess I can just work with what I have
for the time being.
Thanks all, Barry
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rat" <hogn8r2004@y...> wrote:
> I tried what you are describing when I was in Iraq. My hammock was
> super wide (like 6 feet) and I wanted to cut down on the side sag.
> folded the material in half, cut from the fold to the sides at an
> angle, scrunched the bottom so the sides were straight, bunched,
> gathered and whipped. Here is what happened:
> 1) The sides were nice and tight, too tight really. Getting in was
> okay (not as easy as a reguler hammock tho), but once I was in the
> sides snaped together due to my weight in the bottom of the
> Getting out was a pain, all my weight trying to keep the top
> and me trying to push through it. You would think it wouldn't be
> anymore difficult that getting out of a HH through the slit, same
> principal sort of, but in the HH only your legs go through then
> weight is lifted and it is easy to get the rst od the way out, in
> this version your whole body (well about 2/3 anyway) has to go
> through. I never could find the sweet spot, I eventually just used
> side tie outs. I also found with this super wide hammock that the
> more sag I put into it the flatter I could lay, to a point.
> 2) I couldn't lay as flat either. Sometimes I kick m y feet over
> edge to take the tension off of my knees. That is impossible in
> type of hammock.
> If the material you are tying keeps slipping after you have
> it try this. I used a piece of non-slip drawer liner and wrapped
> around the gathered hammock end and then whipped everything
> together. I used zip ties to hold everything so I could get a good
> tight whip.
> I think someone also tried the catenary cut hammock (cat cut along
> the sides), as I remember it didn't work very well either.
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