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12677RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Keeping the hammock dry...

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  • Michael Carter
    Feb 2, 2006

      I'll try to post a picture when I get home this weekend. Right now I'm in Oregon.
      I'm headed home to NC tomorrow.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: chcoa
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: 2/3/2006 1:18:36 AM
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Keeping the hammock dry...


      Please post a pic of this when you get a chance. I'm always
      interested in this thread but I can't picture your idea. I'm a
      visual learner, please be patient with me. :)


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Michael B. Carter"
      <carterm@...> wrote:
      > Just to keep the thread going regarding the ongoing saga of water
      > down the straps and soaking the hammock.
      > Here's my latest "water blocker" idea for my hammock straps. It's
      > very well so far.
      > I cut apart an inner tube, and made two discs about 2.5" in
      > each. I cut a slot in each one, and
      > slid one over each hanging strap. I ran a thin bead of silicone
      on each
      > side of the disc along both sides of the strap.
      > This may not be absolutely necessary, but I wanted to rule out any
      > possibility of wicking. So far they are blocking
      > any water I can make run down the straps, and they weigh
      > nothing (less than 1/2 oz total). Long term test when I get back
      > Oregon this week (I know - Oregon is the perfect place to test the
      > but work will be getting in the way of that).
      > Michael


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