12677RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Keeping the hammock dry...
- Feb 2, 2006Jamie,
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 -----
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michael B. Carter"
> 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
> 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).
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