13089Re: A couple of theories
- Mar 19, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul V." <cruisenewsnet@...>
> The first is that hammock characteristics based on length and width
> are proportional to the body height of the person using the
Most people agree that bigger hammocks are more comfortable because
they let you lie flatter, so then the question becomes one of
utility - at what point does weight/bulk cause you to limit the size
for a backpacking hammock?
Sounds like the theory will work...just seems to complicate the
general rule of adding 2' to the user's heights when, for most
hammocks, the difference will be only a few inches (and based
entirely on personal preference).
> The second is a method of making a hammock system that is easy toSounds like this could be very useful. Some company makes "slap
> break down.
straps" that are nylon straps with loops sewn every foot or so, and
to set up you just wrap it around the tree and connect to whichever
loop gives you the right hang. With your toggle and some really
light spectra, you could tie knots every foot or so and do the same
thing. This would really speed setup and takedown, and would
probably add only an ounce or so.
> I would like to hear any comments from those who are interested inI like the design engineering approach some of you guys use! You,
> this stuff.
Dave, Pan, etc.
On a webpage note, I like to link to the original post when I quote
something on my pages - that way readers can click on the link and
get the full context of the quote, including comments from others
and a full discussion of the issue. It also helps when I get a new
idea and want to go back to the original thread and see if anything
else in that thread would help. I thought about this when I saw
your quote from Joe - just a thought. Works for me...YMMV. :)
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