16727Re: Earth anchors
- Jan 22, 2007Photo and narrative about using a Hennessy Hammocks as a tent:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tory1942" <tory1942@...>
> There are a lot of areas in North America that are essentially
> treeless, and even rockless. I used to live in West Texas and New
> Mexico, and can verify this. Not a pole, tree, post or anything
> similar--just sagebrush and mesquite as far as the eye can see, and
> night coming on.
> I've looked at Risk's 1-pole hammock, but that still requires
> or two. At your suggestion, though, I also looked overYoungblood's
> chart of strains on the hammock lines, and agree that tentstakesand
> similar would be useless to hold against the static/dynamic loadsof a
> typical hammock.Ultralight
> Also realizing that the following would be at odds with an
> camping orientation, has anyone had any thoughts--or practicalexperim
> ents--on using two collapsible poles (perhaps with a crushedsoda/beer
> can underneath each) and SCREW-IN EARTH ANCHORS? I researchedseveral,
> with rated withdrawl pulls in the 1300 lb. range, in average soil
> (better in the Texas hardpan).
> Anyone want to wade in with opinion or experience?
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