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16727Re: Earth anchors

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  • Sandy Kramer
    Jan 22, 2007
      Photo and narrative about using a Hennessy Hammocks as a tent:

      http://www.hennessyhammock.com/use-as-a-tent.htm



      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "tory1942" <tory1942@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > 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
      a "tree"
      > or two. At your suggestion, though, I also looked over
      Youngblood's
      > chart of strains on the hammock lines, and agree that tentstakes
      and
      > similar would be useless to hold against the static/dynamic loads
      of a
      > typical hammock.
      >
      > Also realizing that the following would be at odds with an
      Ultralight
      > camping orientation, has anyone had any thoughts--or practical
      experim
      > ents--on using two collapsible poles (perhaps with a crushed
      soda/beer
      > can underneath each) and SCREW-IN EARTH ANCHORS? I researched
      several,
      > 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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