16827Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Failures
- Feb 5, 2007Thanks for the suggestions.
BTW I weigh 175#. Very well it may be that I've been pushing off
with my sock heels to move up in the hammock that may have
overstessed the fabric. Curriously, two of the failures occured on
first night on the trail, first on the Quachita then on the Colorado
trail. So, I just converted to being a ground sleeper with my K-mart
blue pad and continued on. What was puzzling was what that the
failures occured with low usage <10 nights. Probably, I just need to
stick with a heavier material.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@...>
>fabrics were even thinner, lighter fabrics than you thought.
> only possibilities i can think of are that maybe even the 1st two
> the 1.2 is pushing it for sure if you just used one layer.spots from when they were made. that is puzzling.
> maybe you were unfortunate enough to get fabrics that had weak
> do you raise up on your elbows when getting out or moving aroundin the hammock?
> also, what is your weight?members.
> Bill Thomas <hamish54@...> wrote:
> Thank you to all of the good ideas & info from the groups
> I need ideas on possible failure causes of 3 hammocks I made. The
> one was made of 1.8 oz ripstop, second a Wally World $1/ydpolyester
> muslin, and 3rd was of 1.2 ripstop nylon. All were based onSpeer's
> design except instead of knotting the ends, they were gathered andsuspension
> frapped to form a loop as the HH hammocks are. The spectra
> cord was tied to the loop. All of the failures were at the footend of
> the hammocks from 10" to 2' from the end. What's puzzling is thatthe
> most use any of them had was about 10 nights, they weren't leftexposed
> to the sum, and I always remove my shoes before laying down. Theywere
> stored in snakeskins inside. Currently I'm using a travel hammockwith
> no problems but would like to resolve my failure problems to makemy
> Bill T.
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