18022Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Bliss portable hammock stand
- Sep 11, 2007Garius,
Welcome to the forum.
I sense that you have not figured out 'hammock geometry' yet. You
don't want to hang that 9'10" hammock stretched tight, you will want
to hang it somewhat loose, or with some sag, where the ends of the
hammock might be separated by 8'5", or somewhere in that range. The
issue I see with that 10 foot stand is the 42" height, I would have
liked to see it a foot higher. You can still use it but it will limit
the amount of sag you can get and still stay off the floor, so your
hammock may not be as comfortable as it could be with more sag. You
will live through that <grin> but may want to hang it with more sag
when you are outdoors using trees that allow more flexibility.
I have written a few things about sag angle that may or may not help
you understand that and they a posted in the files section under
You mentioned the Speer Segmented Pad Extender to increase comfort, I
think you will find that they aren't usually used to increase the
comfort of a hammock but to help you stay warm using pads and other
items you may already have... they work fine for that.
aka Youngblood 2000
designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender and SnugFit Underquilt
--- In email@example.com, "light_tribe" <Garius@...> wrote:
> Thanks Tim, for the reply,
> I have the Eno Doublenest, it is 9'10" in length, that's cutting it
> close with a 10' stand. I live in Manhattan and there are few places
> to practice with my new rig to get it just right, before taking it out
> in the wild. I am considering the Speer Segmented Pad extenders to
> increase comfort. I have a ridgerest and a couple to Wallmart blue
> pads to cut up and experiment with.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@> wrote:
> > just be sure it's long enough for your hammock at 10'.
> > light_tribe <Garius@> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> > Anyone ever used this hammock stand?
> > I am really exited to be a new member on this list. I am new to
> > hammocking but I have been reading nonstop for about a week, all about
> > hammocks. (I am sorry I missed an opportunity to meet Ed Speers. I
> > used to live in Asheville, now I am in NYC. Anyway, next time I am
> > able I will make one of the hangs.
> > Thanks,
> > Garius Hill
> > Manhattan backpacking
> > novice hammocker
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> > don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!
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