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18236Re: [Hammock Camping] Thanks for all your input!

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  • Cara Lin Bridgman
    Nov 2, 2007
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      Franc,

      I've been using the standard Hennessey set up, but unlike most Hennessey
      users, I don't set it up tight. I hang it as though it were a
      no-ridge-line hammock with lots of flop and sag. I'm guessing the angle
      is 40 or more degrees hanging down from horizontal. I use the Hennessey
      tree-huggers (1" wide) wrapped once around the tree (most of the trees
      have dbh >30 cm. I weigh about 200 lbs.

      If you saw my earlier email, then you know I'm following the 'long-term'
      effects of a one-night hang on /Cryptomeria japonica/. It's long-term
      in that I want to know how long it will take before I cannot tell that I
      hung the hammock there.

      CL

      Francois wrote:
      > wow! I never realised how much you take your hamocks seriously!
      > Thanks for the feed back. Since we have to get this done by december
      > i don't think I'll be able to check for long term damage on the trees
      > but that's a very good point. I'll definitly flag the trees and go
      > check next summer though. We plan on testing 6 different kind of
      > trees commonly found in northern quebec. To stop the debate, those
      > who want to know how it turned out drop me a line, everybody else
      > please disregard this nonsense.
      > -Franc
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