1956Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
- Jul 1, 2003To get out, turn it back over right side up. Easy way to do that is
to roll like a log to one side. Then keep going until it is turned
right side up. This will put less stress on the bug net than
sticking a knee or foot into it to try to climb out.
After all, rolling to one side is likely how you got upside down to
--- In email@example.com, Jay Willis <j.willis@e...>
> Same thing happened to me. Woke up during the night - feet werecold (they were
> sticking UP through the entrance slit) and I was looking DOWN atnetting. Didn't
> think much of it until early morning when I needed to take a naturebreak.
> Couldn't get out. Panic. Calm down - think, how do I get out ofthis predicament?
> I grabbed the sides of the opening to try to pull myself up. Justcouldn't pull
> hard enough. I thought about waiting a few hours until someone elsein our camp
> would be getting up. But I had to go NOW. Finally struggled and gotout, but in
> doing so I put an 8-inch rip in the netting. Never happened to mebefore. I must
> have rolled over during the night and pulled out one of the tie-outs.
> colonelcorn76 wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, amy <askowronek@m...>
> > > I'm not Shane, but I've spent a fair amount of time reaching outI
> > of my
> > > hammock. As far as the hammock movement goes, with the HH
> > > it doesn't really matter. You can't roll it over, so the motion
> > might
> > > be unsettling but isn't dangerous.
> > Au contraire mon ami! I have awoken on more than one occassion (3
> > think) where I was looking up at the solid fabric and when Iturned
> > my head, I was looking down through the no-see-um netting. Thegood
> > news is that nothing tore or broke or anything. I pushed my feetup
> > (!) through the slit and pulled them over & down to stand up.Simple
> > matter to spin it around the ridgeline and re-tie the hammock guyhttp://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > lines. (Must have thrashed something serious in my sleep or tied
> > really bad knots.)
> > The first time I was sure I must have wrecked the thing. The other
> > two times I just got out and back in again. No sweat.
> > I'm about 180 and spend have a HH Ultralight A-Sym.
> > Jim
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