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19737RE: [Hammock Camping] Ripstop?

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  • Ed Speer
    Jan 14, 2009
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      Yeah, my Speer Hammocks are made from ripstop nylon. One wouldn't want to
      use cotton outside-absorbs water, stays wet & rots quickly. But it's easy
      to prevent nylon sleeping pads from sliding around inside a nylon hammock by
      using a 12"x12" square of shelf liner-yeah, the same stuff used to line
      kitchen shelves. A 5' piece at Wal-Mart is about 1$. Placed beneath the
      sleeping pad, it will prevent slipping & sliding. Of course, many folks do
      move on to underquilts for hammock warmth since they can eliminate the
      sleeping pads altogether..Ed

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      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of m2b1997
      Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:01 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Ripstop?

      Just checking. Aren't the hammocks built by Ed and Hennessey normally
      made from ripstop nylon. They aren't using the sport nylon are they?
      I bought some ripstop last night and I'm little surprised by the BIG
      differences I noticed between the nylon hammock and the cotton
      hammock. Yeah, for outdoor use not much could beat nylon but indoor
      use...I'll take the cotton any day. It is so much better in many ways
      its incredible.

      I can use the cotton hammock for a chair(sitting with my legs crossed
      in the hammock, the backrest is great), but I wouldn't want to try it
      with the nylon, it's not rigid/stiff enough to allow you to lean back
      like the cotton is. The one annoying thing about nylon is how easily
      the foam pad slids around. That's going to take some getting used to.

      Admittedly, nylon does have the extra bit of water repellancy that
      cotton doesn't. Hence why I said for outdoor use nylon rules.

      MEANT 2B

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