1988to Jodi.....HEAVY USE question..........
- Jul 2, 2003Jodi wrote:
Ok yall I am totally happy sleeping in a hammock. Beats a bed by a
mile!! I now have my Byer Traveller hammock hanging in my room but
after only a couple of weeks in it, the strands are starting to break
(had one break last night hard time going back to sleep after that
wondering if the blooming thing was gonna crash on me in the middle of
the night!!). I will be sleeping in this thing every night. BUT here
is the problem I have to be able to hang it within a 9 ½ foot area.
Any suggestions? Remember, this thing will be used EVERY night.
Christina Moon here with my 2 cents worth. I sleep in my hammock every
night, too. I've actually got two different ones that I choose
between. Neither are lightweight, thus not suitable for backpacking, so if
that is an issue for you, then what I've got to say won't help. One of my
sleeping hammocks is the Byer Santiago XXL. It's the largest one they
make, very heavy and very sturdy, with ropes thru the fabric end
loops. The other one that I use more often now that the weather is warmer
is one that I bought on eBay from Hammockjungle. It's a woven cotton
Brazilian hammock with nylon end strings, but still feels sturdy. The
Brazilian hammocks are like Mayan hammocks, only solid cloth. I LOVE THIS
HAMMOCK!!! With Brazilian and Mayan hammocks, you sleep on the diagonal,
rather than lengthwise, as in some of the camping hammocks discussed on
this list. Thus, I think they would work being hung in a shorter space,
such as you describe.
Okay, for the hanging part. I have eye hooks screwed into ceiling joists
catty corner from each other in my bedroom. Per suggestions from this
list, I had planned on mounting 2 x 4 boards, but that didn't work. From
the eye hooks I have chains hanging. This gives me some flexibility as to
how high I hang the hammock. I still have my double bed in my bedroom and
sometimes wind up against the bed as I hang in the hammock. I have a rope
knot/tie/hanger loop at each end of the hammock. I got it from this site
sent by Hammockjungle <http://hammockjungle.com/care>. This loop can be
adjusted (I did it last night) to the comfort of the sleeper. I don't
actually know the distance between the eye hooks, probably longer than your
9.5 feet, but maybe if you start sleeping in another hammock, you can work
Here is a url for one of the Brazilian hammock auctions on eBay. Actually,
I'm just going to email the auction to you. I can highly recommend both
this hammock AND Hammockjungle. BTW, the description of this hammock says
that it can be hung in as little as 10 feet.
Hope this helps.
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