19933Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Hanging technique
- Mar 30, 2009Here is one single line suspension technique and discussion of it:
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Elizabeth Young <lizyoung@...>wrote:
> Someone else has already referred you to hammockforums.net (a fab
> resource) and I know that sometime on those fora there was a discussion
> of a continuous ridgeline or something like that. I can't find the
> discussion now so how much help is that? I'll keep looking.
> Anyway, I have a structural ridgeline on my hammock - which serves to
> produce the same sag in the hammock no matter the tree spacing.
> I've chosen to make my tree-straps separate from my hammock since it is
> easier for me to put my hammock up that way.
> If you decide to use a two-loops-on-a-rope as you've described below,
> you will want to make very sure that your rope is strong enough to
> support you in the hammock and that it is also strong enough to make up
> for the weakening that knots always create in a rope.
> I use amsteel sailing line for my structural ridgeline. It is quite
> slippery but also strong and seems to have minimal stretch.
> I've finally put an album up under Liz's stuff.
> liz young
> Brett wrote:
> > My question is if anyone has hung their hammock from a single rope
> > tied between two trees with two pre-measured loops tied in the rope.
> > I have thought of this idea but have not tried it out. My thought is
> > that you could determine how far apart you preferred your hammock
> > ends to be for the slope or curve of your liking and then you could
> > tie your loops at that distance and just tie the rope to the tree
> > with your hammock below this rope hanging from those two loops. this
> > would keep your hammock hanging pretty much the same way despite the
> > distance between the trees you find.
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