19935Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Hanging technique
- Mar 31, 2009--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kenneth Crump <oldjoeclark@...> wrote:
>I'm glad to see that others are using Amsteel (and other strong, light hollow-braid ropes). For me one of the biggest advantages of these ropes is that I can use splices instead of knots so I get the full strength of the rope and therefore can use one of smaller diameter. The splices are adjustable when not under tension. I use strong, but non-climbing carabiners (450 Kg), to attach to tree-straps. I use a second pair of carabiners at the ends of the ridgeline to attach tarp and/or hammock. (In rainy weather I set the tarp up first and take it down last. On sunny days the quick set-up makes it easier to sit in the hammock while I eat lunch or stop for a mid-hike nap). My current rig uses 7/32 Amsteel, which may be overkill. It weighs 6.6 oz. without tree straps and adjusts for tree-to-tree distances of 14 to 35 feet.
> Here is one single line suspension technique and discussion of it:
I'm experimenting with lighter, cheaper lines which still keep tensile strength about 3x working load.
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