19977Re: [Hammock Camping] hello group!
- Apr 26, 2009hello vballvoodoo,
regarding the info, please check out this forum hammock forums.net there
are several threads
regarding this topic. i am an eagle nest user for 8 yrs. i use polyester
straps(15 ft) and the smc rings to hang my hammock. it is quick. now
regarding sag, well thats where a ridge line comes into play. once you
have a set length that works for you , your hammock will always hang the
same way no matter how far apart you hang.
like i said, hammock forums has a wealth of information already there. it
just takes too much typing! lol
and i hate that!
so welcome to the hanging crowd!!
On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM, vballvoodoo <vballvoodoo@...> wrote:
> I've been around for a few weeks and been reading and searching and want to
> thank everyone for all the great info on here. There's ALOT of info on here.
> Admittedly, too much for me to make sense of all at once.
> I stumbled onto hammock camping last summer. Havent been backpacking for
> several years and went out and found that I can no longer sleep on the
> ground and had to give up backpacking for good. That is, until I went into a
> little shop in St Augustine that sold hammocks. Bought one for about $35 and
> started thinking about using it for camping. It is an eagle's nest double,
> and i used it a few times with some poorly rigged bug netting and tarp
> hanging. This spring and summer, I plan on going out alot. I found an
> eagle's nest bug net, but didnt see a tarp.
> What would be really great is maybe if someone could condense all this info
> for me into a couple reccommendations for someone in their first season of
> using a hammock. I have a set of nylon straps (tree huggers I think) but I
> found last year that it was hard to get the right amount of sag and was too
> dependent on finding jsut the right distance between trees. I found an
> adjustable knot to use here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InwfA4_O12wbut I dont know what kind of rope to use that would support my weight
> (210lbs). What I did find was too thick. I liked the option of using rope as
> it cuts down on the weight in my pack, if i can find the right rope that is.
> So my questions are, what would be a good place to start? An
> easy/dependable way to rig a tarp and a method/equipment to hang the
> hammock? I did read lots of posts, but like I said, being new and not
> experienced, it is hard to find a starting point!
I J. (aka peanuts)
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