20181RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: heavy hammocker
- Sep 26, 2009I Like that idea!
"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues"
West Islip High School
1 Lions Path
West Islip, NY 11795
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Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: heavy hammocker
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yahoogroups.com, "Tom L. Vitti" <tomvitti@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I tip the scales at 295lbs...what material choices do I have? I have ed
> speers book (read cover to cover!), and would like to DIY a speer style,
> I am confused with material type and choices, from what I read I am juston
> the border of supplex and/or cordura, 1.9 ripstop is out, but I heard Ican
> double it? I doubt that this would be a lightweight option compared to aTom,
> tarp/groundsheet, but just want to have options...
> Any suggestions???
> "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues"
> Dr. Seuss
> Tom Vitti
> West Islip High School
> 1 Lions Path
> West Islip, NY 11795
> 631-893-3270 (fax)
My first three hammocks were made with supplex, and it's a very comfortable
fabric. Though I'm not heavy, I've had two people and a large dog in a
supplex hammock (napping only - I wouldn't spend a night this way) which
probably amounted to 325 lbs. I would suggest a two-layer hammock using
supplex and 1.9 ripstop. It would be stronger than supplex alone, lighter
than cordura, and you'd have the option of trying an insulating pad between
the layers, like the Z-hammock.
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