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20221Re: [Hammock Camping] assist in hanging higher on the tree

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  • Ralph Oborn
    Oct 14, 2009
      Try this (maybe)?
      Attach the hammock as high as possible and put a single forked stick (six or
      8 feet long) in your support rope near your feet?


      On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM, David <delliott78@...> wrote:

      > I have recently revisited Dave Womble's excellent files on the forces on
      > hammock suspensions and ridgelines here:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping/files/Youngblood%27s/
      > I like to hang my dog's hammock under mine, so I tighten the support ropes
      > to raise my hammock and make room for his. This greatly increases the
      > forces on the support ropes and structural ridgeline. (Both hammocks hang
      > from the same points at the ends of the ridgeline.) Add in the extra 70 lb.
      > that the dog weighs for more force. Then consider the occasional need to
      > use trees that are farther apart. My 7/64" amsteel support ropes are cut to
      > handle tree-to-tree separations of up to 25 ft., but I've only been able to
      > use that use that a couple of times, and the tension is scary. (I usually
      > try to do this across a hollow, so I have the benefit of extra height, hence
      > more sag. My question is this: has anyone devised a method of attaching
      > tree huggers higher, possibly using hiking poles or forked sticks? I'd like
      > to be able to easily place my tree huggers about two or three feet higher
      > than I can reach (and retrieve them easily the next morning). I use a
      > hammock because about 25 years ago I lost my ability to sleep soundly on
      > roots and rocks. Somewhere along the way my enthusiasm for shinnying up
      > trees with a strap in my mouth went away, too.
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