20221Re: [Hammock Camping] assist in hanging higher on the tree
- Oct 14, 2009Try 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:
> 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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