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20231Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: assist in hanging higher on the tree

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  • John White
    Oct 15 9:51 AM
      I was wondering the same thing ... I am 6'2" & 240 lbs and don't have a major sag problem.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jerry Goller
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:36 AM
      Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: assist in hanging higher on the tree


      I have to admit, I'm mildly mystified by this thread. What straps and cord
      material are you all using? I'm not getting *that* much sag on my hammock
      when I get in it.

      Jerry

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      -----Original Message-----
      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of lpon2000
      Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:46 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: assist in hanging higher on the tree

      The further apart the trees are, the higher you have to get the suspension
      on the trees. I use the point of a trekking pole to lift and raise the
      straps on the trunk of the tree. An extensible trekking pole is useful as a
      porch strut for the tarp as well. The straps are generally loose enough on
      the trunk when there is no weight in the hammock. I have also used trees
      with a lot of small branches - put the tip of the pole in the biner or loop
      and shove it through high branches.

      Lori

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "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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