2892RE: Hammock Camping Re: Breaking Strength of support webbing/rope/cord
Sep 16, 2003
I weigh about 155 and I use 550 lb test.
That is plenty for my comfort.
September 16, 2003
3:49 PM To: email@example.com
well i guess i get to defend myself now... but i did an experiment to prove either way so here it goes:
took my mayan hammock, strung it up with a scale
on one end
put 30 lbs ( loaded pack )in the hammock, and
change angle of hammock record numbers
well here it is ( all angles aprox. ):
30 17 lbs 45 22 lbs 15 37 lbs
well I was wrong and bow to everyones master hood
but it is not as bad as the math says it is...
never doubled the original weight on each end but did increase past
so in retrospect a 200 lb person would put about
250 lbs per side at 15 or so degrees and the standard rating i have
heard is 4 times working load should be the min breaking point, so
you want 1000 lb straps ( 4 times is also the DOT rating for
pressure vessels )
so i go now bowing out the door
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