5314Re: First time (be gentle) Trip report
- Apr 4, 2004the pad straps Paul made were sewn to the pad (homemade
reflectic/fleece pad. He tied some strong string up near the head
end of the hammock and attached some clips to the end of the
strings. they formed a y shape where they went down to his pad. He
(Paul) had some pics but I'm not sure where they are located. You
could make a webing pull strap in similar fashion and just tie it to
the head end (reach up as far on the exposed overhaed ridge line as
you can). Let it come down about a foot from the end where you
could just reach it and pull, but keeping the pad from slipping down
might work just as well... that along with lowering the head end
just a couple of inches should solve everything. An underquilt or
peapod combined with a light top blanket should eliminate the pad
altogether though so I would put my money and energy in that
direction. that said I use the target pad for now myself. 2 in
winter in fact. my pads dont slip all that much but get anoying
rools/ridgees which isnt near as comfortable as the hammock sans a
--- In email@example.com, "Ralph Oborn"
> No, I'm trying to slide / scoot up towards the head end of theyet.
> hammock while laying horizontal. Trying to maneuver the pad in the
> hammock. Then my bag on the pad. Then me in my bag. Took a lot of
> work and energy. Side to side shifting was as challenging. But
> everyone on this list says it is worth it. I'll keep practicing.
> I'm hesitant to make any permanant altereations to the HH just
> I'll start thinking about what to connect the Paul straps to.grabed
> > to help set up (raise up) I'm guessing. I have sucessfully
> > the ridge line to assist in setting up but really just poking my
> > feet out the exit slit seems to pendilum me up.. sort of.
> > Coy Boy
> > PS Paul, on the list, sowed some straps on his pad which he ties
> > to the head end of the hammock to keep it from sliding down. He
> > stays on the pad and the pad dont slip. I dont know if he has
> > any similar contraption for his new D.A.M air mattress. Paul?
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ralph Oborn"
> > <polecatpop@y...> wrote:
> > > No I jest need to stay a couple of extension cord lengths of
> > home. :]
> > > Any ideas on installing an internal pull rope in an HH?
> > >
> > > Ralph
> > >
> > > --- I like the heat pad idea. a generator only weighs
> > > > how much? lol
> > > >
> > > > practice makes perfect!
> > > >
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