64453/32" Hammock Hanging Rope?
- Aug 4, 20043/32" Hammock Hanging Rope?
I ordered some T-100 3/32 line from West Marine yesterday as a trial to decrease
weight and bulk of my hammock straps.
From the beginning, I have always used Ed's method of hammock straps and find
significant advantages to 1 inch webbing. However, I find it harder and harder
to justify the 30 feet of webbing I have been carrying. It takes up a full
third of the bulk of my hammock. The weight is not inconsiderable.
Yesterday, I was out on the West marine catalog page to find the orange 1/16
inch Pulse Line which works so very well for tarp pull outs. I happened upon
T-100 cord which is a low stretch spectra core cord. The 3/32 line has a listed
breaking strength of 950 pounds! That is stronger than the 1 inch webbing I now
So I ordered 30 feet of it at $0.24 a foot. I think I will attach 6-10 feet to
each end of a hammock and then use 1 inch webbing as a Hennessy Hammock style
tree hugger. (I would not use thin cord on a tree without protection.) For
now, I will be using a short piece of webbing on the hammock to which I tie the
cord. Perhaps I will be able to avoid that connector and tie directly to the
hammock in the future, but am a little afraid of the effect of thin cord on the
I also have a new (for me) and more elegent idea for attaching bug nets at the
ends of the hammock.
Results to be posted after some experiments.
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