7121Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: How low can you go?
- Oct 25, 2004I experienced my first hammock failure this fall. I was using 1.1 oz.
nylon and it just rubbed against a rock on the ground while I was
sitting in it with little Emma (18 months) and all of a sudden I had
two pieces of fabric and a dirty but. The rock was not sharp and I
didn't think to much of it when we rocked over it the first time but
the second or third pass I can't remember was the clincher.
On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 16:51:40 -0000, Mirage <mirage@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eric Sandberg"
> <docteric@y...> wrote:
> > I'm wondering how low people have gone as far as the weight of
> > hammock fabric.
> > I know Ed recommends 1.9 oz for folks under 200, Rich uses 1.1 for
> > his double layered, and one person (sorry, I forget your name)
> > silk.
> > Has anyone gone with a single layer of 1.5 or 1.1 (or even
> > lighter)? What were your results?
> My current system uses 1.1oz RS Nylon, single layer. I weigh btwn
> 180 and 190, bare skin. There are small area of "pulling" where my
> body produces the greatest wear against the hammock material (where
> my waist/rear are), but after a season of use, I still feel safe in
> That is no excuse to not check every morning when you get out and
> every evening when you get in to be sure your hammock integrity is
> still intact.
> My full system can be seen at:
> Shane "Mirage"...
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