792Re: Hammock Camping Newbie to the group No. 2 for the day
- Mar 4, 2003Hi dave,
Take a look at this page in Hammock Wiki:
and this page too:
Like Bear said, the Ed Speer Book is a great resource for building
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> Dave:have a
> Cool, thanks for swift reply!
> I am not very interested in buying anything already made. Numerous
> reasons,one being I have little to no spare money.
> But more importantly I very much enjoy producing my own things. I
> winter hat, hand woven by my son when he was 9. To most it isextremely
> ugly, the colors do not match, the quality of the knitting, iswell, what
> you would expect of a 9 year old. But it was hand made for me and Iwear it
> with pride.own
> I truly enjoy making things and using them. So I will be making my
> hammock. Your mention of tangles and what not in a rope hammock hasalready
> convinced me that cloth is the way to go.if I ask
> do, other than the book by Speer, are there any other wealths of
> information. Possibly on line versions?
> Like anything new, terminology is a bit confusing. Forgive me all
> what seem like boring/basic questions. I will only do so if I amnot able
> to figure out what sg means....hikes. I'd
> Thank you again
> Rob Dawson
> At 10:38 AM 3/4/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >Welcome to the group. I started hammocking by taking "picnic"
> >haul a heavy knotted-string hammock down a trail, eat my sandwich,and
> >take a nap after lunch.cloth
> >I guess there are advantages to a rope hammock, but once I tried a
> >hammock, I've never looked back. They seem more comfortable,there's no
> >tangle of strings to manage or get caught on, and solid clothhammocks can
> >be just a light, or even lighter than some string hammocks.Hennessy
> >You can plunge in headfirst and get a complete system like a
> >Hammock, or start with a basic hammock and add components as yourneed with
> >requirements and pocketbook allow. You can make everything you
> >very little effort.You can
> >My first cloth hammock was the Tropical Hammock by Nomad Travel.
> >get them from Brigade Quartermaster on the web, and from the NomadTravel
> >site as well. To this I added a polytarp, and a commercialmosquito net.
> >In other words, I assembled my first rig from bought pieces, noneof
> >which cost over $30 by itself.all the
> >Another great way to start would be to buy Ed Speer's book. It has
> >details you need to build a slick hammock system for yourself,again with
> >very little effort, skill, or expense.while
> >Above all, try your own experiments and dream up your own schemes
> >you're out there, swinging beneath the sky. And let us know whatworks for you.
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