912RE: Hammock Camping Near Disaster!
- Mar 25, 2003
MessageWow, Flyfisher. Thanks for the info. I've never seen velcro cause a tear in ripstop nylon, but I'll certainly watch for that in the future. Good luck with your next hammock...Ed-----Original Message-----Regarding the cause/anatomy/etc...
From: geoflyfisher [mailto:geoflyfisher@...]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: Hammock Camping Near Disaster!
the rip is at the end of the loop velcro. It is perpendicular to the
edge of the fabric and extends about 6 inches into the hammock.
My guess is the cause was the hook velcro of my bug net. I had sewn
hook velcro all the way to the end of the bug net, somewhat
differently than you suggest. It is a little more form fitting to
the opening of the hammock. I'd guess that the hooked together
velcro on the bug net somewhere outside the overhand knot of the
hammock got stuck and as I sat down on the edge of the hammock the
hook velcro, or the sharp edge on that velcro, acted as a knife,
starting a rip.
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