9906Re: [Hammock Camping] the ongoing saga of wet-weather testing
- Aug 1, 2005David,
No problem about joining in. The only way I know to find it is to try
it. I used pieces of webbing material sewn tightly on both sides and
past both edges of the webbing to act as drip stoppers, but only saw
limited success. Everthing I tried did some good, but in my tests the
sock put them all to shame. Before the tests I would have bet money
that the every one of the ideas I had would work better than the socks
and not require the user to do anything. A D-ring or an oval ring might
work where the 1.5" circular descender ring didn't because they might
be 'steep enough' to overcome the sag angle of the hammock.
--- In email@example.com, "gear_collector"
> Sorry to be jumping in the conversation at this point, but would
> something as simple as a thick rubber band looped tightly around the
> hammock line do the trick? I envision a large and wide rubber band
> wrapped around the line many times in the same spot to build up a sort
> of rubber washer, making the water have to travel uphill to get by.
> The band couldn't become saturated and it would seem the water would
> be forced to drip of the lower end, or am I all wet on this one?
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