Ouch! But ya gotta love prototype testing and pushing the limits. I
remember my first hammock failure-overlying a 24" high rock wall! Now that
hurt! How does the old' saying go? "Once burned, never again!" Maybe
this would be a good time to place some extra sleeping pads beneath the
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Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Valuable lesson
I learned a pretty valuable lesson last night. Military-grade 550
cord is almost strong enough to use as a hammock support. Almost.
I've been using it with my hammock stand for a while with no problems,
but last night I ended up on my butt! Got a nice bruise, too.
The cord length was about 12", the angle with me in the hammock was
about 40-45 degrees, and I weigh 185 lbs. It should have held, but it
failed at the knot.
So I replaced it with double-up 550 cord...
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