Re: winter hammock
- Do you have a place where you could hang it and put weight in it and
leave it for about a week? That would be overkill, but it would help
you feel assured that it was done stretching. I'm thinking a couple
hundred pounds - more than it would get in use - just to make sure.
Also, I agree with Jeff's idea to leave the ends of the bottom fabric
out of the whipping, definitely.
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marta_clark"
> I did sew the sides in place when I made the hammock but I've been
> reluctant to sew down the ends until I'm absolutely sure I've got
> enough slack built into the system. I'm pretty sure the hammock bed
> stretched significantly Saturday night. How much use do you think
> it takes to get a hammock stretched to it final size?
> --- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
> > Marta,
> > Another option is to sew the bottom layer onto the hammock,
> > four sides, so you have a rectangle of insulation and cover right
> > below you. That way, the bottom layer doesn't need to reach the
> > whipping, and you eliminate 2-3' of material.
> > Just a thought. Still have to get the sizing and darts right,
> though -
> > my last one was too narrow and compressed the insulation just
> > trip this time.
> > Jeff
- marta_clark <marta_clark@...> wrote:
aMinor mishap: When I stopped reading and turned off my headlamp, I
started wriggling around to get comfortable on my side. I heard a
brief slithering sound and--wham--I was on the ground and rolling
briskly downhill. After about two revolutions, I fought my way out
of the Pea Pod, stopped the rolling, and got up to inspect the
hammock. It was fine. The problem was operator error--one of the
anchor trees was quite thick and I hadn't secured the strap well
enough. Fortunately I was only about 6 inches above the ground,
which was well padded with dry leaves. Unfortunately, I was on a
steep slope. It would have made a good video...
*** sounds like something i`d do marta. except if i was w/ some of my regular camping partners, they`d make me lay there until they took a picture or two :~} ...tim
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