Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: to: natesdenn71, regarding Nates Hammock Photos with biner
- On 10/15/06, Nathan Denn <natesdenn71@...> wrote:
>Ah I did not remember that you doubled up for your knots.
> So far I have not had a rope failure. I have spent a total of 12 nights
> in the hammock with this system. I have also set it up multiple times to
> test various projects. I am also a heavy guy at 280lbs or so.
> I am not sure if the knots reduce the strength of the rope. I guess,
> since the rope is doubled up when the overhand knots are tied, any loss in
> strength would be compensated for. I am no engineer but I would think that
> strength in a single rope would be reduced, but not as much in a double
Even before keeping you warm, dry and comfortable, a hammock is required to
keep your butt from impacting the ground. :]
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