Great to hear you're heading back this way Jeff! Anytime soon? I'm hoping
for a few short hikes close to home this winter-maybe you could join me?.Ed
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Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 9:42 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: homemade progress?update
The one I just got uses noseeum netting instead of mosquito netting.
The lines still tangle.
The third item is interesting, though. I found it hard to get the
sides adjusted to hold me in for the first few times I got in. One
time I kept leaning way over to the non-zippered edge and almost
tipped..it was enough of an effort to not fall into the bug net that
my wife came out laughing at me. But once I got out and streched the
other side, the looser side seemed to have tightened. Now when I lay
in it, it's much as you describe...but it seems that the fabric is
stretching and that's what keeps me from getting as comfortable as the
other hammocks. Same problem I had with the hammock I made from 1.1oz.
Regardless, there's a lot more stretch in this hammock and its ropes
than I've had in any other hammock so far. I'm gonna keep using it
for several nights and see if it stops stretching. It seems to have a
handful of fans so it must be more comfortable than I've found it so
far! I'll keep trying.
On a completely unrelated note, we just put in an offer on (hopefully)
our new home in North Carolina. Not as nervewracking as the first
time (b/c this one has some hammock trees) but still a bit exciting!
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