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Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Failures

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  • Ralph Oborn
    If pushing off might be the problem, hang the foot end a little higher might fix it, and make the hammock a little longer. Ralph ... [Non-text portions of this
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      If pushing off might be the problem, hang the foot end a little higher might
      fix it, and make the hammock a little longer.

      Ralph


      On 2/5/07, Bill Thomas <hamish54@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for the suggestions.
      >
      > BTW I weigh 175#. Very well it may be that I've been pushing off
      > with my sock heels to move up in the hammock that may have
      > overstessed the fabric. Curriously, two of the failures occured on
      > first night on the trail, first on the Quachita then on the Colorado
      > trail. So, I just converted to being a ground sleeper with my K-mart
      > blue pad and continued on. What was puzzling was what that the
      > failures occured with low usage <10 nights. Probably, I just need to
      > stick with a heavier material.
      >
      > Bill Thomas
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, tim garner <slowhike@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > only possibilities i can think of are that maybe even the 1st two
      > fabrics were even thinner, lighter fabrics than you thought.
      > > the 1.2 is pushing it for sure if you just used one layer.
      > > maybe you were unfortunate enough to get fabrics that had weak
      > spots from when they were made. that is puzzling.
      > > do you raise up on your elbows when getting out or moving around
      > in the hammock?
      > > also, what is your weight?
      > >
      > > Bill Thomas <hamish54@...> wrote:
      > > Thank you to all of the good ideas & info from the groups
      > members.
      > >
      > > I need ideas on possible failure causes of 3 hammocks I made. The
      > first
      > > one was made of 1.8 oz ripstop, second a Wally World $1/yd
      > polyester
      > > muslin, and 3rd was of 1.2 ripstop nylon. All were based on
      > Speer's
      > > design except instead of knotting the ends, they were gathered and
      > > frapped to form a loop as the HH hammocks are. The spectra
      > suspension
      > > cord was tied to the loop. All of the failures were at the foot
      > end of
      > > the hammocks from 10" to 2' from the end. What's puzzling is that
      > the
      > > most use any of them had was about 10 nights, they weren't left
      > exposed
      > > to the sum, and I always remove my shoes before laying down. They
      > were
      > > stored in snakeskins inside. Currently I'm using a travel hammock
      > with
      > > no problems but would like to resolve my failure problems to make
      > my
      > > own.
      > >
      > > Bill T.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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