Re: [Hammock Camping] Pine Gum
At 11:59 PM 7/14/07, you wrote:
>Last night I went up with our scout troop for their last night of scout--
>(Camp Treasure Mountain is in the same canyon as Targhee ski resort on the
>back side of the Tetons, Idaho-Wyoming border)
>I was in my HH (slept very well thank you)
>5 of our scouts decided to abandon their tents and sleep in test hammocks
>that I made for them.
>We used 4 yards of Wally World $1 a yard nylon materiel, and some surplus
>webbing tied with a double sheet bend. Easy, and worked great.
>When I made the bight in the materiel I staggered the center line of the
>hammock about an inch to make the hammock deeper and more stable. (This
>means I pulled the edges out a little )
>My first question: Rick came up with the test hammock notion that is
>wonderful for scouts, who should get the credit for using the double sheet
>bend to tie it?
>Second question: We got pine gum and sap over all the straps, does anyone
>have any suggestions on how to remove it. Right now all the straps have been
>removed from the hammock bodies, and I would like to put them in a 5 gallon
>bucket with some sort of magic soap that will dissolve the pine gum and
>leave the strapping:
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