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Re: Beach Hammock set-up

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  • wootres4
    Billy, Using Youngblood s article on sag angles, I came up with a 102 inch ridgeline for my ENO Double Nest hammock. It s Parra cord attached via carabinas
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 29, 2007
      Billy,
      Using Youngblood's article on sag angles, I came up with a 102 inch
      ridgeline for my ENO Double Nest hammock. It's Parra cord attached
      via carabinas and I wouldn't consider it structural. Regardless, it
      gives me a straight line to level the set up with and an almost
      perfect unoccupied 30 degree hang every single time. The angle
      changes when I get in, but this is the "feel' I'm used to and like.
      Then there is the advantage of hanging things on it when I'm in the
      hammock.
      All around I owe thanks to Dave (Youngblood) for the idea that is
      the best addition to my set up I've yet to come across.

      CHRIS

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Billy Chard" <bc100s@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Thats interesting. i need to find more info on that do you know
      where i can find out about structual ridgelines
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Garry
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 11:26 PM
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Beach Hammock set-up
      >
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Billy Chard" <bc100s@>
      wrote:
      > >
      > > Gary love the pics.. i have an ENO set up as well.. i see that
      > yellow rope you have tied under you rain fly what was that for?
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Garry
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 1:17 PM
      > > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Beach Hammock set-up
      > >
      > >
      > > Went San Gregorio beach this weekend to try setting up the
      hammock and
      > > experiment how to set up in such conditions. This beach has
      lots and
      > > lots of drift wood.
      > > First I found a few rather large logs and did a few drop tests
      on some
      > > other logs to listen for any cracks or deadwood type noises.
      > > Then dug a small but arm length holes with my hands. Set the
      poles
      > at a
      > > bit of an outward angle \ / , a bit wider than I would
      normally look
      > > for in width. set up the hammock and gingerly climbed in. the
      logs did
      > > straighten up a bit. But the held great with only about 24-30"
      of hole
      > > depth. Next time I will pack some wetter sand in the front to
      stop too
      > > much movement, maybe add a few smaller sticks to shim the hole
      a bit
      > > perhaps.
      > > Set up the rain fly for some shade and enjoyed my vanilla soda
      and
      > a wee
      > > nap.
      > > Next time it is rock hang experiments with a trip to rei for
      some
      > > climbing nuts. I think most of the fun for me is trying to
      find new
      > > places to hang!
      > > Put some pictures in
      > >
      http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping/photos/browse/13b0
      > > garrys_pics folder here in the group photos.
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > The yellow cord is not really functional in this setup since the
      poles
      > flexed too much. Normally it is a structural ridge line. It
      functions
      > to keep the exact same hang angle by pulling the slap straps
      tight so
      > the cord is as hand pull tight as I can, then the hammock hangs
      from
      > the biners at the same angle each time. I spent 2 night last
      weekend
      > camping in the hammock and having a consistent hang each night
      made
      > all the difference in comfort. Plus it helps hang the bug net
      without
      > the extra line, and gives me somewhere to hang gear inside at
      night.
      > -g
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • Billy Chard
      Thanks for that tid bit, i have an ENO double nest as well, just for giggles i will try the 102 inch ridgline and see how that works for me .. nothing else it
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 29, 2007
        Thanks for that tid bit, i have an ENO double nest as well, just for giggles i will try the 102 inch ridgline and see how that works for me .. nothing else it will give me a baseline to start with..

        You All are Great
        Thanks for all the tips
        Billy
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: wootres4
        To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:57 AM
        Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Beach Hammock set-up


        Billy,
        Using Youngblood's article on sag angles, I came up with a 102 inch
        ridgeline for my ENO Double Nest hammock. It's Parra cord attached
        via carabinas and I wouldn't consider it structural. Regardless, it
        gives me a straight line to level the set up with and an almost
        perfect unoccupied 30 degree hang every single time. The angle
        changes when I get in, but this is the "feel' I'm used to and like.
        Then there is the advantage of hanging things on it when I'm in the
        hammock.
        All around I owe thanks to Dave (Youngblood) for the idea that is
        the best addition to my set up I've yet to come across.

        CHRIS

        --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Billy Chard" <bc100s@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Thats interesting. i need to find more info on that do you know
        where i can find out about structual ridgelines
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: Garry
        > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 11:26 PM
        > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Beach Hammock set-up
        >
        >
        > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Billy Chard" <bc100s@>
        wrote:
        > >
        > > Gary love the pics.. i have an ENO set up as well.. i see that
        > yellow rope you have tied under you rain fly what was that for?
        > >
        > >
        > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > From: Garry
        > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        > > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 1:17 PM
        > > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Beach Hammock set-up
        > >
        > >
        > > Went San Gregorio beach this weekend to try setting up the
        hammock and
        > > experiment how to set up in such conditions. This beach has
        lots and
        > > lots of drift wood.
        > > First I found a few rather large logs and did a few drop tests
        on some
        > > other logs to listen for any cracks or deadwood type noises.
        > > Then dug a small but arm length holes with my hands. Set the
        poles
        > at a
        > > bit of an outward angle \ / , a bit wider than I would
        normally look
        > > for in width. set up the hammock and gingerly climbed in. the
        logs did
        > > straighten up a bit. But the held great with only about 24-30"
        of hole
        > > depth. Next time I will pack some wetter sand in the front to
        stop too
        > > much movement, maybe add a few smaller sticks to shim the hole
        a bit
        > > perhaps.
        > > Set up the rain fly for some shade and enjoyed my vanilla soda
        and
        > a wee
        > > nap.
        > > Next time it is rock hang experiments with a trip to rei for
        some
        > > climbing nuts. I think most of the fun for me is trying to
        find new
        > > places to hang!
        > > Put some pictures in
        > >
        http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping/photos/browse/13b0
        > > garrys_pics folder here in the group photos.
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
        > The yellow cord is not really functional in this setup since the
        poles
        > flexed too much. Normally it is a structural ridge line. It
        functions
        > to keep the exact same hang angle by pulling the slap straps
        tight so
        > the cord is as hand pull tight as I can, then the hammock hangs
        from
        > the biners at the same angle each time. I spent 2 night last
        weekend
        > camping in the hammock and having a consistent hang each night
        made
        > all the difference in comfort. Plus it helps hang the bug net
        without
        > the extra line, and gives me somewhere to hang gear inside at
        night.
        > -g
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >






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