[Hammock Camping] Re: Thanks for all your input!
- I use Byer's of Maine micro-rope. The adjustable rope goes around
the tree and a small silver bar slips into the loop of the hammock.
I tried putting 2" strap around the tree first, but it always slipped.
--- In email@example.com, "Douglas Campbell"
> I use 1" webbing, I wrap it around the tree 2 or 3 times (depending
> big the tree is); I spread the wraps apart so they cover moresurface area.
> I wrap the webbing on top of my hammock line (usually 3/8" yellowpoly,
> hollow braid rope) and then tie my knot in the hammock line. Thisspreads
> the stress more or less equally on all the wraps of the webbing.I'd like
> to say that it never leaves a mark on the tree; but it's almostimpossible
> to not leave a mark on the bark of pine, fir and spruce trees thatwe have
> up on our areas. I shoot for a 30 degree sag angle, but it seemsto vary
> between about 30 and 40 degrees. I weigh about 152lbs (just incase you're
> doing calculations on the actual pull of the lines).40yahoogroups.com>,
> Good luck with your research!
> Doug Campbell
> On 10/31/07, Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <hammockcamping%
> > "Francois" <franczazou@> wrote:december
> > >
> > > wow! I never realised how much you take your hamocks seriously!
> > > Thanks for the feed back. Since we have to get this done by
> > > i don't think I'll be able to check for long term damage on thetrees
> > > but that's a very good point. I'll definitly flag the trees andgo
> > > check next summer though. We plan on testing 6 different kind ofthose
> > > trees commonly found in northern quebec. To stop the debate,
> > > who want to know how it turned out drop me a line, everybodyelse
> > > please disregard this nonsense.bowline.
> > > -Franc
> > >
> > Franc,
> > I use 3/8 inch hollow-core braided polyester rope, a 30 degree sag
> > angle, and I tie it to the tree with a non-cinching slippery
> > Dave
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I've been using the standard Hennessey set up, but unlike most Hennessey
users, I don't set it up tight. I hang it as though it were a
no-ridge-line hammock with lots of flop and sag. I'm guessing the angle
is 40 or more degrees hanging down from horizontal. I use the Hennessey
tree-huggers (1" wide) wrapped once around the tree (most of the trees
have dbh >30 cm. I weigh about 200 lbs.
If you saw my earlier email, then you know I'm following the 'long-term'
effects of a one-night hang on /Cryptomeria japonica/. It's long-term
in that I want to know how long it will take before I cannot tell that I
hung the hammock there.
> wow! I never realised how much you take your hamocks seriously!--
> Thanks for the feed back. Since we have to get this done by december
> i don't think I'll be able to check for long term damage on the trees
> but that's a very good point. I'll definitly flag the trees and go
> check next summer though. We plan on testing 6 different kind of
> trees commonly found in northern quebec. To stop the debate, those
> who want to know how it turned out drop me a line, everybody else
> please disregard this nonsense.
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