[Hammock Camping] Re: Speer ridge line
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@...> wrote:
>hard to release?
> dave, do you tie the slippery bow line around the tree w/ webbing?
> i guess i've seen you do that but i didn't catch it. is it ever
That is a good point and one that I had forgotten about. Some webbing
and some ropes release easily when the tension has been removed after
they have been cinched tight with a slippery bow line, some release
but not easily, and some might not release at all.
I was interested in how high hammocks were tied off with structural
ridgelines versus how high hammocks were tied off without structural
ridgelines to gain a better understanding of how much a structural
ridgeline affected the forces or tensions on the suspension lines in
actual use because it can vary by a quite a bit. From a physics
standpoint, one way to look at a structural ridgeline is that it
trades off how high you tie off on the trees with how much force you
apply to the suspension lines and the trees.
- I updated the file I previously posted by including some sketches to
help explain what I said. It messes up the previous link but it is
the same name under Youngblood's folder and this should be the link