Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Speer ridge line
If you have hiking poles measure the space with them outstretched in your
arms. That should be about the length you need the trees to be apart. A
lot easier than pacing the distance between the trees especially with
unleveled ground on the side of a mountain or trying out several paced off
trees for the proper distance.
It's like backpacking cooks who know just how much a cupped hand can hold
for cooking without measuring cups. I also do this in my home kitchen
sometimes to remind me just how much my hand holds. A pinch is about 1/8th
teaspoon and so on. It also
helps to make marks on the inside of your cook pot for liquid measurements
So measure the distance of your outstretched arms with your hiking polls
Oh BTW most peoples forearm is the length of their foot.
- 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