i forgot in my early post that i nearly stepped on a snake when hiking in
Utah when i was 13 or so. same weekend some rock climber in Utah put his
hand up on a ledge to pull himself up and got bit.. combined with silly
movies this stuff scared the begeezus out of me....
snakes in and of themselves are actually cool animals. would love to have
a pet one.. but out in the wild i just nervous i might step on
donation one material wise arrived today... enough nylon for a hammock
and maybe a fly or two kids sized hammocks, have to measure the
i went out to see what i could buy for guide lines and webbing... the
only thing i could find webbing wise that holds more than 150 pounds is
either very, very expensive, and about 1 inch... it holds up to a ton
they say.. or stuff that is just over 1.75 inches and cheap. so i bought
that but man does it seem bulky... could the thinner, costlier stuff
prove to be that much more compact?
what exactly is grosgrain? i need to come up with sg for the fly - could
it be left out? i assume that would jeopardize durability of the
now all i got to do is find a sewing machine to use or sew by hand....
and i want to sleep in this thing tomorrow...
At 12:35 PM 6/27/03 +0000, you wrote:
firstname.lastname@example.org, robi dawson <beanco@m...>
> i checked out the snakes... cool.. i could not see it in the first
> but the second two, nice... of course i am always nervous around
> too many silly movies when i ws a kid i guess....
> thanks for the pictures.
Thanks Robie. In the first picture, he is hard to spot but he is in
the center of the photo. It is a good thing to be a little nervous
around snakes, especially ones like this. However, they are not
monsters out to 'get you', they are really quite beautiful if you are
not extemely afraid of them. I worry about them a little more than
did before I started using a hammock, since I seem to spend a little
more time in the brush. With a hammock I usually set up where tents
have not been and in the southeast that pretty much means low
brush/grassy areas during leaf-out season.
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