Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
- Yeah, I knew that after I got out and had a good look at the situation in the
morning light. At the time, tho, in the dark, I was completely befuddled. Adding
to the problem was the fact that my feet were much higher than my head, and I was
just inches from the ground. Thought maybe some prankster in my group had pulled
one on me.
> To get out, turn it back over right side up. Easy way to do that is
> to roll like a log to one side. Then keep going until it is turned
> right side up. This will put less stress on the bug net than
> sticking a knee or foot into it to try to climb out.
> After all, rolling to one side is likely how you got upside down to
> begin with...
> --- In email@example.com, Jay Willis <j.willis@e...>
> > Same thing happened to me. Woke up during the night - feet were
> cold (they were
> > sticking UP through the entrance slit) and I was looking DOWN at
> netting. Didn't
> > think much of it until early morning when I needed to take a nature
> > Couldn't get out. Panic. Calm down - think, how do I get out of
> this predicament?
> > I grabbed the sides of the opening to try to pull myself up. Just
> couldn't pull
> > hard enough. I thought about waiting a few hours until someone else
> in our camp
> > would be getting up. But I had to go NOW. Finally struggled and got
> out, but in
> > doing so I put an 8-inch rip in the netting. Never happened to me
> before. I must
> > have rolled over during the night and pulled out one of the tie-
> > colonelcorn76 wrote:
> > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, amy <askowronek@m...>
> > > > I'm not Shane, but I've spent a fair amount of time reaching out
> > > of my
> > > > hammock. As far as the hammock movement goes, with the HH
> > > > it doesn't really matter. You can't roll it over, so the motion
> > > might
> > > > be unsettling but isn't dangerous.
> > >
> > > Au contraire mon ami! I have awoken on more than one occassion (3
> > > think) where I was looking up at the solid fabric and when I
> > > my head, I was looking down through the no-see-um netting. The
> > > news is that nothing tore or broke or anything. I pushed my feet
> > > (!) through the slit and pulled them over & down to stand up.
> > > matter to spin it around the ridgeline and re-tie the hammock guy
> > > lines. (Must have thrashed something serious in my sleep or tied
> > > really bad knots.)
> > >
> > > The first time I was sure I must have wrecked the thing. The other
> > > two times I just got out and back in again. No sweat.
> > >
> > > I'm about 180 and spend have a HH Ultralight A-Sym.
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
> > >
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<snort> Not nearly as hard as I will the first time I get to do it! Of course, that will be after the initial shock of finding myself asleep on the roof of my hammock wears off ROTFL!
Abnormality is THE normality at this locality
From: colonelcorn76 [mailto:colonelcorn76@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J Cornelius" <dojers@c...>To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> No offense but how the hell did you do THAT????????? I¡Çve had
> a good rock but it has NEVER rolled - course, I also tie the sides
Dunno or I wouldn't have done it twice more. I figure I probably
rolled over a couple or few times over the course of the night. I
like starting to fall asleep on my back until I'm just dropping off
when I roll over onto my side. I think I roll back on my back during
the night and then back on my side. If the roll is violent enough
it's possible to yank the tie-out if I haven't done an appropriate
knot (the elastic doesn't really hold a taughtline hitch very well).
I'm gonna laugh my ass off when you do it the first time.
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