Re: Field use questions
Well, I can see it now...a new trend, 'hammock rolling', sort of like
Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible". With your 8 inch rip, you can
easily reach items on the ground without having to resort to Shane's
more acrobatic maneuver.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jay Willis <j.willis@e...>
> Same thing happened to me. Woke up during the night - feet werecold (they were
> sticking UP through the entrance slit) and I was looking DOWN atnetting. Didn't
> think much of it until early morning when I needed to take a naturebreak.
> Couldn't get out. Panic. Calm down - think, how do I get out ofthis predicament?
> I grabbed the sides of the opening to try to pull myself up. Justcouldn't pull
> hard enough. I thought about waiting a few hours until someone elsein our camp
> would be getting up. But I had to go NOW. Finally struggled and gotout, but in
> doing so I put an 8-inch rip in the netting. Never happened to mebefore. I must
> have rolled over during the night and pulled out one of the tie-outs.
> colonelcorn76 wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, amy <askowronek@m...>
> > > I'm not Shane, but I've spent a fair amount of time reaching outI
> > 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 Iturned
> > my head, I was looking down through the no-see-um netting. Thegood
> > news is that nothing tore or broke or anything. I pushed my feetup
> > (!) through the slit and pulled them over & down to stand up.Simple
> > matter to spin it around the ridgeline and re-tie the hammock guyhttp://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > 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 email@example.com, "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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