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  • Ralph Oborn
    A bight is a loop in a rope Ralph ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 45 , Sep 21, 2009
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      A bight is a loop in a rope

      Ralph

      On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 8:44 PM, John White <bocaref@...> wrote:

      > Flash Jr. I want to thank you for your response to my question. I must
      > admit that I don't know what a ratcheting knot is, nor a bight, or for that
      > matter , "the tag end". However, thanks to the wealth of information
      > available online I will work my way through your solution until I figure it
      > out. Thanks again, John
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: flomotflashjr
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 5:34 PM
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Is this forum dead?
      >
      >
      > John,
      > How long are the straps on your hammock? The method to tie off with
      > attatched straps depends greatly on how much extra strap you have after
      > wraping the trees. If I have enough strap left I like to use a ratcheting
      > knot. Pull a bight through a loop in the strap a couple of feet from the
      > trunk. Pass the tag end twice around the tree and pull through the bite.
      > Pull the tag end until the desired sag is reached in your hammock and then
      > tie off with a half hitch on a bight. When your ready to break camp just
      > pull the tag end and the whole thing comes untied easily. NOTE... when
      > pulling the bight through the loop always from the bight on the tag end side
      > of the loop.
      > I hang my kids travle hammocks by passing the appropriate loop on the ENO
      > strap through the loop on the hammock and then putting one of my titanium
      > tent nails through the ENO strap loop. Super easy, fast and won't let you
      > down in the middle of the night. A thumb sized green stick will do the trick
      > too.
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "John White" <bocaref@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have become a hammock hiker after reading about it from those who have
      > been doing it for years and I must say that it is much better than trail
      > shelters or tents. I recently purchased one for my son and he likes it
      > better too. I have perfected hanging my sons hammock using ENO's tree straps
      > with preconstructed loops and carabiners. I am still working on a perfect
      > (and fast) set up for mine. My son's hammock ends with a loop on each end,
      > mine ends with two straps on each end. Anyone that has my kind of hammock
      > and has perfected a way to hang it ... please pass on the wisdom. Thanks,
      > John
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Cara Lin Bridgman
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:17 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Is this forum dead?
      > >
      > >
      > > The chatter dropped off almost completely in 2007 with the creation of
      > > the first online forum. I suppose people like that method because it is
      > > easier to follow threads and can include pictures. I've always
      > > preferred this format, because I get the emails and don't have to go
      > > online to answer. The email version also makes it easy for me to
      > > archive the occasional gem.
      > >
      > > CL
      > >
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    • Jody Weiner
      Are there any hangs like this that happen in the New England area? I ve love to get a group together for a fall trip. ... [Non-text portions of this message
      Message 45 of 45 , Sep 22, 2009
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        Are there any hangs like this that happen in the New England area? I've
        love to get a group together for a fall trip.

        On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM, Sandy <sandykayak@...> wrote:

        >
        >
        >
        > Will the upcoming cuts in salary and benefits, I'm trying to sell my house
        > (have potential buyers)...so, who knows, maybe I'll be able to retire in the
        > not too distant future...
        >
        > I have a new Aliner (A-frame popup camper) and plan to do more traveling.
        >
        > sandy in miami
        >
        > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
        > "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > Hi Sandy, it sure has been quite here lately, but we're not dead. It's
        > > probably my fault since I simply don't have as much time as I'd like.
        > There
        > > have been a lot of new members lately, but they obviously don't feel
        > > comfortable enough to post yet. So the interest in hammock camping
        > > continues to grow rapidly. Today, I'm packing for our September Hang at
        > Hot
        > > Springs this weekend. Even with the rain, we expect 40-50 people. Hope
        > you
        > > can make it someday
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Speer Hammocks Inc
        > >
        > > Quality Hammocks for Adventure Camping
        > >
        > > 3947 Mudcut Rd
        > >
        > > Marion, NC 28752
        > >
        > > 828.724.4444
        > >
        > > www.SpeerHammocks.com <http://www.speerhammocks.com/>
        > >
        > > info@...
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>[mailto:
        > hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>]
        > > On Behalf Of sandykayak
        > > Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:53 PM
        > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > Subject: {Disarmed} [Hammock Camping] Is this forum dead?
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Hi, I've been checking and there doesn't seem to be much conversing going
        > on
        > > here.
        > >
        > > Is everyone over at the other forum, which I haven't saved to
        > favorites?!!
        > >
        > > sandy kramer
        > > miami
        > >
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        > >
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