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RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: heavy hammocker

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  • Tom L. Vitti
    I Like that idea! Thanks! Tom I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues Dr. Seuss Tom Vitti West Islip High School 1 Lions Path
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      I Like that idea!

      Thanks!



      Tom



      "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues"

      Dr. Seuss



      Tom Vitti

      West Islip High School

      1 Lions Path

      West Islip, NY 11795

      631-893-3250

      631-893-3270 (fax)

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      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of David
      Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:32 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: heavy hammocker





      --- In hammockcamping@ <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, "Tom L. Vitti" <tomvitti@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello all,
      >
      > I tip the scales at 295lbs...what material choices do I have? I have ed
      > speers book (read cover to cover!), and would like to DIY a speer style,
      but
      > I am confused with material type and choices, from what I read I am just
      on
      > the border of supplex and/or cordura, 1.9 ripstop is out, but I heard I
      can
      > double it? I doubt that this would be a lightweight option compared to a
      > tarp/groundsheet, but just want to have options...
      >
      > Any suggestions???
      >
      >
      > Tom
      >
      > "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues"
      > Dr. Seuss
      >
      > Tom Vitti
      > West Islip High School
      > 1 Lions Path
      > West Islip, NY 11795
      > 631-893-3250
      > 631-893-3270 (fax)
      >
      Tom,
      My first three hammocks were made with supplex, and it's a very comfortable
      fabric. Though I'm not heavy, I've had two people and a large dog in a
      supplex hammock (napping only - I wouldn't spend a night this way) which
      probably amounted to 325 lbs. I would suggest a two-layer hammock using
      supplex and 1.9 ripstop. It would be stronger than supplex alone, lighter
      than cordura, and you'd have the option of trying an insulating pad between
      the layers, like the Z-hammock.
      David





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