Re: Hammock Camping Re: Question for Rick/Risk
Thanks for the feedback. Your weight tests help a lot.
You are right, I like the design a lot. My first one was of the heavier 1.9
oz. nylon because it was available locally. Then I ordered some 1.1 oz from
OWF and repeated the construction. After demonstrating them for my Dad this
past weekend, he became very interested. We plan to try them on our annual
father-son trip, scheduled this year in late October in the GSMNP. My
brother is going, so I'll need a third hammock. He's also bigger than either
of us (thus the question about the wider hammock).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Risk" <geoflyfisher@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 10:40 PM
Subject: Hammock Camping Re: Question for Rick/Risk
> I made one of two layers of 1.9 oz and 60 inches wide. It holds all
> 380 pounds of Diane and I. If weight is more like 200 lb, then two
> layers of 1.1 oz is plenty. The shape of the bug net need not change.
> The only difference is that the sleeper will sleep deeper in the
> hammock. If weight is somewhere inbetween, then one layer of 1.9 and
> one of 1.1 should work fine.
> Hey! How does the design work? Having made two of them you may like