RE: [Hammock Camping] Intro
MessageKathy, here's a link to our FREE detailed sewing instructions--you should find them useful for making your own hammock from scratch. Best of luck with your project...Ed Moderator, Hammock Camping-L-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy [mailto:kathykantz@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 11:48 PM
Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] IntroThanks, Ed! I picked up your book at Rainbow Springsduring my last outing. I'm going to order the materialstomorrow from Quest. I already have a tarp so it shouldonly cost me around $50. I'm a decent seamstresswhen I have the time and inclination to make something,and your design is very simple, it should go togetherrather easily.Stay tuned!Kathy
Ed Speer <info@...> wrote:Welcome Kathy--glad to have you on board.
This is GOOD! Thanks. I am saving it to email to anybody having trouble.
Last say you have put the free end through both
loops in the tree hugger strap. You now have one line going back to
the hammock (standing line) and another hanging down a few feet. no
matter which side the free end is on go over the standing line (the
one headed back to the hammock) then pull the rope in a C or backward
C (depending on the side you started on) around the standing line.
Now go over the C making it an O. Continue over the place where the
tree huggers meet, straight down and out to the front again. You
now are back to where you were the first time. Repeat this 3 times
and it will hold under just about any load
- Thanks! I like details. I'll let you know how it's coming along.Kathy
Ed Speer <info@...> wrote:Kathy, here's a link to our FREE detailed sewing instructions--you should find them useful for making your own hammock from scratch. Best of luck with your project...Ed Moderator, Hammock Camping-L
- Kathy wrote:
> Hello!Welcome Kathy! We all have a lot to learn from one another.
> I'm a hammock camping wannabe. I've been backpacking for six years,
> here in Indiana and section hiking the AT. I've never been real
> comfortable on the ground or in a shelter, even with a Thermarest, so
> I want to give hammocks a try.
> Anyway, I'm glad I found this group. I'm sure I can learn a lot from
> all of you.
> Kathy K
> aka Ragamuffin
- Thanks, Rick! This is a great place to learn from one another.Hammock update: I've gotten the four edges of my newhammock hemmed, and will start with the velcro tonight.Kathy
Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
Welcome Kathy! We all have a lot to learn from one another.