Re: [Hammock Camping] Digest Number 568
Sorry to say I don't know what strength spectra line I used. I haven't kept=
records and have changed lines from time to time. Nor was there much info o=
n the cloth.
The purple scrap from the sailmaker was just a lucky purchase and the somew=
nylon I used for the large hammock was some surplus "high thread count" mat=
an outdoor fabric company, probably Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. Each was cl=
enough for what I had in mind and nowhere near as light as 1.9 oz silnylon.=
used these hammocks for backpacking, because they're a little heavy I've te=
relegate them to other outdoor uses, such as car camping or dayhikes.
For most backpacking, I use Hennessy hammocks. I have one of the earliest m=
one of the first Ultralights, and I've won many converts to hammock hiking =
them to partners over the years.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Miguel Arboleda <butuki@g...> wrote:=
> What strength spectra line do you use? And what kind of sail material
> did you use? I'm looking for ways to make my hammock outfit as light as
> possible, but still retain safety. Any tips on online sources for such
> Miguel in Tokyo
> On Jul 3, 2004, at 7:13 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2004 07:51:11 -0000
> > From: "uluheman" <UluheMan@h...>
> > Subject: Re: Hammock End
> > I've made two line-through-the-hem hammocks. One is very wide (I
> > pieced together two
> > strips of sturdy nylon with a longitudinal seam along the middle of
> > the hammock; the
> > seam doesn't give as much as the surrounding fabric, but that hasn't
> > been a major comfort
> > problem) and the other is a bit narrow for my taste (I used a waste
> > piece from a sailmaker;
> > that purple piece is about 5 times as strong as 1.9 oz nylon, but the
> > sailmaker still said he
> > wouldn't trust it as a hammock; Ha!). The big one once held four
> > people at once for
> > lounging (!), and the smaller one easily holds two.
> > I'm happy with the tension of the sides. I find that with any large
> > hammock, success in
> > getting comfortable, especially if sharing with one or more others,
> > depends on finding just
> > the right sweet spots for legs and feet and elbows and head, etc.
> > There are an infinite
> > number of arrangements, but for any given one, there will be a perfect =
> > way to place your
> > limbs so that your head and shoulders are happy.
> > My Hammock Bliss hammock is also made with the line-through-the-hem.
> > I've put spectra
> > line and tree-huggers on all of them.
> > Brandon in Honolulu
> miguel arboleda
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