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Re: [Hammock Camping] Digest Number 568

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  • uluheman
    Miguel--Sorry to say I don t know what strength spectra line I used. I haven t kept= such excellent records and have changed lines from time to time. Nor
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 4, 2004

      Sorry to say I don't know what strength spectra line I used. I haven't kept=
      such excellent
      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=
      hat lighter
      nylon I used for the large hammock was some surplus "high thread count" mat=
      erial from
      an outdoor fabric company, probably Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. Each was cl=
      early strong
      enough for what I had in mind and nowhere near as light as 1.9 oz silnylon.=
      Though I've
      used these hammocks for backpacking, because they're a little heavy I've te=
      nded to
      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=
      odels and
      one of the first Ultralights, and I've won many converts to hammock hiking =
      by lending
      them to partners over the years.


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Miguel Arboleda <butuki@g...> wrote:=

      > Brandon,
      > 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
      > materials?
      > Thanks.
      > Miguel in Tokyo
      > On Jul 3, 2004, at 7:13 PM, hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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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