RE: Hammock Camping Re: Cord marking question
MessageYes. That's one advantage of using tree ropes to which I attach my hammock main lines.I can easily center the hammock by equalizing the amount of slack pulled through the tree ropes before tying off the hammock mains.I thought it was just me that was so fussy about getting things centered. I usually tie each knot at least twice before I'm satisfied that the hammock is centered, at the right height, and under the right tension. Twice if I'm lucky. Usually more than that.And I use body measurements too. I don't convert to an arbitrary standard though, but keep the measurement units in body parts. (That rope is two forearms and a hand long.)And here's another idea I'm meaning to try out. Carry two 24-inch closed cell foam pads. One is four or five feet long, and goes along my length. The other is three feet long and goes across the first, centered on my ribcage area. It's like a 36-inch wide pad, but rolls up like a 24-inch pad. Though bulkier.Bear
- --- In email@example.com, "David Chinell"
> I thought it was just me that was so fussy about getting thingscentered. I
> usually tie each knot at least twice before I'm satisfied that thehammock
> is centered, at the right height, and under the right tension.Twice if I'm
> lucky. Usually more than that.That's why I mark my cords. Then I only have to tie the knots once.
I used to get irritated not to get it right the first time which is
why I came up with the cord marking system. (I'm pretty sure lazy
people are the most creative --- they have an incentive to make
things easier that more energetic folks don't <grin>)
- i would stitch some white(or maybe dayglo yellow) nylon thread through
the rope or strap.
bs (who just found a new list and can't help answering old posts)
> . . . I
> have marked my hammock tie-out ropes (cords really) with little
> rings of white medical tape at 1 foot intervals . . .
> . . . how to mark the rope a little
> more permanently? I tried white-out and a few types of paint
> (although I'm hesitant to try some of the solvent based ones in fear
> of what they might do to the cord/rope).