So the swipe by the bear ;-) weakened a seam running crossways on
your hammock body?
Sounds like you made a very graceful dismount. Glad it wasn't in the
middle of the night...
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "zippydooda"
> <zippydooda@y...> wrote:
> > Coy, cough it up. How did you end up rolling on the ground
> > after trying out your new hammock?
> > Bill in Houston
> OK Bill, your right but no shanagins going on. a bear took a swipe
> at me, missed but ripped the hammock. I suspect it was the same
> bear Suess fed. It didnt look to happy.
> diging a little deeper....I made my hammock one day last
> I think, had to work on Thur and it stormed Wed and Fri so I never
> got a chance to try it out. Of couse I was also working on bag
> modifications as well (with the wife doing most of the work). So I
> finised up a report due for BGT late Friday night...packed for my
> trip and went to bed late...12ish...couldnt sleep...Cody came in at
> 3AM but I was done up..I was on the road at 3:15 AM. Fought sleep
> the hole ride up but felt pretty good once i got there and stired
> around. Checked out all the hammocks, talked gear, walked to town
> with Youngblood to check out Trail Fest and the gear shop etc. So
> bout 3 PM I decided to take a nap. But just as i was ready to
> off I heard a strange noise. I thought maybe Seuss was scratching
> my hammock with a stick (he has a bad habit of pestering me) I was
> too tired to open my eyes and check though. By then I realized it
> was my hammock tearing. It was real slow at first. I could hear a
> stich break. I had my bags pulled over me so I quickly started
> pushing them down for an exit. The extra movment semed to
> the tearing. By the time I had the bags out of the way I was
> rooling out of the hammock onto the ground. I manage to land on my
> hands and feet so only my socks got wet. I calmly went and got my
> spare out of the truck and was back in buisness in a few minutes.
> Coy Boy