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Re: [Hammock Camping] First trip

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  • Rick
    Mike, As others have mentioned, I find that 1 inch wide polypropylene webbing is far superior to rope. It is worth the investment of a couple dollars. The
    Message 1 of 20 , Jun 6, 2005
      Mike,

      As others have mentioned, I find that 1 inch wide polypropylene webbing
      is far superior to rope. It is worth the investment of a couple
      dollars. The trees will thank you too.

      Rick

      Mike Lipay wrote:

      > Last weekend I took my first trip in my hammock (a Speers test
      > hammock). Temps were in the mid-50's so I had no need for a pad. The
      > bug net worked well, at least until a yellow jacket found its way in,
      > got to work the bugs out on that one.
      >
      > I also had a problem with connecting it to the tree, my original
      > plans didn't work out, the rope was too slick and kept sliding. My
      > second plan (shown in the photographs) was to use a strap that passed
      > through a loop in the hammock rope, then back up to a pair of d-
      > rings. I tied a slipknot in the strap to prevent it from sliding
      > through the d-rings, this worked well.
      >
      > Still a few bugs to work out (including the bug net). I have a
      > question, what type and size (diameter) rope do people here use? I
      > started with a 3/8" nylon twist, turned out too slick for my original
      > thoughts, and it seems a bit thick.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > mike
      >
      > photos: http://tinyurl.com/amvh8 - check out Bear Run for hammock
      > photos.
      >
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