Re: [Hammock Camping] hammock adjustments
- I respect the folks in this group that are creative and advancing equipment.
This is my standard rant.
WARNING: START RANT
The most important things you take into the backcountry weigh nothing.
Preparation, knowledge, experience, positive attitude, and adaptability
all can substitute for a lot of gear.
A huge first aid kit is not an acceptable substitute for a first aid class.
Elaborate hardware is not an acceptable substitute for selecting the
correct knot and tying it well.
A bathtub floor on a free standing tent is not an acceptable substitute
for good camp site selection.
Many pack pockets is not an acceptable substitute for silnylon and mesh
Except for change of socks and underwear if you are layering effectively
then you can wear all of your clothes at the same time.
There are three important features of hiking footwear - fit, fit and fit.
Buying the equipment to do something does not give you the skill and
knowledge to do it - be careful!
END OF RANT
>I am new to this group and have been following this discussion for the past few days. I think that there is something that has perhaps been lost in the train of thought: One of the main reasons for hammock camping is to lighten the load and reduce the bulk. If one learns how to tie knots and bends properly then the need for hardware is reduced as is weight. Perhaps a book on knot tieing instead of various pieces of hardware would be more beneficial to pack. ( The way learned I to tie knots as an apprentice lineman and the way I taught other apprentices was to have a piece of line about 2 - 3 ft long and practice the knots when I had a spare moment. The line size is not important 1/8 inch line will work fine. Eventually one is able to tie knots in the dark of night with the wind blowing and the rain coming down in sheets!) If one can tie a bowline, sheetbend, butterfly, rolling hitch, and a few others are essential to successful outings.
>I have had a Hennessy Hammock for about 5 years now and have camped in weather from 25 to 85 degrees and feel that it is the best piece of outdoor gear ever invented.
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- Leon Moonen wrote:
>Alternatively, I've thought of attaching short (~20 cm) loops to theI've gone to a single ridge line from tree hugger to tree hugger with
>hammock that are tied with a prusik knot to a double line rigged
>through the tree huggers. I haven't experimented with this yet but
>used prusik knot's while climbing an they can be easily adjusted and
>will hold serious weights (they 'bite' the rope when loaded).
>Is there anyone with experience using prusik's for hanging/adjusting a
the hammock suspended below it using prussiks and 'biners. Works
well, adjusts easily.