Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: wet weather testing
- sorry I missed the first part of this hike but how are you using the cloth?
are you trying to stop the rain or divert the rain?
I have used biners with my hammocks pretty much all along. (I'm a climber
and a river guide so they tend to be laying around), The biners have always
worked well for me. I must say however that out here in california we don't
get as much rain in a year as you might be getting in a night.
Anyway, diversion or repulsion?
On 7/31/05, marta_clark <marta_clark@...> wrote:
> I've still got the hammock set up in the woods behind the house. Now
> I've got a sock tied on one end and a full bandana tied on the other
> end. It never did rain hard enough today to see is a bigger piece of
> cloth is the answer. (Maybe my little strips of banadana were simply
> too small.) Maybe tonight or tomorrow we'll get another gully-
> washer. In the meantime, I'll drop by the outdoor store and pick up
> a couple of carabiners to be ready for the next experiment. I might
> cut the lines on each end of the hammock and sew in a carabiner. It
> would also be useful for hanging things from.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slowhike" <slowhike@y...>
> > marta... sorry to hear that the slited lid didn`t work. water is
> > determaned stuff,isn`t it? i would still suggest considering
> > caribiners. i don`t think i`ve been in near as heavy of rain as
> > of your trips (standing indian), but i`ve been through some pretty
> > good rains & never seen any sign of rain finding it`s way past the
> > biners. i got them in the rock climbing section at the local
> > outfitters & they weigh just under 1 & 1/2 oz each. i don`t
> > the weight rating but it was way up there. mabey over 1000? they
> > remain attached to the loops on each end of my hammock & then
> > (w/ a loop tyed in the end) attaches to the other end of the
> > caribinner & continues to the tree. i don`t see any way that water
> > make its way past the binner. it would have to travel back up
> > as for blowing rain, that`s a differant matter. ...slowhike
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In the winter we play on the frozen snow and
in the spring we play on the unfrozen snow!!
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- brian... i had an idea the other day (last year actualy). i took two
short strips of 3/4" webbing, about 2-3" long & layed them together w/
the hanging strap in-between. this formed a t or cross shape w/ a
short pice of webbing on oppisite sides of the hanging strap. then i
sewed the short pices together across one long edge (the side next to
the hammock). next, waterproof the stiched side w/ seam sealer. this
forms a flap on each side of the hanging strap, angled toward the
tree. this should from a sure deversion of water running down the
strap w/ very little added weight. and it`s always there. it`s a new
idea so i haven`t had a chance to test it. a couple other thoughts;
1)... add a very small pice of webbing, sewed between each cross pice
& the hanging strap to make sure the funnel is always open wide.
2)...webbing wider than 3/4" may help in a real gully washer.
3)...testing may show sewing the cross pices at an angle may help.
let me know what you think (brian & others). ...tim