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  • Well, it's always a good idea to try things out when they sound somewhat suspicious. Finding out that received wisdom is correct is a good thing. Walk well! Rick On May 23, 2010, at 10:31 AM, Rosaleen Sullivan wrote: > > Hi, Ralph- > > > > Thanks for the update. This is one of those times that I'd have preferred to be wrong. > > > > Rosaleen > > Trip Report!!! > > My scouts went...
    Rick May 23, 2010
  • I really like it when I get mentioned in these conversations! It makes all the work I did a couple years ago worthwhile. Risk Ralph Oborn wrote: > Try a Risk Test hammock as a prototype (Make your own for about $10.00) > to see how it will work with you and your dog > > Ralph > > On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM, PERRY wrote: > >> Great subject. I haven't tried hammock camping yet...
    Rick Nov 24, 2009
  • 10 ft long and 60 inches wide is what I always used. I got the original measurement from Ed. Some later hammocks were made 50 in wide to save weight. Rick On Oct 12, 2009, at 18:59, "Shane" wrote: > Anyone know if the measurements in the book are correct for building > a Speer Hammock? the measurements are in square yards, and that > seems like an awfully lot of fabric. > > Thanks...
    Rick Oct 12, 2009
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  • That looked pretty cool! Rick On Oct 10, 2009, at 8:08, "ChuckB" wrote: > Here's a video of a guy using an inverted Vee. He's prototyping an > anchoring method. > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk8YnPJXtG4 > > Chuck > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > >
    Rick Oct 10, 2009
  • I have contemplated a pair of inverted Vs made from 2x4s. One inverted V would be placed at each end of the hammock stand on a beach. The Vs prevent collapse to the side. To support the ends, it should be possible to bury a piece of plywood - or better yet a small "parachute" of 1.9 oz ripstop - of sufficient size as an anchor at each end. I have not tested this. Risk Ralph Oborn...
    Rick Oct 1, 2009
  • Glad the stand worked out! Risk On Sep 29, 2009, at 16:40, Richard Perlman wrote: > I built a Risk Hammock Stand > and it worked > out > great. I used a Hennessey Hammocks UL Explorer and a 8' x 10' Speer > fly. The hammock fit perfectly, but the fly was tight. If I need it > again, I will add a few more feet of "top rail" to space it out more. > (I was being cheap and didn't want...
    Rick Sep 29, 2009
  • If you sew the bottom of a hammock, know that it will weaken the fabric. I have done this, but always use a zigzag stitch. That way, when the fabric stretches, the stitch line does not become a stress point. Rick Rogene Calkins wrote: > > I'd do this pocket the the main bottom but I'm afraid the stiching would > weaken the weight bearing fabric. The second bottom works for one...
    Rick Sep 23, 2009
  • Agreed. I have time to read email, but seldom have time to go to forums. Rick Cara Lin Bridgman wrote: > The chatter dropped off almost completely in 2007 with the creation of > the first online forum. I suppose people like that method because it is > easier to follow threads and can include pictures. I've always > preferred this format, because I get the emails and don't have to...
    Rick Sep 18, 2009
  • 1.9 oz ripstop is always a good choice. Don't get waterproof silnylon. Risk. Jeff Barnes wrote: > I have suggested to our troop that they make their own hammocks during an upcoming troop meeting. I was going to follow the directions from these sites to have them make a basic "test" hammock that they can use at home or on a camp out. I was going to skip the hemming portion (they can...
    Rick Jul 28, 2009
  • Chris, If you put a ridgepole between the two tie points, it adds a lot of strength without needing heavy components on the angles that need to be welded. A couple pieces of the galvanized tubing that is used at the top of a chain link fence costs about $10 and it can be cut down to the right length. If equal amounts are cut off the two pieces, then you have two pieces that easily...
    Rick Jul 5, 2009