Newbie from utah
I tried my hand at hanging awhile back (no money for a bed so a hammock was the next best thing) but i got in a rush and didn't do it right so my shoulders were all rolled up and it just wasn't comfortable. Fast forward to now, another stunted money tree, and a hankering for road trips on my motorcycle, have brought me back to the art of hanging. lol. This time im doing it right though, I picked up some 1.9 ripstop hemmed the edges, and formed a crude setup in my yard with some paracord. (I know paracord is a terrible line to use for hammocks, its only temporary, lol) Ive got amsteel on the way and i already have the webbing for the tree straps. Im going with a setup like shug's got in part 1 of his series. I look forward to picking your brains and learning more about the most comfortable way to camp ever.
Now on to a question i cant seem to find the answer to, how do you tell what kind of material webbing is made from? I found some tube webbing at my local surplus store and when it cuts it looks like the polyester straps i have cut. heres a picture.
Welcome to the forum! Spent a few years in Provo, and got up to Ogden a couple times--I liked it there. :)
As to the webbing--the only tubular stuff I've run across is the nylon stuff climbers use. That's not to say that it IS nylon, I just don't have much experience with it. Either way, for huggers it should work just fine (although the poly stuff, for me at least, seems to stand up to abuse a bit better).
There are a number of moto-hangers here, so you have plenty of resources at your disposal. Again, welcome. I look forward to hearing all about your future adventures.
Welcome to the forum... Hope you are avoiding the floods up there.
Sorry I can't help with what type of webbing that is but I have a feeling you will know after you spend a night with it. :eek: If your hammock is on the ground in the morning then you know it is nylon and time for an upgrade. (Like Tim said, the only tube stuff I have seen is nylon.)
odds are its nylon. I dunked it in water and it soaked it right up. is there any other use for nylon webbing in hammock camping?
moto hanger, i like the sound of that. lol.
As mentioned earlier, they should be okay for use as tree huggers-- fold a length in half, bring it around the tree, bring the free ends through the loop and pull tight, then marlinspike hitch the free ends fairly close to the tree and use those wonderful whoopies to keep your hammock up (just make sure your whoopies are on the knot, not the toggle). If you want to go lighter, and aren't afraid to sew, you can sew a loop at one end of your webbing and do the same thing as above, but now with a single strand rather than a doubled one (your webbing is tubular which means it's already doubled anyhow).
Originally Posted by Knucklehead
I don't know how light you like to go, but it's always nice to have some extra cordage on hand. Use it to get your gear up off the ground, or whatever else comes to mind. While nylon webbing makes for a poor suspension, it's still pretty handy stuff. :D
Welcome to the forum. I was raised in Sunset and have family in Weber, Davis, and Morgan counties. I am now living in south Utah County.
What's your favorite areas to hang up there? Sometimes we have to get creative when there's nothing taller than the sagebrush. :lol:
Welcome aboard from Florida. If you've been to Shug's place you're off on the right foot.
Welcome to the forums.
If it's nylon, you'll find it stretch a lot. See if it looks like a tight weave, like a seatbelt or more soft. If nylon, that material will be ok on the trees, but avoid using it for straps. If you put knots in it, then add weight, the knots will stretch snug, then it's almost impossible to get them out...
Welcome to the world of hammocking and gear tinkering that goes with it.