Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
  1. #1
    Senior Member Festus Hagen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Malta, NY
    Hammock
    DD Traveler + GT UL
    Tarp
    DD+HH sil UL
    Insulation
    DD UQ + CCF pad
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    511

    Don't let this happen to you!

    Went on a group camping trip/hang over the weekend. I remember walking around looking at setups, and remarking to a buddy "I wouldn't hang off that tree, it's dead". I figured, hey... he probably shoved the tree to make sure it felt solid, HYOH and all that.

    I won't name who hung this hammock, but as the rest of us were gathered around the group/campfire area, he got in his hammock to add a layer of long underwear pants. We all heard a crash:





    The hanger was unhurt, and was still working his way out of the hammock as I took these quick cellphone pics.

    I consider this a "near death" event. I don't know why the tree didn't fall directly into the other tree he was hanging from, but if it had I imagine the result would have been horrific. We all take our chances when we hang hammocks from trees, but try to make good decisions regarding tree choice, and as for me... "If you see something, SAY something!"

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,606
    Images
    136
    Glad it turned out to be a learning moment instead of a mourning one.
    It was probably the bad luck from having a tent in the background.
    Trust nobody!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Kittanning, Pa
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat
    Insulation
    3/4
    Suspension
    Strap Cinch buckle
    Posts
    1,143
    Ouch Thats going to leave a mark

  4. #4
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    9,745
    Images
    39
    Glad no one was hurt!
    We must remember that our amsteel is only as strong as our weakest tree!

  5. #5
    New Member flyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 DBL
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    26
    Its amazing how easy it is to get complacent...sometimes it takes little reminders like this to make you look around and go "hey! thats stupid!"

    I'd much rather have my ego bruised than my body!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Shewie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1SL/UKHamm
    Tarp
    HG Cuben 4S/CamoSF
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    WhoopieDutchness
    Posts
    1,564
    Oops, suppose it was better to happen when it did rather than in the middle of the night.

    Glad they're okay

  7. #7
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Irving, TX
    Hammock
    not quite eno..
    Tarp
    10x12 DIY
    Insulation
    insultex+momentum
    Suspension
    DIY whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,338
    Images
    2
    "Wisdom is the ability to learn from the mistakes of others, because you do not have time to make all of them yourself." Thanks for this bit of Wisdom!
    KM (who is going to keep an extra sharp eye out this fall..when the dead trees are not as obvious...)

  8. #8
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    6,465
    Images
    114
    Close call. Good that no one was hurt. Always good to express an opinion where safety is concerned IMO.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lexington Park, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7
    Tarp
    Zpacks Cuben Fiber
    Insulation
    Leigh's UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Treestrap
    Posts
    1,392
    Thanks for the timely reminder. Glad to hear that the only thing injured was the owners pride.
    Terry

  10. #10
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,902
    Images
    364
    I am impressed that the dead tree pulled out by the roots. Could a live tree do that?
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

Similar Threads

  1. It was bound to happen...
    By fishbait in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-08-2012, 20:04
  2. Did anyone happen to ask?
    By Southpaw in forum Jacks-R-Better
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 13:00
  3. Don't let this happen to you!
    By JerryW in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 02-01-2010, 17:23

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •