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    Take a piece of cord, webbing, a shoelace or...

    Take a piece of cord, webbing, a shoelace or whatever, wrap it around your wrist, take both ends in one hand and then squeeze it tight, without pulling.
    There is now pressure on your skin, without...
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    @hk2001: next time you talk to the professors,...

    @hk2001: next time you talk to the professors, could you please ask how they feel about the damage that can be done by shear stress rather than by pressure? Can trees have blisters? And if so, would...
  3. :) I don't think that's a fair way of putting...

    :)
    I don't think that's a fair way of putting things keeping the origin of most people on HF in mind.
    If "we" (at RWS) would deliver a brochure like ASCE's to your mailbox, I don't think you could...
  4. Cogito ergo sum :shades: (je pense, donc je...

    Cogito ergo sum :shades:

    (je pense, donc je suis - René Descartes)
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    The illustrations eat up a lot of time, so not...

    The illustrations eat up a lot of time, so not even the first posting in the thread is complete yet, but there is a start here.
  6. When I upload myself into my hammock, the pressure is on the tree

    Several threads triggered me to figure out how I, as a relaxing dead-weight, am exerting pressure on the trees I'm hanging from; and how to best do that as to prevent damage to my big supporters.
    ...
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    LOL I don't exactly picture myself as a "physics...

    LOL
    I don't exactly picture myself as a "physics guru", but I'll try to present this as clearly as I'm capable to.

    I'll put it in a separate thread tonight, but what it cooks down to is that...
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    Thank you for starting my day with a big smile on...

    Thank you for starting my day with a big smile on my face. :laugh:
    Please take a look at the attachment and do your math again.
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    Dutch Buckles in Holland?

    It sounds a bit strange maybe, but is anybody aware of a vendor of Dutch Buckles in Holland?

    As a Dutchman finding my way into hammock camping I would like to get my hands on a couple of them....
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    Yes I do. But you do have to realize you're...

    Yes I do.

    But you do have to realize you're using up margin in the design factor that's there for a reason, e.g. fluctuations in the performance of individual hooks.
    You are after all loading the...
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    The position on the tree could be held pretty...

    The position on the tree could be held pretty well with a double-wrap basket hitch also.
    Still a lot more friendly on cordage and tree.
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    As shown in the attachment, the longitudinal...

    As shown in the attachment, the longitudinal component of the strain in straps around a tree (Ft,long) equals half the hammock load (Fh) regardless of the angle between the strap surrounding the tree...
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    IMHO Hamster is probably quite fine and will be...

    IMHO Hamster is probably quite fine and will be in the future as long as he replaces the paracord in time. Nylon is notably susceptible to creep, right up to failure, irregardless of a safety factor...
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    LNT advocates neutral colors, as in blend-in:...

    LNT advocates neutral colors, as in blend-in:
    Colors - Neutral colors help minimize the visual impact you have on others. Instead of bright yellow tents, use grey, green, or blue. Use a tan backpack...
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    Sticky: It has no special meaning, it is an abbreviation...

    It has no special meaning, it is an abbreviation of a literal translation into English of my (Dutch) name. So its basically an anonymised version of my real name. :)
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    Best regards from Holland

    Hi all,

    I registered on HF to get to know more about hammock camping. Why?
    When I am not on the water, I tend to kling to the ground, in a tent. I recently got myself a hammock (all-in-one) set...
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    Anyone can download the entire patent through the...

    Anyone can download the entire patent through the European Patent Office, here. :)
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    Well, let me do the translation then. This...

    Well, let me do the translation then.

    This multi-functional single person hammock is made for the adventurer that wants to spend the night insect-free under the open sky.


    The hammock wraps...
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