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    wind

    Thank you all for additional suggestions. Unfortunately, the only two trees that were far enough apart were right at the water's edge with a slope down to the water which made it impossible to get...
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    wind

    Those are both good ideas. Since I had the tent available, undoing the windward side and moving it under the tent would have been good. Next time, I will not leave the windward side up like I did....
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    Wind Damage

    It had to happen sooner or later. I was sitting by the lake with my friend when she said "What's that noise?". We looked up at the lake and saw a wall of water and heavy winds heading our way from...
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    Barmah Hats

    Since we are on the hat subject, here is my 2 cents worth. The Seattle Sombrero is a great hat, albeit hot in the summer. My favorite summer hat is the Barmah Canvas Drover. Its brim remains stiff...
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    Sheet Bend

    I would use a double sheet bend.

    http://tinyurl.com/qljke

    Click on sheet bend and it will also show a double.

    It will not slip and will be possible to untie later.

    -Nancy
  6. Thread: Webbing Straps

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    Webbing Straps

    I had and idea and gave it a try. I bought slit cam straps that are 12 feet long. Look here to see what I mean: http://tinyurl.com/2r6bhd (this is a picture of a two-footer - they may still have...
  7. Thread: Wind Problem

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    How many hammocks

    Yes, technically one is enough. Although, I have my Hennessy for multiple, sequential overnights when I need the netting, fly and comfort, Byer mosikto for backyard reading when it is buggy (it...
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    Wind Problem Suggestions

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I will rig a tarp next time, and fold it over to the windy side. I will try tie outs as a last resort and I will raise my foot end.

    I also made a hammock...
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    Wind Problem

    Based on the great ideas you have all given me, I have managed to make a few hammocks. They are working out well, except for a few problems I found last night while attempting an overnight.

    The...
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    Thanks

    Thank you all for your suggestions. She is little, so will probably be fine. I am spoiled by my Hennessy. I like the idea of using a ridge line to make sure I hang it the same way each time. As...
  11. Thread: Knots

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    Double Sheet Bend photos

    Pictures of Double Sheet Bend for Wilsonbmw. The hammock is made from a wool blend fabric (for backyard use). You can see a little bit of the whipping; it is black and yellow, just under the sheet...
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    Byer Moskito Question

    I am going camping with a friend and I will sleep in my Hennessy. Here is my dilemma. She has no equipment, and is a small woman. Should I bring my 3-man tent for her, or my Byer Moskito hammock?...
  13. Thread: Knots

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    Double Sheet Bend

    I can't post a picture right now, but if you look at the animated knot site (or know how to do a double sheet bend), you fold the hammock material just behind the whipping and treat it as if it were...
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    tangled Byer ropes

    "the ropes at the end of the hammock getting all twisted up and it takes me ten minutes just to untangle them"

    I take the two ends of my Byer Traveler, hold them together around the middle of the...
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    I do the same - whipping with a double sheet bend...

    I do the same - whipping with a double sheet bend over that. It works well, never has slipped and is not too hard to take apart. There is a good website with animated knots where you can learn to...
  16. Thread: College Project

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    From tent to hammock

    I have always enjoyed relaxing in a hammock and slept in one many years ago on hot summer nights strung between the mast and forestay of my sailboat. A year ago I came across the Hennessy site...
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