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    With a name like Treeboat at least it's a better name choice than the name chosen by these folks.

    http://www.wellhunghammocks.com/prod...category_id=58


    Now I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five....opps sorry , wrong story. You're thinking why would he searching for that term ? The answer would be no - I was not. This particular line of hammock maker was found in a post on the bushcraftuk forum a week or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidWa View Post
    I believe that idea is what Ed Speer claims got him started in hammock camping when he did his inside passage kayak trip northward along the Canadian coast. Big bears were a concern and along with hanging his food bag Ed decided to hang himself too. And somewhat high in the trees to if I recall correctly, using cliff climbing gear. I would have to go back and read through the book again to find the exact story.

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    I've heard him mention that before. One of these days, I'll have to ask him how exactly he did it. I don't know if he used some sort of ascendors, pulleys or what. I'd remain a bit wary with a regular gathered end hammock. I've not managed to fall out of one yet, but I have had my suspension give or slip a few times. Not bad when it's 2 feet. Not good when it's 20.

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    I read Richard Preston's Wild Trees. It's about tree exploration. They use Tree Boats in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_M View Post
    The only problem with these is that the further up a tree trunk you go the more it moves. If you're tied to two trees 20m up and there's a bit of wind it'll be a bumpy ride. If for some reason the trees go from close to far then the hammock will go from loose to taut and you could get catapulted out of it, it'll be a fun ride until you hit the ground
    I can't imagine anyone would sling between 2 trees, especially redwoods. I've been at the top of 100' trees, and even a slight breeze moves the top quite a few feet. All tree camping I've seen is single tree and quite near the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I can't imagine anyone would sling between 2 trees, especially redwoods. I've been at the top of 100' trees, and even a slight breeze moves the top quite a few feet. All tree camping I've seen is single tree and quite near the trunk.
    No big risk of me hanging from any redwood any time soon. The hemlocks are about the tallest around here, and they are eaten up with some parasite. I hope that they do not go the way of the American Chestnut.

    Still, I do wonder how much a 300' tree sways when it's diameter is 30'? I'm sure that it does to some extent, but I wonder if they are not more stable due to their size.

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    Never hang higher than you're willing to fall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Never hang higher than you're willing to fall...
    Now where was that fine piece of advice before I somehow got volunteered to clear my neighbors gutters before this storm hit?

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