you ain't seen nothing yet as far as hijacking a perfectly good thread.
Young Cerberus did like his cinch buckle
Mocking ring-folk, he darkly did chuckle
But on the AT path
He failed line tension math
And landed butt first in deep muck(le)
Don't get too confident. My inability to do math just means I make everything stronger than necessary. You math geeks are too dependant on your science. When it fails you you will be left with nothing but broken webbing and bruised butts.
Hey, can someone creative make that into a lymrick or something?
Let me try...
Here lies Cannibal,
he fell and bust is butt!!!
Br'r Grizz thought he was fine
hung the hammock with correct angle sine
but used degree---should be rad*
his angle was bad
he busted his butt AND the line
* admittedly an "inside" joke for those who know the difference between radians and degrees. I am in fact always mis-calculating trig functions by not looking to see whether my calculator is dialed in to interpret the numbers as radians or degrees.
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Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."
original JRB tarp 19 oz
overestimate @ door at 8'x4' using 1.3 oz (DWR) 9.25 oz
estimate 1 ft extend skirt around edge 4 yds using 1.3. sil 5.2 oz
33.5 oz (over-estimated) of fabric.
I'd hike with it in the winter...I have hiked with it in the winter. But for other seasons I will go with something lighter and less bulky.
I bet the Preachaswife could do a business in quonset huts if she wanted.
Last edited by GrizzlyAdams; 02-12-2008 at 23:22. Reason: never could figure why "its" is for possessive, and "it's" for contracting "it is". Nor remember to do it that way