Okay, kinda new to this stuff & have some questions:
I bought the Crazy Crib from Crazy Creek about eight years ago thinking at the time it was a nice alternative to being on the ground. It was. But since then I have been striving to lower my pack weight, and that hammock weighs a lot! Especially the strap buckles.
I’m a month away from 50, and slightly arthritic, and comfort is important. Are any of you hammock heads of an older breed? Do you wake up “cricky” after sleeping in one?
Also, I’m a cheap so and so, and was wondering if any of you might have some suggestions on how I might modify the crazy crib to lessen it’s weight?
I have a large silnylon tarp, and poncho tarp, so I could possibly replace the crazy crib tarp with the nylon one. I also just had a friend give me a fairly large roll of Tyvek, would that be a better/lighter tarp alternative?
The Cuban fiber is WAY to expensive for my budget. Do they make that stuff out of fibers from Fidel Castro’s beard? <:^P
Can I maybe get rid of the crazy crib “poles” and just rig a line through the netting? Cut down the straps? I have LIMITED sewing skills. Crazy glue is a dear friend of mine.
I don’t want to start hacking up the crazy crib if these modifications are not viable. If that were the case, I will try and sell it and start over with your suggestions.
Anywhoo, I think I’ve bent your cyber-ears long enough. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.