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    Senior Member muttly's Avatar
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    I was just minding my own business and...

    Has this ever happened to you? I just got in and was just about to start tweaking my new UQ when BAM!!!! and I'm on the ground.




    No signs of picks or tears, I had just given it a look over. Soft cotton shorts with no pockets.

    3 years old. Just a baby!

    Going to get some ibuprofen and some tissue.

    PS The cat (looking a little like roadkill) was drawn to the sound of the disaster.
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    Is that a vertical seam I see in the middle?

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    Senior Member muttly's Avatar
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    No, but the way the fabric ripped it left a "pull" in the material that sure looks like one.
    Ken T.

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    my condolences. a terrible, tragic turn of events

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    DuctTape and superglue

    thats stinks man....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Wow, a tan Pacman
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    I am 18 with 44 years of experience !

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    Ed Speer had one fail on him too- after some ridiculous number of nights (1000 plus?)

    Hammocks do have a life span :'(

    Condolences!
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    Ed Speer had one fail on him too- after some ridiculous number of nights (1000 plus?)
    Yes, I think ++ and maybe +.

    EDIT: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=7554
    Quote Originally Posted by NotToWorry View Post
    .................So my problem was how to design a removable bugnet without using zippers. I quickly learned that Velcro never fails to function in the conditions I encounter when camping. And it passes the test of time--I personally tested one of my Speer Hammocks w/ Velcro for over 5,000hours (that's nearly 2 years of continuous nightly use & numerous washings) without any failure of the Velcro.........Ed
    You were closer to right. Not certain, but I think this was the hammock that failed, after 5000 hours, not nights. So about 600 or 700 nights.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 05-07-2012 at 19:56.
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

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    Was this a DIY hammock? Give us some more info please! Sorry for the fall. Not cozy.

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    That is so sad. Do you need to borrow a hammock for the Gorge hang. I have an extra ENO DN.
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