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    When is it time to throw out the hammock?

    i have generated a few holes in the nylon of my eagle's nest i bought in 2000 and before i bought this one i had a campmor rig with the spreader bars. this setup had developed weak spots. well i strung it up on a steep grade and later that night the whole thing gave way and i took a quick trip down the hill in a sleeping bag. has this ever happened to anyone else? what about a timber hitch slip as soon as you sit down. that will humble anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheltoweeTraceHomeless View Post
    i have generated a few holes in the nylon of my eagle's nest i bought in 2000 and before i bought this one i had a campmor rig with the spreader bars. this setup had developed weak spots. well i strung it up on a steep grade and later that night the whole thing gave way and i took a quick trip down the hill in a sleeping bag. has this ever happened to anyone else? what about a timber hitch slip as soon as you sit down. that will humble anyone.
    I have not had one let go on me in that way yet. I do check the whipped ends of the one I am going to be using on a regular basis and any that had holes in it would be taken out of service and the fabric recycled for non stress applications.
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    being broke more or less after my trip i am trying to bid on this crazy creek crib. is this a good choice for someone 6'1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheltoweeTraceHomeless View Post
    being broke more or less after my trip i am trying to bid on this crazy creek crib. is this a good choice for someone 6'1
    I don't think so, but I've never laid in one. From the pics I've seen, they just don't look like they would be long enough for anybody around the 6' mark. Save a little more and get one of the double syle hammocks (ENO or TrekLight are both really good), I think you'll be happier with them.

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    Hooch had similar incident with his ENO. He contacted ENO and they sent him a new hammock. You may try contacting them and see if they will take care of you even though you have had the hammock for a while.
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    At the cheapness of fabric from Walmart and the ease of making a hammock why fuss? You don't even need to hem it if you don't want....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    You don't even need to hem it if you don't want....
    I'd argue that point; I've got the bruised bum to prove it. The material ripped right at the whipping; a knot might have worked better. I used cotton material, not nylon. That might make a difference, but I'm not taking the chance anymore. A basic hem is so simple and really good practice that I don't even consider hanging in a hammock without one. I'll jump in and do quick sit tests, but I'll never sleep in a hammock without hems again.

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    I agree with Cannibal. Hemming your fabric is a must when making a hammock.
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    OK... I'll defer to those more experienced than I...

    I retract my statement... Hemming is required, but is very easy. Even if you had to pay a seamstress it'd be cheap.

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