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

    Hammocks do have a life span :'(

    Condolences!
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    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.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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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.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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