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    The Weakest Link - Where is it?

    Tell me. Is it Zippers? Velcro? Straps? Material? Has your hammock failed? And why?
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    Zippers for me on anything. Especially clothing. Hammock failure not yet. Longer trips I bring a spare hammock with suspension.

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    I suspect zippers are a weakness, as LIS says. Serious mfgs of down sleeping bags selling to people who care about weight don't still use heavy #5 zippers on their sleeping bags for no reason. Smaller and lighter would serve their purposes and sales if they weren't more prone to failure.

    I suppose that at some time the reliability will get so high with #3 zippers, that will change.

    That said, some stuff can be junk from the get-go. Example:
    I wondered yesterday if I had my eyeglasses on, looking at a triangular tent stake that looked bent. (My old eyeglasses were defective from the get-go, bending straight lines.) No, I had NO glasses on, and after just a few uses of those cheap stakes, I had bent one in what could not have been hard or rocky soil. That's poor quality, not poor reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostinSpace View Post
    The Weakest Link - Where is it?
    That point right between my ears. Every "equipment failure" I've had started there.

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    Second to the post above

    That point right between my ears. Every "equipment failure" I've had started there.
    Same problem, but between different ears and different trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    That point right between my ears. Every "equipment failure" I've had started there.
    Excactly what I was going to say.

    If your not careful, everything seems like a weak link.
    My netting failed..or I stupidly sat on it.
    My suspension failed...or I forgot to inspect it or install it correctly.
    Fabric ripped..or I left a tent stake in my back pocket.

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    Tent stake in back pocket=THUD
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    That point right between my ears. Every "equipment failure" I've had started there.
    I hear you there!!

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    Wow Lost in Space I am so glad you cleared that up, At first I thought yea ...zip... Wait, Lone Wolf....nah fail..doesn't happen.
    There was an Old Man with a owl,
    Who continued to bother and howl;
    He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
    Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl
    .WOO

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