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    US Army Hammock

    I picked up a hammock at the flea market today that I'm not familiar with.

    It's a surplus military hammock, but it's not mesh. It's got channels on the ends with tie-outs on the corners (presumably so it can be used as a tarp) with about 2' of Amsteel through the channels as a suspension. It's awfully narrow, but maybe useful. Has anybody had any experience with one of these? I'll take a picture of it in a little while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    I picked up a hammock at the flea market today that I'm not familiar with.

    It's a surplus military hammock, but it's not mesh. It's got channels on the ends with tie-outs on the corners (presumably so it can be used as a tarp) with about 2' of Amsteel through the channels as a suspension. It's awfully narrow, but maybe useful. Has anybody had any experience with one of these? I'll take a picture of it in a little while.
    The only US Army Surplus hammocks I've had any experience with don;t fit that description.

    Got any pics? Is there a nomenclature tag on it anywhere?

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    how about hung?
    any pics?

    this would be interesting....
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    No hung pics, couldn't be bothered to find a suspension for it just now, lol.
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    Google...unless it was added later, the suspension won't be amsteel.

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    Oh, I googled it up. Google won't answer my "has anybody had any experience with these" question, though.

    It might not be Amsteel proper, but it's certainly amsteel-ish.
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    Yeah, I think Google showed that to me. I was more curious about it's uses as either a tarp or maybe a hammock-type chair.

    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    uploadfromtaptalk1350153880877.jpg
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    Don't judge me for my action figures.
    OK. The mention of corner tie outs and amsteel kind of threw me off. Normall they have a fairly complex set of lines at the end as you can see in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdn7OAwaEbc

    I used one in my misspent yoot. Its a bit uncomfy and incredibly tippy in its original configuration so I suspect someone has modified it somewhat.

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