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    Member TriSec's Avatar
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    Mesh hammock mishap

    Did something silly this evening.

    I have yet to convert (don't hold that against me)...I decided to dig out my old mesh hammock and see if I couldn't string it up in the cellar for a try.

    So, I did. I got in the thing and promptly flipped over, knocked my bike on top of me, and hooked a button on my pants.

    I seem to now recall why it's spent much of the last 15 years in a drawer instead of in my pack.

    But nevertheless...I did manage to wedge a therm-a-rest into it and I settled down for about 20 minutes to see if it might work.

    It might work. So I'm still probably taking the plunge in the spring.


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    I believe those net hammock were invented for comedy movies. Next time you need to have a video camera rolling!

    You will find camping hammocks a whole lot more comfortable and virtually impossible to flip.
    Last edited by MAD777; 12-03-2012 at 05:01.
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    Those mesh hammocks do make great chairs though!
    Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
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    I once had a mesh hammock split from center to each end on me, dumping me on the ground as it split. I didn't bother to replace it.

    My camping hammock on the other hand is something I will never go camping without again. I will never be a ground dweller again.

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    What I always hated about my mesh hammocks was that everything...pocket corners, buttons and belt loops snagged on them.

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    That and then that the ropes dig into you... Or leave funny marks on your face, arms and legs...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    Grand Trunk makes a nice hammock for under $20. It could give you a better idea, and an awesome travel hammock.
    http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Trunk-Ul...+trunk+hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Grand Trunk makes a nice hammock for under $20. It could give you a better idea, and an awesome travel hammock.
    http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Trunk-Ul...+trunk+hammock
    I sleep in one every time I go out... It's my go to hammock... Ant beat it for the price...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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