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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing. You bring a uniquely humorous and intelligent perspective to our hobby.

    I would like to pose the question:
    For a gathered end hammock, what is the flattest lay to lightest weight to length to width to ridgeline length ratio? I use roughly a 9'x4.5' gathered end hammock with a 90" ridgeline. Can the computer postulate the best way to manipulate these variables to maximize "flatness of lay," which is likely subjective, for the lest amount of weight/ smallest rig still marketable to the average individual? I'm not sure if you've played with that idea or not, but I'd like to see the model if you get the time.
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    Excellent vid Grizz

    I used to use single rings with tubular climbing tape, but then I discovered whoopies and never looked back. There used to be a good Ray Mears vid on youtube showing the same system but I can't find it now. It's the same as the beginning of this though.

    It was a really easy system to use and a doddle in cold weather with the thick tapes, bulky to pack the two 5m lengths though. I should try it again with amsteel and see if it works, I'm not sure about the knots in amsteel though.

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    Great vid, glad to see you back in production, and I am a SRS kinda guy. Would your CS predictions change much if you varied tree trunk size as found in a s. sempervirens copse (to take a liberty)?

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    And that is why you are " Professor Hammock "...................
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    That was an outstanding presentation! I like the field of study: Computational Hammock Science. I liked your modelling and simulation.

    There appears to be a low occurrence that one would have enough trees to choose the optimum hanging location. I infer from this information that it is best to choose a suspension system that maximizes the probability that two trees will be located within hanging distance. Something that works well at close ranges as well as long ranges. Now, of course, close and long are arbitrary terms.

    Did you perform this simulation in Octave or Matlab?

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    I liked it. When I first pulled it up and saw it was 21 minutes I thought I would never make it to the end LOL. But it was worth watching for sure.
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    Great video grizz, really enjoyed that, especially the sim.

    Out of curiosity what suspension do you generally use most often?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I liked it. When I first pulled it up and saw it was 21 minutes I thought I would never make it to the end LOL. But it was worth watching for sure.
    ....I was ready to post the same thing...21 minutes!?!...fast forward here I come.

    In reality, I watched it all, some parts twice, and finished looking forward to the next edition of Professor Hammock.

    It's nice to have to have the "book learning" to go along with my observations.

    Very nicely done. Thanks.

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    Great job, Grizz! Good to see you back... and front... and flipped over.

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    Most enjoyable, Grizz. My only quibble is the random placement of trees. Wendell Berry would urge you to consider their distribution "random so far as we know." There are forces (real, not metaphysical) that influence the growth of trees in their environment, producing distribution patterns that may or may not be recognizable to mere mortals. As I said, it's a quibble.

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