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    Only hang as high as you're happy to fall!!

    Well, my heavily pregnant wife and I took our dogs to the woods this evening; I thoughtfully packed a folding chair for her and, at the last minute grabbed a scrap length of 1.4oz rips top nylon as a rudimentary hammock chair.

    I tie an overhand knot in each end and larks footed my tree straps directly to the nylon inside the knots. As I sat there, swinging back and fore a bit, there was a rip and I found myself on the floor on my back! The fabric had ripped half through right next to the larks foot knot on one side and I had flipped off the remaining material.

    I am 200lb (100kg) so I guess 1.4oz is too lightweight for me to be swaying on. I might not be quite so blasť next time!image.jpg

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    How wide was the fabric (looks narrow in the photo)? It may have been insufficient in width as 1.4 oz should have done the job.

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    There are two type of hammock hangers....

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    I also learned the value of using thicker-than-you-think sticks for marlin spike hitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    There are two type of hammock hangers....

    those who have fallen from their hammock

    and those that will

    ( I am in the first group )
    First group for me as well Two times and one was the same day I broke my tailbone
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    There are two type of hammock hangers....

    those who have fallen from their hammock

    and those that will

    ( I am in the first group )
    I sat in the underquilt instead of the hammock. Shockcord doesn't hold me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodust View Post
    I sat in the underquilt instead of the hammock. Shockcord doesn't hold me up.
    I've done both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    How wide was the fabric (looks narrow in the photo)? It may have been insufficient in width as 1.4 oz should have done the job.
    Aha, thanks, that might explain it. The fabric was probably a foot wide by 2 - 3 ft long

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    Thanks for the 'money shot'

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    Good to be reminded that what goes up must come down! Glad you weren't injured.

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