Strap stretch or trees moving??
I swapped out all the old suspension on my hammocks for Arrowhead straps and rings and I like the ease and speed of setup but, ether the straps have some stretch that I was not figuring on or the trees I am using, and some of them are BIG, are moving closer together as I sleep. I always tie a safety to prevent the webbing from slipping in the rings but I never find my self with the same lay I went to sleep with. Is there anyone out there that has also run into these sneaky trees out there and if so can you tell me how can I spot them quickly and easily avoid them. Or should I be looking at the straps as the culprits?
Whether trail or paddle don't you know
My hammock is the way to go
There peace and solitude I find
To ease all troubles from my mind
Both body and soul revel in delight
As day surrenders to inky night
Join Date: Feb 2011
Hammock: DIY SL 1.9 Black
Tarp: OES Winter Tarp
Insulation: Big Agnes IAC
Suspension: Whoopies or cinch
this only ever happens to me in palm trees, or if I hang from a branch growing vertically.
Every time I hang in a tree I get a coconut to the head.....stupid coconuts
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Hammock: Hennessy Expedition Zip
Tarp: Arrowhead Toxaway
Insulation: Wilderness Logics
Suspension: DIY whoopie slings
I have Arrowhead straps and no stretch problems. I wouldn't expect straps to stretch much after a couple hangs, regardless of the material.
There aren't too many variables: the straps stretching (or slipping), the way they are fixed (the rings), the hammock fabric stretching, or the trees. I don't know you, so I can't factor in imagination or what you were drinking at bedtime
How much does it change?
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