American Bushman

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Hammock Update

I went to the local outdoor store today and picked up two 60cm runners (a sewn loop of 3/4" webbing) and have replaced the webbing that came with the hammock. I pulled the loop through the end of the hammock, attached a carabiner, and am now using the Eagle's Nest Slap Straps instead of the original webbing.

There are now no knots holding up the hammock which means the webbing retains 100% of its tensile strength. It also means it's darned easy to put up and take down.

We'll give it another go tonight.



At 12:31 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

That looks a pretty cool hammock. Do you have any more pics?



At 12:36 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Here are a few more pics I snapped when I first received the hammock from Tom Claytor.

I don't have a pic with the tarp pitched but will try and get some of those in the next day or so.

I just saw on your blog that you and I are doing basically the same thing with the webbing and carabiners. Great minds...or something like that. :)



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