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Re: [at-l] Any hammock users out there?
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Any hammock users out there?
- From: "David F. Addleton" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 00:50:47 -0400
Look for a double wide "marina" hammock at Walmart or Kmart or Army Surplus stores.
On sale @$13 at Walmart
Twice that @ the local army surplus
either way, they're cheap and strong
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On 9/18/00 at 9:11 AM CWells4638@aol.com wrote:
>I have determined that a hammock is the only way for me to go. After 5 back
>surgeries, sleeping on the ground requires at least a "Camp Rest" Thermarest
>(2.5 inches thick and 3lbs. 8 oz.). Yeah, OUCH! And even then I wake up in
>serious pain. Over the past week and a half, however, I've spent most of my
>nights outside, suspended between a couple trees in the small woodlot behind
>the house. Even with nighttime lows in the 30 to 40 degree range here in NH,
>I've slept well, and woken up refreshed, with my back actually feeling better
>than when I sleep on my queen size KingCoil. But my problem: there's always
>a problem, isn't there? Climbing out of the hammock this morning, a couple
>of the strings snapped. This is the second hammock I have broken.
>So does anyone out there have a recommendation for a good quality,
>lightweight hammock that will take the punishment of regular use. And for
>those of you who haven't met me, just watch Monday Night Football. Those
>guys on the offensive line are just a little smaller than me. That's what I
>mean by punishment. Any suggestions out there? Keep in mind that I have
>been carrying a 3lb 8 oz Thermarest, a 4 lb. 8 oz Kelty Zen tent, and a 6 oz
>groundcloth. I've bought a tarp that goes around 1 lb, 3 oz, complete with
>ropes and stakes, so any hammock under 7 lb.3 oz. is a gain, but
>unfortunately, those 1 lb hammocks form Campmor, just aren't built to take
>regular use - at least not by me.
>Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention
>of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece,
>but to skid broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out,
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