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Re: [at-l] Any hammock users out there?



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.
>
>Snail Male  
>
>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, 
>shouting "GERONIMO". 
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