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TOPIC: ACP- Canopy hammocks

ACP- Canopy hammocks 12 years 10 months ago #126135

  • treeman
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Here’s one ANSI knows nothing about. Imagine- sleeping on the job. No wonder they never said anything about this!

What pound test should the hammock be? This is considering that we sleep while tied in, right?

There are lots of ways to enter a hammock. Should entry be considered in a standard? How about ease of entry?
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12 years 10 months ago #126154

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How about:
"Staying tied in to a life safety tie-in is recommended at all times when in the tree. This includes while in a hammock or other suspended shelter."

Probably don't need to say more than that.

Patrick
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12 years 10 months ago #126169

There should be no strength requirements for hammocks. Yes, stronger is better- but your hammock is not part of your safety system. I occasionally use the 11 ounce www.byerofmaine.com/amazonas-traveller.htm. This thing is nowhere nearly as strong as the TB, but sometimes weight is the big concern. When I lay in that hammock, I prepare for it to just rip right open and let me fall- so my ropes better be ready!

Are your ropes ready?

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-think Blazing Saddles... 12 years 9 months ago #126191

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REVEREND!

Yeah, we have used BYER, Wal-mart, NewTribe, and Crazy Creek. (I'm torn between the Boat and my Crazy Crib, by the way).

This is another time to not get specific, however I'm with Patrick, if the climber is ALWAYS tied in there is never a problem, unless the tree decides to fall over on top of him, just for fun.

Climb Safe!
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12 years 9 months ago #126196

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It's unanimous so far. No strength requirements for hammocks, as the climber is always tied into another life support system.
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