WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

  2. #2
    Registered User JNI64's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-23-2019
    Location
    Harpers ferry wv.
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,489

    Default

    That sucks!!

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-12-2011
    Location
    The Great Southern Peninsula
    Age
    35
    Posts
    148
    Images
    11

    Default

    Heard about this...as a hammock camper myself, I find this kind of thing terrifying. This is why I always try to stop before dark so I can inspect the canopy for any widow makers.
    "I am learning nothing in this trivial world of [humans]. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news." --John Muir

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-01-2014
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Age
    59
    Posts
    2,479

    Default

    I don't know any particulars on this one, but, this is also a reason to pitch your hammock with that 30 to 45 degree sag in it. As a hammock with no sag can generate a shocking amount of pull when you put your body weight into it. I've actually broken pretty good sized trees by not leaving any sag in a hammock.
    I'm not lost. I'm exploring.

  5. #5

    Default

    The well-known hammock gear maker “Dutch”, of Dutchwaregear came very close to the same fate about three years ago.

    A tree fell on his hammock setup but somehow missed him!




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •