Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: bedsheet hammock FAIL!

  1. #1
    coal burner Supporter
    Hobbyist
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    redneck17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ft. Lee Virginia
    Posts
    1,230
    Thanks
    1,972
    Thanked 3,299 Times in 590 Posts
    Items for Sale

    Default bedsheet hammock FAIL!

    thought I'd post this up for a good laugh. tried to use a twin size sheet but instead of doubling it over, I tried to use it single layer. you can see the results in the pic. Pretty good reminder to listen to your elders who know better than you.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. -Irish blessing

    Axe Mob
    intermediate certification- requirements: 3 of 12, electives: 6 of 18 , outings: 0 of 11

  2. #2
    Scout
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    winterhaven fl
    Posts
    411
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 24 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    My first one did the same thing lol but i drop 3 feet to the ground lol

  3. #3
    Guide Joe Willson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Joliet, IL
    Posts
    1,010
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked 421 Times in 120 Posts

    Default

    If you continue to use 550 cord you will experience a second fail. :-) There is a reason most people that use a hammock on a regular basis use a cord with close to 1700lbs breaking strength or more.

  4. #4
    Scout DanTheOutDoorMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    182
    Thanked 52 Times in 33 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by redneck17 View Post
    thought I'd post this up for a good laugh. tried to use a twin size sheet but instead of doubling it over, I tried to use it single layer. you can see the results in the pic. Pretty good reminder to listen to your elders who know better than you.
    LOL!

    I did the same once except I fell straight through and I had an audience applauding me!

    Follow the grey one next time...he knows...

    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/sh...t=grey+hammock

  5. #5
    Guide Daywalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ocala Nat. Forest, Fla. Salt Springs
    Posts
    2,616
    Thanks
    565
    Thanked 413 Times in 171 Posts

    Default

    I use a bed sheet hammock, Folded and sewn up the side. Use corded 550 on the ends, through tubes sewn on the ends. Have had no problems with this setup at all.
    Last edited by Daywalker; 01-08-2012 at 07:27 PM.

  6. #6
    Elder Super Moderator GreyOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    34,102
    Thanks
    11,096
    Thanked 30,819 Times in 8,900 Posts

    Default

    Good sheet, doubled, and then laid up in pleats, not just gathered in a big bunch.
    Tie off ends however you feel best- my iron rings bound on with paracord seem durable and pretty easily adapted to different tie ropes.

    I think the use of an insert pad helps with durability as well, but I know it adds to comfort and warmth. Downside is the added bulk.
    Nemo me impune lacessit ! Wisdom is knowing what to do; Skill is knowing how to do it ; Character is what lets you actually do the job.
    Turley Knife Club #59

  7. #7
    Tracker Clifurd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Ahh, I never like to see that lol. At least it didn't rip in the middle of the night while you were asleep.
    I like Daywalker's hammock, I usually just tie a hammock knot.

  8. #8
    Banned Member Supporter
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,447
    Thanks
    10,737
    Thanked 7,718 Times in 2,944 Posts

    Default

    Redneck, that was a good first try at a hammock. But you might want to stop by the hammockforums.net and check out the DIY section. There is a metric tonne of information to mine out of there.

    Remember, never hang higher then you are willing to fall and try never to hang over concrete. Bouncing can hurt more than your pride.

    Our backyard is all patio. The previous owners wanted low maintenance and got it in spades. Three weeks ago Friday I was trying a new setup for my backyard hang. I was uncertain about the setup so I sat in it first to check it out. It held, so thought that I was good to go, but before I could pick up my feet to swing into the hammock I was dropped on my butt from about 2 feet. I found out that unless you manage to mangle things entirely and they have to do surgery to remove the shards, the only thing they do for a broke coccyx is pain management, oh and offer you a doughnut to sit on. Healing takes about 2 months. You will feel it with pretty much everything you do.

    Still, its better than a concussion.

  9. #9
    Guide MiddleWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,604
    Thanks
    1,209
    Thanked 2,117 Times in 1,175 Posts

    Default

    Another thing that can be used is to buy a canvas drop cloth at the paint store, wash in hot water and tumble dry hot to do the initial shrinking and close up the fabric. Then sew (doubled over) with good nylon upholstery thread and use paracord or whatever down both sides in the channels.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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