Richard Bucker

I flopped

Posted at — Jul 8, 2019

There is something to be said for testing your hammock before hopping in. My homemade hammock stand’s anchor gave out and I flopped on my back. CRAP! This was going to be yet another test kit… I had been able to get my big three down to about 4 pounds and I’m kinda regretting it.

It’s easier to tie a tarp to a bush than it is a hammock to the same bush.
Another experiment that failed was my polycryo tarp. It’s approximately 7x9 but even with the sag there is no way to cover my 10’ hammock. Overall it looks like it might fit.


I still needed some adjustments but never got a chance to try it out. It’s also no level… All that not withstanding…


The ends of the tarp were never far enough under the tarp. About all this tarp is good for is keeping the bird shit off you and maybe a little mist but not any kind of real rain.