I do the V notch thing too on my CCF pad and it has worked pretty
well. I did have a little rip on my last outing but I think it from
me tugging at the silly thing while on it. I wasn't paying attention
when I sat down in the hammock and the foam shiffed a bit. The
silly part was me trying to fix it laying down. Ultimately, and of
course after I ripped it a little, I had to get my lazy butt up and
I'm going to try the duct tape idea though too. Good thoughts.
jamie in az
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, "Steve" <millergear@...>
> I've cut shallow, narrow "V"'s along the edges and it works well
> my test lab (hanging from the rafters in the attic) . I reinforced
> the base of each "V" with duct tape to prevent tearing. Before
> it in the field I'll need to do something more permenant. Worst
> case with the SPE I would need to go back to 3/8" CCF for the
> I've played around a lot with under the hammock support systems
> a CCF. So far the only way that has worked reasonably well is to
> a "pocket" for the pad. All the options attachable under hammock
> options have been to complex and for a light summer pad to heavy.
> Also, w/o the Speer doesn't have the HH side tieouts to provde
> tension to keep the layers close.
> Your under body / tunic combo sounds interesting, always looking
> multi use gear. Like jeff, Id like to see pix.