FWIW, I finished my SockPod (that's what I'm calling it, I suppose). Not
quite as nice as what ya'll would come up with, but it will work for
me... here's the link to photos:
Here's my report from another forum:
It's modeled after a bug bivvy I made a while back, (also modeled after
Blackbishop's hammock sock
> , and
Just Jeff's hammock sock
> and Risk's
travel pod <http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/travelpod.htm
> ) and it
consists of 2 sheets of 125" x 60" 1.9 oz. DWR ripstop sewn together to
form a tube, with a 96'-ish #3 zipper (with 2 reversable pulls that
close head-to-head) at one seam and paracord drawstrings at the ends.
The drawstrings at the ends allow for easy setup and ventilation on each
end, and the zipper allows the pod/sock to be completely closed on the
ends, but still allows flexible ventilation through a moveable,
resizable, zippered vent hole (like Risk's pod). You can either pull it
up over you like a sock, or leave it set up completely and enter through
the side zipper entrance. The zipper entrance can also act as a window
to outside, which I find pretty important.
I have no idea what it weighs, but it could (always!) be made to be
lighter, by using lighter materials (lighter ripstop, etc), these were
just the materials I had at hand. I did use a lighter zipper, #3, and
also pulled the center fibers out of the paracord, but the biggest
difference would be the weight of the material itself. I also didn't try
to taper the material like Risk did.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Patrick" <patrick@...> wrote:
> I'm presently working on a hammock sock/travel pod type *tube* for
> winter, made of two pieces of 60" x 130" 1.9 ripstop, 96" #3
> zippers on each side seam, drawstrings on the ends... I figure I can
> leave the zippers open a bit for ventilation, and I can also tie the
> drawstrings loosely to have ventilation at the ridgeline. Conversely,
> I can tighten it all down for very cold weather.
> My only concern is making sure there is ventilation (but not too
> much) to counter any condensation that might collect.
> I've made a bug bivvy this way, using noseeum instead of ripstop, and
> am very happy with it, no stress on the ridgeline...
> --- In email@example.com, tim garner slowhike@
> > i have been planning one (in my thoughts) that will be more like
> the travel pod on risk's or jeff's site.
> > it will attach to the ridge line by 2 hooks. it will have a
> long, center zipper from foot to above head, & 2 short zippers at the
> end of the long one (above head) that will go down either side.
> > that way i can unzip the long, center zipper & one zipper on
> either side to enter or exit.
> > i'm thinking of several variations...
> > 1) ...all bug net
> > 2) ...bug net top & nylon bottom
> > 3) ...all nylon (for winter) ...tim
> > mrbyer mrbyer@ wrote:
> > I was wondering how many people have made a bivy, like Deb's and
> > they would be willing to share plans, even basic ones to help a
> > with a sewing machine. Thanks.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jwj32542" wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In email@example.com, "athiker1994"
> > > wrote:
> > > > Had an idea today. A hanging hammock bivy.
> > >
> > > Check out DebW's gallery first:
> > >
> > >
> > > 27s+Photos&.src=gr&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%
> > >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> > don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!
> > ---------------------------------
> > Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
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