10813Re: IT LIVES!!! FrankenPod
- Oct 17 8:01 PMI can see a cord on the blue part that ends up under your head. ho do you keep that part
spread out as wide as your head under you? I ended up cutting the hood part off of 2
bags i fixed to slide over my hammock.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rat" <hogn8r2004@y...> wrote:
> Up until now my cold weather gear has consisted of varying degrees of
> pads. The coldest I have ever been in my Hammock is 25 degrees on a
> hunt last year. While I was warm, I was not as comfortable as I am
> used to when sleeping in just the hammock.
> I have been watching and reading what everyone has been doing with
> their set-ups concerning cold weather. And, I finally made a decision.
> I really like the idea of a modular system like Ray garlington has
> built. I also thought that the "Pea Pod" type insulator would make me
> feel more like I was sleeping directly on the hammock. Plus it would
> allow the use of more insulation between the hammcok and the Pea Pod
> if it is needed. I plan on building a "Bag of Feathers" out of an old
> down Military bag I have just for this. But first the FrankenPod...
> I scavenged an old Coleman sleeping bag from the shed (~30-40 deg).
> Zipped it around my hammcok and marked it while my wife was lying in
> the hammock. Then, I cut it all up and re-sewed it. I can't really
> express how ugly it is in words, your just gonna hafta look at the
> pictures in my folder. I built this as a prototype to base future
> builds on. It will get a little use here at the house, but the real
> test will be when I go out in Nov. on the Annual Granger Hog Hunt. It
> is usually pretty cold by that time, so we will see.
> I just want to say thanks to everyone who post their homebrew stuff
> and maintain web-sites. Without ya'll I would never have attempted
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