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13601Re: [Hammock Camping] upper 60s

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  • Scott Schroeder
    Apr 27, 2006
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      Thanks Rick.
      this is starting to get interesting. I will have to reread how you did the
      down baffless magic thingy :)
      That could be a pretty nice way to do this. I am wondering why you would
      make a pod out of ripstop instead of just doing it in noseeum. It seems
      that would restrict airflow and get a bit steamy :))
      Cool, I see my project coming together.

      On 4/27/06, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
      > Today, I would make a hammock with about 2 oz of down for summer in SA.
      > If bugs were terrible and a simple hanging net failed, I would make a
      > travel pod out of ripstop and put velcro at each end to suspend the
      > zipper away from my face. (I do remember seeing billions of hungry bugs
      > trying to get through the screen on a porch when my family was in Ft
      > Meyers as a kid... that was frightening.)
      > I have been experimenting with yellow polyprolyne ropes, about 3/8 inch
      > diameter tubelike ropes, since seeing Youngblood's use of them. They
      > take up less space and are a little lighter.
      > Risk
      > >
      > >
      > > I see. I know you hike the AT and colder climes but if you were around
      > > San Antonio let's say :) from now till september would you try to save
      > > some weight and just do your z hammock and a thin pad?
      > > Currently I am thinking of making a 'Zhammock' with 1.1 ripstop
      > > whipped, a bugnet tube, thin evazote pad, and 1" webbing. That will
      > > make a nice summer (half the year) hammock here in texas. Anywhere I
      > > can save even more weight? maybe the webbing?
      > > Thanks
      > > Scott
      > > Enjoy your stay in S.A. ;)
      > >

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