13601Re: [Hammock Camping] upper 60s
- Apr 27, 2006Thanks 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.
> > 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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