15590Re: douple hammock / S.P.E.
- Aug 31, 2006--- In email@example.com, "tim garner" <slowhike@...> wrote:
> in the photo section (as double hammock / S.P.E.)i put a photo of an
> idea i`ve been thinking about. i could be going on something some one
> else has already talked about, but i can`t remember.
> it`s basicly a SPE x 4, but wide enough that it is sewn into the
> hammock. the SPE would be a lighter fabric than the hammock... also a
> little wider. this would alow it to lay in the hammock body w/o
> pulling a great deal on the edges of the hammock. but it would keep
> the pad centered & the ccf wings in place.
> just wanted to throw it out as food for thought. ...tim
Cool idea. I am concerned about putting stitching in the body of a
hammock, but since all of the hammocks I have made are double-bottom
(Risk's ZHammock design), I would be more comfortable if the stitching
was only in the top layer, leaving the bottom layer un-perforated. Use
1.1oz ripstop for both layers, but sew a third partial layer of
pouches for the DAM (or other pad) and the insulating pad segments. I
made my own SPE-type thingie for winter camping, but keeping it
centered in the hammock whilst getting in and out was a little tricky,
particularly with the DAM making me ride a lot higher inside. Sewing
the pockets directly in the top layer would eliminate shifting but
still give the benefits of a SPE. When pads weren't needed, the
pouches would simply remain empty.
I like the artistic work! Nice use of color!
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