18000Re: hammock bivy idea!
- Sep 8, 2007Deb,
Your cocoon is great, thank you much for sharing your process,
material choices, and the picture.
I hope you don't mind if I copy your ideas. The information you
provided is perfect, I can't wait to get started. I ordered the
materials this morning. I ordered the Climashield Combat, I chose
this because it looked to be near the HL specs and was a happy
medium between the choices of Climashield XP (since I couldn't
I have a Speer hammock (from kit) with bug net, I think the bug
netting over the face area will add warmth while keeping the
breathing/condensation under control when the cocoon is pulled into
place. I planning to use 1.9 ripstop from Ed Speer in hopes it will
be breathable enough.
I have gone from a scientific minded, measurement oriented person to
a build by process. I like your ideas on how to simply make it to
fit you/hammock. I am fortunate enough that my son is the same size
as me, I am going to make him get in and I will pin it up to fit.
Poor kid doesn't even know it is coming. :)
Thanks again for taking the time to share.
--- In email@example.com, "Debra Weisenstein"
> The insulation I used was Climashield HL, purchased from
> thru-hiker.com (though the web site shows only Climashield XP
> currently). I sewed it into the seams of the bag, but did not
> it, so it is attached only at it's edges and seems fine after 2years
> of use. I can't give you a blueprint because my hammock isand
> non-standard in length and width. What I did was hang the hammock
> lay inside. Then I tied a string to the foot end and used it totop
> measure the length from foot-end hanging strap to my neck on the
> side and bottom side of the hammock. The difference in top andbottom
> measurements was what had to be removed with darts, by cutting outthink
> several triangles of fabric and then sewing the edges together,
> turning a flat piece of fabric into a 3-dimensional object. I
> the darts were about 12 inches deep. To get the neededcircumference
> of the pod, I measured it at various points while laying in it. Iclear.
> could make a crude drawing of the pieces of fabric if this isn't
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