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18004[Hammock Camping] Re: hammock bivy idea!

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  • mrbyer
    Sep 9, 2007
      That diagram helps immensely. Thank you for taking the time to make
      and post it.

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Debra Weisenstein"
      <dweisens@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've posted a diagram of my cocoon/insulated pod here
      > http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2762794360074761024coOUFG
      >
      > My design has no zippers, just a drawstring at both ends, so it needs
      > to be over the hammock before the hammock is pitched. The head-end
      > drawstring is elastic so I can slide it over me without fiddling. If
      > I use a ridgeline, it goes outside the cocoon just to hold up the
      > bugnet. My hammock is a homemade Speer-type.
      >
      > DebW
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Billy Chard" <bc100s@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Deb
      > > can you do a rough pattern.. that would be fantastic.. i love
      > your pod its just what i have been looking for..
      > >
      > > BTW what kind if hammock do you have..
      > >
      > > Billy
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: mrbyer
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 8:51 PM
      > > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: hammock bivy idea!
      > >
      > >
      > > I think I am confused as to exactly where the darts were
      removed. What
      > > edges, what direction. I apologize for my not understanding. Is your
      > > foot end a separate piece that was sewn on or did you remove
      material
      > > to get the cone shape? I can't see any seams in your phot so I think
      > > that also makes it difficult for me.
      > >
      > > R
      > >
      > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Debra Weisenstein"
      > > <dweisens@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > 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
      quilt
      > > > it, so it is attached only at it's edges and seems fine after 2
      > years
      > > > of use. I can't give you a blueprint because my hammock is
      > > > non-standard in length and width. What I did was hang the
      > hammock and
      > > > lay inside. Then I tied a string to the foot end and used it to
      > > > measure the length from foot-end hanging strap to my neck on
      the top
      > > > side and bottom side of the hammock. The difference in top and
      > bottom
      > > > measurements was what had to be removed with darts, by cutting out
      > > > several triangles of fabric and then sewing the edges together,
      > > > turning a flat piece of fabric into a 3-dimensional object. I
      think
      > > > the darts were about 12 inches deep. To get the needed
      circumference
      > > > of the pod, I measured it at various points while laying in it. I
      > > > could make a crude drawing of the pieces of fabric if this isn't
      > clear.
      > > >
      > > > DebW
      > > >
      >
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