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18047[Hammock Camping] Re: hammock bivy idea!

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  • mrbyer
    Sep 17, 2007
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      Great to hear. I am looking for some time to set aside to sew mine.
      Post some pics when you get a chance. And continued thanks to Deb...

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "rghickma"
      <rodney.g.hickman@...> wrote:
      >
      > I finished my cocoon this weekend to go over my Speer type hammock.
      > Using the diagram was very helpful saved me lots of time in deciding
      > about where the darts should start. It turned out great.
      >
      > Materials I used:
      > 1.9 Ripstop for the outside and top
      > 1.1 Ripstop for inside (over insulation)
      > Climashield Combat for insulation
      > 3/32 shock cord for both drawstrings
      >
      > Since I did not put any Velcro on outside of the bivy, I slid it
      > over the ridge line to allow the bug netting to stay sealed. If
      > others are going to use ridgeline and bug netting inside the cocoon
      > I might recommend adding 8-10inches to the length at the fool end.
      >
      > I also did not cut darts into the insulation. I did sew in some
      > slack (careful not to bunching it up) to simulate darts allowing the
      > center to not have tension (as it still needs to be longer like the
      > fabric. This way the insulation did take the shape very well
      > without bunching up.
      >
      > Preliminary testing shows it to really add warmth with flexibility
      > to adjust the tension on the drawstring allowing adjustment to the
      > warmth.
      >
      > Looking forward to getting it into the outdoors.
      >
      > Deb, Thanks again for your time to provide so much information for
      > other do-it-yourselfers!
      >
      > /Rodney
      >
      > --- 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
      >
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