18047[Hammock Camping] Re: hammock bivy idea!
- Sep 17, 2007Great 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "rghickma"
> 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
> Looking forward to getting it into the outdoors.
> Deb, Thanks again for your time to provide so much information for
> other do-it-yourselfers!
> --- In email@example.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
> > 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.
> > 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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