2290foam pad on bottom of HH
- Aug 3, 2003I have an idea and was wondering if anyone had tried this before.
The closed cell foam pad is required for insulation but does it need
to be IN the hammock? I was thinking that I could put a couple of
shock cords or some thin elastic straps across the bottom of the
hammock and slide the pads between them and the hammock bottom. This
is similar to the double bottom hammock idea but without the weight
of the extra layer of material. The elastic would hold the pad tight
against the hammock bottom, providing insulation, and I could enjoy
rolling around unencumbered in the hammock.
If this works, I think I have an idea for the
insulator/underquilt/closed cell foam pad that would weigh less than
the combination for cold weather hiking and wouldn't be all that
difficult to make. The shock cord thing would also be a simple
retrofit on any hammock. Anybody try this in a Hennessey Hammock yet?
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