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6321Re: Double bottom or not

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  • Ralph Oborn
    Jul 15, 2004
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      How bout make it out of Noseem netting or a piece of old string
      hammock Since all it does is hold a pad or underquilt up?
      Ralph


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Gregory Doggett"
      <cqayaq@f...> wrote:
      > I have no sewing skills and already own a Speer that I really like
      > but it would seem to me that even if you own a Speer single bottom
      > you could turn it into a "convertable" double bottom by sewing( or
      > having one sewn) a piece of fabric with hook velcro along the
      sides
      > to match the loop velcro on a Speer hammock. If you use short pads
      > as I do, 36" to 47" ( I use my pack and extra clothing for
      > insulation below the butt/knee area) then this sleeve of fabric
      > would be made only long enough to hold the shorter pad and could
      > have elastic at the open ends to help snug it up to the hammock
      > bottom and allow insertion of the pad(s). Because the Speer
      hammock
      > is already made out of substantial fabric then this sleeve could
      be
      > made very lightweight. Call it a PadPod.
      > When you don't need it, just remove it to save weight or to switch
      > to the PeaPod.
      > A real design whizz could figure out how to make it double as a
      pack
      > cover or short rain cape.
      > Think so?
      > GD
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