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948Tyveck Hammock??

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  • geoflyfisher
    Apr 2, 2003
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      I just tried searching the archives to no avail.

      It seems like someone said they were going to make a hammock out of
      tyveck in the last 6 weeks or so. Whoever you are, did you try the
      experiment? Did it work?

      Has anyone else done work with a tyveck hammock?

      My $.02:
      -Seems like the builder's grade tyveck might be strong enough.
      -If one uses the Ed Speer overhand knot at the end, there will be no
      needle holes to weaken the fabric.
      -Applying a bug net may be more problematic.
      -The noise of the tyveck may be reduced a lot because of the weight
      of the sleeper keeping the tyveck taut. (Pre-crumpled tyveck is also
      much quieter.)
      -The hammock is not likely to be able to be compressed as much as 1.9
      oz ripstop into a stuff sack.
      -If you can get the tyveck free from a building site (always ask!)
      the price may be right for a trial.

      If someone else has already done the experiment, the actual results
      would be interesting.

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