Extra uses of bug net velcro
- Just a little note to the group:
If your hammock has a bug net held on by velcro, I found a couple new
ways to use it.
To start the story, I originally made my hammocks with a cord which
stretches from one strap to the other, just like Ed mentions in his
book. I then made a little triangular pouch like the Henessey
hammock has to put my glasses into at night.
But it seemed like I was always getting hung up in the ridge cord,
and it was in the way more often than not. The bug net seemed to
stay tight without needing to rest on the cord, so I took it out.
Now where do I put my glasses, my head light, and my handkerchief (I
had a cold)???
Way up over my head at the end of the hammock, I opened the velcro
between the bug net and the hammock for an inch or so. I slipped my
folded glasses half way into that slit and then closed the velcro.
The glasses are held in place by the nose piece and the lenses...
They can not fall out. Same ended up being true of the strap from my
head lamp and the hankerchief. No more searching for this stuff
under my bottom in the hammock!
If I were not using the bug net, a short piece of male velcro could
be substituted for the bug net and lots of things could be stored...
I also have been thinking of ways to attach a taco (garlington)
insulator without drawstrings and without adding velcro to the
insulator. Along comes the idea to use a poncho. Except the poncho
has snaps and I don't want to put snaps in the hammock material. So
instead I put snaps in a little piece of cloth, and attach that cloth
to a small square of velcro, male on one side and female on the other
to slip between the net and the hammock (or just attach to the
hammock) [the complete solution also requires installing a drawcord
in each end of the poncho]
Of course, now that I have these little snap connectors, I can hang
all sorts of wizardry from them, like a small bag, a bottle holder,
or anything else my little heart desires...
What else would you hang from the side of your hammock?? (inside or