i'm looking for advice regarding a jungle hammock.. i'm looking for
a no frills jungle hammock, that is a hammock with a mosquito net
rain fly is not neccessary.. however me being scandinavian and not
putting up with heat very well and wanting the thing for use in
africa and south america i'm looking for the coolest most ventilated
thing imaginable.. also i don't want a rain fly (i have all that
stuff in other equipement).. so far i've used two different hammocks
in the jungle:
an old french military issue hammock which had a canvas base and a
zipper closed mosquito net and a small roof, the roof is a waste of
space since it's too small to keep you dry during the rainy season..
and the canvas, well it's heavy and once it gets wet it stays wet
and gets even heavier.. on the upside is that cutting up a couple of
spreaders and pulling the hammock tight makes the darn thing
completely flat, so i cool off nicely since i'm not lying "inside"
the hammock but rather "on" it.. this also allowes me to sleep even
on my side or stomach.. also i like the zipper closing of the
mosquito net, once shut it stays shut.. all in all very comfortable
then i've used the new french issue hammock which has a nylon bed
and a mosquito net attached with velcro.. it's a disaster.. i can't
get a good nights sleep in it, i have to lie on my back because the
tissue stretches so that you're banana shaped, the velcro won't stay
shut, you move slightly and hear rrrrip which means somewhere around
the circumference the mosquito net is no longer closed.. and the
worst is probably the non breathability of the bed tissue, at 3 in
the morning my bottom is 5cm deep in a lake of sweat.. all in all
very uncomfortable, very unpractical but fairly light.. sort of like
sleeping in a big bin bag..
so i guess what i'm looking for is something that you can pull tight
and sleep flat in, with a reliable mosquito net, as cool and
ventilating as possible, and as light as possible.. what would be
your advice on which hammock to buy??
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>It is really quite easy to make a hammock:
> i'm looking for advice regarding a jungle hammock.. i'm looking for
> a no frills jungle hammock, that is a hammock with a mosquito net
> rain fly is not neccessary...
Use 3 meters of lightweight ripstop nylon, uncoated
hem (sew) the ends and sides
fold the ends together and wrap with polyester webbing, 5m on each end
get 3m bugscreen fabric
tie it at both ends of the hammock
let it hang down over the hammock