Re: [Hammock Camping] getting out the old sewing machine...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@...> wrote:
> if the skins were big enough (home-made probably) they wouldslide over the whole kittenkabutle :~) w/o much effort. of course
that would mean quite a bit more fabric than a stuff sack, but w/
silnylon that wouldn`t be that big a deal for the convenance.
> and i would think w/ the skins you could easyly push down intothe backpack to force air out & make room for other stuff. but, marta
can speak much better from her expereance. ...tim
I could probably have made 8-10 stuff sacks with the amount of
material used in the big skins.
I could not easily confine the package to weigh it on my kitchen
scales. On the not-very-accurate bathroom scales, it weighed 4.5
pounds on one weighing and 5 the second time. That was for the whole
package--skins, hammock, bug net, straps, Pea Pod, and quilt--but not
including the tarp. I'm pretty pleased with that weight for a large,
- Hi Heather,
If you decide to do a velcro pocket on the Hennessy,
make sure you put darts in the fabric so it billows
out. Also, you might want to contain the down in
something if you want it to be removable. I was very
careful and STILL got down everywhere. Finding bits of
it in my clothes still.
My pack is just made of some umproofed 2 oz ripstop
nylon. I didn't see the point in ordering special
waterproof material from America. All my commercial
packs leak, so I though I'd just buy the $1 a metre
stuff and have a very, very cheap pack. All my
is in double layers of silnylon anyway.
Let me know how you go with it.
--- fugglesrastus <fugglesrastus@...> wrote:
> I just had a look at your hammock. It looks good to
> me, I have a
> similar problem with a cold back from compression of
> the down of my
> sleeping bag. So I may try an addition, like yours,
> to my hennessey
> hammock to help with insulation for winter camping.
> Im thinking I
> may sow in a nylon pocket to stuff some extra down
> in, with a velcro
> close area, then in the summer months can leave the
> extra down at
> home, when its hot.
> Just wondering what sort/typ of material you made
> your pack from, as
> I am considering makeing my self a new pack due to
> my old faithfull
> is getting rather tired, and real light packs are
> not readilly
> available here in New Zealand.
> Cheers Heather
> --- In email@example.com, Aris Dennis
> > My new warmhammock is finished!
> > I followed Rick's instructions, and put 4 oz of
> > loft down in it. I now have around 3 inches+ of
> > under me.
> > Thw whole thing, with 2mm spectra support ropes
> > stuff sack weights 535 grams (19 oz).
> > I'll be testing it in a couple of weeks around
> > freezing.
> > I also bought some silnylon and am going to make a
> > by 10 foot fly, ala Rick and Ray Garlington.
> Wonder if
> > this will be wide enough to protect the down
> > from side blown rain?
> > Aris
> > (who's packweight is now getting so light he's
> > happy with it...)
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