Re: [Hammock Camping] getting out the old sewing machine...
- Jeff, I think Marta's skins are sil-nylon, meaning she doesn't have
to get the lengths right on the first try. Were you thinking that
they were uncoated? Sorry if I'm confused.
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marta_clark"
> --- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@> wrote:
> > Or I could just make a bigger pair of Python Skins. I'd like
> > to not compress the insulation much so that the whole sleepingkit
> > will take up extra space in my pack, and then I could just stuffit
> > down as I need the extra space. That's what I do with my topquilt
> > and clothing already. Probably a better idea.could
> > Jeff
> This is exactly what I did. One great benefit of it is that I
> lay the whole thing out on the ground to center the hammock betweenThe
> the trees, without any part of the hammock getting wet or dirty.
> skins are generously sized and there is almost a foot of overlap inthing
> the center. It is easy for air to escape as I press the whole
> into the pack, or if I'm pushing other things into the pack and
> compressing the sleeping system.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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