Re: [Hammock Camping] support attachment questions
- From: Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...>
> PS Just a thought on the double hammock experiments. Since theSome types of mesh would be lighter. This would probably hold a pad
> purpose of
> the double layer is to a) keep skeeters away, or b) hold up a pad,
> wold mesh
> be lighter?
just fine but unless it was hanging very loosely and the hammock was
pulled out from the sides to open it up, there would be very little
mosquito protection. I haven't found any single layer material that
protects me from these little little buggers. It might be because I
weigh 250 #'s and I stretch the weave of the fabric open enough to
allow them to bite me. I have made a hammock that has mesh as a
second layer sewn to the main body. It took lots of trial and error
and help from the wife while I was in the hammock to get the geometry
right so that the netting was not touching the areas that my body was
against. It works well for hot, swampy, bug infested areas that I
sometimes frequent. Sometimes frequent...hmmm...is that an oxymoron?
Anyway back to the question at hand, the extra layer of nylon I
believe forces the a moquitos to insert its proboscus (snout:P)
through one layer of fabric and then be
nd it through the weave of the next layer in order to get to my skin.
This is all theory of course but what ever the reason it has stopped
the bites and allows me to sleep bare skinned (sorry for the visual
folks) against the hammock in hot weather. Sleeping cooler in hot
weather is the reason I first tried a hammock in the first place.
Hope all this rambling make sense to you...