RE: [Hammock Camping] Dream hammock photos and test
Yes, you've got it right.
I've been thinking about ways to improve the seal as well. I'm loath to add any more clips that have to be undone and redone to get in an out. It's supposed to be at least as easy as using a zipper.
However, I'm considering experimenting with two puller straps, maybe around 1/3 the way along the sides, rather than one in the middle. That might be an acceptable compromise between solid sealing and ease of entry.
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- Taking a look at your dream hammock, my first thought was two puller
straps, too. Placed just as you state below.
But, the I began to wonder about this alternative: What if you used
twice the width of mosquito netting. The netting would run from halfway
underneath, around the top, and back to halfway underneath. The netting
would only be sewn to the hammock at the casings. The rest of it
would be loose. Having the ends sewn to the casing, may keep the net
wrapped around you. So, all you'd have to do is pull the net up to
climb in and out, no calisthenics to connect puller straps underneath
you. That's the theory, but I probably do not have enough real-world
experience to predict how well it will work. For all I know, the net
would wind up as a rope over your head.
If this works, it would allow you to eliminate the puller straps all
together. The biggest disadvantage I see so far is that this will
prevent you from flipping the hammock over for a net-free night (among
other uses). This might be solved with bungies and mitten-hooks (rather
like installing a JRB quilt on the wrong side) instead of sewing the
loose halves into the underside of the hammock casing.
Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security) wrote:
> However, I'm considering experimenting with two puller straps, maybe around 1/3 the way along the sides, rather than one in the middle. That might be an acceptable compromise between solid sealing and ease of entry.