Re: [Hammock Camping] Re:Keeping feet out of bottom-entry slit/wasRe: Tall guy looking to get
- Yes I know that a screen zipper is possible to do.
I have the skills to do this my self if need be.
I was thinking also of adding a bottom layer to insert a closed cell pad.
I move around much too much with the restless legs to keep one under me for
long. I am thinking about this option. Thanks.
Also I have been thinking of adding a added width cover of some kind to the
hole with another Velcro line or a zipper to the under hole. I'm fairly
short so twisting around to get to a zipper would not be hard for me as long
as that zipper had a string/webbing loosely attached to the ridge line or
side of the bottom somewhere so I can find it quickly during the night.
We'll see which option I'll eventually decide on.
Thanks. All thoughts and ideas are welcome while I;m still in the planning
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From: "Paul" <jstrash@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:17 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re:Keeping feet out of bottom-entry slit/wasRe:
Tall guy looking to get
> Do you know that you can get the Henessey modified so that the bottom slit
> is sewn shut and you have zipper(s) to allow you to enter from the top of
> the hammock?
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- Hi Rogene,
I don't think I've got restless legs, but I move around a lot in my
hammock and don't always sleep with both legs off to the right. So,
I, too, have a tendency to stick my foot through the velcro. One
thing I do is make sure the velcro is really sealed shut. This helps
prevent accidental openings. For me, though, an occasional heel
through the opening isn't really a problem. I've yet to wake up with
one leg hanging out to feed mosquitoes!
Apparently the early Hennessey Hammocks had zippers instead of velcro.
They were removed as unnecessarily heavy. Supposedly, your weight is
enough to keep the slit closed and, apparently, the hyperlite hammocks
do not even have the velcro.
The stated reason for velcro is to keep critters out when you're out.
This really worked three summers ago when camping in central Alabama
during its drought. Ants were climbing up trees in columns 0.5-1 inch
wide--and using my hammock ridgeline as a shortcut between trees.
I've found that my weight, considerable as it is, does not necessarily
keep the slit closed. One night I hadn't closed it properly and got
bounced in on by a huge cricket. Believe me. There is nowhere near
enough room in one of those hammocks for me AND a cricket!
I would think that replacing that velcro with a zipper is easier than
putting a zipper into the net (but I do like the idea of being able to
reach out and may ask 2Questions
<http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3600> to do one
of their modifications (probably 3 or 2 if they're willing to reverse
zipper direction) this coming summer. As for zipping the bottom
entry, for emergency release purposes, it might be best to have the
zipper pull down to open. This also keeps you from sleeping on zipper
tabs. You might even work out a part zipper part velcro solution, as
your feet are probably only poking through the bottom third, right?
who really likes the JRB nest but wishes she'd blown the extra US$20
or so to get two no-snivelers instead of the standard 3-season set.