Re: Speers hammock
--- In email@example.com, "matthulbert" <ms@m...> wrote:
> Ok, so here I am responding to my own post...
> But I found many emails about the ridgeless bug net, but I can't
> seem to visualize it. I saw references to pictures, but couldn't
> any direct links to photos. I've collected all of Ricks emails into
> one word doc, but it still seems like I am missing something.
> Anyone have the links to photos?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "matthulbert"
> <ms@m...> wrote:
> > Where did you see Rick's ridgeless netting design? I guess I
> > missed that somehow. Searching didn't seem to unearth it.
> > Rick, you have posted lots of stuff over the last few months, but
> > you don't seem to have a page linking to it all.
> > Anyone have links to Rick's Ridgeless netting design? And
> > thanks for all of the great ideas and testing!
> > M@
> > --- In email@example.com, Steve McBride
> > <drsm@d...> wrote:
> > > I just finished my first Speers type hammock this weekend
> > I'm impressed with the results. Thanks Ed, and thanks to Rick
> > too, because I incorporated his double bottom and ridgeless
> > netting design. I started my hammock camping adventure this
> > Spring with a Byer Traveler Hammock just to test the waters.
> > new hammock is a huge improvement. The Byer hammock is
> > 54" in width. Ed, in his book, suggests 60". Rick made his a
> > scant 48" to save weight. I opted for 50" as a compromise. I
> > 48" would have worked fine, and I may ultimately trim mine
> > but the extra 2" does allow me to sprawl my legs out just right.
> > The 50" width of netting drapes nicely over my head when the
> > hammock is hung as a chair, providing bug protection then too.
> > The double bottom is warmer than the single layer of the Byer,
> > even without a pad inserted, and no mosquitoes have
> > successfully penetrated the double bottom. I opted not to sew
> > the lines on yet, just using the straps I had for the Byer
> > hammock. A small noose tied through a bowline knot holds
> > hammock knot just fine. Now I just need to give it a real test
> > on the trail. Does anyone know if there are hammock
> > in the Great Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park? I'm headed there this
> > Fall.
> > >
> > > Thanks everyone for the great info on this list,
> > >
> > > Steve M