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Re: Speers hammock

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  • Dave Womble
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    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 14, 2003
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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
      see
      > 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?
      >
      > thanks!
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > Rick,
      > > thanks for all of the great ideas and testing!
      > >
      > > M@
      > >
      > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Steve McBride
      > > <drsm@d...> wrote:
      > > > I just finished my first Speers type hammock this weekend
      > and
      > > 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.
      > The
      > > 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
      > think
      > > 48" would have worked fine, and I may ultimately trim mine
      > back,
      > > 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
      > the
      > > hammock knot just fine. Now I just need to give it a real test
      > drive
      > > on the trail. Does anyone know if there are hammock
      > restrictions
      > > 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
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