Hammock Camping Re: Risk's Quarterweight hammock question
- One side is sewn for the full length. The other side has the ends
sewn just to make sure the ends of the pad don't pop out to the side.
I sew the two identical sides right on top of each other. The inside
surface always seems a little wrinkled until I get in, then it
stretches out to tight.
I routinely use either surface as the outside (downside) of the
hammock, depending on which side I want to get out of the hammock once
I tie it up to the trees. One can also make the two surfaces of
different colors and choose one or the other to be on the outside to
increase/decrease the stealth characteristics of the hammock. I do
the choosing by turning the hammock upside down or rightside up.
--- In email@example.com, Chester Clocksin
> Rick, thanks for the clarification....makes perfect sense now.stich the layers together about 25 inches down the sides from each
> One more question for you:
> When making the double bottom of the hammock, you mention that you
end. Does this keep the middle portion of the inside layer from
sagging away from the outer layer? In my latest attempt at a double
bottom, the inside layer seems too loose, even after pulling the ends
of the inside layer an inch or so longer than the outside layer (which
is pulled up about 2 inches). I was attempting to to just tie the
double layer together without sewing them together at all. Seems the
double bottom is going to very nice for holding a foam in place, if I
could just get it right!
> Risk <geoflyfisher@y...> wrote:
> I pin that curved edge to the straight edge of the rectangular hammock
> cloth and sew the two together. Then the bugnet is included in the
> hammock knot as Scott mentioned. I do not shorten nor lengthen the
> cloth in that knot.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chester Clocksin
> <cclocksin@a...> wrote:
> > Rick,
> > Do you sew the curved edge straight across, so that only a portion
> of the curved edge is actually sewn to the hammock body?
> > Chet
> > Risk <geoflyfisher@y...> wrote:
> > Hi Scott,
> > I assume you cut the bug net in the way I describe on the page. To
> > make it more clear, I have just drawn a picture of the bug net
> > pattern here:
> > http://www.flyfisher-kayaks.com/ultralite/hammockbugnetpattern.jpg
> > The idea of course, is that the chord of the circle segment is the
> > shortest distance across cloth in the whole hammock, so if anything
> > is tight, it has to be.
> > Did you start with the bug net like this?
> > Rick
> > --- In email@example.com, "Scott A. Ferguson"
> > <fergusonsa@y...> wrote:
> > > Question for Risk AKA flyfisher AKA Rick about your Quarterweight
> > hammock.
> > >
> > > I tried making your Quarterweight hammock recently and have not
> > been able to
> > > get the bug canopy to have the "ridge". I have retied the knots
> > about 5 or 6
> > > times and have not been able to get the canopy to peak, it always
> > just drapes
> > > over the hammock.
> > >
> > Yahoo! Groups SponsorADVERTISEMENT
> > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
- Yes I did cut the bugnet on the chord and sewed it to one side of the bottom 2
Risk, you mention in another email that you can use either side of your hammock
(sort of inside out) depending on which side you want to get out. Does that
mean that when you tied the knots that the bugnet was gathered on one side
(the sewn side) instead of laying over top the bottom (like an open book vs a
closed book)? I was tying the knot with the bugnet folded over (like a closed
book) and it does not look like it would "switch" sides easily. This might be
part of my problem.
Thanks again for posting your design. Feels great to make a camping hammock for
about $15 CAD (already had the chiffon at home). I still have to get the
webbing, but for now I am using some rope and a couple of old seatbelt straps
for the trees.
> Hi Scott,=====
> I assume you cut the bug net in the way I describe on the page. To
> make it more clear, I have just drawn a picture of the bug net
> pattern here:
> The idea of course, is that the chord of the circle segment is the
> shortest distance across cloth in the whole hammock, so if anything
> is tight, it has to be.
> Did you start with the bug net like this?
Scott A. Ferguson
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software
- Hi Scott,
> mean that when you tied the knots that the bugnet was gathered onone side
> (the sewn side) instead of laying over top the bottom (like an openbook vs a
> closed book)? I was tying the knot with the bugnet folded over (likea closed
> book) and it does not look like it would "switch" sides easily.This might be
> part of my problem.I folded the bug net over the hammock bottoms, and then zigzag folded
all the layers together before tying the knot. I know it does not
look like it should work with the bug net on either side, but after it
is knotted, it is nearly impossible to tell which side was originally
up. Try it, you will see. In the tying of the knot, it is mainly
important that the bug net, where it is sewn to the hammock edge, is
tight. Any tightness of the bug net anywhere else in the knot tends
to loosten this edge and takes away the tight ridge line.
Many might think the bug net needs to be tight in the middle of the
hammock. Not true. It is tighteness at the edge which is critical to