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Re: [Hammock Camping] hung down hammock

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  • efield
    How about making a double bottom hammock, and sew the down pockets on the bottom layer. The upper layer could be 1.9 oz ripstop, and use 1.1 oz for the lower
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2003
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      How about making a double bottom hammock, and sew the down pockets on the
      bottom layer. The upper layer could be 1.9 oz ripstop, and use 1.1 oz for
      the lower layer with the down pockets. This arrangement would aloso have the
      advantage of a pocket to put a pad in if needed.

      Ed Field




      > Here is the idea: Cut a standard 1.9 oz ripstop Speer, except make it 48
      inches
      > wide. Sew 3 inch thick baffles parallel with the long edge of the
      hammock. I'd
      > make the pad of down the full 48 inches wide and 48 inches long.
      >
      > With most of the sewing perforations parallel to the long edge of the
      hammock,
      > there is little cause for the material to rip. I have not been able to
      > eliminate two lines of stitching crossing the hammock and I do not know
      how much
      > weakness this will cause. My calculations call for 8 oz 800+ down. The
      hammock
      > will be usable year round and will not require a pad.
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