> A few comments in line:
> Quoting David Chinell
> But here are the ideas I'd like to incorporate
> > into a pod of my own some day.
> > Drawstrings: A drawstring at either end, secured in the
> > middle of the casing, but otherwise just a cord running
> > through the casing. This lets you gather the material around
> > the outside of the hammock, and secure the pod to the
> > hammock even when the zippers are opened and detached.
> One modification I want to test is a GI like cord on each side at the
> between top and side. This will allow the insulation to stay in contact
> the bottom of the hammock even if the zipper is opened. This may be what
> are saying.
> > Zippers: A short, one-way, separating zipper running from
> > the pod end to my nose on either end, met by a long,
> > two-way, separating zipper in the middle. I'd rather have a
> > two-way separating zipper with the runners facing each
> > other. The idea would be that you could make the runners
> > meet wherever you wanted, and leave a breathing hole of
> > whatever size over your face. But Ed and others say it's not
> > possible. So using two zippers is a compromise. Using three
> > makes the pod bidirectional. (I.E. it doesn't have a head
> > end and foot end.)
> I have not found a way to build a zipper like you suggest. They are not
> market as a pre-built. It's easy enough to have an opening zipper, like a
> suitcase, but then the ends don't open. One goal is to be able to slip
> device on a hammock without taking down either end. That requires a
> zipper. Such a beast should be possible, just not available right now.
How about having a piece of fabric about one or two inches wide running the
length of the pod. You could have velcro, or a separating zipper, on one
side and the other type of zipper on the other. This way a non-separating
zipper can be used and the pod could still be attached when the hammock is
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