Re: [Hammock Camping] Winter Hammock System - was : Poly Tube DAM
- I finished my DAM ver 2 this afternoon (photo album -
A DAM ver 2). It is more or less as I wrote in the
following email. It is in my Hammock now and I have
just gotten out of and have taken a few pictures. It
is 80 degrees here today so I didn't put the Down
baffles in it. I am going to play with the length of
the Poly Tubes in the center of the shell and see If
that helps with the fit.
I found a chart that tells how much loft (Down) you
need for a given temperature, It says I need 4" of
loft for "0" degrees. The Poly Tubes give me 3-1/2"
of loft so that is close. My quilt/sleeping bag ???
what ever I call it will be pretty thick. I don't
have much space to cover using the new DAM so It will
not be very big. I am going to get back in the
hammock later and make some rough measurements so I
can make a pattern.
Bill in Texas
> I went Friday night and bought 12 new 5" tubes. Hedid
> sealed one end, double for me. He also sealed them
> on an angle IxI with an overlap at the tip. He
> that twice. (if this isn't clear and anyone needs aeach
> better idea of what I am trying to say I can take a
> picture or make a drawing).
> What is next: I am going to add 2 more Poly Tubes
> to the DAM. Using Matthews thoughts on how I might
> connect the two parts I will add some material on
> the sleeve line between the 1st and 2nd tubes from
> edge that will create a door hinge look. If youhave
> ever removed a door from its hinges you shouldmight
> understand how the connection might work. The Poly
> Tube will act like the hinge pin and connect the top
> part to the DAM on both sides. This should create a
> good seal as the connection Poly Tubes will connect
> in the valley between the other Tubes, I hope. I
> even be able to close off the foot end usingsomething close I
> something similar to this. If this works or
> will start thinking about how I want the outer cover__________________________________________________
> to look.
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