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RE: Hammock Camping hammocks and bivies

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  • Ed Speer
    Hi Deb, both of your ideas sound interesting. No reason why the Velcro idea won t work. And I was wondering when someone was going to convert a gortex bivy
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 7, 2003
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      Hi Deb, both of your ideas sound interesting.  No reason why the Velcro idea won't work.  And I was wondering when someone was going to convert a gortex bivy into a hammock cover--not tried it myself, but it should work well.  Let me know how it goes...Ed
       
      -----Original Message-----
      From: debweisenstein [mailto:dweisens@...]
      Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 12:43 PM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Hammock Camping hammocks and bivies

      I've just ordered the materials to make a Speer hammock.  When I
      sew the velcro on the edges of the hammock, I'm considering sewing
      hook to one outside edge and loop to one inside edge.  That would give me
      the option of connecting the open edges of the hammock into a sort-of
      bivy sack, which could be useful as extra warmth and wind protection
      when sleeping on the ground or in a shelter  I think that a 5 foot wide
      hammock would be plenty big enough to wrap around my sleeping bag and
      would make the hammock useful whether I hammock or sleep on the ground
      under a tarp or in a shelter.  Does this seem useful?  Any reason not
      to (other than the slight scratchiness of the hook velcro when getting
      in and out of the hammock)?  The hook velcro could even hold my wool
      mittens and socks at night!

      I'm also in the process of replacing the bottom of an old goretex bivy
      sack.  I've decided to leave the ends open with about 12 inches of
      velcro for closure.  I can then open the velcro, run my hammock
      through the bivy, and hang the hammock.  Just like a Garlington
      insulator, but with a goretex top too.  Might as well make the bivy
      useful on or off the ground.
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