Re: Another newbie in your midst!
- For several years I camped with a net hammock made from ~3mm cord
similar to Spectra. You can find them in OD Green at most military
exchanges...they cost about $6.
It worked great while I was younger...I think a longer/wider model
might have kept me comfortable longer.
One thing that irritated me was stuff getting snagged between the
lines. If I had my BDUs on, the pockets and buttons would get hung
on the line, and I broke a few lines and popped off one button that
way. Also, the sleeping bag zipper got caught once and I couldn't
unzip and almost couldn't roll over to get out! I think using
thicker line would solve much of this problem, but would increase
These hammocks would definitely make great gear hammocks. In a
pinch you can use them as fish nets, game nets, snares, as a punji
pit cover to catch that stalker everyone on WB talks about, etc.
Also, one morning after a long night of imbibing, I woke up to snow
all over (and a killer headache) and didn't want to get out of the
hammock to pee. I just rolled over, stuck it through...and was too
uncomfortable to get started. I think it could be done with more
Not sure about using it to hold insulation against the hammock. I'm
sure it would hold just fine, but don't you also want that layer to
provide a windblock as well?