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Re: [Hammock Camping] Finished my 'Risk travel pod"

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  • Rick
    It is always nice to hear of someone using the ideas Eric. I am glad it is working out well. The bolts on the stand would work fine. I use drywall screws
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      It is always nice to hear of someone using the ideas Eric. I am glad it
      is working out well.

      The bolts on the stand would work fine. I use drywall screws because I
      also use a drill to drive them. It takes me much less time to drive a
      screw in or out than to get a bolt through a hole.

      Rick

      Eric Sandberg wrote:

      >Sorry I haven't written about this before, but I'm using a whole
      >bunch of your ideas Rick. I made a travel pod and have used it
      >sucessfully down to 17 degrees F with no problem. As you mentioned,
      >some minor condensation, but no more than I had in a bivy, and a lot
      >more comfortable. I did not use DWR ripstop, so that might have
      >made a diference. One alternative idea is to use strips of velcro
      >rather than the zipper. It seems to be lighter and also can be
      >closed with a few gaps along it to reduce condensation even more.
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      >I used it with a hammock similar to your Warmhammock with two inches
      >of insulation under it and a quilt about 1.5 inches thick on top.
      >That's summer weight equipment around here - and it was perfectly
      >warm at 17 (wearing bathing suit shorts and a bergalene top).
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      >I also made a hammock stand per your design and I love it. I used
      >1/4 in bolts to hold the bottom 2X4 together and to hold the
      >vertical triangles to the upright. This makes it easier to take
      >down and put up so I can move it a lot.
      >
      >Sorry I never mentioned it before. Keep up the good innovations.
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      >--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
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      >>Wash it well. That will allow the material to become moist and
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      >>evaporate. I have had some moistness over my head, but I keep a
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      >>Congrats. You are the first I am aware of to have tried this
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      >>Let us know how it turns out.
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      >>Risk
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      >>>That and my 20* bag and a 1/4" Oware pad fitted inside the
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      >>>kept me very toasty in sub freezing weather. One major problem
      >>>though. I used 1.1 oz ripstop DWR nylon to make the pod with. Its
      >>>supposed to breath I thought but I had major condensation
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      >problems.
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      >>>Anybody know what Im doing wrong? Thanx ahead, Bill
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