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Re: Seuss: Pack Cover Gear Hammock

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  • seuss910
    Yeah! Something like that! That oughta work. And your son gets his hammock back. It s even an inconspicuous color - if you re hiking in Colorado Springs. You
    Message 1 of 2 , May 16, 2005
      Yeah! Something like that! That oughta work. And your son gets his
      hammock back. It's even an inconspicuous color - if you're hiking in
      Colorado Springs. You might want to use some kind of
      snaps/velcro/eyelet and a piece of line or webbing go around middle
      of the pack - keep it more secure in the wind or while bushwhacking.
      I've never had much problem with water running backwards down the
      shoulder straps and pooling in the cover, but I've always used a more
      shaped cover. If you do get water accumulation, run a length of
      surgical tubing back there and treat it like an autofilling hydration

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
      > Seuss really got me thinking about the pack cover gear hammock
      > I have an idea you might like, Seuss. It's so simple you'll wonder
      > why it took so long to think of it. Check it out:
      > I've never used a pack cover before, but I think I'll start now.
      > question...how do you keep the water from running down the shoulder
      > strap, into the cover, and pooling in the bottom? Is this not a
      > problem? I was thinking about putting a buttonhole in the bottom
      > the water to drain out of, but this will affect its performance as
      > tarp, groundcloth, waterproof bearbag, waterbag, hammock
      > etc.
      > I just made a down insulated hammock, too...gussetted to compensate
      > for the stretch, two long baffles down the sides to keep the down
      > shifting too much, etc. I'm just waiting on Ed to get back from
      > TrailDays and ship me the down so I can sew up the last edge! I'll
      > have pics and such eventually, but I probably won't be able to test
      > until I get to California. We're having lows in the mid-60s here
      > SC!
      > Jeff
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