Garlington Insulator on Speer Hammock
- This weekend I read Ed's book "Hammock Camping" and made a prototype
Speer hammock. I posted some pictures of this contraption and
attached the latest version of the Insulator to it. The pictures
1. Alternate knot I used
2. Garlington Insulator on shell
3. air bag
4. foot end disconnected
1. take a look at http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p925.htm
2. hammock body shaping: I tried the fan fold technique described
in #1 above and it results in a hammock that has little to no flat
space across the bottom. If you try it, you'll get a very deep, boat
like hammock body. Ed's folding technique (flat until the last 5" or
so) results in a more satisfactory shape.
3. The end knot desribed in #1 above works ok when connecting to a
4. The Garlington Insulator can be easily connected to the Speer
Hammock, but might interfere with the bug net (haven't installed one
yet -- no, no-seeum netting). Even with the Speer, I think it is
good to have the drawstring at the foot end because you will be
putting different amounts of air into the bag each time you set up,
and it is nice to be able to draw the insulation up to you.
- I put the pictures on the hammockcamping "Photos" page, in a folder
named "Ray Garlington"
--- In email@example.com, "David Chinell" <dchinell@m...>
> Where do I see the pictures you posted?