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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "ghman777" wrote: > > Got my Pea Pod fastened to my hammock hanging straps. I get my Pod > snugged just right under me by sliding the Pea Pod end strings up my > hammock support straps with a special knot that stays tight after > sliding it. But during the night my hammock hanging straps keep > stretching under my weight which compresses the bottom...
    Paul V. Mar 26, 2006
  • I switched my tarp lines from a 3/16" nylon line to a 1/8" dacron line from the local boat store. The tarp is a Camp-Mor 8'x10' nylon tarp, with 15' of line on the hanging corners and 12' on the stake corners. The tarp weight went from 1lb-12oz to 1lb-8oz. Now if I sew up a silnylon tarp I will really get the weight down.
    Paul V. Mar 19, 2006
  • I have posted a couple of hammock theories on my webpage and would appreciate any comments. The first is that hammock characteristics based on length and width are proportional to the body height of the person using the hammock. If the theory is correct, then I can test different hammock sizes and report the results based on hammock sizes as a proportion of my body height, and any...
    Paul V. Mar 18, 2006
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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Dave Womble" wrote: > Much of the dampness issues of sleeping on nonbreathable insulation can > be handled by using appropriate material against the vapor barrier to > help disperse small amounts of insensible perspiration over a surface > where it can evaporate into the surrounding air. When you do this > properly and don't overheat with your topside...
    Paul V. Mar 15, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "togetherinparis" wrote: > > Ceramics and other super lightweight materials and are the world's best insulators for > weight, yet we don't use them hiking. They are fragile and expensive or even desicants. > Then why not encapsulate "pebbles" in barrier foam inside of an inflatable air mattress? > Or better, an inflatable air hammock or tent? For cold...
    Paul V. Mar 15, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "joei4515" wrote: > > Paul, > Here is what I did for the configuration you want. Based on using a 20" > wide by 1/2" thick CC pad, I cut two pieces of material to 22" wide by > 5' long (I used a Neat Sheet found on sale at WalMart, but any material > will do). I sewed a hem on each to prevent fraying, then sewed both > together at the head end and down...
    Paul V. Mar 12, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "joei4515" wrote: > > Paul, > Here is what I did for the configuration you want. Based on using a 20" > wide by 1/2" thick CC pad, I cut two pieces of material to 22" wide by > 5' long (I used a Neat Sheet found on sale at WalMart, but any material > will do). I sewed a hem on each to prevent fraying, then sewed both > together at the head end and down...
    Paul V. Mar 11, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Moe T. Crow" wrote: > > just wondering, if you are using a 2 layer hammock, why not just place > them between the layers. at home i have been sleeping on a 2 layer > test hammock (no sewing) for a few months now, (average 6 nights a > week), and i keep a pad that way, it works a lot better than trying to > sleep on the pad itself. ( i put a pad in the...
    Paul V. Mar 9, 2006
  • I am trying to use two closed cell pads in a Zhammock (2 layer hammock) for use in 30F conditions. One full length pad will go inside the hammock as a normal pad. The other pad will be cut in half to make two pieces of about 3 feet in length. The halves will be laid crossways under the hips and shoulders. To hold them in place, I am thinking about using webbing straps threaded...
    Paul V. Mar 9, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "not_so_likely" wrote: > > hello, > i'm looking for advice regarding a jungle hammock.. i'm looking for > a no frills jungle hammock, that is a hammock with a mosquito net > rain fly is not neccessary... It is really quite easy to make a hammock: Use 3 meters of lightweight ripstop nylon, uncoated hem (sew) the ends and sides fold the ends together and...
    Paul V. Mar 3, 2006