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Re: [rootsradicals] Tarp-tent with Xtracycle

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  • MH
    Ryan, can you link me to one of those? Its a snowy winter here and the city is 35 miles away by bicycle. Its 18 F. right now. Do you have the dimensions for
    Message 1 of 35 , Feb 1, 2010
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      Ryan, can you link me to one of those? Its a snowy winter here and the city
      is 35 miles away by bicycle. Its 18 F. right now. Do you have the
      dimensions for this? I've heard of others trying something like this and
      I'm interested.

      Thank you,
      -Mark Hoagy

      Ryan Alward wrote:
      > Mark,
      > I would suggest the window shield like I use. I got it from walmart and it stays put pretty well and it is wide enough for it to fold around me like a taco. I hate the space blankets for the reasons you mentioned, they just move too much. It's also funny to be the guy on the trail with a folded up windshield cover when you are miles away from the nearest car. They are WAY lighter than therma-rests and they are easier to pack.
      > -Ryan
      >
    • Cara Lin Bridgman
      Hi Kate, That zipper mod does look nice. It adds weight. Also, I m not sure how well zippers work under pressure of getting into and out of a hammock, but
      Message 35 of 35 , Feb 24, 2010
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        Hi Kate,

        That zipper mod does look nice. It adds weight. Also, I'm not sure how
        well zippers work under pressure of getting into and out of a hammock,
        but quite a few hammocks do use zippers.

        The Hennessey is the lightest complete package. Even so, I'm thinking
        I'd probably prefer something like this
        <http://www.mosquitohammock.com/mosquitohammock.html>, but with black
        netting (white isn't see-through). I like being able to sleep in the
        diagonal and I prefer sleeping head right and feet left of the center
        line. Hennessey's Asym hammock are all oriented head left and feet
        right of the center line.

        Yes, try several before you buy. Test each for several nights (like a
        month?), too.

        CL

        katethelizard wrote:
        > Cara Lin,
        >
        > I did some reading up on hammocks, and found a husband-wife team that can modify a Hennessy Hammock with a zipper on the side for that easy outside access without using the bottom slit. Pretty neat.
        >
        > Check out http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/
        >
        > I'm experimenting with a couple hammocks friends have loaned me. Fun.
        >
        > Cheers,
        > Kate


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