Nice write up and review.
And it's def. a champ to block the wind. Last year on Roan Mt we hung on a 20 degree, snowy windy night and I did not have a winter tarp yet with doors. The snow blew sideways as it is always a wind tunnel up there. When I awoke the sock was encrusted with snow but I was dry as a bone and warm. I also like the privacy it lends too!
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Regardless of the outcome, I'll be sure to post a report with pics once we're all back.
Some of you may have noticed that the ends of the MMG Hammock Sock with SEEP are no longer closed. Originally, the ends were closed, and the SEEP was a five and a half foot long opening. You had to thread the hammock through the sock, then hang the hammock and sock together.
Now, the SEEP is full length, and the whole sock simply wraps around the hammock and UQ, with a single shock cord tie at each end. The Dutch SEEP is the same; both lower and upper closures are full length, and the ends of the sock are open. It closes up when you toss the SEEP over the top. It works with a structural ridgeline, and it works with no ridgeline at all. You can use a non-structural ridgeline with the sock, but it really isn't necessary.
I'll soon be using my Canvas Hammock Sock with Dutch SEEP, for weather well below freezing. LDCakes makes a good point about the privacy. Socks are like your own Japanese Capsule Hotel in the woods!
Nice piece o' gear, Mickey and nice work, Mac.
Ok, now y'all need to give up where you're getting the MARPAT material. I've been looking around for that stuff off and on for a while now with ZERO success. Is the Supplex ok to make a hammock with? Is it available in anything that is ok to make a hammock from?
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this place, which I suggested. I am not able to get it wholesale except in very large quantities, so Mickey bought it and sent it to me.
http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Ki...-Fabric-MARPAT. MacEntyre can probably answer your question better wrt hammock suitability. Oh, I see he already has. Gotta dig that guy.
I'm looking forward to hanging out with you again at MAHHA.
Last edited by Mickey.223; 10-12-2011 at 11:10. Reason: update