A work still very much in progress although I have all the materials except the 15' #5 zipper. I ordered that the other night so it will take a while to get here.
This is the DIY Bridge that I based on Grizz's Guide with Turkeyboys self-end-caps added along with my own special touches. It is a double layer body so pads can be placed easily. The ends of the hammock are not the same
Storage Pocket in the head end:
Storage Pocket Closed
The mesh you see in the foot end is my B A I T (Bear Aroma Intensification Trap)
It is essentially a mesh window, but this way the bears can get a clear odor of what is inside without having to resort to any claws or destructive techniques. Trust me... a good sniff of me and it will be gone.
It also closes
Finally... I present for your viewing enjoyment my zipper test jig....
It would appear the zipper will be fine when installed.
Thanks for viewing this project. I'll post some more shots when the project is done.