Look at the design and imagine all the materials to be of the lightest and strongest. You can see the the tarp is attached behind the guy in some fashion. You can see the construction is such that you can completely close it up like a tent. Take it car camping. Someone out there has to make a lightweight version for me to purchase.
This could be a revolutionary design. Make it work. Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained.
Usually when I car camp I'm within 50 yards of my vehicle.that usually when the fam is taggin along.When I used to camp by myself,forget it.I could be 20+ miles away from my car.I think 27 miles is the most I have been away from my car.
I feel compelled to speak up:
This thread the OP was talking about was not this bridge hammock tent pictured above. It was a "cheap" blue material he used for his mock, and there was a section on both sides of center that housed a stretchy area of fabric so all users can lay centerline. Its a great idea, and I look forward to the results.
"We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears
My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.
I used to scoff at folks that would say they had something better then my Select Comfot bed. Then some dude told me about taking a length of fabric and tying knots on the ends.
think his name was Shug or something....
Anything is possible
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
Have you ever seen the old black and white silent movies, where its the first flight of some type of crazy new airplane design? (it usually doesnt fly at all, or ends up falling apart when it trys to take off--it never ends well!) Like a friend of mine at work once said "maybe you should try it out first before you call the media!" Anyway, the origional post kind of reminded me of that!
FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.