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  1. Nope... it's a bit longer, in proportion. Much...

    Nope... it's a bit longer, in proportion. Much more volume, though.


    Yep!
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    Check out the Gear Box...

    Check out the Gear Box from Molly Mac Gear
  3. Got some Silpoly XL for Gear Boxes... it's 6'...

    Got some Silpoly XL for Gear Boxes... it's 6' wide on the roll, makes a Gear Box with significantly more volume, using the same pattern.
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    That's clever! 154136

    That's clever!

    154136
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    For those having volume problems (stuff falls out...

    For those having volume problems (stuff falls out when Gear Box is loaded)...

    I use a 4' ridgeline on fabric that is over 5' wide. That's a ratio of 4/5.5, a little less than 0.80. A smaller...
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    Yep! :shades: You should be able to see an...

    Yep! :shades:

    You should be able to see an appreciable volume increase.
    The bottom will develop a belly, and lose the crease.
  7. I like this approach. :cool:

    I like this approach. :cool:
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    You need more volume. The ridgeline length in...

    You need more volume.

    The ridgeline length in the longitudinal seam is 4', but the fabric length along that seam is more like 5.5'. That is what creates volume.

    As for material, I use 1.0...
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    Molly Mac Gear $50 hammock...

    Molly Mac Gear $50 hammock... 1.0 Robic XL almost 6' wide, 11' long, kevlar ridgeline, webbing suspension.

    MacEntyre@Yahoo.com
  10. As Jellyfish said, it's wonderfully complex....

    As Jellyfish said, it's wonderfully complex. That's why!

    I make lightweight, durable UQs at low cost. Multiplying the suspension by 8 or more would be far too costly to make. I'm thinking of...
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    MacEntyre@Yahoo.com 336-491-3412 There's...

    MacEntyre@Yahoo.com

    336-491-3412

    There's another website, besides the Co-op... www.MollyMacGear.com
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    BTW, I now make the Gear Box such that the...

    BTW, I now make the Gear Box such that the ridgeline is permanently installed, but the suspension in the end channels is removable.
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    Ok, got your email and responded... we'll make...

    Ok, got your email and responded... we'll make you a netted single layer hammock!

    While we're takin' 'bout the Bivvy Hammock, here's what a customer said recently. The same thing will apply to the...
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    If you would like a single layer hammock with a...

    If you would like a single layer hammock with a sewn on net, zippered on one or both sides, I'll be happy to make it!

    I make another hammock that's called the Bivvy Hammock... a two layer hammock...
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    I use the width to make more of a diagonal......

    I use the width to make more of a diagonal... it's very comfortable. Mebbe a smaller person would do it differently. HYOH!
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    It's 1.0 Robic XL... very strong, very light! ...

    It's 1.0 Robic XL... very strong, very light!

    I see your DIY hammock uses 1.7 Robic.

    L x W fixed... sorry! I ain't right, jus' a wee bit th'owed off! :laugh:
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    er, that ain't from auto-correct... :scared: ...

    er, that ain't from auto-correct... :scared:

    ...anyway, Mac fix. :shades:
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    MMG Camo Hammock

    Here is another hammock that we've been making for a while, and is now queued for addition to the web site.

    It's 5' wide, 11' long, made with 1.1 oz ripstop nylon, has a 3/32" kevlar ridgeline and...
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    MMG Robic XL Hammock

    Here is a hammock that we've been making for a while, although it is only now queued for being added to the web site.

    It's almost 6' wide, 11' long, made with 1.0 Robic XL, has a 3/32" kevlar...
  20. .ooops the video in the OP needs fixin'... Ok,...

    .ooops the video in the OP needs fixin'...

    Ok, it's fixed, and will be uploaded in a couple of minutes!
  21. New Molly Mac Gear "Gear Box" waterproof gear hammock

    Folks, I made some simple changes to both the material and the construction of the Gear Box, which are significant improvements.

    It's made of waterproof PolySil, and weighs only about 4 ounces....
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    Molly Mac Gear attended (yours truly) and donated...

    Molly Mac Gear attended (yours truly) and donated two Gear Boxes, so that "Nothing but the soles of your shoes touches the ground!"
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    336-491-3412 MacEntyre@Yahoo.com I'm not hard...

    336-491-3412
    MacEntyre@Yahoo.com

    I'm not hard to find...
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    It will hold more than 30 pounds. I bet you could...

    It will hold more than 30 pounds. I bet you could use it for a hammock chair! :lol:
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    What a fine time! Thanks for inviting me, Deb. It...

    What a fine time! Thanks for inviting me, Deb. It was nice to see folks from so far away, whom I hadn't seen in a while.
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    BTW, my friend in South Africa (Sambane, or...

    BTW, my friend in South Africa (Sambane, or Anteater) renamed Mountain Goat to "Klipspringer" which is a pretty African mountain goat that prances on it's toes...

    Klipspringer is busy... working...
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    See ya'll soon!

    See ya'll soon!
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    Got this'n on the calendar!

    Got this'n on the calendar!
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    You'll get it done, given your approach. Color...

    You'll get it done, given your approach. Color coding the tendons of the same length is a good idea.
    You still need a winch of some kind to tighten the last tendon you attach.

    A Tensegrity...
  31. I might be able to make it... gotta wait and see...

    I might be able to make it... gotta wait and see what me schedule turns out to be.
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    Yeah, poles would be in the way... the sock top...

    Yeah, poles would be in the way... the sock top wouldn't make it over them.

    A custom top would make it work. The bottom will fit fine. You could send me the nylon cover pieces that come with the...
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    Sorry! I should get three 9' aluminum poles,...

    Sorry! I should get three 9' aluminum poles, fabricate three unions, and make the final Tensegrity Stand.

    The X Tensegrity Stand was made with 8' poles, and that is a bit short.

    The 9' poles...
  34. Hey, ya'll... Smiling Face and I enjoyed this...

    Hey, ya'll... Smiling Face and I enjoyed this weekend a lot! Thank you!
  35. ...for me too. :(

    ...for me too. :(
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    Try a Canvas Hammock Sock when it's real cold,...

    Try a Canvas Hammock Sock when it's real cold, blowin' hard and snowin', and you'll really appreciate the superior wind-proof and breathable attributes of canvas. If it's gonna stay below 20*F, I...
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    Yes! That's what I use.

    Yes! That's what I use.
  38. I got a few I can tell while yer composin',...

    I got a few I can tell while yer composin', Hickery!
  39. I'm in, too! Now I gotta read the thread. :lol:

    I'm in, too!

    Now I gotta read the thread. :lol:
  40. Smiling Face and I will be attending! I guess I...

    Smiling Face and I will be attending!
    I guess I need to read through this thread now...

    We might bring a few items to add to the raffle, in addition to what we've already donated.
  41. That's great, Jeremy! (You sure have large...

    That's great, Jeremy!
    (You sure have large feet...)

    My knee is killing me, but all I have to do is read one of your posts and I feel better. You're an inspiration!
  42. I'd be worried if I hadn't seen CB hamming it up...

    I'd be worried if I hadn't seen CB hamming it up on Shug's video...
    as Ken said, hard to corner a rat. ;)
  43. Those Gorge Rats get a big thumbs up for handling...

    Those Gorge Rats get a big thumbs up for handling a bad situation well...
    I'm gonna visit Jeremy sometime soon.

    BTW, according to DarkByrd's annotations, Jeremy fell down the hypoteneuse of a...
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    Optional! :scared: ...jk! thanks fer the...

    Optional! :scared:




    ...jk! thanks fer the kind words!
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    I haven't updated the web site yet, but Gear...

    I haven't updated the web site yet, but Gear Boxes are now made with dark green 1.1 Polysil ripstop, and weigh only 4.0 oz.
    When I run out of the core-less parachute cord that I'm using with Gear...
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    I used 1.0 Robic to make a Molly Mac Gear Hammock...

    I used 1.0 Robic to make a Molly Mac Gear Hammock Sock today for a young fellow who will spend the summer in Alaska...
    it finished at exactly 10.0 oz!

    A 1.4 silnylon Woodland Camo Gear Box comes...
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    So, if'n ya know yer a cold sleeper, ask for our...

    So, if'n ya know yer a cold sleeper, ask for our Custom MMG Climashield APEX (TM) 4.4... ;)
    it has twice the amount of insulation as APEX 2.2, and
    according to that chart, it will get ya to 30*F......
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    The variability between Temp Ratings and people's...

    The variability between Temp Ratings and people's comfort levels is why lotsa folks are reluctant to do any ratings at all.

    I don't think it would be inappropriate to call Klipspringer (formerly...
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    My daughter and I have done it on a regular...

    My daughter and I have done it on a regular basis... I guess that reinforces your point, eh? ;)

    I'm not saying that's a "rating" at all... freezing is a limit, in my view.
    Some will reach it in...
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    Pictures really don't convey the gossamer feel to...

    Pictures really don't convey the gossamer feel to the Momentum10 fabric.

    Momentum10 Baby Orca
    ...
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