Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Thunder Bay On, Canada
Hammock: DH thunderbird, TTTG switchback
Insulation: pads, -25*UQ,0*TQ
Suspension: whoopies, straps
after conversing with Whiskeyjack about dogs and hammocks I was struck by an idea. Now I am a tent lover who is loving hammocks and see the potential for failure with a dog in the hammock or tied to a person in the hammock or being eaten by bugs or frozen by wind and snow. I have visited a native community in northern Ontario(way north, winter roads or fly in only) and they cant tie dogs up in their little town because no matter how big or vicious the dog was, it got taken by wolves.
back to my idea, it is light weight, perches right under the hammock....grounded. a pole-less tent. made out of extra ripstop and no-see-um mesh. make it rectangle base, triangular ends with a single door. can seal the bottom for the "bathtub bottom" tents have. guy lines to tie off to trees front and back like the hammock is. 4 pegs. this way it can be made to whatever size dog someone has, can have a pad for colder ground, and is light enough to fit in a pocket