Originally Posted by Hang'inScout
I am going to Buy a Byer of mane Mosketo Traveler.... i am going to try it out this weekend, it will be my first time sleeping in a hamock i will post how i like it and kinda a review... Keep Hnging
I just bought two Byer Moskito Hammocks for my sons. We slept in them a few times in the backyard and we find it a better sleep and more comfortable than my Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip (and I love my HH).
I've tried a ridgeline with the Byer, but it just doesn't seem to need one. I bought some Amsteel Blue and made whoopie slings, got some polyurethane tree straps from http://strapworks.com
. So I'm good to go on a cheap suspension.
I'm still working on the tarp situation. I don't have the money to buy my dream tarp. My sons just need a tarp to stay dry in any weather for a five-day trip to Lake Lila, NY.
I tried a couple of Coleman tent tarps but both leaked. I tried some seam sealer, but it's not the seams that are leaking. I guess the polyurethane coating just gave out on the fabric.
I thought of trying to waterproof the Coleman tarps, but I've heard mixed reactions about the success of these products.
I also tried a cheap 10x12 blue tarp from EMS. I barely put any tension on it when hanging but the grommets tore immediately. Lesson learned - don't put much tension on el cheapo blue tarp. I might try out a heavier polyethylene tarp.
I've found a lot of favorable comments about the Guide Gear tarp, which is certainly in my price range, but it's been sold out for months everywhere.
So I'm still looking for a tarp solution for my two sons. My 12-year old has already hung a few times, so he's hooked. However, I want to make sure my 19-year old doesn't have a miserable experience, since this is his first hammock trip. A leaky tarp would really ruin his trip.
I just don't feel ready to make a DIY tarp, but I'm leaning that way. Tyvek, along with some Tyvek tape seems a viable, cheap tarp, but I'll need to do a lot more reading. I could see a simple Tyvek tarp with marbles or stones tied off with rope for tie-outs. Some say Tyvek is noisy when it's new, but I kind of like the sound it makes.
I'm really not ready to go whole hog into sewing a Silnylon tarp right now. Maybe I'll just wait for Santa to bring me some kind of 4-season Cuben tarp, if I'm a good boy.