Originally Posted by scottpash
To create a little more height in Bivy mode I increased the No see Um netting to 42"
and sewed a tieout at the bottom center points and at each end where the netting meets the waterproof material
These tie out can be joine in hanging mode to take up some of the extra material so that it does not drag the ground
I still think that this can weigh under 16oz. which I believe is not too bad for a three season bug net and emegency Bivy
I know it will be too much for any SUL people and probably for most UL people
Now I need to stop testing and get a real one made
42 sounds better -probable better than the 48 I was going to use. I need just enough room to sit up without running into something. I'm still waiting for my material to get here - still in Maine. As soon as I get it I'll sew this thing up and we'll compare notes. I thing it will be more in the range of 10oz including suspension.
I'm making one side static - held up by cord and the other side will be shock cord. Zing it will be the cord of choice - strong and slick so it won't tangle too badly.
Can't wait to play with it. Have you thought of making something to go around/over/whatever so it will block wind in winter? Or are you going for just the mesh? Hmmm - I have an idea for that. Give me a bit. You can also use it dual purpose for the hammock too. I'll let you know.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."