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    HH Patent for Insulated Hammock

    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Interesting...

    Looks like he almost created a new class of criminals... Until this...

    An object of this invention is to improve the warmth and comfort of a hammock having a bottom entrance slit, without interfering with a person's ability to enter or exit the hammock.
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    Now, I'm gonna make one just because...
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
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    Sounds a lot like prior art...even (in the written description at least) attaching the underquilt with velcro like Speer's universal attachment, or the JRB Nest when it mentions not interfering with the entrance. But pulling panels across sounds like he wants it to be easily adjustable. Surely he wouldn't patent something that was already in the public domain.

    Wonder who has tested this for him...would be interested in seeing how he executes the project. Wonder how much it will weigh, too.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    The reference to an insulation system of open-celled foam is interesting. That's not a very efficient way to keep the buns toasty.
    .. truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. - Herman Melville

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    His SuperShelter uses an OCF pad inside the silnylon. Not very durable but it works, and keeps the cost much lower than using down.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Surely he wouldn't patent something that was already in the public domain.




    Sorry, couldn't help myself

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    Haha - yeah, that was a bit snarky but I forgot the smiley.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    One wonders if TH lurks here.
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