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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I'll add material to the top of the cut, so it will overlap the entry, and bind the edges.

    Seems like this would have been done already...

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    How about a couple of pockets in that overlap for some weight as needed like Grizz's "coin operated" over cover??

    EDIT: Or make the overlapping flap V shaped and have a single pocket at the bottom for weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsponsored View Post
    What dimensions did you use?
    almost 9 ft long. It is fashioned from a folded 60" wide piece of fabric, so it's roughly 30" from bottom to ridgeline. In the middle of the sock, the insulated sides stop 12" up from the bottom.

    Are those the dimensions you are asking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    How about a couple of pockets in that overlap for some weight...
    Gotcha! I was thinking the extra fabric weight (significant overlap) would hold it down. I'm also wondering what will keep the bottom edge of the opening from falling into the hammock a bit.

    Ken, I could put a catchall pocket on the inside, and keep my water bottle there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post

    Gotcha! I was thinking the extra fabric weight (significant overlap) would hold it down. I'm also wondering what will keep the bottom edge of the opening from falling into the hammock a bit.

    Ken, I could put a catchall pocket on the inside, and keep my water bottle there!
    Yeah, most anything you wanted to keep handy could be used in the flap pocket. For the bottom edge, how about some kind of stiffener to keep it straight. Something that would spring back, because you'll probably be distorting it a little getting in and out. 1/16" music wire sewn in? Or a piece
    of an old metal measuring tape would spring right back, but would be noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    how about some kind of stiffener...
    That would be fine if I never stuffed it in a Molly Pouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    That would be fine if I never stuffed it in a Molly Pouch!
    Then you may have to resort to intense snoring to maintain positive pressure inside the vessel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Then you may have to resort to intense snoring to maintain positive pressure inside the vessel.
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!

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    ...or a little bit of velcro.

    Hawk-eye, you ROTFLYAO a lot!

    Regarding the entry... thinking about a flap on the inside that I can put up once I am aboard. Kinda like a shutter that goes up from the bottom. That way, the outside will overlap down, and the inside will overlap up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Regarding the entry... thinking about a flap on the inside that I can put up once I am aboard. Kinda like a shutter that goes up from the bottom. That way, the outside will overlap down, and the inside will overlap up.
    Maybe you could carry some helium balloons to hold the inside pocket up. Would also help to lighten your pack.

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    You guys crack me up!

    I just finished the SEEP (Side Entry/Exit Portal) using a rectangular overlap, separated into three pockets. Off to try it out!

    No pics yet... camera bats are charging.

    NEXT MORNING:

    First, the opening works well... for a small person. I need a bigger opening.

    Second, last night in 20*F I finally got an all around toasty rest with nothing but Insultex insluation. Well, I did have an Insultex/Lamilite sit pad under my legs. Otherwise, my insulation was the following:

    Speer Top Blanket
    Me in light pants, down booties and my IX Vest with sleeves
    IX/Lamilite sit pad inside the hammock, under my legs
    One yard of raw IX
    Single layer IX Insert
    Single layer IX UQ 45"X52"
    Single layer IX in Hammock Sock
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post

    Hawk-eye, you ROTFLYAO a lot!

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    'Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."

    NB- a couple of strategically located buttons/toggles would not weigh much..
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