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    Snake Skins

    I May Have Already Did This ;but Not Sure.if So Forgive Me.i Know I Seen A Thread Aboutsnakeskins,but Can't Remember. I Was Just Wondering If They Are Worth Having Or Just Stay With The Stuff Sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUT-N-ABOUT View Post
    I May Have Already Did This ;but Not Sure.if So Forgive Me.i Know I Seen A Thread Aboutsnakeskins,but Can't Remember. I Was Just Wondering If They Are Worth Having Or Just Stay With The Stuff Sack.
    Very much worth having to me. Keeps my hammock off the ground and dirt free during set-up/take down. Works even better with your tarp.
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    I don't use them on my hammock; I use a bishopbag instead. I think it packs a little better (for me) and I can't see changing to skins since I like the bag so much. However, I'm planning on making some skins out of bug netting for my tarp. The nice thing about the bag is you can use the stuff sack you already have with some very minor tweaks.

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    some like them better than others. i still like them, especially for tarps.
    snake skins (or skins) are a great thing to have on a tarp to protect it from the ground (mud, sticks) while putting it up & taking it down.
    if the wind is blowing, you can tie the tarp ridge lines to the trees & make adjustments & the skins keep the tarp from going crazy in the wind while you do this.
    and they work great in the same way for hammocks as well. just be sure the skins's are big enough to fit over any extras you may want to leave in place when you pack up... like under quilts.
    hennesy hammocks has a patent on them so they are only available up to a certain size, but they are easy to make if you decide you want some bigger ones.
    i know of one or two that have made skins big enough to easily slide over the hammock w/ under quilt & the top quilt inside. that way when they tie up the hammock & slide the skins back, bed's ready<g>.
    another option that's become pretty popular for the hammock is the blackbishiop (BB) sack.
    i'll find a link, or you can go to jeff's home page & find it in the hammock or the home made gear section.
    here it is http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...ishopSack.html
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    I'm a big fan of Snake skins. I use two pair one for the hammock and once for the tarp. They came in really hand while breaking camp outside of Harper's Ferry durring a thunder storm

    Just wish I could find a longer snake skin that would cover the whole tarp when it is hung.

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    So which HH snakeskin would be the correct size for a 9 x 9 "Neo" tarp?

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    Definitely a #3 would do comfortably, possibly a #2 would be a closer fit (I've never owned a #2, so I'm not sure). hth


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    what would be the easiest way to make snakeskins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigidpsycho View Post
    what would be the easiest way to make snakeskins?
    I dunno if it is the easiest, but JustJeff's page about them is fairly simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I don't use them on my hammock; I use a bishopbag instead. I think it packs a little better (for me) and I can't see changing to skins since I like the bag so much. However, I'm planning on making some skins out of bug netting for my tarp. The nice thing about the bag is you can use the stuff sack you already have with some very minor tweaks.
    I have some extra noseeum netting left over from my bug bivy. Gonna make me some skins for my GG 9x9 tarp. Thanks for the suggestion.
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