Here's an idea I came up with while sewing some straps tonight. Don't laugh.
I present to you the silnylon-fleece-lined-hammock-stuff-sack-pillow-combo. I call it SFLHSSPC for short. Catchy name, huh?
What I did was sew a fleece liner into a silnylon stuff sack. With the silnylon side out it operates as a water resistant stuff sack for my Speer-style hammock:
Call me a wussy if you want, but I like having a pillow at night. After setting up camp simply turn sack inside out, stuff with clothing, empty gear bags,etc, and I have a fleece pillow on which to rest my head at night:
I have thought of other uses. I use a Press-Bot to make coffe while camping. I have been looking for something to help keep my coffee warmer for longer. Enter the SFLHSSPC. You could also fill a Nalgene bottle with hot water and insert it into the SFLHSSPC, fleece side out, for a bag warmer on those cold nights. It would also function as cozy for your meals.
It came out a little smaller than I had planned. I used a 12x12 piece of fleece and a 12x16 piece of silnylon and made a basic stuff sack, folding over the top for a cord. I am going to make one big enough to hold a hammock, straps, and biners next.