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    I bought some material for bridgeskin v2. Probably a winter project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I bought some material for bridgeskin v2. Probably a winter project.

    Well you'll just have to sell me v1..
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    Classic example of why DIY innovates. Beautiful work.

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    Was there ever a set of directions for this published here? I can't seem to find any...Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aferaci View Post
    Was there ever a set of directions for this published here? I can't seem to find any...Thanks...

    Tony
    I started to write a rough (and I do mean rough) draft. I decided that I can do much better if I take pictures as I go when I make v2. Work instructions is my least favorite thing to do at work. V2 will be much easier to make because it will be made fro 1 piece of material. It will also make it so ther won't be a seam to rip out causeing catastrophic loss to the hammock. I will get something together soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I just completed my new bridgeskin pack. It is just your ordinary average DIY gearskin pack.




    It is nothing special except....


    It unfolds into a bridge hammock.

    I have been working on this for quite some time getting advise from one of the best places...Hammock Forums. I would get Bridge advise from Grizz. Who also sent me the digital camo pack material. (Grizz also can give some sound advise on removing unsightly body hair, Thanks Grizz ). Cameronjreed's catskin was what I used for all my dimensions. He had some of the best picture of a gearskin I could find. Warbonnetguy unknowingly has chimed in with materials. The catcuts are done with the help of lvlephS spreadsheet.

    You see this isn't my bridgeskin pack it is the forums. Collectively we all contribute to each other. It is the people's gearskin if you will. Just don't ask to borrow it.

    It is made from some awsome pack material that Grizz sent me for prostituting my machining skills to make the body of the pack. The wings that make the hammock are some matching ripstop that I scored from Walmart. It has a large mesh pocket for my tarp and the suspension is removable. I am particularly proud of how the shoulder straps turned out. It is made from Walmart blue groundpad that I tourched just a little to round the corners and firm it up. Then I covered it with the pack material and quilted it so it stay in place. I have made some packs before and the shoulder straps turned out by far the best. I still may add load lifters and a sterum strap if I feel it still need it. The seam that attaches the pack to the wings is a modified rolled seam that has velcro sewn in so the wings are rolled up and safely tucked away while hiking. It takes about 5 minutes to go from pack to set up hammock. The mesh pocket on the outside will hold my personal items when it is in hammock mode. My z-rest becomes the backrest of the pack. I will use a trash compactor bag inside the pack to keep every thing dry and together although the pack material is waterproof.

    All I need in the pack is a quilt, a couple snicker bars, and a roll of toilet paper.
    wow thats very creative and pack and hammock comboneo
    the matrix has you

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    wow thats very creative and pack and hammock comboneo
    Don't forget Pad as well!

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    I really like this idea. When you publish the dimensions, I'll have to go out and buy a sewing machine and learn to use it. Or maybe I can get Moonbow to make one like it? Great project!

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    Anything new to report regarding v2 or possibly even some diy instructions? I would love to make an attempt at one of these in the near future.

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    Ill Chime in on that as well

    Ok Dutch, throw us a bone!

    Just kidding. Have you started that V2 project yet. Your fans are awaiting more pics and/or some basic directions. I imagine many of us are itching to try this one. I will just have to keep staring at the pictures you posted until I see the vision in my head and then just start hacking some wallyworld cloth. I would really like to bring something like this to the Mt Rogers trip in Jan.

    I have made 3 gathered end hammocks now. So counting the ENO single, the HH, and my homemade ones I have 5. I really want to try a bridge now. Just to see if that is THE one (I cant leave out any possibilities... ) It would be neat to incorporate the bridge with a new pack!

    Adam

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