Slo, papasmurfs site is www.mydiygear.com. I've been wanting to have him make one of his bug socks for me out of tull. My slight worry with the traveler is how long it is. I wonder if I could even reach the draw cord to cinch it shut, I know I could on my grand trunk but not sure about the traveler. Anyone use one with a traveler yet.
I have a traveler and blackbird and love them both. 1-1 dbl for the BB and 1.1 single for the traveler. At 180lbs the BB has no noticeable stretch but the traveler has a little. If you're worried about weight , the travelers with a net are only 2ish ounces less than a blackbird. That means around 2 ounces for a foot box and shelf, both would be worth it if they were 10oz more. I consider my blackbird my luxery, I could use a nano 7 or something like that. But I will haul the blackbird everywhere for the feature it has.
I prefer single layer, open hammocks, but with conviences of the blackbird I will almost always chose that. The shelf is amazing, better the a ridgeline organizer imo, the foot box is great, I never worry about my quilts falling out of the hammock. In the summer when I don't want to carry my uq around I can use a thin 1/8 ccf pad, and the double layer should come in very handy.
I asked Brandon to giveme additional line with the line suspension so I had 12ft instead of 8ft so I could make it into 6ft whoopie slings without having to remove the suspension from the gathered end. I gave him a few extra bucks for it. Just make one bury and you're done. Simple.