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    Simple weather shield solution.

    While I was backyard testing my new BBWB and my new 3 season Incubator I also thought I'd try out my mylar space blanket as a weather shield. I simply draped it over the ridgeline and clipped it to the hammock using about six plastic clips. I left about a 12" open for ventilation which worked quite well. Eventually I plan on making something similar out of sylnylon using a better method of attachment. Until then, this works very well, blocking out almost all wind. I was also surprised how quiet it was. Temps were about 30 here in upstate NY and I was VERY warm in the hammock.

    Nothing really needs to said about the Stormcrow UQ or the WBBB....both can only be described in superlatives.

    Miguel
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    SImple is good, multiple use item even better, light weight is good, inexpensive is always good, really works - scoresw on every point. Thanks for the great idea. My only question is how strong as the wind for your test? and would it stand up to a strong gusty night?

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    for a really gusty night, this might be best used as an overcover, to supplement tarp- not all by itself...(remember, two is one and one is none!)
    KM (who is admiring the simplicity!)

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    I did this same thing with my Dri-ducks poncho a while back. Man does it help keep you warm...nice work.
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