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    My DIY WBBB top cover

    I made a top cover out of some wally world material that I impregnated with silicone. It wieghs 3 ounces. I'm a little corny, so sorry about that.

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    I like it! simple and light.... perfect
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    I like it ... I want one.
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    Very cool. You continue to inspire DIY'ers everywhere!
    Heh heh.
    Nice work, as always.

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    Haha love it. That really looks much more simple than I imagined. I'm gonna give it a go. Do you think I should use untreated ripstop? Silnylon? Or spray a light layer of silicone over the untreated nylon?

    Ps. - that bobby pin works like magic.

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    Is that to keep you a few degrees warmer, or for rain protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    I like it! simple and light.... perfect
    It is super simple but I usually find that is the best solution.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    I like it ... I want one.
    It is real easy build. I made 2 and i don't think either took me more than a couple hours
    Quote Originally Posted by creativeKayt View Post
    Very cool. You continue to inspire DIY'ers everywhere!
    Heh heh.
    Nice work, as always.
    Thanks for the nice words, I always want to be known as a DIYer.
    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Haha love it. That really looks much more simple than I imagined. I'm gonna give it a go. Do you think I should use untreated ripstop? Silnylon? Or spray a light layer of silicone over the untreated nylon?

    Ps. - that bobby pin works like magic.
    Your why I did the vid. The way it is you don't have to undo the tie outs to put it on or take it off. I did the silicone nylon myself, but it is real light and still breaths, yet water beads up on it. I would stay away from commercial sil because it won't breath well. Anything dwr would be good or you could get spray silicone or dwr. I used walmart material, is I had to pay for the material I would have just used material with dwr on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dukedante View Post
    Is that to keep you a few degrees warmer, or for rain protection?
    It adds to the temperature inside the hammock. However is does give the extra bonus of protecting you from blowing mist and snow. If there were a lot of rain on it it would run off eventually onto the sides of my hammock and I would still get wet.
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    Looks awesome man! What happened to the beard? Again, really great job!

    Fronkey

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    I am liking that

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