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    What do you use to hem the edges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyOldGuy View Post
    What do you use to hem the edges?
    It comes with hems. I had to use a seam ripper to open up the corners for the shock cord to be put through.
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    Oooooo! Sounds so easy even I could do it and cheap enough that if I mess it up, little lost! Just my kinda DIY.
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    Would a "seam ripper" be the same thing as a thread rejector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyOldGuy View Post
    Would a "seam ripper" be the same thing as a thread rejector?
    I'm not sure? "I don't sew, I just make gear." Basically it's a very small pin knife with a curved end. When I can't find the seam ripper I usually just grab a sharp knife. Sometimes it's hard to get under a seam without catching the material, so the seam ripper is nice.
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    MM3: I love this idea. I HATE drafts!!! This is light weight enough for me to pop for one of these. Let me ask you this: I've looked around here and on the interwebs, but I can't find an answer. What are the dimensions of the DriDucks poncho you used?



    I have a "no-name" emergency poncho that seems to be made of the same breathable waterproof material as my DriDucks rain suit. But it's 75" x 50". In the photo, your poncho looks bigger than that. If it is, I'll just order me up one from SA. Thanks for the tip and the extra info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    MM3: I love this idea. I HATE drafts!!! This is light weight enough for me to pop for one of these. Let me ask you this: I've looked around here and on the interwebs, but I can't find an answer. What are the dimensions of the DriDucks poncho you used?

    I have a "no-name" emergency poncho that seems to be made of the same breathable waterproof material as my DriDucks rain suit. But it's 75" x 50". In the photo, your poncho looks bigger than that. If it is, I'll just order me up one from SA. Thanks for the tip and the extra info!
    This ones only 78" x 44" and is a nice fit on the hammock. Sounds like the one you have is perfect. What brand is the one you have?
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    Hey, good to hear, MM3! The tag inside mine says:

    Go!wear
    Stay dry. Be cool.
    50% polypropylene/50% polyethylene

    I picked it up at the cash register (impulse-buy section) of a Fred's discount store (if you know what they are). I remember the box said it was waterproof/breathable. It's bright yellow like the DriDucks yellow ultra-lite rainwear. (not very low-impact (visually) but what-the-heck? It was a dollar or two!)

    I'm gonna try to convert it to an ultra-lite weather shield like you did. Thanks for the inspiration and instruction!!
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    There's yet another space blanket thread and I thought it related to this. Would a space blanket between this dri-ducks under-cover provide additional warmth and little danger of condensation if you had a breathable top quilt/blanket/thingy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyOldGuy View Post
    There's yet another space blanket thread and I thought it related to this. Would a space blanket between this dri-ducks under-cover provide additional warmth and little danger of condensation if you had a breathable top quilt/blanket/thingy?
    I've never tried a space blanket under the hammock. I shared a campsite with some other hangers that did. It was pretty noisy every time they would move around or when the wind would blow, so that kinda steered me away from trying it out. I think that condensation would be an issue as well now that you mention it. The space blanket would probably take away from the breathability of the driducks. I'd have to try it to know for sure though.
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