I was at an outdoor retailer's store today hoping to score some Labor Day sales and, as I often do, I rummaged through a box of returned stuff that is marked down for quick sale. Among the items was a Byer Moskito which someone had abused badly on first setup, ripping out the two suspension points for the bug netting and leaving two baseball-sized holes in their place.
The hammock had no price tag attached and was missing the ridgeline. I inquired, and after some Guadalajara-style dickering I bought it. The final price? Ten bucks. Yup, $10 USD.
So now that I'm home I'm wondering how to mod it. It has a silly suspension system, which is a problem. If nothing else, I could simply flip it over, bug net side down, and use it as a day lounger in camp. I doubt that it could ever be a serious overnight sleeper, but I welcome your ideas about what to do to save this sad little hammock.
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