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    Sewn in pocket for ccf pad.

    I just did an overnight on top of Springer on the AT (man was it windy that night) and I woke up around 3am with my pad hanging out of the hammock on the foot end. I have a WW ccf pad tapered with a diy SPE. Every time I've used it it tends to twist and slip out. I guess i toss and turn too much..

    I was wondering if I sewed a mesh pocket in my hammock for the bottom to slide into if it would compromise the hammock and possibly make it rip. the hammock is a DIY gathered end. Anyone done this before? I haven't seen this done in all my searching. My plan is to place the pad on a diagonal and out line the pad so I would know where to sew in the pocket.

    I did find this http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html but its a full pocket and I don't have the material to do it this way..
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    Sewing that in to the body of the hammock might lead to a perforation effect. Think about how paper is perforated to make it easier to tear. Maybe DIY yourself a double layer hammock. I have no sewing experiance just my thoughts.
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    I have used pads and UQ's.

    Pads are best used in a double layer hammocks as the double layers keep the pad shifting to a minimum. Under Quilts are a better way to go.
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    Yeah, the perforation of the pocket was my concern. Think ill save up and make an underquilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donstin View Post
    Yeah, the perforation of the pocket was my concern. Think ill save up and make an underquilt!
    Can't go wrong with an UQ. Have fun with it and let us know how it turns out.
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