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    Hammock pad design

    I've been using a CCF pad for a while now and have gotten used to the comfort and warmth it provides. Although I believe an underquilt for fall/winter use may be more comfortable, I'm used to the CCF pad concept.

    What I am now trying to accomplish is to create a design that can be flexible with the weather and also be muti purpose if possible. So, I've designed a pad with detachable sections via good ol velcro. This winter I've used the wing sections loose and realized they need to be fastened to the main part of the pad. They tended to walk as I moved around...result cold elbows. The main pad is 25" wide, wide enough for me. Walmart provided. The lower section is designed to fit in my crazy creek chair if I take it along or just to sit it on a log around the fire. The upper section will usually hold my Packa as a pillow unless its raining, then I will use clothing to form a pillow of sorts. It can also hold a CCF pad as well. All the pieces are slipcovered with Neatsheet material. I've found the Neatsheet material provides just the right amount of stick and slip required to move around.

    I know there are many engineers out there with creative minds. I've appreciated your contributions to my hammocking pleasure. I'm a hanger through and though. Any suggestions/imput on my design is appreciated. I plan to build the pieces soon and try it out. Thanks. See my gallery for the design drawing.

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    i have read about some of the staff at backpackinglight.com using barge cement to glue different type pads together.
    i don't know how long they have used them but that might hold the velcro.
    but i would have to wonder if you wouldn't come out better in the long run if you made a custom sleeve /w compartments for each section. i wouldn't think it would weigh over 5 or 6 ozs, & that would be replacing the velcro & glue that would be used in the original idea.
    parts that weren't being used could just be tucked underneath. i've done that w/ a SPE.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Neatsheet

    I was thinking of sleeving all pieces with Neatsheet material. This way I can sew the velcro to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDWeaver View Post
    I was thinking of sleeving all pieces with Neatsheet material. This way I can sew the velcro to that.
    yep, that would probably work well. and you probably wouldn't need to put velcro all the way across each of the sleeve openings... just a strip to keep the pad sections from being able to come out.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Barge cement works well on pads. I recently trimmed one of my Gossamer Gear Thinlight pads down to a mummy shape. I used the scraps to make a cozy for freezer bag cooking. The cement worked very well.

    JRB uses barge cement to glue the Omni tape on their Down To Earth Pad Converter.
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    that's good to hear.
    i just bought a tube of barge cement to try gluing pad material together & to other stuff.
    i could tell what i have planned... but then i'd have to........ no i wouldn't!!!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Where is a good place to buy the cement and can you give me any brand names?

    I am going to glue velcro to my trail runners and gaiters so that I do not need to have the cord going underneath my shoe.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    BARGE all purpose cement
    Quabaug corp, North Brookfield , MA

    the only place i remember seeing it for sure is the backpacking stores, but they probably have it in some of the other stores too.
    try googling it.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Where is a good place to buy the cement and can you give me any brand names?

    I am going to glue velcro to my trail runners and gaiters so that I do not need to have the cord going underneath my shoe.
    The cheapest place I have found it is Ebay. That's where I bought mine. I found a shoe repair shop here locally that sold it. I think it 's used mostly for repair footwear so check your local shoe repair shop.
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    You might have already covered this, but wouldn't a hardware store have something?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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