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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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    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?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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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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    I checked my local Ace Hardware store as well as another small hardware store and at both places they told me they had never heard of Barge Cement. You might try somewhere like Lowe's or Home Depot.

    You can get it here for 4.86 shipped. It was $6-7 for the same size tube at the shoe repair shop.
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    Is this stuff similar to barge cement?
    http://www.weplay.com/Shoe/Goo/

    used it a few times in my youth when I skateboarded, I was under the impression it was easily obtainable in the states, if so it could be a useful alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop View Post
    Is this stuff similar to barge cement?
    http://www.weplay.com/Shoe/Goo/

    used it a few times in my youth when I skateboarded, I was under the impression it was easily obtainable in the states, if so it could be a useful alternative.
    it's not the same stuff, but i couldn't tell you the differences.
    but i have herd good reports about people using shoe goo to repair sneakers & boots for long hikes.
    might be worth comparing it's holding ability on ccf, velcro, etc, against barge cement.
    backpackinggeartests.org might be a good place to check for reviews on both.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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