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  1. #441
    Senior Member Boots13's Avatar
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    I would think that since usually your bottom side would be protected from your insulation ie. pad or UQ, you would not have to worry about being bitten from below. But I guess if your just relaxing w/o your insulation that could be a possibility.

  2. #442
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    Quote Originally Posted by travt01 View Post
    So far this is the design I like most. I have one question, though. With the bug net on the top, and not encircling the whole hammock (as in the case of a bug sock seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubLV...eature=related), what is keeping mosquito's from landing on the underside (exposed nylon) and biting you through it? I really like the design, but would like to sleep without getting bit even more. I also like the tie-outs a lot, making the bug sock an ousted option. Is it just a trade-off situation?
    I am using this design with a double-layer of 1.1 ripstop...this allows use of pads between the layers and also keeps skeeters from getting to you from below!

    Great thread and lots of great ideas scattered throughout!

    My thanks to all involved.

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    wouldn't your sleeping bag/pad keep the mosquito's from biting you?
    I'm having a hard time deciding if I want a double layer 1.1 or a single.

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    i tried this for my self and it has to be the best night sleep i ever had as soon as it was done enough for me to lay in it i knew it was going to be "The One" and it was made so easy with your instructions thanks for posting

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    How long are the shock cords on the a sym tie outs?

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    Just made one for about 20 $ with a duvet cover got at summer sales and some webbing.

    Nice place to enjoy a "raspberry mojito"


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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephCurwen View Post
    Just made one for about 20 $ with a duvet cover got at summer sales and some webbing.

    Nice place to enjoy a "raspberry mojito"

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  8. #448
    Hi, this is my first post on the forums, but I've been lurking and soaking up the knowledge for a while. I recently made the plunge and bought a hammock system from Hennessy - the Scout Classic. Tried it out last night in the backyard, but it was really difficult to get flat diagonally and I'm well below the max height. There might have been one perfect spot where I was flat, but it took a lot of finangling to get into and if I shifted at all, I would be uncomfortable again.

    I'd like to try making this hammock but without the side tie-outs (I believe someone mentioned they don't really affect how you would lay in the hammock) and with one of those enveloping shockcord bugnets. My question is, would I still need to do that 8" hemming on the ends? Or would I just start rolling it? Would this work if I did a gathered end hammock, since I understand that process a bit better?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niccele View Post
    My question is, would I still need to do that 8" hemming on the ends? Or would I just start rolling it? Would this work if I did a gathered end hammock, since I understand that process a bit better?
    From my understanding of the two designs, the only real difference is in the way you gather the end. With the knotty design, you bunch up the end by running a cord through the end channel. With Speer hammocks, I believe you bunch up the end and pull the corners out further than the rest to avoid the floppy sides. Follow the folding directions in the first post and whip the ends.

    As for the 8 inch hem, I believe it's not needed but added to provide a better box. Rolling the end as described in the first post should provide the result you're looking for
    Last edited by cloudedice; 08-01-2012 at 20:14.

  10. #450
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    "I started by checking the HH site for dimensions of the fabric for the HH ULBA which was 120" x 60". "
    Hi there: I was on Hennessy Hammock site, and his specifications for ULBA claim dimensions are 100" x 48" and their max height is 6'. The Explorer model, which claims a max height of 7', lists dimensions of 108" x 56". Am I missing something? I'm 6'3" and I just want to make one big enough. Compared to the above mentioned HH specs, I'm assuming 120" x 60" should be plenty big for my height. Thanks for any advice!

    BTW, great site and contributors!

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