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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Looks great, man! Somebody should email those pix to Tom Hennessy...
    yeah, i think that would be a good idea. i'd be curious to see his response<g>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    That looks great! You've become quite an expert at sewing.
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    Man, I'm impressed. That's a great project...can't wait to see the nylon top cover.
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    I have about enough material left to make the top cover from the same 1.9 oz fabric. I started with the netting because I have plenty of it and if I screwed it up I would have extra material to work with. I also only got 2 sleeping bags because that's all they had at the time. I have to pick up another bag for the zipper and then I can make my ripstop top cover.
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    Are you going to incorporate any vents in the nylon top cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Are you going to incorporate any vents in the nylon top cover?
    That's the beauty of this hammock. I can unzip the cover a little on each end and that will give me cross vents. I can do that on either side, at either end of the hammock, as large or as small as I need.
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    I don't get it. What's the point of the nylon cover? The netting alone was enough to make me feel stuffy in my hammock, can't imagine with a nylon cover. Is it supposed to be your rain barrier, privacy barrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    I don't get it. What's the point of the nylon cover? The netting alone was enough to make me feel stuffy in my hammock, can't imagine with a nylon cover. Is it supposed to be your rain barrier, privacy barrier?
    It traps in the heat from your body in the cold.

    Do a search on a couple threads here about hammock socks and travel pods. It is the same concept minus the blocking the wind underneath.
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    [QUOTE=hammock engineer;9614]It traps in the heat from your body in the cold.

    Ah ha!

    I'm thinking of building a similar type of hammock to this, however instead of a load bearing ridgeline, making it non structural, and using a tautline hitch to make the ridgeline taught instead of the carabiners. Also, making it a zhammock style, with the bugnetting sewed onto one side, which can later be tucked into the 'pocket' of the zhammock to move it out of the way. Also, you could put the bugnet under the hammock and zip it up covering the bottom of the hammock when not in use as well, it would double as some place to store junk as well.

    As far as zippers, might be able to get old sleeping bags from goodwill, or ask friends. I had 2 or 3 old dirty sleeping bags lying around.

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    that's not a bad idea about storing the netting between the double layers of the hammock sparky
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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