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    Blow-up tent pole?

    I saw a tent/bivy on a webpage the other day that instead of collapsable tent poles to go over it, it had what looked like a bicycle inertube type blow-up thing that kept the netting up. Would something like this help with keeping the netting up in a hammock? And where would you find something like that or would you have to make your own? I guess you could sew in a half round sleeve into the netting on both ends and slide the blow-up thing into them, then blow them up to get it tight. Any thoughts? Pros? Cons?

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    I believe I herd something along that line mentioned a while back (at one of the Hot Springs camp outs) but not since.
    Sounds like it could have possibilities for creating a large interior at a low weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry_Dodson View Post
    I saw a tent/bivy on a webpage the other day that instead of collapsable tent poles to go over it, it had what looked like a bicycle inertube type blow-up thing that kept the netting up.
    A couple of the Nemo tents use the air bladder technology.
    http://www.nemoequipment.com/tents2009




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    those would work great for mosquito netting and rain - wou;dn't trust it too much for strong winds or snow.

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    I know someone who has one who says they work pretty well.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Ahhh man - I can now dream of air inflatable spreader bars for my Bridges!

    That would also make the spreader bar lengths adjustable with a simple twist of the air valve.

    What's not to like about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    What's not to like about that?

    ppppsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssttttttttttt ttttttttttttttt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    ppppsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssttttttttttt ttttttttttttttt.
    Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

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    I looked to see if i can buy teh baldders adn theya re cheap at $11 or $15 but out of stock.
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    A dIY idea:

    A 27" bike tube, cut the tube about 1/4 way around from the valve, then seal VERY WELL, maybe even with small caps glued in place. From my biking days, I have a very small hand pump, weighs about 2 Oz, is about 8' long. I think that a narrow "racing bike" tire would be enough to hold a bug netting off of your face. A 27" tire may even be too big, but you can always cut it down.

    My hammocks don't have any bug netting, so I can't try it myself.
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