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    Fish<><'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIHanger View Post
    I made one of these last week and it gave me shoulder squeeze something fierce and my butt was cold. I'd have to use my Wide Thermo-Rest for sure, and if I'm going to have to bring that along I'd probably just leave the poncho in the truck.

    I bet it would be great for the summer (for me) though. Thanks for taking the time and those instructions you put together were amazing!
    GI it sound like you had it cinched up too tight. Try loosening your shock cord on the ends and see how well it works...

    See this post for more info...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=65546
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    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    How do you guys deal with wind?

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangehero View Post
    How do you guys deal with wind?
    The 1.9 oz nylon used in issue liners' shells is fairly wind resistant. Otherwise, having a large, closable tarp or an underquilt protector (your poncho can be used here, for either, with a little forethought and practice) helps as well.

    Site selection also goes a long way; placing yourself broadside to the wind (unless only one end of your tarp is closable, say, by using a single Grizz beak), slightly downhill from a ridge, helps greatly in reducing the amount of wind you receive.

    Hope it helps!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangehero View Post
    How do you guys deal with wind?
    I would argue that wind is a problem best resolved by:

    * Site selection
    * Tarp style
    * Tarp pitching technique

    Under quilts come into play, but only tangentially, for wind control. Quilts need to be breathable so that insensible moisture can escape quickly and not get trapped and soak your insulation. There are some fabrics like eVent or GORE-TEX that offer superior wind protection and moderate breathability as well as moisture control, but it's cost prohibitive to produce on one hand and not the most effective on the other.

    Another solution to help with wind control with an under quilt is to consider a weather shield, under cover, or hammock sock. I've been experimenting with socks this winter and I'm not happy with the condensation problems, although there is a noticeable warmth.

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    I used your instructions to make one and it works great. I added a curtain panel for $10 from walmart and it can handle 30 degree weather including wind. I plan to replace the panel with nylon, but for now, it works great. I'll test it down to 25 next weekend. Thanks for your great pictures, instructions and diagrams.
    Hanging in the Ozarks

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    Got all of my supplies together so I'm going to give this a try. Should be perfect for me. Thanks Dejoha

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    Well, I built mine lastnight following your instructions to the T.

    Thanks for the great and cheap idea

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    I had the same problem as a lot of the other DIYers...the pluq was sagging too much around the bottom of the hammock. I'm thinking maybe I had it cinched too tight...I pretty much cinched it as tightly as I could. Will try again and see if that is the problem. THANKS EVERYONE!

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    I have a quick question.... how much do you all typically cinch up the ends to avoid drafts? The first time I tried mine I cinched it up as much as I could which was most likely not necessary. Does anyone have pictures of what the cinched ends should look like before weight is put in the hammock?

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    Just enough to seal the edges against your hammock. It helps to have a second set of eyes for this.

    If you don't have a second set of eyes, a digi camera with time delay and a tripod can be your set of eyes...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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