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    The logistics of relocations are going to be extremely difficult.

    Before the earthquake, the local infrastructure was not that good. Fresh water, food, housing, power and utilities were already maxed out. Haiti is the poorest country in the world. Relocate millions of folks to where?? The terrain and environment can only support so many. As mentioned, most of the land has been stripped of trees, (do a google satelite map search of Haiti) it is quite obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Just thinknin' agin'... Haiti is a place where a HH with stock tarp, all in SnakeSkins, would shine! It would be a Presidential Palace Hammock!

    Maybe someone should put a bug in Mr. H's ear...
    Umm, I dont know... it would be hard to comfort a kid or provide medical/food attention/check up on them by popping thru the bottom opening! (Peek-a-
    Boo!) Missionary friends in africa (wherever bugs are a issue in the tropics) say that bug nets are the best, especially the kind a care worker can walk into and console a kid.

    Outside of that, yes, the HH was made for that kind of climate

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    From the Haiti Foundation website: Facility where the volunteers stayed.


    After the earthquake:
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Hello gargoyle your post about Haiti compelled me to join the forum. I'm near middlevilleand would be happy to help with diy hammocks but could use some help with adding bug netting to a hammock. As for fabric I'd be willing to bet the ladies at Fields would be willing to give us a nice discount if we tell them what this is for. They dont have much in the way of ripstop but thay do have lots of polyester taffeta, I tried it for my first test hammock and it seemed to be quite tough.

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    i posted a link to this on grand trunks facebook. I should be able to sew some next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    Anyone got instructions to making a simple gathered end hammock? That could make it easier for people to look at and realize its not that hard at all and help this cause?- Especially kid sizes
    Just Jeff's site has a great tutorial for making hammocks.
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    Welcome aboard, down state nate, glad your here.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    This a good thing here, I will see what I can find to help. I would rather send equipment than money.

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    I may be able to get a supply of rope that a local supplier makes. He makes utility rope but he also makes quite a bit of that black cord for lawnmower and snowblower pull starts. I've used some of that for my last couple hammocks and it seems very strong. I would be willing to see what I can get from him if someone can give me an idea of how much would be needed.

    I think the last roll I got was 200' for $10. Let me know and I'll drop in and see him.
    I do not wish to be disturbed - but I can't help it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes.

    http://www.campingsurvival.com/nets.html Some suggestions.

    Netting of any kind was at the top of her list. Military style mosquito bars would be excellent. Just your basic toule or nylon mesh that could be used for mossy nets will work.
    As far as a specific wish list..I just put myself in their shoes, and try to think of things that I would need.


    Netting (Bug net for the hammock, attached or not, mossy bar or bulk netting, etc.)
    CCF pads
    Hammocks with suspension
    Sleeping Mats from bags
    Of course, water and food are at the top of this list. Hopefully the rescue efforts can provide these. I think it may be a good idea to suggest a water filter on the wish list! I'm sure a filter would be a neccessity.
    Gargoyle.. I will also swing by the local MPX and see what they have for stock on the mosquito nets.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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