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    I've been driving this morning and thinking about the netting issue. Obviously, that's the most critical. Sleeping on the floor is uncomfortable and sleeping in the rain sucks, but malaria is a killer. Like someone else said, it'd be best to have the netting so that someone can walk into a netted "room". Also, this is an entire temporary home, not just a bed, so it'd be awesome if the netting was up even when the hammock was down. AngrySparrow, have there ever been any discussions about netting draped from the perimeter of a tarp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    AngrySparrow, have there ever been any discussions about netting draped from the perimeter of a tarp?
    Not that I recall.

    But, if you look at the JRB Hammock Hut tarp design (pics here and here), it seems that netting could be added in that fashion to a diamond fly. Imagine netting in place of the fabric walls. Of course it might be simpler to just sew flat pieces to the edges of a rectangular tarp.
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    Mossie or midge tarps seem to be fairly simple in design, here's two

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...=midge+netting

    http://www.wildnisabenteuer.de/gear/dtarp.htm

    There's also the lifesystems type which can hang from a single or multipoint above.

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    Nice! The HF archivist took 9 minutes to supply a reply with links! Thank AS; you're even better than Google.

    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Not that I recall.

    But, if you look at the JRB Hammock Hut tarp design (pics here and here), it seems that netting could be added in that fashion to a diamond fly. Imagine netting in place of the fabric walls. Of course it might be simpler to just sew flat pieces to the edges of a rectangular tarp.
    .. truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. - Herman Melville

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    Just got a notice that the package of seconds ripstop nylon from Scott is on it's way. I can use this to sew up hammocks for the hammocks for Haiti project, as soon as we have a clearer picture of what is the optimal way to make them. Are we looking at a scenario of get something, anything there fast for now, and then a more co-ordinated project with fine tuning later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    Nice! The HF archivist took 9 minutes to supply a reply with links! Thank AS; you're even better than Google.
    SSHHH, a little hammock forum secret..AS is Google.
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    Turtlelady, this effort is certainly a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kinda thing. I appreciate all the input and ideas. And I'm open to more ideas..so feel free, we are a community and this is a community effort.

    I would love to send lots of stuff down right away, but that doesn't seem possible. As things arrive, I will stockpile and move them along.

    These things take time and getting a couple thousand 'hammockheads' rallied around the cause via the internet will take a bit. Buying supplies, sewing and shipping, etc. will take time.

    As far as what style hammock or how-to info, I'll leave that up to individual donor. Any thing has to be better than the present situation in Haiti.

    I am completely new to this fund-drive thing, so it will be a learning curve for me too. All I know is that I had a heartfelt moment and shared it with the HF community. We will play it by ear and see what shows up, if you have suggestions..great I'm all ears (and stomach).
    I knew of a need and I knew of an answer to that need, I had the appropriate contacts, both in Haiti and here on the Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Just Jeff's site has a great tutorial for making hammocks.
    I was thinking that Jeff's hammock would be a good way we could make the same basic design. It is simple and many of us already have made them as our first diy hammock.
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    I just bought enough $1.50 FoUC (aka ripstop) from WM for 14 full size hammocks, plus 20 yards of some kind of lightweight white mesh that will make mosquito netting. Thing1 and I will get to work on Monday!

    Gargoyle, what length do you think we should use for kid's hammocks? Is 2 yards too short?
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    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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