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    Here's a tutorial I put together not long ago on making mesh snake skins.
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    I have a HH Hyperlight with the Super Shelter and pad. I thought about using skins to help compress and pack the entire set up and to keep it out of the dirt during set up. I called Hennessy to find out which size to use and they say they don't recommend using skins with the Supersheltr attached. Does anyone use skins like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    I have a HH Hyperlight with the Super Shelter and pad. I thought about using skins to help compress and pack the entire set up and to keep it out of the dirt during set up. I called Hennessy to find out which size to use and they say they don't recommend using skins with the Supersheltr attached. Does anyone use skins like this?
    I have packed the SS undercover and underpad in the largest set of skins HH has. It's kinda tight but do-able. That was with the HH Exped so the Hyperlight might compress a little smaller and fit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    I have a HH Hyperlight with the Super Shelter and pad. I thought about using skins to help compress and pack the entire set up and to keep it out of the dirt during set up. I called Hennessy to find out which size to use and they say they don't recommend using skins with the Supersheltr attached. Does anyone use skins like this?
    I can't comment on using skins with the super shelter in particular, but a lot members here do use snake skins that will hold a hammock and a under quilt. I don't see why you couldn't use them with the super shelter.

    If you were going to use skins you would probably have to make some bigger ones to fit the super shelter and the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigidpsycho View Post
    what would be the easiest way to make snakeskins?
    Here is a tried and true approach....http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/DIY.htm.... Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    I have a HH Hyperlight with the Super Shelter and pad. I thought about using skins to help compress and pack the entire set up and to keep it out of the dirt during set up. I called Hennessy to find out which size to use and they say they don't recommend using skins with the Supersheltr attached. Does anyone use skins like this?
    I think that recommendation is strictly related to the underpad. If you go to the trouble of removing the underpad and compressing it in a stuff sack, then the rest of the supershelter, and stock tarp or even a MacCat deluxe if you want, will fit into the #4 skins. I think the main thing is that Tom figures it is just more convenient to not take anything apart once you have the SuperShelter put together, so he just takes the whole thing, leaving the sleeping bag in the hammock/supershelter, and stuffs it as one unit into his pack.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 08-16-2007 at 22:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    I have packed the SS undercover and underpad in the largest set of skins HH has. It's kinda tight but do-able. That was with the HH Exped so the Hyperlight might compress a little smaller and fit better.
    Stoikurt, so apparently no problem with OCF underpad damage from stretching when folding the skins up? I think someone once mentioned that might be a concern, at least theoretically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightsabre View Post
    Is anyone else having trouble loading JustJeff's website? It keeps timing out for me. I know it worked last week.
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    I still use snakeskins, but I would like to switch to the bb sack. Just been too lazy.

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