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    Gotta have pockets

    I went out to a buddys timber, drank a few beers with the guys, bon fired it, and slept in my new setup Saturday night. VERY comfortable and very satisfying to sleep in my own DIY hammock/tarp setup; BUT I wished it had gear pockets, to hold a flashlight/headlight, wallet, cell phone, and my handgun, so tonight, I made pockets for each of our hammocks. They are 15" long, 12" tall, and start 27" from the gathered end of the hammock. I think pockets are a must and are going to be a nice feature. You guys like pockets?
    Pics from this weekend. These are all cell phone pics, so sorry for the poor resolution.








    I used IOWA Hawkeye material for the GF's.





    Mine are just an off color green nylon to go with the environment

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    I need a place to store stuff, but it doesn't have to be pockets. I like the shelf on the Blackbird, and I've been using a peak bag lately. Pockets are a simple way to make it work as well...good on ya for making your gear work for you!
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    Senior Member HCH's Avatar
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    I could even store some clothes or an extra blanket in one I guess too. Thanks.

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    While laying in my hammock the last night I had the same wish. To store things near by while I am in the hammock.
    How does it affect your laying when the pockets are loaded?

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    I'm going out again this weekend with it, but can't see how the pockets will have any effect on how the hammock will lay when loaded. I have to have a place to store gear, and a stuff sack hooked to my whoopie sling OUTSIDE my bugnet is not handy or accessible when I want to grab my flashlight, handgun, or gear.

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