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    Member SouthernExposure's Avatar
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    Just in from Mississippi

    Hello folks.

    My name is Norman and I live in Madison, MS. I have been camping for decades and was introduced to hammocks by a member of our group on our recent trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I was hooked the first time I sank into, and turned into a puddle in his ENO hammock. As soon as we got back home, I started researching the internet to find out how I could make one for myself.

    I just finished sewing one with a double layer pocket of ripstop nylon for insulation in colder weather and for mosquito protection in warmer weather. I added a mosquito netting and snakeskins and was ready to go. I set it up in the backyard and last night was the first time that I have ever slept in one. It was amazingly comfortable and with a few tweeks could become my preferred method of camping.

    Norman
    aka SouthernExposure

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    Welcome to the forums thanks for joining us. Congratulations on already making your first hammock, mosquito netting and snake skins. Sounds like all you need is a tarp to complete your gear. How about posting some pics of your gear.
    Terry

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    Welcome to HF,

    You sound like a DIYer, be sure to check out the DIY thread in the forums. Like Poppabear said all you need is a tarp, lots of ideas here to go through, and be sure to ask ?s. ETH

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    Member SouthernExposure's Avatar
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    Photos of DIY

    Here are a few shots that I took this evening.


    Snakeskinned:


    Hammock with mosquito netting over ridgeline and 10'x12' silnylon tarp folded back.


    Tarp pulled over and staked.


    I used clips to hold the ends of the mosquito netting together to close it off after putting it over the ridgeline. This helped give me plenty of room in the hammock and let the breeze blow through the netting.

    Any suggestions for improvements?

    SE

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    Looks great! Welcome to the club.

    Bat
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    Beginning my NOBO trip on the AT on 2/28/12.

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    Member choptop48f1's Avatar
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    Good looking rig. Welcome from a noob from Petal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choptop48f1 View Post
    Good looking rig. Welcome from a noob from Petal.
    Welcome Norman (and Choptop) and hello from Tupelo! Great DIY results, Norman!
    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.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Member choptop48f1's Avatar
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    just noticing that we have enough Mississippians to have our own group hand.

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    Mississippi

    Nice job on the hammock. I am from West Point.
    Go Dogs!! and Green Wave!!
    Cedar Tree

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    welcome from Louisiana

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