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    Jeff's Gear Hammock/ Pack Cover

    I'm looking for more pictures of the gear hammock in the pack cover function.

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    There are a few here on Joker's pack...it's a kid-sized pack.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HikingPicturesMtRogers.html

    It's hanging on my hammock in all the other pics I have.

    On my HH in Yosemite here:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/ColdWeatherTenLakes.html

    And Big Sur here:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HikingPicturesBigSur.html

    And the original pic from my backyard here:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...arHammock.html

    Not really what you were asking for, but I hope it helps some.
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    Thanks Jeff. I'm considering this pack cover for the GoLite Quest that is supposedly on its way. I'm thinking the multi use of this could be a good addition to my gear. Seeing it hold water makes me kinda wanna turn it into a water filter adding even more use to it.

    EDIT: Do you have a link to the "hikers friend filter" that you mention on your site. I have a Base Camp filter and have seen a diy version useing a Nalgene. I don't think that the normal Nalgene bottle attachment system would work well with the pack cover. Maybe an system like the MSR one would work?
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    It's funny, I made one and rarely use it as a pack cover or gear hammock. It's been a ground cloth, bucket, firewood carrier, sit sheet, rain hood, and picnic blanket. Also wrapped up wet stuff in it before.

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    Platypus clean stream could work well with it used in that manner. Just need to find hardware to attach hose to the center of the pack-cover.

    Ok so looking over a few of the prior posts on DIY gravity filters. I think if I attach these to the center of the Jeff's Gear Hammock I should be able to cut some weight off of my system.

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    Then a hose down to a Platy Cleanstream and then to my water container of choice.

    This system should not get in the way when used in the pack cover and gear hammock functions. I would remove the hose from the "nipple" on the pack cover. Then put "nipple" side out when used as a gear hammock/ pack cover.

    Just thought of a drawback. When used for water filtration and then as a gear hammock residual water would be transfered to my gear. Interesting idea to cut some pack weight but maybe not that effective in practice.
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    I made three...put up a page on two of them.

    Here's one:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...ityFilter.html

    But I'd probably use that design with a smaller inline filter like this:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...itySawyer.html

    Then you could hook up the filter when you needed it, rather than keeping the filter permanently attached to the pack cover. I made another bag-type filter using this inline and it works ok. Slightly slower flow rate, though.
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    Yeah Jeff I was thinking the second. With a platycleanstream inline. It would probably save me 5 oz over my current Katadyn Base Camp filter. Multi use and all. I plan on bringing a pack cover anyway.

    Or put "niple" on both sides of the pack cover and use a hiker pro filter.

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