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    Senior Member mataharihiker's Avatar
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    Tips and suggestions about improving your Clark experience

    I am on the Yahoo Clark Hammock forums and one of the members (2ply) posted this picture of what he did with his Weathershield...



    I think that is just so cool! he hasn't yet told us how he did it...

    Another member, complained that he did not like the way the hammock squeezed his shoulders...he solved this, and I'm going to cut and paste so I get just what he wrote correct, by doing this:

    Something I wanted to do before the hike was to find a way to hang my Clark so that I had more room for my shoulders. What I came up with for this trip was to untie the knot at the head end and secure the rope between two trees. I secured the WeatherShield of the hammock to one of the trees and offset the tarp a little since I wasn't hanging from just one tree.

    When I climbed in I had a lot more shoulder room and still hang a great hanging angle for the hammock. Has anyone every tried this before. Besides having to find three trees to hang from I think I'll be trying hanging like this from now on. I was able to zip up the WeatherShield very easily and had more room for reading than I have before.

    Have anything you've done that's out of the box with your Clark?

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    The thread and the pic. Good stuff, that mod is.

    I'd like to try a Clark sometime...they certainly have a loyal following.
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    Senior Member mataharihiker's Avatar
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    This is how he did it! Thanks, Jeff!

    from 2ply...The window is a medium weight clear vinyl from the fabric shop. Cut to the size you want the window to be. Used a strip of nylon folded over and sewn with a zig zag to allow for stretch on the weather shield on the Clark. Next cut the weather shield material on 3 sides if you want a roll up cover, if not, cut off all 4. Sewed Velcro tabs onto the sides so it would hold in place, and a tab on the back so it would stay together when rolled up. Next I tape sealed the edges of the material to keep it from unravelling. I was just going to put 2 smaller windows on first, but decided a nice large window was the way to go!
    It was easier to make than we thought it would be. The total cost of supplies was less than $10.00.

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    that is a cool feature. i wonder what the weights are per sq yd on some of the clear materials that would do well in cold weather?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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