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    Thoughts on a Gear Hammock

    I recently purchased a Hennessy Hammock Expedition A-Sym. As many have already noted, the stock rainfly is seriously lacking in size/coverage. As such I plan to upgrade my rainfly to a larger 3rd party option. Once I do this, I will have the stock HH rainfly just sitting around the house. I may be tempted to try to sell it for $20, but I thought of another potential option..

    Does anyone with any experience in making a DIY gear hammock know if the material used in the stock HH rainfly would be adequate to make a gear hammock out of?

    Or, if the material isn't strong enough for a gear hammock, does anyone have any suggestions for what I could make with the stock HH rainfly once I get a new rainfly?

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    you could... but i would sell the tarp.. you could get $30 shipped for it
    it would be cheaper to order some fabric from BWDD it's $5.50 for Silnylon 2nds if i remember by the yard all you really need is a yard for a gear hammock/pack cover and some shock cord would cost you under $15 with the shipping ... and you would have $15 left for other cool gear
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    bwdd?

    what is bwdd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang loose View Post
    what is bwdd?
    http://www.diygearsupply.com/

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    Thanks GLP! I'll certainly heed your advice and try to get $30 for it. If I'm lucky, it'll sell and I'll find myself with a little cash to start a new DIY project

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    I use a seine net with the end gathered and hung under my hammock, but when I don't have my hammock set up I use it as it is supposed to be used. I got mine for a few bucks at ****'s

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    One, thread had a kelly chair that also was a pack cover and a gear hammock. Any one seen a "how to make" thread on it or know how?
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    I am a big fan of Mac's Gear Box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isheian View Post
    One, thread had a kelly chair that also was a pack cover and a gear hammock. Any one seen a "how to make" thread on it or know how?
    Jerry chair, Ish.
    Its a simple rectangle of fabric, cut to your specs.
    Shape it like a chair, narrow at the head, tapering wider towards the hips and butt. This shape will limit its multi-function ability.

    INSTRUCTIONS HERE.
    Original Jerry chair thead

    For a pack-cover/chair/gear hammock/top cover...whatever, just a simple rectangle works best IMO. And a pocket or strap loops for your pad and a pocket for your poles. Fabric choice is yours to decide, depending on expected usages.
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