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    End Weather Shields and Black Bishop Bag Combo

    So I was looking at Black Bishop bags and the standard tarp on my Hennessy Expedition and I was thinking about the end panels on the Clark hammocks that provide some weather shielding. And the little light bulb came on and I thought, "How about making a conical weather shield that will slip over the suspension and ends of a hammock and have a drawstring in it so it could be used as a Black Bishop bag?" And then I thought, "If you had one on each end, they could be held in place with a grosgrain loop and a bit of cord run parallel with the ridge line." I'm thinking 1.1oz silnylon; you could get all kinds of crazy, but something about 18"-24" deep would help make up for a small tarp in a hurry. Only one would be really useful for storage, but how could you avoid having two

    It's getting late and that is all the brain cells I have to share with you for now.

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    if i may interject: if youre going to do all that and have 2, why not trim them in omni tape and make a sort of snake skin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by REV View Post
    if i may interject: if youre going to do all that and have 2, why not trim them in omni tape and make a sort of snake skin?
    Possible! Or just stuff one end into the other and draw it shut.

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    Ive heard of blast panels, grizz beaks, hammock socks. but this is pretty cool. im listening
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    Slowhike had a nice set of silnylon end covers a while back. I don't know what happened to the pictures of them though. They even had a built in shelf!

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=582


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    Thanks gargoyle! Nice find.


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    Yeah, I still use them when I camp. They protect from blowing rain & give me a place to store all my gear.
    I call them "Storage End Covers"

    I have thought & worked on ideas to improve them because as they are now, they can become a tangled mess if care is not taken in set up & take down (I leave them on the hammock).
    But I really do like what they provide.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Oh, & as far as the "Black Bishop Bag Combo" part, I do use the smaller of the two "Storage End Covers" as a stuff sack to store it in the pack.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    OooHH! How about the Bishop bag end cover on one end and a rain wrap/kilt end cover on the other. Dual purpose stuff is the ticket.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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