skeeter beeter mods and pics
I might not do a full (public) review of the Skeeter Beeter but I thought I'd share some photos of the one I recieved (with some modifications). The tarp is a MacCat standard.
I replaced the stock suspension with polyester webbing, added some daisy chain type loops on the webbing to support the tarp and ridgeline, and attached the tarp via carabiners- so it can be removed and raised/lowered or left at home entirely. I thought it worked fairly well with the netting spreader-bars made from bamboo I got from the gardening dept at Target. To hold them in place I had to sew a small bartack onto the edge of the mesh loops. My stuff sack holds all the contents and is about the size of a milk jug. Hammock weight as is comes in at 35.3 ounces. Its very roomy @ 9x4.5 feet.
The netting is held up w/ glove hooks and sticks and can slide freely end to end so it has minimal stress on the mesh. I may add a prusik to the ridgeline if it starts to sag or blow w/ wind. For now, Im happy with the hammock. Despite the mesh being beige, I dont find it hard to see out of.
Last edited by te-wa; 06-07-2008 at 21:41.
What is the fabric like on the skeeter beeter? It says parachute nylon on the travel hammock website. Comparison to other hammocks?
skeeter beeter material
the skeeter beeter pro hammock is parachute nylon, the others are a polyester blend and only holds 250lbs, compared to the pro which holds 400lbs.
Cheers for using an s-biner!!