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    Snake Skins?

    What are snake skins for? How do they help? I don't know if I should make some.

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    Assuming you have an HH, they provide another means to store your hammock for transportation (rather than a simple stuffsack) by encapsulating the entire hammock fly and body into one long tube that you just ball-up and stuff into your pack. Since they are typically waterproof (silnylon), they make it easier to setup/takedown your hammock in the rain such that your hammock's body (and underquilt if you make the snake skins large enough) does not get wet during deployment or take down.

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    They are shown in use at the end of this 'HH Takedown' video.
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    Uh, they can work on hammocks (or tarps) besides Hennesseys, too.

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    I’ve just recently made snake skins. Easy to make. Easy to use. No down side to speak of.

    I didn’t use sil-nylon since I don’t have any right now. I wouldn’t have wanted to use sil until I get some practice sewing with it. Speaking of which; anyone have old sil scraps that aren’t large enough to use for anything else? I could use them to practice sewing sil.
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