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    Think I could like this a lot, I always love objects with multiple purposes. This could be a nice item to have in an emergency.

    This may be a strange question, and I do not have the experience to know if it is a good idea, but could it be made with the top ripstop and the bottom silnylon? My thought is I could attempt to fold it (or snaps/fasteners) and use it as a pack cover. It could be a small tarp, it might even be able to afford some uq protection. I've never used a bivy, so I don't know if there is a breathable-vs-wet conflict. I am also pretty tall so gear or my daughter would probably fill it unless it was an emergency.

    Again, love the idea.

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    Nice job Mac.
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    Great idea!

    I like it. Wow, that brings a lot of new ideas to mind.

    I bet in hammock mode you could sleep between the layers with the screen on the top and you've got a bug resistant hammock if you seal off the openings with some velcro.

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    Very nice! Love the multi purpose design.

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    History made again by McIntyre/Mors K.
    The first hammock that can be a double layer hammock with ccf pad deployed between layers OR
    a single layer hammock with integral overcover AND bug netting.
    Mors is a thinker and great execution Mac

    I would think the sil-nyl version of the UQP by 2Q/ZQ would also work when using as a ground bivy-or ever a couple trash bags for that matter.

    I also think a lot of us who have bObs, that for the most part the hammock has not been a real consideration; that has changed.

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    Great idea Mors and Mac!

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    Medicine Man has answered just as I was going to, Born Old!

    A silnylon hammock would be impractical, due to condensation. The 2Q/ZQ UQ protector would be an example of the gear that could work for you in hammock mode or in bivvy mode, especially if you could un-gather the ends. The Molly Mac Gear IX UQs would do the same.

    Of course, your daughter needs her own Survival Hammock... you can't have her in there with you when you are hanging!

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    That is pretty cool, I have long liked the idea of a hammock that's multi-purpose, and something that can double as a usable bivy with a bugnet is pretty awesome. I look forward to seeing more on this one!

    I'm particularly curious to see how it turns out if you can get it reversed so the bugnet works in hammock mode too. That would be a real killer design for me, something I could see carrying on a lot of trips, especially if the weight and bulk aren't too bad.

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    Yes, Mac give us some prospective weights...maybe with some different material combos.

    Also was thinking on the drive home this morning about two sleeves left and right about 4 inches long near the head area on both--to hold a POLE MOD---keep the material off the face when bivi-ing.
    Or cut a piece of willow and do the same and not fool with carry the cf pole.

    OK, so I get it you like the 9 foot length---but why? I see it is comfortable bacause of the width but I HATE my feet hanging over the edge; I think a lot of us do, and that is the reason the foot box mod had been put on a lot of gathered end hammocks. SO, will different sized models be available. Personally I'd take a foot longer one and suffer the weight if that keeps or helps keep my legs in the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloden View Post
    I'm particularly curious to see how it turns out if you can get it reversed so the bugnet works in hammock mode too. That would be a real killer design for me, something I could see carrying on a lot of trips, especially if the weight and bulk aren't too bad.
    If you are not too heavy, it will work just fine... I am over 200 lbs and I use a single layer 1.1 hammock often.

    The problem will be getting into it... Thing1 and I figured that you would be better off if you stood beside the hammock and put the opening between the layers over your head... then sit on the side that has no window.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Yes, Mac give us some prospective weights...maybe with some different material combos.
    It will be a bit more than a pound... will know exactly when I make one using two layers of 1.1 ropstop.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Also was thinking ...a POLE MOD---keep the material off the face when bivi-ing.
    2New2Hang already suggested that. There is not much material, so it would only be a little above your face. It's worth a try, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    OK, so I get it you like the 9 foot length---but why?
    The production hammock will be 10' long. It's short so that there is not a huge amount of excess material in bivvy mode. There is easily room for your pack in there with you!
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