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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    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.
    I'm only around 165lbs so weight shouldn't be a problem with a single layer of 1.1 I don't think.

    That all sounds pretty good so far, keep us posted!

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    Marked to watch later but men, I love the idea!

    Now to use that too as a swagroll/gearskin backpack, tree huggers for backpack straps, whoopies for tying and made of mithrill... no .... anyway, great idea and will happily watch and rewatch it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Personally I'd take a foot longer one and suffer the weight if that keeps or helps keep my legs in the hammock.
    Narrow hammocks have little center-gather, or none at all. One can be comfortable lying on slightly less diagonal than you might be used to using, particularly when hung with less sag, or tighter suspension. It is not necessary to send your feet overboard. You find this effect in Speer Hammocks, Switchbacks and Slowhike's DIY hammock.

    Nonetheless, I'll make the Survival Hammock a foot longer.

    I'll also offer a couple of suspension options. I figured out how to use a short Amsteel strap, and rig it so it is recoverable after you ungather the hammock.

    More news toward the end of the week!

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    Nicely done Mac.
    Last edited by Redoleary; 05-02-2012 at 11:25.
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    Watched it and loved it.....thanks MacEntyre!

    Orange Rescue Me Survival colour option instead of black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2roam View Post
    Watched it and loved it.....thanks MacEntyre!
    You are entyrely welcome!

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by born2roam View Post
    Orange Rescue Me Survival colour option instead of black?
    I'll do any color that I do not stock, for an additional $20.

    Sorry to have to do that... sure wish I could afford a bunch of rolls of fabric in lots of fancy colors!

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    Nice idea Mac. I like the option of crawling inside or sleeping on top of it.

    To keep the netting off your face, could you sew a loop of material in the corner of the netting? (instead of pole sleeves) You could use it with trekking poles on the ground or tie off to the tarp ridge line if you crawl inside in hammock mode.
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    'tie off to the tarp ridge line ' very smart and that'll work when in hammock mode
    and in ground mode a string up to a branch could work to keep it off the face too.

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    That's nice and simple... a grosgrain loop in the center of the upper edge of the noseeum window. Good idea!
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    Good start Mac !

    I think if you make the bug net window larger as the traditional "Mors Scarf"
    has and also add some tabs for staking to use as a bivy bag your well on your way to a winner.

    Adding the foot to a 10' hammock would also a good choice.

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