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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdog View Post
    I think if you make the bug net window larger as the traditional "Mors Scarf"
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    Do you mean closer to full width of the hammock? How much wider would you suggest?

    Currently it is 18" x 30" with 12" of nylon between the noseeum and the hammock edge. I kept it 12" off the edge because I didn't want the stresses associated with the edge to be directly on the noseeum. However, with the openings on both sides, that is probably not a real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourdog View Post
    ...add some tabs for staking to use as a bivy bag.
    Done!

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

    The single grosgrain loop at the top edge of the noseeum, for suspending the net to the tarp or hammock ridgeline, plus these suggestions, keeps the Survival Hammock simple, but functional in three modes. I can't wait to test it in "bugnet hammock" mode, with the noseeum suspended from the hammock ridgeline!

    I'll make one today and post another video.

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    I can see a "Survival System" consisting of a Molly Mac Pack with a pocket for a pad as back support and a Survival Hammock in snake skins lashed to the sides and bottom of the pack panel in a "U" shape. Toss in a First Aid Pouch on one shoulder strap, and a Survival Kit Pouch on the other and you've got a whole package.

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    Wow that is amazing. The people on this forum never stop innovating. You all sure make a slow day at work go faster!

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    How about some loops or a channel along the sides so that it can be used as an improvised stretcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    How about some loops or a channel along the sides so that it can be used as an improvised stretcher?
    How about instead just hang it tight underneath a pole? Any hammock can be a stretcher that way!
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    Mac;
    The one that Mors has the skeeter net at 14" x 26" wide.

    Also you just make the side opening large anuff to crawl in between the layers
    for bug protection.
    Slipe a pad in for insulation.

    When Stuart of Adventure Ltd makes he's and uses in he's courses for jungle survail in Borno he adds the sleeve as you have and as a Tai hammock and just uses a double layer of para cord wraped once around the tree and tied with a bow knot.

    Theres ties , stake loups in the four corners.

    When used as litter as you discriped make sure the pole is at least long anuff so you can have two people on each end or four porters.

    Litter bearing is rely hard work !!!

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    wearable stove? Try a campfire!

    Very interesting idea. Now I am curious to see what the original scarf looked like. I really love the ideas that come up here. Mac's execution looks flawless. Thanks!!

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    Is it possible or even comfortable, to use it as a bivy (get between the 2 layers for bug protection) while set up in hammock mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brazenatl View Post
    Is it possible or even comfortable, to use it as a bivy (get between the 2 layers for bug protection) while set up in hammock mode?
    I'm confident that this "bugnet hammock" mode will work just fine.

    I wish I were able to demonstrate this sooner... alas, I will not be able to make Survival Hammock that's all 1.1 ripstop until Tuesday. Then I will report the weight, and post a video demonstrating the use of the Survival Hammock in all three modes: Hammock, Bivvy, and Bugnet Hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I will not be able to make Survival Hammock that's all 1.1 ripstop until Tuesday. Then I will report the weight, and post a video demonstrating the use of the Survival Hammock in all three modes: Hammock, Bivvy, and Bugnet Hammock.
    Well, I made one, but it'a raining buckets, so the video will have to wait another day.

    The 10' Survival Hammock in 1.1 ripstop, with loops in the corners and on the bugnet, without suspension, tips the scales at 14.3 oz.

    So, with Whoopie Slings, it will be less than a pound!


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