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    Senior Member Hiknhanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    Great job thinking outside of the box!! Nice to know you incorporated the magnet idea. It's been brought up several times, but I don't recall seeing where they were actually used.

    Good multi purpose gear!!
    Thanks DivaB! Enjoy your posts!

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    Great idea and just in time for my rework of the insulated undercover that I use.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Great idea and just in time for my rework of the insulated undercover that I use.
    Thanks olddog. Good luck with it!

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    Thanks. Now I get it. So the inner hammock uses the end channel technique as opposed to the Warbonnet style "knob" and the out hammock has bungee in its end channel and hangs from amstell of the inner. Cool.

    The magnet part seems to be what I thought but wasn't sure because of the other questions. All in all to me it seems like a good approach, especially for the flexibility it gives with regards to what you put between the layers.
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    Senior Member Hiknhanger's Avatar
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    You've got it Knotty. I haven't tried it with whipped ends or a larkshead on the main layer yet but I think it would still work. When I was kicking the idea around in my head, I was actually picturing that shock corded end wrapping around the hunk of fabric where the whipping knot attaches.

    I just had it hanging in the yard today. The second layer was too hot, so I just pulled down on it to get some slack and detached the magnets to allow air circulation. It worked great and I didn't have to even get out to do that.

    I really like your stretch side mod. I used it on my first DIY double. I did the version with the add-on nylon channels. With these strong magnets I still may be able to do it on this one.
    Last edited by Hiknhanger; 05-19-2012 at 16:55.

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    If I'm understanding this correctly, you essentially sleeping on a single layer hammock that is bearing your weight. Meanwhile, you have a second layer under the first that is highly adjustable and serves to hold your pad or underquilt, plus serves as a weathershield. Any dead air space between the two layers would also boost the insulation a bit. Hmmmm.... very versatile!
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    My undercover is just gathered with a short continuous loop larksheaded around the gather and the hammock whoopie fed thru the loop. I like the ability of yours to slide down the hammock to adjust or vent.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Thanks mad777 & olddog. Mad, you have it perfectly. Sorry my pics and explanation may not have been crystal clear, everyone. Those magnets really give the system a lot of versatility with little added weight.

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    Great job! I wanted to see if a Super Shelter was a viable option for my Hennessy, so I did essentially the same thing with a parachute cloth. channel end hammock . Minus the magnets. It worked so good I eventually bought a SS, mostly because it is lighter than my homemade one, and water resistant. The Sil nylon under cover that Hennessy uses is not a full rectangle, it tapers on the ends and so uses less fabric. You might check out the open cell foam pad Hennessy uses for insulation, they sell it separately for about 40 bucks. I have slept in mine down to about 40 and was quite comfortable. There are a number of threads here on the forum about similar experiments. Do a search for "Garlington Taco." Only disadvantage I see is a little more weight and bulk, which for me is offset by the versatility, and lower cost vs down under quilts. I like the magnet Idea!
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    Nice...

    Just keep your credit cards a good distance away... LOL

    Good Job!

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