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    New Member ancel308's Avatar
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    Hello from south FL.

    Just saying hello from FL. I build dual purpose gear for Special Ops personnel like myself. Currently working on a Bivy bag / hammock / shelter basicly a Large Jungle Hammock, 5'x9'x5' tall with the bug net. Also can be used as a Bivy Bag. Seeking Fabric options and thoughts?

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    Senior Member zukiguy's Avatar
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    That's gonna be kind of a tough order. A hammock bottom and bivy sack are almost polar opposites in terms of desired fabric properties. One needs to be waterproof and the other will be miserable if waterproof except in certain conditions. Maybe some of the newer WB fabrics (eVent, etc)??

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    Senior Member Timberrr's Avatar
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    Welcome from Cen Fla and good luck with your design(s).
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    That would be an interesting piece of gear but as zukiguy mentioned, you need to figure out the waterproofing aspect. Maybe you could do a tarp/bivybag combo plus a separate hammock/shelter item.

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    Hello and welcome from canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome from NC and do keep us posted on your progress.
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Welcome from a fellow Floridian. It's always exciting to see new gear designs!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland and thank you for your service.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Where in WPB are you from? I grew up in Royal Palm Beach.

    Welcome to Hf!

    Fronkey

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    Senior Member Mr.Tattoo's Avatar
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    Welcome from Sanford.

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