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    Idea I'm bouncing around

    I've been toying around with the idea of a partial sock for my hammocks. Not a full length sock, but just enough to cover each end and provide a little extra wet weather protection under my diamond tarp.

    Maybe a 2 to 3 foot section at the foot and head made from a lightweight nylon ripstop of some type ( I was looking at the coated ACU seconds DIY Gear has for it, but 1.1 with DWR might be fine ). They would just extend a short ways over the suspension, and then down and ride a short way down the ridgeline.

    I had also considered making the foot end double as a snakeskin as well so everything would pack down into it for quick deployment.

    Anybody ever do something like this before? I couldn't find any recent references to anything like it, but I may just be blind

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    i use my packa (raingear) for a 3' sock over my foot end.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i use my packa (raingear) for a 3' sock over my foot end.
    I've done something similar on real rainy nights which kind of led to the idea of a more permanent solution. I was bothered by the idea I could be out during the day wearing my poncho while back at basecamp my hammock was getting wet.

    I'm probably overthinking the problem

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    With the HH Tarp

    With the original HH tarp, I found that in major storms, I was lucky to stay dry. So, I made 2 1/2 feet ends. It was enough to cover me & keep rain out of my hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneaut View Post
    They would just extend a short ways over the suspension, and then down and ride a short way down the ridgeline.
    Have a look at slowhike's gallery, starting around here.

    He has used something like that for quite a few years, and has integrated storage into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneThing View Post
    With the original HH tarp, I found that in major storms, I was lucky to stay dry. So, I made 2 1/2 feet ends. It was enough to cover me & keep rain out of my hammock.
    That's exactly what I was thinking about. Did you just make them triangular in shape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Have a look at slowhike's gallery, starting around here.

    He has used something like that for quite a few years, and has integrated storage into it.

    Awesome ... that is even beyond what I was thinking. I love the storage 'rack'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Have a look at slowhike's gallery, starting around here.

    He has used something like that for quite a few years, and has integrated storage into it.
    Wow! That's outstanding. I just had an umbrella break on me the other day. I cut it off of the wire and it will make a great end piece with a little alteration.

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    Idea I'm bouncing around

    Love that idea! Will be interested to see how this evolves...

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    Idea I'm bouncing around

    That's a cool idea. I did something like it but it was a fail. I put my whoopie through the head hole of a heavy duty poncho and made a half sock pointed into the wind and rain. It works but flaps like crazy. I really want a sock. Who makes a good one?
    Last edited by Mikeinajeep; 03-08-2013 at 00:36.
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