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    A Simple Zipper Mod

    For hammocks that have long runs of zipper. My 11ft hammocks and I had a problem zipping up the bug net - the cure is idiot simple and takes seconds to install and use. I used to just hook the zipper pull with my foot and pull it down till I could reach it with my hands - lots of grunting and groaning and sometimes bad language. Yes, I have dual zippers, but no matter what, one of them is just out of reach. Now, I just leave one zipper on each side.

    I just attached a 4 ft long cord to the inside zipper and leave it looped around the side pull-out closest to me when I get in. To get the zipper further down the hammock, I just hold the end of the string and push it down with my foot. Once I'm all zipped up inside, I just tuck the string around the ridgeline. To get out, just pull the string and voila, your free to leave without fuss or needless contortionist exercise.

    While the younger people who can bend like pretzels probably won't need this, I, who are old and stiff, find it a great helper.
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    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    I remember XexorZ posting a video doing roughly the same thing you're talking about (I think):

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    Is that what you mean? A long pull cord helps the process. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    I remember XexorZ posting a video doing roughly the same thing you're talking about (I think):

    Click HERE

    Is that what you mean? A long pull cord helps the process. Enjoy!
    Exactly - my cord is longer and thinner (poly draw string) for the 11ft hammock I'm using. My WBBB now has the same thing.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Thank you for posting this, I had been trying to think of something viable for the exact same problem.
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    I do same thing and use a different color for the inside and the outside pull line of the zipper
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgann View Post
    Thank you for posting this, I had been trying to think of something viable for the exact same problem.
    Hey Nick! I should have told you about it, but the light bulb only lit yesterday. Such a simple thing really. Want some poly cord? Really thin stuff and strong, rot proof, etc. Oh, and in black color to match the night stealth hammock you have.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Hey Nick! I should have told you about it, but the light bulb only lit yesterday. Such a simple thing really. Want some poly cord? Really thin stuff and strong, rot proof, etc. Oh, and in black color to match the night stealth hammock you have.
    Did you even have to ask! Of course I want that, I can't have the enemy detecting me because the one thing that isn't stealth is my zipper pull man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgann View Post
    Did you even have to ask! Of course I want that, I can't have the enemy detecting me because the one thing that isn't stealth is my zipper pull man!
    I'll pop some in the mail for you.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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