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    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    Compact Hammock? or Baby Hammock?

    Ok so in my short couple of weeks here I have learned a lot. But so has my son's Both of my boys are as excited about hanging as I am. My 5 yr old thinks he wants to have his own hammock. He wants it instead of his bed and thinks that he needs one for camping now to. I would love to get the hole family a flock of Black Birds but don't have the budget for that yet. So Doing some poking around the last few days I came across the "Baby Hammock" at TTTM and on one site I read that it is good for kids up to 12 yrs old but at only 2 or 2.5 feet wide (depending on which site you read) by 5 feet long. this seems like it may be a bit narrow even for a small kid. Also I want to start him out laying the right way on the Diag. So I had seen the post a wile back about TTTM having a few of the new? Compacts available, but I still do not see them listed in their product line. Can anybody give my the specs for the compact? Most of the "singles" from TTTM or ENO seem like they would just swallow up a small kid. "where are you little buddy!?!" So any help on a "Kid" hammock would be a lot of help. I would really love to get them out on the trail with me but the how to get everybody hung is the question of the day.

    Thanks for any help.

    Paul

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    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
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    i have a mini- diy bridge that will work for someone up to 5' tall and 100lbs.
    also a end gathered that works for toddler, up to 4' tall complete with a sil hex rainfly
    pm me

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    Have you checked out JustJeff's site (tothewoods.net) ? He's got some stuff on kid's hammocks, and taking kids hiking.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    Yah TH I have read through Jeffs site a few times. Very goog info on there. I did try to make one of the DIY hammocks with an old queen sized sheet that we had laying around but just could not get it to lay the way I wanted it to so looking at other options. Also the sheet would be a bit heavy and bulky to pack with.

    Mikes gear looks nice and we may go that way. Thanks again Mike.

    Cheers
    Paul

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    I'll just throw out a suggestion.
    Find a suitable fabric & cut it a couple inches bigger than 40" x 8'. The extra inches are for what you loose when you fold & sew the hem, but that's really no big deal anyway.
    If it turns out slightly bigger than you want, you can always cut a little off the width or length (or both) & re-hem it.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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