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    Callin FishinFinn>Need some Hammock Doctorin'

    Well,
    My "throw away hammock" arrived from Thailand, and I should have followed you guys with the suggestion of buying the Skeeter Beeter. What can I say?
    It does have two layers of fabric on the bottom, but it is NOT a sleeve, as the seller claimed, so I could slip in a pad.
    Now I should use the blue nautical rope, that someone suggested I buy, and those rings to rig up a decent hanging system on this POS.
    It has some sawed off aluminum poles to stretch out the mosquito netting, and I am wondering on using those, or following someone else's suggestions
    on buying two Walmart arrows and sawing those off instead. I just don't want any hassles with international check in when I fly to Dallas>Belize next Monday.
    Lyndon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndon View Post
    Well,
    My "throw away hammock" arrived from Thailand, and I should have followed you guys with the suggestion of buying the Skeeter Beeter. What can I say?
    It does have two layers of fabric on the bottom, but it is NOT a sleeve, as the seller claimed, so I could slip in a pad.
    Now I should use the blue nautical rope, that someone suggested I buy, and those rings to rig up a decent hanging system on this POS.
    It has some sawed off aluminum poles to stretch out the mosquito netting, and I am wondering on using those, or following someone else's suggestions
    on buying two Walmart arrows and sawing those off instead. I just don't want any hassles with international check in when I fly to Dallas>Belize next Monday.
    Lyndon
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    I wouldn't worry about bringing the "net stretchers" with you on your flight. I'm sure you can find something to use in Belize, like a stick, to stretch out the mosquito netting.

    The two layers are sewn together, completely, all the way around? I think that sounds like the "new" Claytor, but I thought they went back to the leaving the opening open for the pad? I know there is a thread here somewhere about Claytor changing the way the bottoms were sewn, and modifying them so you can use them with a pad. Kind of useless to have a double bottom, and no way to slip a pad between the layers.

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    Agreed about useless, unless this nylon is so thin that using the double layer is protection against bites.
    Yup, I'll need to get some light line to make a ridgeline tomorrow. Any good links in the Claytor thread on that?
    I'll follow your suggestion about not including the aluminum spreader bars.
    Make no mistake, FishinFinn, this is NOT a Claytor, not even close in quality.
    But it was dirt cheap as well. I think the tarp may be the best part of it.

    I'll try to post up some photos tomorrow in the daylight.
    Lyndon
    On a side note, has anybody used the Grand Trunk's silk sleep sacks? And what is the quality of the Alps Mountaineering closed cell foam
    pads vs. the basic level ones? I can't find any reviews anywhere on it.
    Last edited by Lyndon; 06-05-2009 at 21:46. Reason: Adding two questions

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    That was very interesting reading, FishinFinn.
    I noticed that one person wrote, "if I had known there was no sleeve for the pad, I would have bought the Skeeter Beeter"
    Yup.
    I'm heading out tomorrow to the local camping store for line. How long should I get for the ridgeline?
    And on that real long webstrap that is looped on the ends. Where do I cut it?
    Don't I need to sew a second loop, or do a thing with a carbiner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndon View Post
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    It has some sawed off aluminum poles to stretch out the mosquito netting, and I am wondering on using those, or following someone else's suggestions
    on buying two Walmart arrows and sawing those off instead. I just don't want any hassles with international check in when I fly to Dallas>Belize next Monday.
    Lyndon
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    I fly a lot. In my experience the TSA people are trained to look for certain things, and sawed off aluminum poles (or arrows w/o tips) aren't on their list of things to check out.

    I've carried hiking poles with a pretty sharp tip through airport security several times.

    Grizz

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    Thanks, Grizz. I'll keep that in mind.
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