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Chris Peichel

Locale: Eureka
MYOG hammock tarp and bug net on 08/12/2010 18:51:26 MDT Print View

This myog bug is dangerous. I made a gathered end hammock with whoopie slings/ tree straps, a removable bug net and a 5x9 tarp. I loaded it all up and got out for two days. Finally got a chance to test my myog pack also.
181g - tarp, 1.1 sil-nylon 5x9
25g - tarp guylines, 1.75mm zing-it
88g - bugnet - .9oz/yd no-see-um (2 yards of mesh with a channel sewn on the short end, then gathered. The gathered end I just tie at the head of the hammock, then a tie-up keeps it off my face, the rest just drapes. Worked great, and removable.

209g - hammock, 1.1oz nylon 68" wide, uncoated
42g - pair of whoopie slings, 7/64 amsteel
20g - adjustable ridgeline , 7/64 amsteel
68g - pair of tree straps, 1" polyester webbing
50g - carabiners/ small full strength climbing

total - 683g / 24.09oz

I will probably make some soft shackles to save the weight of the carabiners.
The tarp is the minimum size I would want to use, I will probably make a bigger one, but that was what I had for sil-nylon.

Hammocks are awesome! I will be hard pressed to go to the ground from here on out.

I am also very pleased with the comfort of my pack.Here is the whole set-upvery simple, removable bug netting

Edited by momo on 08/12/2010 20:23:14 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: MYOG hammock tarp and bug net on 08/12/2010 21:48:49 MDT Print View

Great job there Chris. When we heading out? Just ordered some Amsteel today. Was wondering why I hadn't heard from you. I guess Mom won't be getting her sewing machine back anytime soon. I got a spare Kenmore if she presses you! One word-nacrabiner.

Edited by kthompson on 08/12/2010 21:52:55 MDT.

Chris Peichel

Locale: Eureka
MYOG hammock tarp and bug net on 08/12/2010 22:24:30 MDT Print View

I don't think I can get a sat/sun off till september. I wanted to thank you for the extra motivation, you have made some great gear. You really got me thinking about a hammock, and man do I love it.
Just made some nacrabiners/ softshackles tonight. Wow, 4g each. Sweet.
Amsteel is awesome stuff.
Oh, and I also got a steripen, the advernture opti. Super easy, fast, no wait, and I can carry way less water. Definately the way to go.

I shortened the hammock length, from the whipping to the whipping (where I attach the whoopie slings) it is now 108" / 9'. I will have to weigh it again, as well as update the weights using the nacrabiners/ softshackles instead of the carabiners.

Edited by momo on 08/13/2010 22:05:01 MDT.