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Hammock insulation idea

Discussion in 'Hammocks' started by tomme boy, May 7, 2017.

  1. tomme boy

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    I have a few cheap hammocks. What I was thinking was to take one of the hammocks and using that as a UQ. Attach it with velcro straps. I could stuff foam pad in between the two hammocks as insulation. Basically a cheap double layer hammock.

    Has anyone done this?
     
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    Sounds like it would work!
     
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    I have built insulated hammocks by sewing insulated quilts to the bottoms of my hammock and then sewn anther piece of rip stop on the bottom .it is a little tricky not getting the quilt too tight but once you get it f right it is so
    Simple to set up knowing your back will
    Be warm .
     
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    If your hammocks are somewhat adjustable in how closely they attach on the velcro, it would also be possible to use the hammocks much like a browse bag and insulate with dry grass or leaves.
     
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    I think I am going to try this out. I am going to set it up in my basement first to figure it out. Now to figure out what for insulation.
     
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    Closed cell foam is good.
    If your hammocks are the same size, run a row of stitching down the long edge on one side. On the opposite side sew about a 24" row of stitch midway on this long edge.
    The pad can be slipped in at the opening, and lined up by pulling thru from the other opening. Once the pad is situated, your weight will squeeze the pad/fabric and it stays in place all night.

    Its a common practice in hammock building. Its called a double layer hammock.
    Heres a diagram of how to from scratch. In this example, they sew part of the right and left sides. I doesn't need to be like this. Sewing one side completely and partially on the opposite yields the same results.
    [​IMG]
     
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    The only thing to be aware of is the pad. The corners will have to be cut to conform to the angles of the Hung hammock
     

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