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Old 02-06-2008, 06:19 AM
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It's not difficult to sew a ridgeline pocket out of noseeum mesh. I made one that can be threaded over the ridgeline with a pocket on either side (my ridgeline is removeable, it's a homemade hammock).

Picture a vertical rectangle folded in half, with the sides then folded back upwards to make pockets... then sewn together, leaving a channel for the ridgeline. It helps to hem the noseeum first, to make it easier to work with.

It held a gatorade bottle full of water at my last camp, so I know it's pretty strong.

I'll see if I can find a picture of it (or take one).
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:01 PM
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FlakeyOne FlakeyOne is offline
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I have a 3 pocket no see um mesh holder on my hammock line above and 2 clips to hold my boots. Wow, the last thing I want inside my hammock is water!!! I try hard not to have to get up in the middle of the night to pee. Had to last night at 28 degrees in N. Ga. at 4 a.m. But you got me thinking..................
an EMPTY Gatorade bottle has lots of possibilities.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for the great photo illustration, Mata... Did you make the mesh storage pocket?

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No, I bought it from Dancing Light before they went out of business...it has lived in many hammocks...it would be a piece of cake to make...if I remember, next time I have the hammock up (when temps get above zero) I'll try to get a better picture of it's design...
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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Wow, the last thing I want inside my hammock is water!!! I try hard not to have to get up in the middle of the night to pee. Had to last night at 28 degrees in N. Ga. at 4 a.m. But you got me thinking..................
an EMPTY Gatorade bottle has lots of possibilities.

Well, it wasn't for drinking. I heated the water right before bed and used it as a hot water bottle. As soon as it lost its heat, I relegated it to the pocket above. It was about 24F that night, but I was toasty warm.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:57 PM
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Great idea. Could have used that non my toes in the mummy bag last week at 28 degrees. It's a 20 degree but my toes always get cold and the rest of me toasty. No insulation under the bag from knees down probably the reason. I used chemical hunting toe/hand warmers which did the trick.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:23 AM
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Anything heavy you hang will usually slide down to the middle during the night. I just hang socks and glasses over the line and maybe a headlamp.Other gear just stays in my pack under the hammock on the ground. Remember, too, that water will run down the support lines.

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Old 02-21-2008, 10:56 AM
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Sounds like you're getting some good ideas, but something I haven't heard mentioned is a gear loft. Depending on how tight you pitch your hammock, you could easily make a small gear hammock that attaches to your ridgeline with a couple prussiks. If you made it from noseeum it could still be UL, and you'd have an awesomely consistent hammock theme.

I just built a hammock that is lacking ridgeline storage, so I might give this a whirl. If I do I'll post up a couple pictures.

Alright, I made a quick example of what I was thinking of with the gear hammock. It's probably too big b/c it brushes against my feet when it's loaded up with a bunch of stuff. But, with a little size refinement, it might be a good way to go. Here are the pics:

With just a water bottle:

DSCF0923.jpg

With a pillow inside to take up the space:

DSCF0924.jpg

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:51 PM
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Neat idea Job,
Keep 'em coming!
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:18 PM
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Job,

That's got me thinking about hanging one with an opening on the end facing me. A mini Hennessy inside a Clark. hmmm I can just reach straight on in there and grab that cold delivered piece of pizza etc. Had the hammock up yesterday as it got all the way up to 40 F and sunny. Wanted to take some measurements to dimension what ever I end up building.

Thanks for the idea.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:25 PM
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That's got me thinking about hanging one with an opening on the end facing me. A mini Hennessy inside a Clark. hmmm I can just reach straight on in there and grab that cold delivered piece of pizza etc. Had the hammock up yesterday as it got all the way up to 40 F and sunny. Wanted to take some measurements to dimension what ever I end up building.

I like it! Let us know how it goes.
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