Last night at work I became so delirious from my extreme sleep deprivation that I entered a whole new realm of tree camping bivy ideas. I am sure you are wondering why I am creating the blueprints for a new bivy when I have my beloved Monster Proof Hammock System but the truth is that it isn’t perfect yet.
Why isn’t the Monster Proof Hammock perfect you ask? Because camping with it this summer has showed me some flaws in my design. For example:
1. The traditional bridge hammock is warm and comfy in the winter and the slight shoulder squeeze is welcomed but in the summer it is too confining and warm. I just want to sprawl out!
2. My tarpsock opening has been redesigned with a zipper (I haven’t shown it in a video yet!) which has helped with ease of entry but in the rain it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep gear dry. I miss the traditional rain fly which allows me to have a whole area of rain-free-space.
3. I need a second bivy setup so that I can bring my wife treecamping with me. So why shouldn’t I look into different designs!?
Like I was saying earlier. Sometimes driving an ambulance at 3:30am while very sleep deprived is a GREAT way for my brain to dream up new ideas! So after getting some much needed sleep I grab one of my old hammocks, some scissors, a whole bunch of webbing, and set out into the forest to do some testing. This is the result:
Now, this isn’t totally what I had planned in my head. I used four trees because I did not want to modify my hammock too much. My idea is to use a three point system which will require that I start from scratch. I like 3 points as opposed to 4 because this makes sight selection a little less fussy.
Stay tuned for more updates!
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