Sunday, March 25, 2012
Hennessey Hammock repairs
As some of you may recall, Last fall on the last leg of my hitch hiking trip from Northern Maine to South East Arizona, I tore a coupla holes in the mozzy netting on the Hennessey Hammock (donated by Cyber slyinger).
Next week I have a student arriving for 8 days of semi primitive(1 on 1) Survival training. I told said student that he could use my alternate Hammock instead of packing a tent along with him.
In order to make this Hammock "Operational" I needed repair it. Taking a mesh pocket from a dumpster dived tent, I used that as my patching material.
Next,setting up my work area in Matt's "Pre positioned PAW storage yard" and Utilizing my sewing kit, along with some of the sewing skills I learned as an Army Parachute Rigger - but mostly the skills I learned from my eldest sister Ruth, I began to sew on the patches, and facilitate the repairs.
It was difficult to get a straight line on the smaller patch due to the stretch in the net fabric. I could have made this repair on a sewing machine, inside the house under controlled conditions but, I preferred to work outside in the wind, using only the sewing materials in my kit.
Perfect practice makes perfect.
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