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What's new: Fri Nov 15 (2002) Work on the Travel Bed in preparation for Senegal
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Work on the Travel Bed in preparation for Senegal

When traveling in Senegal it would be nice to use the Travel bed. The idea is to have a cabin luggage size suitcase, that can be split up in two equal halves. Put next to each other, these box-like units act as a base for a framework that carries a tensioned netting on which one can sleep. Netting and frame parts take only a small portion of the space in suitcase during transport and weight but little.
Today Paula and I made a test on a new setup to accomplish the above target. Vertical sides of cloth tension up the cloth or netting that has to carry the weight of the user. Our finding was that the tension was not the problem, but the side way stability of these tensioning cloth parts. Plasitisized cloth may perform better.
Putting a heavy sand bag on the test contraption raised hope, that indeed a construction out of these light sticks will do the job.


What's new: Work on the Travel Bed in preparation for Senegal
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