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USGI Nylon Jungle Hammock - M-1965
USGI Nylon Jungle Hammock - M-1965


 
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USGI Nylon Jungle Hammock - M-1965

Brand new, 100% military issue, M-1965 Nylon Jungle Hammock. Military nomenclature: HAMMOCK, WITH CANOPY, JUNGLE, M-1965. NSN: 8465-00-782-6723. Sturdy Cordura nylon bottom, no-seeum mosquito netting, waterproof coated rip-stop nylon canopy. Complete with all lines. This is the updated version originally designed for troops to use in WWII. Netting mates to bottom with quick release velcro strip. Measures about 34” wide x 84” long. Original instructional hang tag attached. We believe these were made in the mid to late 80's.

A little history of the Jungle Hammock

Early in the war, the Quartermaster Corps was asked to develop a jungle hammock to enable troops to sleep off the ground, avoiding dampness and insects. At the same time, there was a requirement for the hammock to be light and of minimum bulk.

The resulting design combined the functions of a bed, mosquito and sandfly netting and a waterproof tent fly. The whole unit formed a single piece of equipment that could be set up and stowed away rapidly. It provided a comfortable, insect-proof, tented bed wherever trees grew to support it and could also be pitched as an individual tent in treeless areas. This is the updated nylon version of the original design.

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