Meet Tim and Donna
Donna has had a full time sewing business in our home for over 35 years. She has been sewing since she was in high school and after we married, continued to sew clothing for our two daughters. After our girls were off to school, she began working as a “finisher” for several cross stitch shops. Her various talents and meticulous sewing skills have now incorporated hammock modifications. Although she’s not interested in backpacking like I am, she does enjoys tent camper outings. For her, camping requires an electric heater, flush toilets, showers, and a cushy foam mattress!
I have been a plumber, HVAC, and water treatment service technician for many years. I am now a self supporting missionary serving as the Facility Maintenance Coordinator for Camp Conquest, a Christian ministry primarily focusing on summer camps for children, teens, and young adults. My responsibilities are quite diverse and I love working outdoors.
My interest in backpacking, dating back to Boy Scout days in the 70’s, continues to grow. Hammock camping replaced the tent several years ago. With the advent of www.HammockForums.net, I learned new ways to “lighten the load” and enjoy hiking and camping with a hammock. My long time goal is to attempt an AT thruhike. I’ve enjoyed hiking in Norway, Finland, and Sweden, and in many places in our country.
How did we get into hammock modifications? Necessity! I wanted a way to reach outside my hammock to access my gear bag and adjust my underquilt. Reluctantly, Donna cut the netting from the hammock and added a zipper from head end to tie out, and Modification #1 was formed. In short order, however, we received requests for other configurations and began to expand the modification lineup. Mod #4 is the ultimate choice for an unzippable and stowable bugnet. So, with these mod choices, ZQ has modified well over a thousand hammocks. We know there are many more out there awaiting modification. We’d be happy to mod one for you!