US Army M1966 jungle hammocks were first produced in July 1966 as USARV asked a lightweight packed hammock for the purpose of staying in Vietnam. The stretchy cord includes a switch attached to every rope, allowing the poncho rapidly hanging out over the hammock as protection for rainfall. It includes two spreader paddles that can be installed inside the grommets side of the poncho to make sure a rainfall gable finished canopy. Unluckily, even though the nylon cloth utilized in the manufacture, M1966 hammock was rather closely braided to avoid mosquitoes snap with it. This also provides the bed nearly waterproof and stopped sweaty skin of drying up.