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Old 09-09-2007, 03:19 PM
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DIY hammock

I am starting research on making a hammock this year as my DIY project. I've done some googling and talked to folks on here through PM to get a list of links already, so I've got some ideas floating around.

First, I'm curious what materials would be good for the hammock. I've read of folks using 1.9 ripstop, and Hennessey uses a lot of 70D nylon with a little 210D and 30D for different models. Has anyone successfully used anything else? I weigh about 155lb, at 5'8" tall, NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:40 PM
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I am half way through making a bug net for mine which will fit over my structural ridgelin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:28 AM
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I almost made a hammock about a year ago, and I planned on using silk, as per the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:57 AM
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Hmmm, silk looks interesting. I might have to look more closely at it. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:34 PM
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Okay, I've sewn together a double layer hammock. (See my gallery) If I had to do it over again I wou NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, it's pretty tough to find good tent sites in PA. On a couple of t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:08 PM
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I made a hammock for my daughter which is two layers, I made the opening run length ways down one si NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:04 AM
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It will move in the middle of the night. That's almost a sure thing! NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:59 PM
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don't use silk. there ends up being no weight/ strength advantage. i had 2 10mm silks that both brok NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:08 PM
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Here is one that I like. :"imrisk zHammock"

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