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Old 08-23-2009, 07:18 AM
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Sparticus Sparticus is offline
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Has anyone tried some of the really light fabrics that tarps are being made out of like spinnaker or cuben? It would be much more expensive, but it would be interesting to see how light you could make the hammock if they worked.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:39 AM
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maradeerfarmer maradeerfarmer is offline
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What I understand is that a hammock is more comfortable if there's a little bit of give or stretch in it. Cuben fiber apparently makes an extremely light hammock but not very comfortable (according to Dutch of Dutchware fame).

Simon of Tiergear (Tasmania, Australia) has a few rather detailed instructions.
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