DIY Show and Tell
Here is a showcase of the gear that I have made. I took all of it on a hang I did last week that I will be posting a trip report on soon.
The first three pictures are of a 1.1 ounce single layer hammock I did. Starting fabric length was 11 feet. It has a carabiner holding the removable ridgeline on in the picture, but I replaced them with the nacrabiners shown in the pictures.
The fourth picture is one of my tarp. It has roughly these dimensions, modeled off the Warbonnet Edge. It was a LOT harder to make than I anticipated, but I am pretty happy with the results.
Pictures 5-7 show the Nacrabiners / soft shackles I made out of amsteel. I used this video, but I made mine smaller. They have small lengths of floss that can be pulled to open the loops, but it can't really be seen in the picture.
The Last picture is just the edge of a pad I added wings to. Sorry I don't have a better picture, but basically I just cut some pad from a different pad and just duct taped them on. It was a pretty hobo job, so I dubbed it Frankenpad.
Sorry for the bad pictures, most of them were taken on my phone camera. Hope you enjoy looking at my creations and a big thank you for all the information that I got on how to make these things.
I see snow and I do not see UQ.
I am about to go out soon. First time in a hammock. First time in a while in cold weather (low 30s). What can you report re temperatures/ comfort etc.
Well, you are correct that I had no underquilt. It can definitely be done with just a pad. I went down to 7 degrees Farhenheit, but I wasn't exactly warm. You need to add some kind of additions to go around your shoulders when you're in the hammock. 30's is definitely reasonable with a pad in my opinion. For me, I just cut some pieces of one pad and added it onto the other with duct tape. A double layer hammock will help if a pad is your insulation of choice, though, because it will keep it in place, but it can be done in a single layer hammock like I did.
Originally Posted by wwk10
Just let me know, either here or in a PM if you have any other questions.
Very nice work there, CBS! Obviously you've been very busy!
Yikes, 7 degrees with just a pad! That's pretty cool ... I mean, COLD!
Way to go you sewing, knottin', tarping feller.
That's some great lookin equipment! I'm jealous of anyone who can say they made and used their own hammock and tarp. Be proud.:D
Ha ha, it was cold, for sure, but not unbearable. UQ definitely the way to go mehinks ;)
Originally Posted by MAD777
Thanks Shug :D
Originally Posted by Shug
Thanks. The hammock really wasn't hard at all. The tarp was real time consuming, but doable. If you haven't giving it a shot, you should try your hand at making a hammock. It's pretty easy and very rewarding.
Originally Posted by Wa-Hangman