DIY vs purchased: Cost savings?
So I'm looking to make a hammock, and put together a preliminary material list. Using the plans from the diy gear supply site, as well as their prices, I've come up with numbers that are close to what I would spend on new gear. Considering all the effort involved, and the risk of failure (I'm not adept at using the wife's thread injector), am I going the right route? Or am I missing some serious cost-cutting that I could be doing? Right now I'm looking at $100 for materials just for a single-layer hammock and tarp, and I'm not even warm yet!