Simple homemade hammock
Hello, I am a whiteblazer here for the first time.
I built a Risk style hammock last year, and have a KickAss underquilt. I have not tried out the underquilt yet, but hope to when it warms up a bit (above 32F). The underquilt has been nice and toasty warm in my in house trials. It seems just big enough, although I would like to be able to sleep crossways more. Maybe it can be set up for cross ways sleeping.
My project this year is to build a camo hammock with no sewing. I spent lots of time sewing up stuff last year and kind of came to the conclusion that a simpler design would have done what I want it to just as well as the complimicated design. I also increased the size of the hammock because I am not so much into ultralight as comfort. This 4 yard hammock is much more comfortable than the smaller ultralight attempts, mainly because it is a full 60" in width and the length seems to make it easier to move around in.
Here is the write up:
My old pages which show last years hammock construction and reports:
Welcome to the forum!
Nice way to make an entrance. That's a sweet looking hammock you got there. :)
Well done! Thanks for the pics.
And last but not least, WELCOME!
Welcome to the Hanging Gang!
welcome to the madness..great looking hammock..
Skylark, can you pass along the specs of the fabric to include where it was purchased? I have been looking for ACU (UCP) ripstop to make a hammock for a couple of months. Supplies like this are surprisingly hard to come by here :).
It is ripstop nylon from the fabric section at Wal-Mart. The pattern is digital camo. The surface is not as slippery as some of the ripstop I purchased online from that place in ID. It may be coated, I am not sure. I asked about the weight but the cashier did not know. It was $4 per yard.
:) way to go,welcome to hammock forums,nice hammock:cool: neo
Originally Posted by skylark