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  1. #1
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    First DIY project complete...or is it?

    After meddling around with my first DIY hammock project for a while now, I finally have something to show you. However it would not have been possible without some help.

    Credit where credit is due - I therefore would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Clean and FJRPilot for suggestions and instructions regarding the suspension system, the all-present Dutch for his bling as well as Rick from Cave Creek Hammock here in AZ who was able to retrofit my simple hammock and turn my idea into a reality.

    I now have an oversized hammock with side tie-outs, removable bugnet and integrated bugnet sack suspended by an ENO inspired lightweight UCR with a matching 12’ ultralight olive drab sil-poly tarp with doors from CCH.

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    I already took the newest addition to my camping gear onto a rafting trip in Utah and it passed with flying colors. I didn’t need to bring the tarp …the weather was very kind to us.

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    I think I am done for now, but somehow a voice in the back of my head keeps whispering “double layer”…“Underquilt”…”Tarp mod”….

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    Everything looks great and I like the colors. Where did you get the "Made in the USA" tags? Nice touch.

    Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk

  3. #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooTall View Post
    After meddling around with my first DIY hammock project for a while now, I finally have something to show you. However it would not have been possible without some help.

    Credit where credit is due - I therefore would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Clean and FJRPilot for suggestions and instructions regarding the suspension system, the all-present Dutch for his bling as well as Rick from Cave Creek Hammock here in AZ who was able to retrofit my simple hammock and turn my idea into a reality.

    I now have an oversized hammock with side tie-outs, removable bugnet and integrated bugnet sack suspended by an ENO inspired lightweight UCR with a matching 12’ ultralight olive drab sil-poly tarp with doors from CCH.

    IMG_0247.jpg

    IMG_0248.jpg

    IMG_0255.jpg

    IMG_0262.jpg

    IMG_0264.jpg

    IMG_0266.jpg

    I already took the newest addition to my camping gear onto a rafting trip in Utah and it passed with flying colors. I didn’t need to bring the tarp …the weather was very kind to us.

    IMG_0136.jpg

    I think I am done for now, but somehow a voice in the back of my head keeps whispering “double layer”…“Underquilt”…”Tarp mod”….
    Lookin good TooTall!(the name fits btw!) Had a blast working with you, hope to see you at some future AZ hangs!

  4. #4
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    That's nice work.

    Well done and thanks for sharing

  5. #5
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    This is all really impressive! (Coming from someone whose first DIY piece was a sad, crooked little stuffsack) I really like the integrated bugnet stuffsack idea, hadn't seen that before.

  6. #6
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    Owlbear - my very first DIY project was a fronkey wallimart bugnet for my son's hammock. I was only able to do 1/2 of what you see here. Rick and his steady hands/threat injector did the rest. He also had the idea with the bugnet sack. - I like it, it double functions as a misc. stuff sack when I am in the hammock.

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    The "made in USA" signs come from Rick and came with the stuff sacks. My old stuff sacks were too small when we were done with the mods.

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    I really enjoyed the project.
    To continue the spirit of credit where credit is due, I can't take credit for the idea of a stuffsack for the net. Pretty sure other hammock makers offer that also. I believe I first saw it in my DIY days in an Xtrekker video. For the labels, check out Wunderlabel.com. I think you can order them in minimum quantity of 50

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