I have mentioned before that more of the scouts in our local troops are becoming interested in hammocking. Some have even went out and purchased a setup, but the majority of them just don't have the dinero. Not to mention pushback from parents thinking it is a bit of a gimmick.
Well I have had the resources to make a couple of hammocks to give to a couple of my 'favorite' scouts and they have gone forth as hammock evangelists and started a huge movement in our troops. So much so that my phone started ringing off the hook with questions on how to make them. They didn't just want the base model, but wanted a double layer with an integrated bugnet . My evangalists did too good of a job selling these features. I am just glad I didn't tell them about whoopie slings, yet.
Previously the hammocks I made were really slow and tedious and without a pattern. Instead I did the one piece at a time and lots of pinning and cutting.
After trying to explain this process a handful of times, I decided I needed to come up with a pattern. So I made a couple more and have dialed into something that I think works pretty well. I experimented with mutliple designs before finalizing on one that I assume is put together like the Jerry5 style hammock.
I have written up some basic instructions, but before handing them to the scouters I would like to have the DIYers give them a critic to make sure they make sense and are useable.