A while back I posted about my Stretch-Side Hammock Mod. This time I figured I'd provide instructions for building a stretch-side hammock from scratch.
The idea behind the stretch-side is to use bungees to create a footbox, to keep your top quilt or sleeping bag from falling out, while at the same time allowing you to sit comfortably on the edge of the hammock without over stressing seams or being uncomfortable.
I built two of these the other day and one months ago.. Making it out of 1.9oz material worked best. Doing sewing machine button holes in 1.1oz proved difficult. Maybe there's a better way?
Weights without suspension are...
1.1oz ripstop / 7.6oz
1.9oz ripstop / 11.4oz (pictured)
Walmart Digital Camo / 14.7oz