Well, I finally had enough time and a good day to get out and hang up my homemade hex tarp and HH clone! Woo hoo! I was so focused on all the little knots that I didn't realize I hung up the tarp inside out...oh well...
Hammock: 15.4 oz. (Includes grip clips and 2.5 oz biner)
Suspension: 4.5 oz.
Hex Tarp: ~1.5 lbs. (weighed on a pound scale, so I want to redo that one.)
Stakes: I found out that the stakes that came with my Black Diamond tent and Sierra Designs tent both weigh .5 oz.
The guylines are tied using the method shown at the bushcraft site here: http://www.bushcraftnorthwest.com/ar...ark_export.jpg I just applied the same technique to a hex design. There is a photo of a drawing I made to work from and also a photo showing it tied up.
I am using catfish twine for guyline currently, but I will proabably be looking to switch to something more durable soon. I also want to make some sort of modification to the tarp to put the guylines in after wrapping them up. Right now I am using a rubber band like they do in the bushcraft video, but I think I will end up sewing onn some velcro to keep the line in.
I like the HH clone, and can really tell the difference in the lay. I am pretty sure the one I made is too short, though. I think it is comfortable, but I will make another one that is bigger next time.
The tieouts on the hammock are Sierra Designs grip clips. They have worked well, and I am glad I used them because I didn't think the location of the tieouts was correct the first time I set it. So, I moved them until they were about at my shoulder and knee, and it was much better. Also, I tied a bowline hitch on the ends for the pegs and a tensioning hitch on the hammock end, so I can tighten the guylines w/o fully leaving the hammock. And, if I want to swing or just loosen one/both of the guylines I can just reach over and pull and I am loose! Thanks to Bushcraft for the handy knots!
I hope you all enjoy, and any suggestions would be welcome!! Like if you look at the last picture, does it seem that I should have more room to stretch out?