Well, first off, hello from Nova Scotia!
This weekend I am going camping with some friends but came across a problem. I don't have a single person tent! I have a huge Coleman tent that is just so ridiculously ginormous it's not funny. So I started looking for alternatives.
Single person tents? Too expensive. Larger tents? Simply too big for just me, considering this is intended to be a "minimalist" camping trip. I even considered a debris hut shelter for the night, but our location is going to be away from any real leaf litter so I can't even get away with that.
Then I stumbled across this site. I think telling you I have half of a DIY bridge hammock built should explain how impressed I am, considering I found this site yesterday. Imagine my wife's surprise when I came home from work today with an armload of fabric and immediately asked her to teach me how to use her sewing machine!
Unfortunately, I couldn't find ripstop nylon so I had to settle for the heavier canvas but it seems like it will hold up well. I won't be hiking much more than a couple kilometers with this so weight shouldn't be too much of a big deal.
I'll grab a few photos when I finish it tomorrow! Thanks for this awesome forum!
Edit: I just came up with a sewing question for you professionals out there. While sewing the nylon strap to the edge of my canvas, I found that the thread on the other side (what comes out of the bobbin?) isn't tight, the loops I mean. I'm not pulling the fabric through the machine, i'm just letting it push it through itself as it's sewing and simply guiding it but I still can't figure out why the loops on the bottom are so loose! Any ideas?