Just wanted to check in. I am looking forward to learning about hammock camping and making my own gear. I have taken small net style hammocks with me on backpacking trips since I was in middle school, but never actually spent the night in one. I have always been a tent, or primitive shelter type of guy.
Things have changed a bit now as my wife and I have a 1 yr old boy who we want to start taking out with us. Currently we have been using my old 2 man REI Convert Mtn 4 season tent which works great for even heavy snow winter trips (we are from Alaska) but is just too small to add in a child. So I was thinking of making a hammock set up and using it while the wife and child sleep in the tent. Mwaahhaaha I would be able to get some sleep at night. LOL
Anyways I also have back problems so I think the hammock set up might be just the ticket. I am a contractor and machinist so I have the tools and knowledge to make most of the stuff I would need including machined parts. We also have on old 1930's Singer 15-91 that is still going strong that I could use to sew things up.
So I am going to go post some topics around the DIY section and see if I can learn something.