After my hours and hours of reading other people's posts I thought I'd start my own. This will be in line with a motorcycle build thread, occasional posts about my progress. I have big plans but living in India makes big plans a little tricky.
The big plan is to have 4 turtle lady stands (bamboo grows like weeds here). Set them up in a square and hang a hammock on each side. There is one place to order hammocks here for about $35 US. But it is a bit narrow for me, so it is the wife's. I'm going to try and make mine and the hammocks for the kids. If the kids' hammocks are half as cool as I want them to be, they will be quite awesome.
But to get the thread started I got some 7/36 grey amsteel and a rack pack of camp USA nano caribiners. So I have made 4 continuous loops for the hammock ends and 1 pair of whoopie slings. My wife wants to use webbing suspension so that should save me some precious amsteel.
Now to get:
1) Thread injector (they still make the old singers here still so that is what I plan on getting).
2) Tarps: I want to make a big rectangle for the family and a smaller hex for just me. They have something here called sylpauline but I want to actually get my hands on it before if I know it will work.
3) Hammocks. 1 down 3 to go. I plan on just making 1 for me (a simple gathered end affair) but for the kids I plan on making 1 a dragon and the other a rocket ship. Finding a good fabric is the key and I think I finally have one.