I'm new to the forum and would like to pick the forum's brains over some questions I have.
Let me start of telling you all a little about myself. Being of a slightly stout stature 6'6" and around 335 lbs. (which I'm currently working on trading myself in for a leaner, meaner me). And being of a robust nature, has imparted visions of myself waking up on the ground in bewilderment after a sudden altitude loss in the middle of the night
Thinking of this, I looked online for hammocks and found to my relief that the Hennessy Safari Deluxe can suspend my weight.
My wife and I know our way around sewing machine and we're not afraid to use it. We both plan on making our own gear and figured that hammocks would be the best place to start.
My questions are:
What sort of material do people recommend?
What width of strapping would be suggested?
Is there any reinforcing that I should do on certain parts?
and What would be the best length for said hammock? (I heard 2' + body length)
These are the first questions that come to mind. I'm sure there will be more to follow?
Thanks in advance for any help given.