I'm a newbie hanger from central Iowa and decided to start off by jumping head first into DIY.
It all started because of a trip later this summer to the Boundary Waters. I was starting to buy up some gear, and a friend mentioned hammock camping, so I started doing some research which led me to this forum! You guys have all been a huge help, and didn't even know it. (Thanks to you guys with all the youtube videos! ~ Shug and Fronky come to mind, and all of you who have added to the guides and calculators!)
So far my DIY gear list includes (in order of build date)
Stuff Sacks (perfect for a beginner)
Hammock - 1.1oz single layer, gathered and whipped)
Whoopie Slings and Tree Straps
BlackBishops Black Cat Tarp
Snakeskin net tube for tarp
Bugnet hammock sock
Down Under Quilt.
Left to make (materials in the mail as I type this)
Down Summer Top Quilt
Down pillow/stuff sack
Oh, and I have to repeat most of these projects because my fiance loves my hammock and wants one!
Anything I am forgetting? I blame all of you for starting this...
Here are some pics :)
PS - keep up the awesome posts and youtube videos! Love watching vids from the group hangs! And hope to make it out for one someday.