I am about to pull the trigger on the materials for my first hammock. I am getting everything from DIYgearsupply (props to them for having what i need). I am going with a very basic gathered end hammock with a webbing style suspension with descending ring adjustment.
Materials are looking like
-4 yards of 1.9oz Ripstop (62" wide) - $21
-25' of 1/8" amsteel blue (mostly for experimenting) $9
-2 pairs of rings - $11.30
-20' of 1" webbing (10' each side of suspension. Long enough?) - $8
-a spool of the Guttermans tex 35 thread (I hope this is what i need i dont have much info on sewing yet) - $3.75
I also am ordering some drawcord and cordlocks to potentially make a stuffsack from the scraps. Which brings me to my next point. Dimensions:
I am 6'4" and i plan on making the hammock 10' long (leaving only 2' of material for a potential stuff sack no big). I have seen some conflicting information on hammock lengths. Do you guys think that 10' will be long enough or too long even? If not it isn't a big deal my girlfriend will get this hammock (she is about a foot shorter) and I can make adjustments on v1.1 to better fit myself.
I will update this with pictures when i get my stuff in!
Also, is there a cheaper place to buy amsteel, or cord in general? I like to support the little guy but I am a college student so funds are a bit tight.