Got my starter kit!!
I recently got the Hammock fever and originally thought to start making my own hammock. I found a cottage vendor through this forum,Simply Light Designs, and he sells what I'd call a starter kit.
Total Average System Weight: 29.75 oz (1.86 lbs)
Here is what you get:
(1) Hammock - Foliage Grey 1.9 oz breathable ripstop nylon calendered on one side
Size: 132" x 58"
Average Weight: 13.50 oz
Features 1.5" sewn channels on both ends allowing various suspension setups
(1) Asymmetrical (Asym) Tarp - Grey 1.4 oz silnylon
Size (from corner to corner):140" x 110"
Average Weight: 8.5 oz
Features reinforced tie outs at each corner
(1) Pair of 6 foot Whoopie Slings
Size: Extend from about 16" to 6 ft
Average Weight: 1.41 oz
Made from 7/64" Amsteel-Blue Line with a 1,600 lb breaking strength
(1) Pair of 6 foot Tree Hugger Straps
Size: 6 feet
Average Weight: 3.0 oz
Made from 1" Polyester Webbing with a 1,500 lb breaking strength
(1) Pair of 3" Aluminum Toggles
Average Weight: .21 oz
12 ft of reflective guyline for tarp tie outs
Average Weight: .50 oz
30 ft Tarp ridgeline cord
Size: 30 ft
Average Weight: .68 oz
Features 1.8 mm Braided Dacron Line
(2) Aluminum 7 inch Shepherd's Stakes
Size: 7 inches
Average Weight: 1.00 oz
(1) Double Ended Hammock Stuff Sack
Color: Foliage Grey
Size: 6" x 12" (stuffed)
Average Weight: .86 oz
Features a draw cord closure at each end for easy access to your hammock suspension
(1) Accessory Stuff Sack
Size: 7" x 3" x 3"
Average Weight: .16 oz
Features 1.4 oz silnylon and squared bottom to minimize wasted corner space
I upgraded to a DL hammock for an extra $20, total price $140. I placed the order around seven o'clock pm and the order was shipped the next morning. I got a email from the postal service with a tracking number and a few minutes later an email from the owner,Jared Baker, letting me know it was shipped with the tracking number in case the postal service hadn't notified me. I received my hammock today after 3 days,great service and prompt shipping. Don't ask me how long it took me to get set up in my backyard. All those videos of seasoned hangers make it look sooo easy. Anyway here's a link to my backyard setup. I live 1/4 mile back off a sparsely traveled highway and my backyard is so quiet you'd think you were wilderness camping.
I know you did it right cuz I can see your sox.
Good lookin ol' dog you got there, and a pretty fair back yard, too.
How do you like it so far? Anything you would change?
Whoooooo Buddy))))) Now your set and ready to go, go, go.
Got my starter kit!!
Awesome yard, you are truly blessed friend...happy hanging
I tried out my new hammock last night. My original reason for my interest in hammocks was I like to sleep outside and as you can see I have the perfect backyard for it. I was in the hammock around 11pm and just getting settled 45 minutes later when my Jack Russell,Molly, came sniffing around. My wife had let her out to use the bathroom before bed and she'd found me. I had a small blanket over my legs so I leaned over and picked her up and set her between my legs. I don't know which one of us had the most enjoyable night. She got between my legs and the edge of the hammock was chin level so she could lay her head on the edge and her nose was working overtime everytime I looked down. I have all types of wildlife in my area from raccoons,coyotes to black bears and I slept with the knowledge nothing was going to walk up on me. The only downside to sleeping with my dog was several times during the night I was rudely awakened when the hammock went on" FULL ALERT". Nothing moves in a hammock without you knowing it. It's kind of like an umbilical cord. We both were the proverbial bug in a rug most of the night as I'd put a nice thick pad between my DL hammock. I also came to realize how hard of hearing I am in my left ear from 38 years of working in a factory. I could hear the crickets and frogs singing loud but when I turned my head on the pillow covering my right ear the noise level dropped about 70%. I didn't know my left ear was that bad. I slept great and I think all you hangers may be on to something. I'd have never slept on the ground and got up feeling this rested. I'm thinking hammock camping will slowly catch on like kayaks over canoes. Americans bought 78,600 new canoes in 2012 as opposed to 239,500 kayaks. This is the sixth straight year kayaks have outsold canoes. Canoes like tents have their place in the outdoors yet I see the same trend in hammock camping,build a better mouse trap. To highlight my first night I awoke around 6 am to a steady light rain. When the thunder started Molly abandoned me and headed for the house and I was joined by my old Lab,Yeller, who is scared of thunder like Molly. I had to hang my hand off the side and make contact with her for 10 - 15 minutes before getting her to lay down so I could go back to sleep. I awoke around 9:30 and would have stayed in the hammock a while longer but I thought I needed to get up and feed my two old horses. You'll probably find me out there tonight.
I just thought of something I left out of my post. After sleeping in a steady rain for about 4 hours I woke up dry as a bone. That's not that easy to do sleeping on the ground. And I went in the house and had a good ole tomato sandwich for breakfast. Not your traditional breakfast food but those maters from my garden call out to me everytime I walk by them.
Which hammock did you get I am really considering the Streamliner DL in 1.1?
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