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    THANK YOU!!!! I will go have a look.

    THANK YOU!!!! I will go have a look.
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    Bug net and tarp plans

    Ok, so I have completed the 5 DIY tablecloth hammocks and I am ready to move on to the bug net and tarps in order to be able to sleep overnight in the hammocks. I have found numerous plans, but I...
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    Did you make this one yourself? If so, can you...

    Did you make this one yourself? If so, can you tell me where you got the pattern???? Hubby and our son are in scouts and they are considering switching over to hammock camping. I have the hammocks...
  4. I am chiming in a bit late but I picked up 2 Oak...

    I am chiming in a bit late but I picked up 2 Oak Trees this past weekend and I will be getting 2 more in a couple more weeks. I won't be able to hang from them but hopefully someone will at least...
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    THANKS everyone. I guess I would prefer to have...

    THANKS everyone. I guess I would prefer to have more then needed then not enough. It just seems like there was a lot of AmSteel laying around. We will just have to wrap it up.

    I did the...
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    DIY Whoopie Sling question

    So last weekend I was busy with making whoopie slings. I followed a pattern that I had printed off from DIY Gear Supply. It said to use 30' of AmSteel per pair. Thus 15' for each whoopie sling. I...
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    Very nice job. You are quite brave to post such...

    Very nice job. You are quite brave to post such a close up photo of your stitching, but I can see why you didn't hesitate. Looks very nice indeed.

    Did you follow a specific pattern? If so, do...
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    THANKS!!! So if we Larks head the fixed eye of...

    THANKS!!!

    So if we Larks head the fixed eye of the whoopie sling, do I need to add that little piece of buried AmSteel to prevent it from slipping out when it is not under load? Like this ...
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    AmSteel should arrive today - questions

    Ok, I have my table cloth hammocks and they have channels sewn in the ends. Right now we have zip ties running through the ends to gather it all up. I think we want to change that and have the...
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    5" round wood post not enough?

    I had another thread where I was asking about a semi-permanent hammock set up. I would like to just put up the tree slings and possibly leave them up all summer so the kids can connect the hammocks...
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    ??? What is this??? I have never heard of it. ...

    ??? What is this??? I have never heard of it.

    Now I am all paranoid about hooking the hammocks to the pole. I want something that we don't even have to think about as far as if it will hold or...
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    THANKS!!! We are not worried about the weight...

    THANKS!!! We are not worried about the weight and transporting them, at least not for now.



    Just want to be able to leave it up so the kids can quickly and easily attach the hammocks to them...
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    Semi-permanent suspension?????

    So, I ordered 5 tablecloths and they arrived on Saturday afternoon. I have already sewn channels in them and run a zip tie through the ends.

    We are planning on putting these up in our backyard...
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    So our 5 tablecloths arrived Saturday afternoon...

    So our 5 tablecloths arrived Saturday afternoon and I got to sewing them right away. Of course we dont have webbing or any hardware here so we decided to temporarily use the blue webbing we had on...
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    Great question and a great video. I am...

    Great question and a great video.

    I am planning on making some of the tablecloth hammocks for all 4 of us in our family. One 6 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. I plan to make them full size...
  16. Ditto. I sent an e-mail asking for assistance...

    Ditto. I sent an e-mail asking for assistance with cordage and webbing for 5 DIY tablecloth hammocks and I haven't received a reply. I was going to try and put in an order before the sale ends and...
  17. THANKS all!!!! I plan on sewing a channel in...

    THANKS all!!!!

    I plan on sewing a channel in the end. These are hammocks that we want to put up in the back yard and leave up all summer. I'm sure the kids will be goofing around on them and DH...
  18. PDF or printed Tablecloth hammock instructions?

    Can someone lead me to a PDF file or some printed instructions (not a video) that I can print off for the tablecloth hammock?

    I have placed an order for my tablecloths and they will arrive in a...
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    Don't really like the idea of stacking them. ...

    Don't really like the idea of stacking them. Don't want them to be too high off the ground. Don't want the kids to fall to far. Ok, or me either. :)

    We are going to use a 5" round pole and set...
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    Even better!!!! We could remove the pole when...

    Even better!!!! We could remove the pole when not in use and put it away.

    DH has some schedule 40 pipe, but it is only 1 1/2".

    You guys must do a lot of thinking when laying around in you...
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    Drum roll please.................. it is...

    Drum roll please.................. it is polypropylene webbing. Haven't had time to research it yet, but that is the answer we got. Hopefully it will be able to handle the load.

    It is something...
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    Love that idea, that is what I am looking...

    Love that idea, that is what I am looking for!!!!!! So simple, yet I couldn't come up with it.

    So for the pole, since we could potentially have 2 or 3 hammocks on it at one time what would you...
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    There is only 15 1/2' between the barn and the...

    There is only 15 1/2' between the barn and the tree. So I don't know if putting some poles between the building and the tree would work. I would prefer to use the barn and the tree since they are...
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    I tried doing my own research too and googled...

    I tried doing my own research too and googled around looking for info, but didin't come up with anything.

    That is about all that the label says except it lists the color. No company name or...
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    Too close for comfort?

    How close is too close when it comes to hammocks hanging beside each other. Is there a certain distance you want between them?

    We are looking at putting up some home made hammocks in our...
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    Gortex 1 1/4" webbing for suspension?

    Sorry, I don't know if I am posting in the correct area or not. Maybe this should be under the suspension thread.

    Anyway.....I am new to this idea of having some hammocks in the back yard. I...
  27. Actually, not as far out as we would like.:) We...

    Actually, not as far out as we would like.:) We are seriously only 4 miles outside of town and a 1/2 mile off of a main State highway. There is a major private university in town. Our land phone...
  28. So, I am looking at tablecloth hammocks. I would...

    So, I am looking at tablecloth hammocks. I would set 3 poles around an established tree so we can hang multiple hammocks. The poles will be set around 15' away from the tree. What do you recommend...
  29. THANKS!!!! But spring is going to be here one of...

    THANKS!!!! But spring is going to be here one of these days and this looks like a great addition to our backyard. Just excited.
    Love your profile photo. We have two Boxers. Hadn't even thought...
  30. If time would permit. Most of my surfing is done...

    If time would permit. Most of my surfing is done in the evening after the kids are in bed. It is very frustrating having limited access. We do OK with just surfing and posting on forums, but...
  31. THANKS!!! Great info. If the poles are set 15'...

    THANKS!!! Great info. If the poles are set 15' apart, can these still be used for hammocks for kids? I know that sounds silly, but that sounds like it is going to have some serious stretch. I...
  32. Unfortunately, we have limited internet access,...

    Unfortunately, we have limited internet access, so on-line videos are not an option. I have seen the book you are referring to. Does it include the angles you need for a comfortable hammock? Seems...
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    THANKS for the warm welcome. I am reading lots...

    THANKS for the warm welcome. I am reading lots of info and just don't know where to begin. So fun to research a new interest!!!
  34. Is there a "Where to begin" type of thread?

    I am in information overload. I am totally new to the idea of a hammock. I am still trying to learn the different types of hammocks and all of the lingo you all use. :scared:

    I am starting to...
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    New girl from South Central Iowa

    Hello,

    I am brand new to hammocks. This came as a suggestion from my soon to be 10 year old son. He wanted a hammock for the backyard. Sounded like a wonderful idea so I started searching the...
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