Re: About to make the plunge - need a wise eye
Looks like a good list of supplies.
Skill will play more into weather you like your hammock or not more than the materials, as you have a fine list. I will second that Poly>PolyPro in the strap dept. If you decide to do a tarp I suggest checking with NoahLamport for your silnylon. They were @$3/yrd minimum of 10yrs when I ordered from them last. With S&H it was still cheaper than most suppliers.
If you feel confident in your skills or are willing to make a few mistakes along the way, DIY is rewarding. If not, you may just want to Buy. Practice sewing on the hammocks before the tarps. If you need to rip some stitching from hammock it isn't a big deal. The more holes you punch in the silicone coating the more sealing you will need to apply.
Last edited by packeagle; 08-21-2013 at 08:13..