Originally Posted by Knotty
Great pics. Lovely country. Tells us a bit about your gear.
Sure! To be honest it's all very off the shelf but you have to start somewhere right?
I've got a DD Frontline hammock, although I've swapped out the tubular webbing which I think was impregnated with lead for some 1" polyester stuff and triglides (not JRB ones, just some I found on ebay over here for cheap). I'm actually pretty happy with it now
I have the Snugpak UQ sold by DD hammocks. It's nice and warm I'll give it that but it is very bulky and not the lightest at 1.376kg (48.6oz) and 26x26cm (10.2"x10.2") fully compressed.
Tarp wise I again have a DD hammocks 4.5x3m (14.7'x9.8') again it's PU coated polyester which isn't the lightest and a bit big which doesn't help matters. All tied up with paracord and some cheap cord I got at a supermarket here.
I really like the idea of DIY, with my lessons learnt and with lots of research on here I'm about to order some things that should make an improvement. Some dynaglide to have a go at making some whoopie slings, some Zing-IT for tarp ridgeline and other bits and bobs. I'm also going to order some pertex/ripstop nylon, down and have a go at a making an UQ and finally some silnylon and make a cat cut tarp. It sounds like a big undertaking for a noob but I have a little experience with a thread injector and a mum who can guide me next time I'm back in the UK using her machine