My first D.I.Y. hammock, and its a Knotty Stretch Side. Thanks again Knotty for all the great information. It works like a charm. Click on a picture to make it larger in PB.
Grosgrain reinforced buttonhole sewn on.
Knotty's Stretch Side Hammock weight, 8.5oz w/102" of zing-it for a 100" structural ridge line, mason's twine for gathered end, 2 bungie's one ea. side, & 2 Dutch Dynaglade whoopie slings. I made my hammock a little longer at 10'-8" cut.
All stretched out and ready to provide some comfort. I slept in it last night, perfectly comfy.
You can see it all fits perfectly inside my ZPack tarp.
A look at the Stretch side bungie's. I may take the left side out completely as I don't sleep in that direction. Maybe not, will decide later.
Gathered End is Warbonnet style. In my structural ridge line I tied a perfection loop in each end of the Zing-it. Then pulled through the center of gather and ran my whoopies though the perfection loops. I used masons twine for the initial gather.
Total System-Knotty's stretch side hammock, ZPacks tarp, Dutch buckles & straps, Stuff Sacks (Thermolite Reactor stuff sack used for hammock) & 6 Lawson Ti Stakes. Total weight 21.6oz. The pic on the right is Dutch's new buckle style. I used the bungie to wrap around the whoopie loop to provide a little more security to keep the loop from slipping off. It works but I don't think its needed.
And a little extra props to Knotty. My wrist gauntlets. I added a pocket on top for a chemical heat pack and put a dart in the palm area to make a more snug fit for my hand. I used an old fleece pullover I had for my first set, off to the fabric shop to pick up some heavier fleece now.