I am just getting onto making stuff... I bought my hammock from www.tableclothfactory.com
free shipping and a 10% coupon was less than $12 for the hammock itself... The rest of the stuff, bug net shock cord for making my top entry bugnet and premade whoopies, and enough quality poly string to redo my ridge line and tie outs my next order is about $60 or so... And that's with a lot of material left over... I think its just where you are shopping...
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