Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
I spent the last couple of days researching DIY hammock projects and it's given me a better understanding of what great deals some of our cottage vendors such as BIAS provide.
For example, I could make a Weight Weenie clone from 1.1 oz ripstop nylon and the cost of materials would be around $45 retail. Or, I could buy one from BIAS for around $48.
Once you calculate the cost of materials, you have to calculate your own labor costs at somewhere between 0 cents an hour and $.25 an hour to think that you are saving money. While I'm sure I would be proud of a DIY hammock, I can't cost-justify the expense of my own time during the learning curve.
More power to the DIYers, but I'm still going to evaluate whether it is worth my time to make gear, or just leave it to the cottage vendors.
Agreed!....I just ordered a BIAS WW myself......They really seem like good folks!.....that price WITH suspension!!!!!........not even a question.....Order it!.....but wait a day or two...till Brain gets mine out