I've been sort of working on copying this hammock... My bug netting came in recently and was thinking of working on it, but wanted to figure it out before jumping in and doing something that will take hours to un-stitch. After doing some thinking I have 2 questions.
Because I'm not sold on the side entry... (don't want to hassle with zippers mostly)
1) Is it considered mostly "safe" to put in a bottom entry like the older style Hennesy? I've thought about it and think I have a good way to keep the hammock from failing (knock on wood). One of the posts with pictures I think had a bottom entry.
2) The real questions (because I'm probably going to try it anyway?
) How long is the entry slit? As far as placement, next to the feet area? Will I want to use a stretchy fabric for reinforcing the slit, or would some poly webbing work?
*Edit: If I wanted to avoid cutting a slit in the bottom of the hammock could I just do a "side" entry with a 3 foot chunk of velcro?