Just wanted to tell every one hello. I finshed my first rough draft hammock today found some $1.50 yard fabric at wal-mart bought 4.5 yards I'm pretty sure it's 1.9 oz rip stop nylon. But orgin is unknown. Did the breath threw test and its pretty wind proof. Have 3/8'' ploy twisted rope for suspenstion with no ridgeline yet (I'm pretty new to that consept). I'm 6'8" and 310lbs so my rough hammock is 13' long. Little longer than speer avised. and 60" wide. Excited today 19 degrees outside, girlfriend laughing and calling me crazy. I strung it up in the back yard. The thing held me and was quiet comfortable. I think my knees needed more support but i will need more time in it to be sure. I followed jeffs instructions for the most part used zip ties instead of whipping ends. I want to personally thank jeff for his web site. When i get my hammock done want to post pic's from start to finsh.