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    My 1st (technically 3rd) camping hammock

    Hey everyone. So I've just finished my first proper camping hammock following jellfish's Nova series.

    I've played around with making a couple of hammocks before spending money on decent fabrics.

    I wanted to make a wide hammock for the comfort more than anything. I'm typically a scout camper rather than backpacking so weight wasn't a big deal for me.

    I went with RBTR for the material, 1.6 HyperD XL in charcoal grey and crimson. I had a bit of issues when it came to the bug net as the HyperD is super wide at about 71" sewn together.

    I ended up using 2 widths of bug net and a flat felled/French seam (whatever it's called).

    I used some pack/door hooks for tie outs and UQ hooks when I get around to making one of those.

    I'm yet to add any accessories on the inside on the hammock but I thought I'd try it out for a few nights and figure out what I'm missing to suit my needs.

    Overall weight is a little over 1KG (2.3 lbs).

    If I were to make it again I'd definitely at some sort of elastic to the end caps as they feel a little loose, might be a mod later down the line.

    If I figure it out I'll add photos too!

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    I followed that series. Jellyfish does exceptional work. I don't think I have the patience But might someday give it a shot.

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see some pictures.(eventually)

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    Sounds nice. Let us know how it sleeps and share some pictures.

    Charlotte

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    Finally figured it out! Here are some photos, I didn't tie it out for the photos (forgot my pegs!) but hopefully you get the idea!

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk

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    Nice setup

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    Very pretty. Love the colors. Does it sleep well?

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    For anyone still interested weeks down the line. I've used it indoors for a total of about 2 weeks nearly and it is amazingly comfortable. Due to the width the tie outs are definitely needed. I think I've discovered such a thing as too wide for a hammock, this thing is about 70" wide and although you can get a more diagonal, flat lay, it always wants to slide you back in line more...

    I've also made up some cinch buckle loops in case I don't get on with the whoopies that I'm currently intending on using. I have tested them and seem fine, but the marlin spike hitch always wants to twist which is frustrating as I always think I'm doing something wrong!

    I haven't made it outside yet from a combination of no time, lack of underquilt and it going into the good old British winter!

    I've got stuff for a matching underquilt on it's was from RBTR and will have exactly 3 days to make a synthetic underquilt or else I'm going to have a very cold butt!

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