Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    ZMad2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Hammock
    DIY Hammock
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 12x12
    Insulation
    DIY Karo Top Quilt
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    195
    Images
    1

    Noobie DIY Hammocker

    Hi all

    I just thought i would introduce myself.

    Just finished my first DIY hammock. Will post pics later on but i have to work on the shoulder squeeze. Also i am going to add a bug net and make my own tarp. Yeah just slightly ambitious.

  2. #2
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,342
    Images
    27
    Looking forward to the photos. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first DIY Hammock.
    SEMPER FIDELIS

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Formerly 'TroutEhCuss'
    Trout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Elkhart County, Indiana
    Hammock
    12' DIY 1.9 Ripstop Grn/HamMike RL
    Tarp
    12'x11' DIY Navy
    Insulation
    3/4 UQ Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Webbing & Buckle
    Posts
    1,195
    Images
    1
    I adjusted mine for the same thing last night. Good to have you here.

  4. #4
    mbiraman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Kootenays,BC,Canada
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB DL 1.1 & Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Black MacCat Del.
    Insulation
    Yeti 3,4 & HRQ/HGB
    Suspension
    webbing/whoopie
    Posts
    4,570
    Images
    7
    Welcome Zmad. Your jumping right in with the DIY
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

  5. #5
    ZMad2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Hammock
    DIY Hammock
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 12x12
    Insulation
    DIY Karo Top Quilt
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    195
    Images
    1
    Ok got a few pics of the hammock and am working on getting the ridgeline to be just right.




  6. #6
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middlebury, IN
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,173
    Images
    46
    Remote control camera...clever.



    oh yeah hammock looks good.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

  7. #7
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,455
    Images
    227
    Looks like you're having fun.

    Probably get less shoulder squeeze with a longer hammock. How long is this one?
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  8. #8
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,459
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Looks like you're having fun.

    Probably get less shoulder squeeze with a longer hammock. How long is this one?
    I agree ..... I made one a bit shorter once ... tying to save weight ..... and got the dreaded squeeze.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  9. #9
    krugd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Ky
    Hammock
    Wannabee- BB-like hammock
    Tarp
    8 x 10 sil tarp
    Insulation
    DIY tq, Phoenix UQ
    Suspension
    whoopie slings and
    Posts
    697
    Welcome to the forums. Always room for another DIY-er. I agree with the comments above, the longer (and wider) the hammock, the more comfortable the lay. You probably want 10-11 feet in length. For a good diagonal lay you may want to consider 60+ inches in width. Not necessary, but you might as well make it as comfortable as possible.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

  10. #10
    Senior Member goodcaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Hammock
    diy
    Tarp
    diy hex
    Insulation
    diy kaq & down top
    Posts
    124
    Images
    6
    Hey maybe everybody else already knows this but what kind of straps are those? With the white and the writing on them? Are they like cinch straps?

Similar Threads

  1. Noobie from NC
    By j3T in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-05-2014, 11:46
  2. Noobie from the UK
    By SimonM in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-06-2012, 22:12
  3. Old Noobie from MO
    By bjc in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-12-2012, 13:39
  4. noobie
    By k45auto in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-26-2010, 22:18
  5. Another Noobie...
    By humblemonkey in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-11-2009, 15:16

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •