Figure we'll buy one, then make one. Me handy wife will show me the ropes, that is.....
Go ahead and make some of your gear. Its very empowering (and addictive.) My wife showed me how to thread the machine and since then I have been learning. Once you learn the basics a hammock is easy to make - just follow some of the directions around here.
And welcome to the forums.
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