so with bd weather, I stayed busy. I finished up my 10.5' x 62" hammock. i learned to make a couple of loops of 7/64ths amsteel using a guitar string. i sewed up a bug net from the $1.50 a yard stuff from walmart. I can keep it tied back on one end until I need it and then just slide it down the ridge line. I made a couple of soft shackles and attached to the rings and will attach them to the straps using toggles. unfortunately i had to hand it in the garage and was unable to put weight in it. i pland to carry a needle and thread camping next week so i can tweek the hammock and netting if needed.