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    Making a Hammock and Need your HELP!

    i have hunted around trying to find the right hammock couldnt, so.... i would like to make one. if someone could recommmend a website were i could get the materials( water proof would be awsome) or if you could sell me some that would be great and possibly some walk threw videos or instructions.




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    Check out Seattle Fabrics: http://www.seattlefabrics.com/products.html

    There's some other great sites here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4182

    I've heard great things about Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics.

    My best to you! Don't forget to post pictures of your DIY project. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    I use Quest Fabric or even look at BWDD website ...he has some good prices as well
    you can also look at Thru-hiker but to me they are a bit over priced
    also look at 2nds ...there alittle cheaper then 1st and are just as good

    when you say Water proof do you mean for the hammock?
    if so it may not be the best idea ..you want the hamock to breathe ..
    if not you will be waking up in a puddle of your own sweat
    just some food for thought

    i would use 1.1 or 1.9 ripstop for a hammock..stay away from Sil nylon for your hammock..
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    I use Quest Fabric or even look at BWDD website ...he has some good prices as well
    you can also look at Thru-hiker but to me they are a bit over priced
    also look at 2nds ...there alittle cheaper then 1st and are just as good

    when you say Water proof do you mean for the hammock?
    if so it may not be the best idea ..you want the hamock to breathe ..
    if not you will be waking up in a puddle of your own sweat
    just some food for thought

    i would use 1.1 or 1.9 ripstop for a hammock..stay away from Sil nylon for your hammock..
    you make a good point about the puddle of sweat. but i wouldnt mind trying to make tarp. I hear alot of numbers with rips stop what is the difference?
    what is the weight load the 1.9 could hold
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyNails View Post
    you make a good point about the puddle of sweat. but i wouldnt mind trying to make tarp. I hear alot of numbers with rips stop what is the difference?
    what is the weight load the 1.9 could hold
    the numbers are the weight per yard of the fabric...

    a single layer 1.1 would hold 180-190lbs ...
    a single layer of 1.9 will hold 230-240lbs ...

    thats just my guess so don't quote me on the weights

    i have made hammocks out of 1.9 ripstop and i'm 215lbs and they held me fine with no problems..

    i found Sin nylon a pain to work with ...but thats just me...thats why i havn't made a DIY tarp yet
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    having trouble finding the 1.9 ripstop nylon on a few of these website how can i tell will it say 1.9 rip stop on it?
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    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    the numbers are the weight per yard of the fabric...

    a single layer 1.1 would hold 180-190lbs ...
    a single layer of 1.9 will hold 230-240lbs ...
    Will two layers of 1.1 rip stop bear twice the weight of one layer?

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    I'm building one now with 2 layers of 1.1 from www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com. I go 225(ish) & I'm getting no stretch at all.

    Warbonnet lists a double 1.1 as having a 240 lb. limit. I wouldn't be afraid to put 275 lbs. in it.

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