So I'm brand new to Hammocks. I found a reference to it in an article about cross-country biking, and it sparked interest. I've found a bunch of sites (Just Jeff's, Risk's Ultralite Hiking, to name a few) as well as these wonderful forums.
I'm thinking to craft a DIY hammock and indoor stand (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ghlight=stands) for my first hammock. I'm thinking this will give me a good feel for Hammocks. The reason I'm building the Indoor stand is I'm on call for a week out of every month, and this would probably be more comfortable than the couch I sleep on in the basement during on-call week (wife's a light sleeper).
On to the questions:
Where do you tend to buy fabric? Online, or local stores?
Is the Ripstop at Jo-ann's fabric ok for at least a test hammock, or would I be better getting different fabric?
Any tips or tricks, recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the input, and great information on these forums.