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    Hello

    Hi, my husband and I have been tent backpackers for many years. I have been researching hammocks for camping as I HATE sleeping on the ground. I lost a lot of weight and now side sleeping in a tent is unbearable to me - my hip just grinds into the ground.

    I am so glad I found the instructions on how to make a hammock. I am a DIY person and I can't wait to make my own hammock and use it this spring. This forum is awesome, thanks to everyone!

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    welcome to the madness.

    I am also looking to do a DIY hammock as soon as I learn to stich a half straight line on my thread injector.
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    Welcome to the forum! I too am a side sleeper and got tired of not sleeping. A night goes like this, sleep on 1 side till it hurt like h**l, roll over to the other side, sleep till it hurts like h**l, turn over, repeat, ALL NIGHT. Wasn't much sleep.
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    Welcome! Be sure you post pics of your DIY projects! We like pics .
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    Howdy and welcome!

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    Welcome from Columbus!

    I'ma side sleeper too, so I felt your pain You'll love hammock camping, especially after getti'n a quick education here. Trial and error works too but I like to learnfrom others mistakes (though I rarely do)

    Glad to have ya
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    Welcome to HF from Bama................there are some very intersting DIY projects on this site, have fun and good luck!!!!!
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    Welcome! I have a DIY Hammock and I like it way better than my ENO Single Nest. Good Luck with yours!

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    I am also looking to do a DIY hammock as soon as I learn to stich a half straight line on my thread injector.
    Honestly, I would say just jump into it. My hammock doesn't have a straight stitch on it, but it gets the job done well. Go for it and you will learn for when you want to make the cadillac of your DIYs. Mine couldn't have taken me more than 2 hours. GO FOR IT!
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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

    today I am hitting the fabric stores for some multicam ripstop nylon

    my husband is really excited about the hammocks, stayed up till 2 am talking about it

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