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    New Member Nclarkii's Avatar
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    Another first DIY hammock (pics)

    I thought you guys might enjoy seeing the results of a using 72"(!) wide 1.9 oz ripstop (Ebay, 3.50 per yard) to create a double layer HHDJ style but with gathered ends. I ended up copying 2QZQ's mod 4 design for the zip-off bugnet. I also included a removable/adjustable ridgeline. The only "mistake" I made was in the location of the openings between the layers -- I put them in the middle of the long sides of the asym diamond rather than in the short sides which makes inserting a pad slightly more cumbersome.

    I need to re-whip the thing to get it just right but holy jeez is this thing comfy. The 72" width creates a huge sweet spot and an extremely flat lay. Not the lightest hammock by any means, but I mostly car camp or hang in a single location for long periods.




    The girlfriend modelling with the bugnet zipped off and partially stuffed away.


    Detail of the zip-off bugnet and built in stuff sack.


    Detail of side tie-out.

    Many thanks to HF for the help and oodles of information!

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    Outstanding DIY you got there, well done. I see no 'mistakes' at all.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Well done .... looks like a right goodie!
    Way to make an intro on here.......
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    Senior Member WV's Avatar
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    Nice work! You did remember to make two of them, didn't you? The gf looks happy in hers.

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Your GF truly does have a great looking hammock that you have labored over. Thanks for posting the pics and now its time to get yours made!!!!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    +1 bigbamaguy - looks like he will need to make another

    Nice work!

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    Awesome looking hammock dude
    When life gets you down......make an underquilt!

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    Great looking hammock. Love the way your bug net can stow out of the way.

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    She's a beaut and the hammock looks nice too! Does look comfy. Closeup of the sewing looks expertly done. Great job! now make some for the whole family!

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    Oh, well done!!! Looks like a quality rig that you both will enjoy!
    Good job!

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