I'm getting brave. I want to try a bridge hammock out and want to make it myself. I've read and re-read Grizz' and TeeDee's posts on making a bridge. So much math....brain...melting...
Anyway, I'm 6'7" and 215lbs. I'm thinking of doing a double layer 1.1 ripstop so that I can use a pad. Two reasons for wanting a pad: 1) I've already got one and 2) I hear it can help with any possible shoulder squeeze. I will likely order from BackWoodsDayDreamer.com since their price seems quite reasonable, but the woodland camo stuff is 68" wide. So by my figuring I'd want a 90" bridge with a 12" maximum cut. Does that sound right? And factoring the length needed x2 for double layer, I'll need at least 5 yds of material. (I can use some black 1.9 leftovers I have for endcaps if I run out)
What is the recommended maximum width for someone of my size?
What length of spreader bars? (if it helps, I'm fairly narrow and typically sleep on my side)
The other part I'm vastly confused at is how to figure out length of suspension triangle. I'd rather use webbing since I've got plenty of it already.
I'm hoping someone will swoop in and fact check me before I buy the material. I've got a relatively solid understanding of the concept of bridge hammocks. Grizz and TeeDee did an amazing job on the tutorials. I'm just getting caught up in scaling theirs up to fit me. Any help would be appreciated.