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    What hammock do full timers use

    Considering going full time with a hammock. I was curious as to what hammock you full timers use.
    I was thinking of DIY and wondered what material to use since weight will not be an issue and what type of hammock to try and make. My sewing skills are not the best.

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    I would imagine a choice like that would vary wildly from person to person. I sleep in my ENO a couple nights a week and I love it. Of course, that is also my only hammock right now...
    with two m's, like "hammock."

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    For indoors? Go cotton. Warm and washable, plus very soft.

    I sleep 90% of the year in a Brazilian. The other 10%, when it gets stupid hot, I switch over to a Mayan. Neither of these would be really easy to DIY, but if you're really looking for a comfortable hammock at home and an involved project, either design would be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    For indoors? Go cotton. Warm and washable, plus very soft.

    I sleep 90% of the year in a Brazilian. The other 10%, when it gets stupid hot, I switch over to a Mayan. Neither of these would be really easy to DIY, but if you're really looking for a comfortable hammock at home and an involved project, either design would be good.

    Or povide a nice excuse to visite the piramids of Mexico. And come back with a handful of each.
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    DIY 1.1 oz ripstop nylon, single-layer, cinch-end hammock on a DIY hammock stand. I use my new DIY hammock sock to hold a down comforter against the bottom of the hammock.

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    DIY of Sport Nylon. Very soft and comfortable.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    I use a 12' DIY out of 1.5oz rip stop nylon. I am oogling the cotton Brazilians though.
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    Cannibal:

    Did you write about this preference for one Central/ South American hammock over another in pre-historic times.....by which I mean going as far back as the lazy search engine will go, and then peeling back the curtain on another 99 pages of posts?

    Obviously, you have little sway here, 'cause a request has been made on probably a few occasions, for a forum on all-cotton hammocks, and ........nada

    I'd go that route if I had room / permission for an indoor hammock, following your, Knotty's, and several other practice. Of course, I'd not have discovered all-weather and all winter outdoor set-up, sleep, and take down........

    To the OP: Every night in a Clark, small bed model usually, sometimes big when I want to make believe I've been comp' ed to a hotel suite with a king-size bed and endless really hot water for my shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Cannibal:

    Did you write about this preference for one Central/ South American hammock over another in pre-historic times.....by which I mean going as far back as the lazy search engine will go, and then peeling back the curtain on another 99 pages of posts?
    The first several months of my hanging career were spent in a pre Grand Trunk Traveler, then ENO Single. After returning from my AT hike, I switched over to Brazilians and Nicaraguans. I've probably made 100 or so posts about Brazilians and half a dozen pictures. I discovered my hidden love of Mayans a couple of summers ago during a particularly hot stretch. Actually, I'm pretty sure I started a whole thread about my new appreciation of Mayans during the summer. Yep! Our lazy serarch engine found it in a couple of clicks. Here it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Obviously, you have little sway here, 'cause a request has been made on probably a few occasions, for a forum on all-cotton hammocks, and ........nada
    Sub-forums are added when needed for organizational purposes, not for a fringe group. As one who helps 'organize' things around here, I have plenty of sway. Course, I'm also able to see beyond my own personal desires and do what is right for the site as a whole. Want a sub for indoor hammocks? Talk more about them. I doubt there are a dozen threads every 6 months, total, regarding indoor hammocks. Hardly enough activity for a sub. The mods here are more than aware of the desire for a indoor sub on the part of many members. I, personally, would be thrilled to have a sub about indoor hanging and hammocks. We're all just waiting, patiently, for there to be enough interest and enough chatter about the topic. But, there needs to be more than a couple dozen people out of 17,000+ members with a need for it first.
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    Setting up indoors or outdoors is so different . I think it would be a great idea for a sub forum. It would greatly increase the broadness the site has to offer.

    Before I started hanging outdoors I was looking into homeopathic ways to get better sleep. And the number one way is to have that swing in your lay to get your lymphatic system flowing & pushing out all those toxins that just sit in you when your laying in a stationary bed. So my first thought ,since I wasn't big into backpacking, was to just chain my bed to the ceiling and that seemed like a huge deal with factors like at least 4 connection points , a ceiling fan and the frame swinging into the wall.

    But then I found the mysterious camping hammocks and now whenever I want a deep cleasing sleep I just go outdoors. Which I should add something about sleeping outdoors is cleasing on it own. But you know you have a home so you can't just live outside. So now what about getting that amazing sleep every night? Hah now after a couple months of popping in and out of the forums I came acrosses the most simplest way to get a better night sleep every night with out messing with tarps or condensation .

    It's soooo simple just hang a hammock indoors. I have no idea why the thought didnt just click. Maybe bc it's just very unusual to walk into a BEDroom to see no bed. But usual is usually boring.

    So now I'm on a losted search to find the best method of hanging inside.

    I guess what I'm saying is a sub forum for hanging indoors would bring a whole new group of people to the forum that would other way pass up the site thinking it was just about camp'n/backpack'n.
    Yea I know it makes sence to watch what people are talking about then group the generals together but what about promoting it.
    Why not broaden the forum so people can even know about the topic to talk about it.

    thanks for your time and energy

    Haha and I don't mean to make yalls head spin with the order my thoughts come out.

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