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  1. #11
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    Thanks again for the information. I am going to DIY my first hammock and the backup plan will be to order a Bias brand hammock, in the near future. Their gear looks to be well thought out and I want to also support the "Cottage" Industry of America.

  2. #12
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    I just want to encourage you to put as much if not more effort into getting to your goal weight as you do into acquiring and making light weight gear. I've seen lots of people trying to go light weight by cutting and trimming gear yet they could stand to drop 20 or 30 lbs and work on their fitness levels. As much as ounces add up to pounds, a fitter, lighter body gives you the same result and that is an easier time hiking with gear. I've lost about 50 lbs over the past few years and it makes such a difference. Good luck!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  3. #13
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    I agree with you completely, I am in the process of doing this myself.
    For all who have helped, I am working on my hammock as we speak. I will have to order the suspension pieces. The local store doesn't carry it in the size you all are recommending. (I also plan to make these myself) So the body of the hammock will be done shortly, it won't get completed until later.

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    Hennessey Hyperlite, GT Nano 7
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    czthda

    I am familiar with the GT Nano 7. The hammock body alone weighs 4.83oz. I'm about your size and I find the Nano 7 a bit on the small size without much flat diagonal available, but it is probably as much how I'm using it as the hammock itself.

    Jungle Jim

  5. #15
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    Thanks for the info Jungle Jim. I have chosen to make my own hammock, the body of the hammock is done, I just need to order the items needed to make the suspension.

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    Member Jungle Jim's Avatar
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    czthda

    Hope it turns out well for you and that you have as much fun making it as you will using it.

    Jungle Jim

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