Hey guys (and gals),
So I am interested to see what every thinks on this one. I am still new to the hammock thing (literally... haven't even slept in one before) I don't really want to go out and spend a ton of money on a new one so I wanted to just make one myself. Mind you I have never sewn a stitch in my life but I do have four or five people that I know that have sewn all their lives. I am currently trying to sort out all of the various options for setups that I could use and this is what I have come up with so far. I am a pretty small guy so I don't really need the strength of the 1.9 but I do like the idea of a double layer (i think that starting out it will be a lot easier for me to just use a pad in between the layers than trying to figure out an under quilt) 1.1 ripstop. I am thinking nylon tree straps with descender rings hooked to them just for simplicity to start off with...trying to figure out if I want to make a Hennessy style asym with shock cord stakes or just leave it plain jain...so much to figure out for someone who hasn't even slept in one before. The problem I have is I haven't used any of the different options so I don't really know what I like or what would work better for me...so what do you guys think? Diy or purchase?