Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    21

    Questions From a Noob !

    Hello Everyone,

    This is a great site with a good community feel...Great!

    I am into the Bushcraft/survival thing and I am a wannabe leathercrafter too

    My interest in Hammocks came about by chance - seeing more and more people using them in the field and carrying less load, sleeping better and looking cool in the process

    I have some questions that maybe you can answer...???

    I am interested in designing and making hammocks - my wife is a dab hand at making all home fabrics, so I have the labour in place already

    Anyway, please can you tell me where I can get nylon fabric in bulk?
    I know I can get it in China...not sure I want to go there yet...

    Second, how does a 'canvas' hammock stack up apart from the obvious extra weight issue?

    I understand that parachord is not any use for hjamocks, so what is the best line to use for a)the hammock suspension? b) the tarp?

    Told you I was a noob!!! Anyway any suggestions would be great and I hope to be able to join in and get to know you guys along the way.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ray

  2. #2
    Senior Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Hammock
    Claytor Jungle, DIY
    Tarp
    Claytor Diamond
    Insulation
    2/3 UQ, Speer TQ
    Posts
    164
    Hello and welcome. Check this site out, should answer most of your questions.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/

  3. #3
    Senior Member Rushthezeppelin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Marble Canyon, AZ Near the N rim of the Grand Canyon
    Hammock
    WBBB Dbl 1.0
    Tarp
    Funky Forest 8'6"
    Insulation
    Thermarest/REI 20*
    Suspension
    WBBB Line/Strap
    Posts
    563
    Images
    1
    Also Thru-hiker.com and Ed Speers site has alot of good DIY material.

  4. #4
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,437
    Images
    95
    Here are a few more places to check for fabric:

    http://www.owfinc.com/
    http://www.questoutfitters.com/
    http://www.therainshed.com/
    http://www.noahlamport.com/ - this one is not obvious on the website, probably give them a call. People report good buys on sil-nylon 2nds here.

    As for what materials to use - stick to synthetics: nylon or polyester. Stay clear of cotton. It is a horrible fabric in the outdoors.

Similar Threads

  1. Some questions from a noob
    By T_Bone in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-23-2014, 19:47
  2. A few Noob Questions
    By SirLips in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-20-2014, 22:07
  3. Noob questions
    By Fuller_Malarkey in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2014, 04:25
  4. Noob UQ and set up questions
    By UrsaMajor1887 in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-01-2012, 20:58
  5. Hello! Noob-to-be questions
    By mbr in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-03-2009, 13:04

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •