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    DIY Stretcher style hammock

    I've seen brief discussions regarding this but nothing real in depth.

    Not that I am the voice of reason at all, but here is my take on the pros and cons.

    Weight (due to stretchers), probably more unstable, more complicated and costly to build. That would be the negative side.

    On the positive side; more comfortable to sleep in (IMHO), easier to DIY upgrades (weather shield, bug netting, under quilts) mainly because you have a flatter surface to work from.

    Any thoughts?
    I've cut it twice and it's still too short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roverdisc1 View Post
    ...more comfortable to sleep in (IMHO)...
    Which hammock models are you comparing this to? I think every camping hammock I've been in is more comfortable than cots and spreader-bar hammocks. JMHO.
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    I've had little experience in either. Guess I just compare the cheap boy scout hammocks to the Pawleys Island in parents back yard.
    I've cut it twice and it's still too short.

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    Yeah - that's like driving a Pinto and saying you don't like cars.
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    if you use the search bar on this page & type in end covers you can find a thread that talks about my version of a spreader bar.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P2110143.JPG
    and there are more pictures in the home made gear gallery. ...tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Yeah - that's like driving a Pinto and saying you don't like cars.
    Whew!! You spared my Gremlin
    I've cut it twice and it's still too short.

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    You got a Gremlin in your hammock?! Hope you don't keep your food bag in the hammock with you...
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    Think I'll leave that comment alone!
    I've cut it twice and it's still too short.

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    jeff's been watching old movies again
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
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