View Poll Results: Should Yak-it-iy-yak DIY, or return to pasture?

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  • OH YEAH BABY! Make them hammocks!

    24 85.71%
  • PSH, OH LAWD! A hammock without a tarp in Oregon is C-R-A-Z-Y!

    2 7.14%
  • SHEEEEEWT, nubbins McNubsauce doesn't stand a chance. To the pasture!

    2 7.14%
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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junebugdawn View Post
    I think that was 40' to make a ridgeline AND whoopies for one hammock.
    That makes a lot more sense.

    Good luck Yak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    If I remember right they sell in bulk so they're perfect for your needs.
    +1 bought a 35 yard roll recently, and it will come on a roll - he doesnt fold it. Straight off the press, you might say.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Standard weight is fine. As for how much you will use... How much stitching do you plan on ripping out? If you say none... and have never sewn I think you may need to revise your plan.
    Thanks, but I still do not know how much I will need.

    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    If you decide to do a tarp I suggest checking with NoahLamport for your silnylon. They were @$3/yrd minimum of 10yrs when I ordered from them last. With S&H it was still cheaper than most suppliers.
    Is that for 1.1 silnylon?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Consider getting the fabric from Magnafabric http://store.magnafabrics.com/
    He has the lowest prices around. I have gotten fabric from him for under a $1.00 a yard with shipping.
    So... basically that will make me buy 20x the amount I need for less than what I was going to pay... I see why you guys get sucked into DIY with 50 yard rolls . Do you happen to know if he has 1.1 silnylon listed? I am to uneducated to find it myself apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Unless you have unusually large trees in your area 6 - 7 ft tree straps will be plenty. Polyester webbing is probably better than polypro.
    I only said polypro because it would have saved me on shipping, but I think i'm using magna now. But yeah, Oregon has some mighty large trees .

    Quote Originally Posted by firecat8 View Post
    The 40' "whoopied" ridgeline? Is that for your tarp? Or your hammock?
    40' between whoopies and ridge line per hammock .

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. Once I get my sources actually squared away I think I am confident enough to make the plunge. I would love a link to 1.1 silnylon on magna fabrics still too.

    Edit:
    OH! also, after getting stung 7 times by bees in a forest of devil's club last weekend, I would love to make some light/strong enough for thorns knee high gaiters. Do any of y'all know of an adequate fabric? waterproof would be cool, but not really that worried. These will be more for bushwhacking.

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    Senior Member packeagle's Avatar
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    Well its 1.4oz after coating. The fabric used is 1.1oz, with a 3 oz coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    I will second that Poly>PolyPro in the strap dept.
    Just to clarify: Poly = Polyester , Polypro = Polypropylene

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    Well its 1.4oz after coating. The fabric used is 1.1oz, with a 3 oz coating.
    I was just asking since I haven't called yet. My 21 year old self finds it weird to have to actually interact with someone to buy stuff online .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    Just to clarify: Poly = Polyester , Polypro = Polypropylene
    I understand that. I was going off of the website I was going to buy from and they only had PolyPro. If I can I will find a good source for Poly.

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    On a different tack, since you aren't doing the sewing yourself so not really your diy, and since the logistics of determining yardage required, etc., why not just buy a few tablecloths from thetableclothsfactory.com. They are cheap, pre hemmed, come in a selection of colors, are strong, only need a wide hem at each end if you want, or no hem if you choose to just do a whipped end. This lets you only have to make the whoopies and sew loops on the straps, unless of course you but from Readystrap, who has them already made up. Just another way to get into the trees.

  8. #18
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    the last silnylon noahlamport ive pickd up was 1.9 seconds white.
    it was thicker then the normal sil they have

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    On a different tack, since you aren't doing the sewing yourself so not really your diy, and since the logistics of determining yardage required, etc., why not just buy a few tablecloths from thetableclothsfactory.com. They are cheap, pre hemmed, come in a selection of colors, are strong, only need a wide hem at each end if you want, or no hem if you choose to just do a whipped end. This lets you only have to make the whoopies and sew loops on the straps, unless of course you but from Readystrap, who has them already made up. Just another way to get into the trees.
    I definitely plan to do all the sewing myself, I'm just not going to be without a mentor. These are being made with backpacking in mind and I don't really see a need to skimp on materials when the fabric is pretty cheep.

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinfan View Post
    the last silnylon noahlamport ive pickd up was 1.9 seconds white.
    it was thicker then the normal sil they have
    I'll have to call.

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    4 hammocks huh, do yourself a favor and make one of PrisonerOfGravity's rolled hem guides and hemming up those hammocks will go a lot faster & smoother!

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