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knotty I changed over one of my son's kalisto hammocks to the warbonnet whip. I could definately tell the difference in the lay of the hammock body. nice video for the newcommers around here.
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Knotty--I followed the links to your Picasa album and found the pics from your AT hike Culvers to DWG-nice! and brought back recent memories of last October..I thought the rocks around Sunfish Pond were worse than anything in PA
Also, the pictorial on making the hammock again makes me think I could actually make one. Thanks for the sticky
Nice to see all this info in a clear concise way and though I have already made 3 or so diy hammocks Im gonna try this now .Well you have to eh ....Thankyou Knotty.Good stuff.
Thanks everyone. Since I can't be entertaining like Shug I just tried to do something that was to the point and hopefully easy to understand.
MedicineMan - Yup, those rocks around Sunfish Pond are brutal. Glad it didn't go on that way for too long.
Thanks for the good video, Ron. I'm wonder whether sewing the short ends in an arcing shape would result in a tightening of the hammock's edges when it's hung... Has anyone ever tried this? Francesca
I used the 1.1oz material and am myself a big guy so I didn't test it myself but when I strung it up and he plopped in it practically snapped shut around him like a giant snapping turtle!
If you do it I wouldn't suggest much more than 2-3". I was going to re-do the beau's but he proclaimed that he loved it.
Thanks for the info. Yeah, I figured--from past experience and from Ron's instructional video--that about 2 inches in on each side would be about all it would take. Maybe even a straight across seam with just a little dive at the ends would be the ticket. I'm glad your beau likes his hammock though. I can just imagine him wrapped up like an enchalada! But, hey. If he likes it, you love it, right? I do not like floppy sides on my hammock either, but I don't know about being wrapped up in it! Happy camping!
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