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    If you're not worrying about the weight for something like the underbelly you link to, then you could use just about anything. I've jury-rigged up a few using a variety of materials (though mostly with old DIY hammocks). I've had some success with Neat Sheet fabric, with Tyvek, and even with an old cotton bedspread (that last one never saw any camping time, but was handy in the yard for holding my water bottle, etc). For car camping, if I didn't have fabric coming out of my ears at home, I'd probably just go get a bedsheet from the thrift store and then toss it at the end of my trip.
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    This was my very first DIY hammock project and I just have to say Thank You to knotty for publishing such great instructions. My hammock is awesome right out of the gate. I used some old non-treated ripstop from walmart and could not be happier with my 12oz hammock.
    I am still drinking from the fire hose that is all the DIY instruction on this forum but I am trying to go back and thank those involved in creating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccitymatt View Post
    I am still drinking from the fire hose that is all the DIY instruction on this forum but I am trying to go back and thank those involved in creating it.

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    Ain't that the truth (on both points).

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccitymatt View Post
    This was my very first DIY hammock project and I just have to say Thank You to knotty for publishing such great instructions. My hammock is awesome right out of the gate. I used some old non-treated ripstop from walmart and could not be happier with my 12oz hammock.
    I am still drinking from the fire hose that is all the DIY instruction on this forum but I am trying to go back and thank those involved in creating it.

    m
    You're very welcome and welcome to the forum. I'm glad to see so many people making their own hammocks.

    There's a lot of info to absorb but also no need to absorb it all. Most of the stuff, like whoopie slings, is just tweaking and not a necessity. Start simple and go from there.
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    I'm 6 ft at 220 lbs. Will 1.9 ripstop hold my weight or will I have to make a double? Also how much does a hammock like this weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by russmay View Post
    I'm 6 ft at 220 lbs. Will 1.9 ripstop hold my weight or will I have to make a double?
    It ought to hold you, because it holds me... 'nuff said!

    Quote Originally Posted by russmay View Post
    Also how much does a hammock like this weigh?
    If it actually weighs 1.9 oz per square yard, it should be about 12 oz. for a 10 foot hammock made with 60 inch wide nylon. However, I think it weighs more...
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    At the end of your video - how did you hang it in your house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plowhorse View Post
    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.
    So the warbonnet whip is better than this gathered end style? Can anyone direct me to more information on this warbonnet whip? Thanks.

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    BH - The method I show IS the Warbonnet technique.

    Until recently I hung in the basement from the floor joists.


    Recently moved upstairs and hang from stainless steel pad eyes mounted to the ceiling with screws into the joists. No pics yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Recently moved upstairs ...
    For what it's worth, I think they should have allowed you upstairs long ago!

    Stainless steel eye pads, eh? Nothing but the best!
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