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    Arrow The Skookum Stealth Hammock & Tarp -DIY

    So here is the deal....

    I've been eye-balling hammocks (Speer, HH, Clark) for going on 3 years now. The first time I saw them I knew I had to have one but I don't do things on a whim. I had to do my research. I really wanted a Clark NX-200 hammock but the cost kept me from committing.

    Then I saw the Warbonnet Blackbird. Daddy Like! So I started doing more research specifically on the WBBB. It lead me here to the HF's.

    Then one day Sclittlefield aka Backwoods Daydreamer Gear posted a "Group Buy" on 1.1 Camo Ripstop. Right then and there I decided to try a DIY hammock & tarp project. Scott was extremely cool and helpful in getting me kick started.

    I read & read & read some more. How to sew, how to do a bobbin (whats that?), how to whipp your ends, top cover, bug nets, whoopie slings, this system, that system, how to do this, how to do that, I watch hours of video (shug seems t stand out here, that cat is silly cool) My mind was spinning with options and ideas.

    I finally decided to go big or stay home (i hear gram counters gasping). So with Scott's enthusiastic permission I decided to try a knock-off of the "Winter Dream" tarp from Backwoods Daydreamer Gear. For the Hammock I wanted to go with a whipped ended hammock with bugnet, tie-outs and top-cover.

    I knew it was an over the top, overly ambitious undertaking but that's my personality.

    Keep in mind that I had never sewed a stitch or even looked at a sewing machine until a week ago....

    Also keep in mind that the hammock isn't done (I spent the night in it 3 days ago) and I am still working on the top cover and bug-netting. The suspension system & structural ridge-line will shortly be replaced with grey amsteel and tree straps.

    Drum roll please......

    Meet The Skookum Stealth - Hammock & Tarp. (still under construction finished pics to come)


    Fully deployed





    Wings Clipped Back

    Storm/Privacy Mode with side wall tie-outs deployed..





    (you can see that the side wall tie-outs are deployed on one side to give you a feel for with and without).


    (Don't make fun of my stitches



    Finished hammock size is 120 x 65". Ridgeline is 101".
    Finished tarp size base 13' x 11' . Ridgeline is 11'.

    Was it easy? Hell No! I studied you guy's work for hours and hours....I wrestled with slick nylon for a week, hours on end. But I did it!!!!!!!

    Thanks for indulging me bro's! See you on the trail!

    -Skookum

    PS: HUGE THANKS TO ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE ON THIS SITE THAT HELPED AND INSPIRED ME !

    sclittlefield, Knotty, Shug, Ramblinrev, Warbonnet guy, Risk, Just Jeff's, fin, angrysparrow, _Tinker_, Blackbishop, gargoyle, headchange4u, .........Sorry for all of those that I am forgetting and there are quite a few.
    Last edited by Skookum; 03-20-2010 at 23:25. Reason: Pics?

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    Nice job. I like the tie-outs. Big room for hiding. cool.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    AND it could easily double as a bow hunting blind! impressive!

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    Looks good to me! I'd be tickled w/ it!
    About the tarp, did you say it was 1.1 ripstop camo?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Hey Skookum

    Talk about jumping into the deep end of the pool with all of these thread injecting projects at once. Great job!. Have you done the DIY silnylon coating for your tarp as of yet?

    I just completed my DIY Top Quilt this afternoon and I concur that light weight nylon is a slippery fabric to work with.

    Once again, great job.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Nice .....REAL NICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    Hey Skookum

    Talk about jumping into the deep end of the pool with all of these thread injecting projects at once. Great job!. Have you done the DIY silnylon coating for your tarp as of yet?

    I just completed my DIY Top Quilt this afternoon and I concur that light weight nylon is a slippery fabric to work with.

    Once again, great job.

    Cheers

    Brian
    I already tried the DIY silnylon on an old rain coat. It worked like magic.

    I have all the material to do my tarp. 100% clear Silicon Caulk, mineral spirits, etc.. Just gonna have to wait for a great days weather forecast so I can stake it out to dry all day after I dunk it.

    -Skookum

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    AND it could easily double as a bow hunting blind! impressive!
    Or a camo carport. It's huge

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    My god... that tarp is gigantorous.

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    Nice Tarp, but that 1.1 camo wasn't waterproof.... please correct me if I'm wrong. I bought it too ( not to use for making a tarp) when I saw this post I tested some scraps I had and it leaked like a rusted roof. I even went back to his orignal post and he states it is breathable, not down proof.

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