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    Noobie DIY Hammocker

    Hi all

    I just thought i would introduce myself.

    Just finished my first DIY hammock. Will post pics later on but i have to work on the shoulder squeeze. Also i am going to add a bug net and make my own tarp. Yeah just slightly ambitious.

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    Looking forward to the photos. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first DIY Hammock.
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    I adjusted mine for the same thing last night. Good to have you here.

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    Welcome Zmad. Your jumping right in with the DIY
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    Ok got a few pics of the hammock and am working on getting the ridgeline to be just right.




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    Remote control camera...clever.



    oh yeah hammock looks good.
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    Looks like you're having fun.

    Probably get less shoulder squeeze with a longer hammock. How long is this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Looks like you're having fun.

    Probably get less shoulder squeeze with a longer hammock. How long is this one?
    I agree ..... I made one a bit shorter once ... tying to save weight ..... and got the dreaded squeeze.
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    Welcome to the forums. Always room for another DIY-er. I agree with the comments above, the longer (and wider) the hammock, the more comfortable the lay. You probably want 10-11 feet in length. For a good diagonal lay you may want to consider 60+ inches in width. Not necessary, but you might as well make it as comfortable as possible.
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    Hey maybe everybody else already knows this but what kind of straps are those? With the white and the writing on them? Are they like cinch straps?

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