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    This may help. Taslan would appear to be heavier than most backpacking hammocks would be made out of. But it seems Ed Speer recommends a similar fabric (Supplex) for medium weight hammocks.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    @ NCPatrick, Oh, there will be picts.. lots of picts. I'm a picture taking fool when it comes to these things.

    @ RamblinRev, Thanks for the link! I watch a couple of your "we make gear videos" last night. Much appreciated.

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    Hammock is done along with 2 custom stuff sacks. 1 sack for the hammock and the other for the rain fly that will be made later this week. I've read some articles about not using 550 para-cord for a structural ridge line. I tend to agree with it's stretchiness and was thinking about using some nylon rope. Any additional thoughts on readily available cordage for a hammock structural ridge line?

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    Err, Well poly not nylon.

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    While I am down by Galveston, I'm going to check some marine stores for Amsteel or Zing it. That seems the best way to go.

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    I just got 180' of zing-it and am a HUGE fan for anything that isn't holding my weight... i use Amsteel for holding myself up, and zing-it for holding everything else (ie - tarp) up.

    I have some pics now of my tarp... hope to get those posted up soon! Can't wait to see your setup

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    We "big & tall" hangers

    Quote Originally Posted by jackyb88 View Post
    i used this for my first hammock... i think... A single layer of it holds me, and I'm 6'3" 360
    I ordered a Claytor jungle model with the largest 3x4m fly they sell, and it's on the way! My problem is I'm 63 and getting a little stiff & gimpy and the scale today said "296". Since I was FAT back when I weighed 210, well ... you get it. These fabrics are really neat. We have a seamstress nearby who might stitch me a "bridge" style for my next one. I sure appreciate EVERY observation from more long-in-the-tooth people who aren't skinny.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccoy26 View Post
    While I am down by Galveston, I'm going to check some marine stores for Amsteel or Zing it. That seems the best way to go.

    No luck on the amsteel or zing it. I'm going to try one more store before ordering it online.

    Hammock pictures will be up soon as I'm downloading them from my camera now.

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    I searched around locally and found that nobody could beat redden, even after shipping (which was fast -- 2 or 3 days iirc).... granted I'm not in your town anymore, but I looked while I was there and found none (even for an arm + leg).

    Hope u have better luck than I did down there

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    http://projects.id26.com/2010/07/05/diy-hammock/

    Pictures from the project. Still need to sew the rain fly, but my Taslan hammock works! It's very exciting. I can't believe it works, nor can my wife. She wants one now

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