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    Senior Member dblhmmck's Avatar
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    Gee, thanks for the compliments; WarbonnetGuy, Dutch, HeadChange4U, Cannibal, and NCPatrick. I am glad there is some potential in this hammock that got a response from you.

    As for the question from Nails; how long did it take?

    Well I have been sewing for less than a month and a half. In that time I have completed 3 hammocks, and this one will make 4. I have been working on it for nearly 2 weeks. But that doesn't count all of the time I have been thinking of it. It has been one of the frequently revisited thought streams that has been swirling around in me and entertaining me for over a year.

    How long to set up? -it looks complex, (but it is not really.)

    This is hands-down the quickest camping hammock setup ever. Fixed ridgelength and integrated tarp simplified things. Yeah, there are 4 guylines to place, but that is effective for hammock and tarp simultaneously. I use the Bryer Microrope rods to quickly adjust my hanging points proper end length. The pad sleeve is quick and effecient. I know it sets up alot faster than my HHBP with Super Shelter.

    Grizz, I hope you DO borrow a few ideas from this. In fact, that was my motivation for first posting in this forum anyway. I saw that Grizzly Adams was working on something very similar to me. And just as you have given me a couple of gems to be applied to my work, I was hoping I would have something of value to share with my fellow DIY hammock developers.

    Oh, and thanks moderators for making me a full "Member" (no longer Junior).

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    Senior Member Iafte's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dblhmmck View Post
    Oh, and thanks moderators for making me a full "Member" (no longer Junior).
    Did that yourself, once you get 30 posts you go member.

    BTW- Nice looking hammock.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Is that a chicken in your yard?? Just curious. Looks like a chicken. Nothing wrong with it... .
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 10-02-2007 at 13:17.


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    Senior Member dblhmmck's Avatar
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    Hammock hanging environment

    Yes, there are chickens here, and over a dozen peacocks, including a couple adolescents that are just getting their colorful feathers.

    I apologize for the distracting domestic background, I surely do hope to photograph this hammock in a more condusive setting...maybe soon.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    No, it's great to see where everyone lives. Didn't mean anything by it.

    I'd like to have peacocks running around here too, but they're too loud for me.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    - John Burroughs

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    Yeah its a neat hammock, and the incidental views of the places people live are great too!

    All my photos to date are in my backyard.

    As for your design, its really interesting. Every time I sling my hammock I think about making a bridge style one. I kinda like some of the things you've done in yours. But I'd be looking to eliminate poles as much as possible. The integrated tarp-tent concept is really neat too...

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