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    Senior Member HCH's Avatar
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    SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE/MY 2nd DIY

    I would like to thank you all for the info and the replies to my questions in the past. I just completed my 2nd DIY tarp and hammock setup. Here is my latest UL shelter for hunting trips, when I don't feel the need for my UL sil-nylon tipi and UL wood burner. I did it all myself. Everything here I made except for the Black Diamond carabiners. This is 1.1 oz breathable ripstop, doubled for the hammock body. The tarp is 1.3 oz sil-nylon and is 10X12. The ridge line of the tarp is 12'. Tie downs on the tarp are every 2'. Ridge line suspension is 1/8" Amsteel and so are the tie outs to the tree hugger webbing. All suspension and tie out cords, are DIY whoopie slings. For those not aware of what a whoopie is, it is a rope that slides in itself and is the lightest and most adjustable knot free adjustment available. When weight is applied to the rope, it locks up much like a Chinese finger trap. Amsteel is the strongest rope known to man and the 1/8" diameter I used is rated for 2500 lbs. The tarp tie out cords are just made out of regular poly rope that I whoopied by removing the core that runs down the middle. I have done the same with parachute cord. Here are some various tarp setups I can do if I choose. I haven't weighed it, but it is light and the entire setup is seen here in my DIY stuff sack. Bug net installs and removes easily and is open and closed by simply cinching a drawstring on each end. The foot is kept drawed and you simply open the cinch near the head end, get in the hammock, and re draw the end. No bugs can get in and it is no seeum mesh. Now I am ready for an outing in it.






















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    Very impressive. I wish I had the DIY skillz. That is some tarp by the way.
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    The DIY bug bit you hard! Very nice work and pictures. Appreciate how you explained what a whoopie is. Our constant use of jargon can make it hard for newbies to follow.

    In the broadside shot is the bug net on the hammock? Is there enough room between the net and hammock to accommodate an UQ?
    Knotty
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    Senior Member HCH's Avatar
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    The bug net is 120X120, and has a lot of room to play with; it should I would think? If I need an under quilt, that means it is cold, and the bugs should be history though, right? This is a removable net, and is just a huge hoop with a drawstring on each end. Thanks for the compliments. Yea, I was confused with all of you guys' talk and jargon. I still get a kick out of "thread injector" instead of sewing machine. My customers get a kick out of it too as I talk to them about my new found hobby.

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    Nice looking rig! Curious question though, how long are the buries on your fixed eyes? They look a little short to me, but that might just be an illusion.

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    Nice job... and nice color.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    Let us know when you open for business ... I'd like a Chicago Bears themed hammock and tarp. Nice work!
    Dan

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    Wow, that's one sweet package

    Thanks for posting photos. Us newbies can drool.

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    Really nice gear there!!!

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    Senior Member HCH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by acercanto View Post
    Nice looking rig! Curious question though, how long are the buries on your fixed eyes? They look a little short to me, but that might just be an illusion.

    Acer
    Good eyes. On my ridge line, I was tired and made my whoopie pull before I made my fixed eye, SO, I was a little short on what I would have normally done, SO, I made do and sewed it shut with extra strong outdoor thread. I use outdoor thread on all of my buries just for a peace of mind. Thanks for the compliment.

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