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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Talking I am the BEST brother in-law EVER

    I did this video for my brother in-law so he would know how to set up the hammock I made for his birthday.


    sorry about the black spot in the upper left corner. I was trying out a modification of my kodak playsport camera. I didn't have the wide angle lens mounted "just right".

    I "had" to build a work table in the garage in order to layout and cut all the material for this project.

    I started out with 30' of 1.1 rip-stop and 30' of nano-seeum from Scott at Backwoods Daydreamer and 50' of 7/64 amsteel blue and 40' of zing-it from Paul at Arrowhead Equipment. I also had some leftover 1.1 camo from one of the group buys put on by sclittefield, some mosquito netting from hancock fabrics and 1000' spool of 3/32" of shock cord from Amazon (I am now using shock cord for everything).

    The hammock is a double layer built approximately in the style of Knotty's gathered end. I say approximately b/c I cut the ends on a diagonal - making a parallelogram. This creates a longer diagonal in one direction resulting in a flatter lie.

    I put an adjustable R/L on the hammock made with the Zing-it. and whoopies on either end. I don't have any beads big enough for the whoopies so I used my version of the Grand Trunk cord-lock knot (essentially a double over-hand stopper knot tied around the amsteel)

    The ridgeline supports a gear organizer made from the leftover mosie netting and it is attached to the r/l via shock cord kleimheists on either end (this allows for adjusting the r/l and forgetting to reposition the gear organizer - did you know that the plastic nano s-biners pop when you readjust the r/l and get back in the hammock? I do).

    The bug net is removable and is a variation of imrisk's 1/4 weight and sclittlefield's removable bugnet system.

    The treehugger's are 1" poly webbing with 2" loops in the end. The toggles for the marlin spike hitch are made from 6" of an aluminum arrow shaft (3" each).

    The stuff sack is a 'black bishop bag' and is able to hold everything in one place. The sack measures 7" by 23" when laying flat. when everything is put up it is approx 6" across by 12" long.

    I really enjoyed putting this together. I hope you like the video and the pictures.

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    One nice project.
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    That's just way cool chickenwing,
    Just one question though...
    You made yours to lay on the diagonal with your head to the right of center.
    It seems most lay the other direction; Hennessy, Blackbird etc.
    Is that just a personal preference?
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    conventional wisdom?

    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    That's just way cool chickenwing,
    Just one question though...
    You made yours to lay on the diagonal with your head to the right of center.
    It seems most lay the other direction; Hennessy, Blackbird etc.
    Is that just a personal preference?
    THANKS!!!

    I am VERY proud of this. I built this out of material I purchased to build MY hammock and put it together the way I wanted MY new hammock, but when I received the 1942 Kenmore for my birthday with the message "I don't care what color my hammock is" I couldn't refuse him HIS birthday wish.

    I sleep in my bed on my right side and I have found that sleeping to right of center facilitates a slight roll to the right allowing me to sleep on my right side if I want. I also don't have any experience with those other hammocks to know what convention dictates. I am not one to follow convention anway
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    Nice work!

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    Your brother-in-law is in deed one lucky man. That is a mighty fine hammock set-up that you crafted for him. The set up video is a very classy touch. You can be justifiably proud of your work.
    Terry

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    great biuld.and film.i have been making a few complete hammock tarp setups for friends and relatives and find showing them how everything sets up and why is harder then the actual biuld.i am making a set to be mailed out soon and have been wondering how best to explain so he can get the best useage.i may link to your vid...or make my own.
    thanks bill.

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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Thanks for the kudos. I am flattered. Please link away. This was my first attempt at making a video.
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    Good job! He's lucky to have you for a brother in law
    I like the strait edge. Got one just like it.
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    Nice job - on the hammock and the video! Lucky brother-in-law. I like the bug net with large pockets at the bottom and I like the way the stuff sack works. Thanks for posting this.

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