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    Member sam4msu's Avatar
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    Another newb question...l

    Is the military parachute ripstop material good for making a homemade hammock? Even if it is a little heavier than some of the fancier materials that would be ok. I can get a 32' round chute for $50. Seems like I could make a VERY simple hammock out of this to get a head start and to solidify in my mind that a hammock is the way for me to go.

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    Problem will be the seams. From what I understand it's almost impossible to get a large enough section without a seam running through it somewhere.
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    Breathability might also be an issue?

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    Thanks...Both of those points make perfect sense...

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    Senior Member Redtail's Avatar
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    Does your local Walmart have a fabric department? The 1$ bin is a good place to get started.

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