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    It's not exactly rocket science, first one I tied to do some checking in my room a month ago was just a Queen size bed sheet and 3/8 inch sheeted nylon rope from Lowes hung on eyebolts from Home Depot. Now, it was too short by a long shot as the length of a queen size sheet is 80" and the gathers were tired with the rope. Your length should be 2 feet plus your height plus the material length used to tie out so my queen sized bed sheet hammock is barely longer then I am at 6'2".

    I used these videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJlEQ..._order&list=UL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF9sTAkzBlM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5M0S6cfY9g
    And professor Hammock/(Grissly on this forum) videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2Xt...eature=related

    My knot is actually a little different, can't find where I found it but it is a single tie with the rope. Thats all simple differences.

    If you buy fabric from the store the disadvantage is you'll need to seam it to keep it from ever unraveling. However, just like my queen size sheet, when it gets stinky you can untie the ends, throw it in the washer and give it a good cleaning. Then retie the ends and you're back in business. Cost in fabric can't be that much, less then 20 bucks I'd think. And if you have someone with a sewing machine and any skills, mayhaps woo her into seaming it for you.

    Or spend a little more and buy one like the Brazillian models. Just depends on how much money you have at your disposal. The Brazillian models do come in a multitude of colors and are washable as well (front loader) just be warned they shrink when they're laundered though they stretch right back out when you hang them backup and sit in them. (second hand knowledge from this board that bit).

    In the end, if it works for ya, just consider. Couple hundred bucks maybe for a fancy hammock/hanging system that stows and gives you full access to the square footage of your room OR up to a couple grand for a bed which starts to gain weight the first night you sleep on it. Dirty Jobs fact, 30% of a used bed weight ISN"T what came with the bed, it's YOU, little bits at a time and dust mites and their, well, poop!

    Whens the last time you put your bed in the washing machine??
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
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    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    Or you could go to MEC they have a double wide model for 65$

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    Here's a Canadian Distributor called Trek Hamaca. I have one of their XXL parachute nylon hammocks and it is on par with the other brands. As already mentioned MEC also sells a double wide hammock by Portec. I have ENO and Hammock Bliss hammocks and they are good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    All the suggestions are great ones, I like the Traveler myself. However, do you really want a hammock as your main bed while in college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triptease View Post
    ROFL... GREAT point.
    HA! set that thing up at the right height, and you would be amazed! Lets just say I started hammocking right when I got married, fell in love with hammocks in Hawaii.....on my honeymoon....

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    you want a big cotton one. not a lightweight synthetic hammock. hiking gear smells bad!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=cotto...a6fa40f303a0e3

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    my vote is on the XL brazillian...when you bring some girls back to your room you can tell them how its brazillian and you got it when you went there on a 1/2 year surfing trip . then tell them its mad comfy and climb on in, andd.....DEALIO!

    Holla at ya boy Diezel if you need anymore wise suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiezelDorf View Post
    my vote is on the XL brazillian...when you bring some girls back to your room you can tell them how its brazillian and you got it when you went there on a 1/2 year surfing trip . then tell them its mad comfy and climb on in, andd.....DEALIO!

    Holla at ya boy Diezel if you need anymore wise suggestions
    I swear some people just read the thread topic and post instead of reading through the thread first. He said he is married 2 posts up from yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I swear some people just read the thread topic and post instead of reading through the thread first. He said he is married 2 posts up from yours.
    Ha ha, well speak of the devil. "NickRp" is not the Original Poster Chris, "nickbonwz" is and he never mentioned being married.

    Looks like Diezel may not have been the one that didn't read careful enough, eh Chris
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    Yeah, guess so! Sorry there Diezel! I'm an idiot!

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    Still, it impresses me how quickly we go from 'How do I hang a Hammock in my room' to 'Ya but how do you have sex in the Hammock'. I know it's a family forum and all but I didn't know that included the makin of a family. Still, with a bunch of cultures all over the world using nothing but hammocks, you'd got to think that they've figured some things out. Hein and Shein been going on a Loooooong time.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
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    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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