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    nwmanitou's Avatar
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    The Bear Taco is Reborn!

    Well, after the sad demise of its predecessor,
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    the Bear Taco lives once again, reborn in multicam. I finished sewing it up last night. It's a simple double layer hammock. It has sewn end channels and a whoopie sling suspension. I build the hammock stand too, following JJtheDog's design hammock forums (thanks JJtheDog).

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    This hammock is super super comfortable. Between my weight loss and heavier fabric there is a vast improvement over the first bear taco. I lay flat and there is no noticeable stretch. Eventually I'm going to install a ridgeline, bugnet, and zippers. Or I just may make another one with those addons and leave this one spartan.

    So far the initial focus group has given great reviews:

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    Last edited by nwmanitou; 06-14-2011 at 23:42.

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    Very nicely done on both the taco shell and the stand. The filling is too cute to be offering up to the bears though.

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    Senior Member Eliteoomph's Avatar
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    good job... Is that just the standard cut or something different?

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    Yup, just rolled hem on both layers then sewn together.

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    Great job. Looking good.

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    Nice hammock.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Great looking hammock and it looks like it has some very happy stuffing
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
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    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

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    Nicely Done!
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    I'm sure the look on the kids' faces, alone was worth the effort!
    Great looking hammock & stand.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by timberghost View Post
    Well, after the sad demise of its predecessor,
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    That rip along with the rocks underneath, has to be one of the scariest hammock pictures I have seen.

    Nice job on the new version.
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