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    DIY Gear Supply (BWDD) has a 2.8oz nylon at an excellent price, if you want something in between 1.9 and 200D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    DIY Gear Supply (BWDD) has a 2.8oz nylon at an excellent price, if you want something in between 1.9 and 200D.
    Thanks so much- I hadn't seen that before

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    I think it's a recent addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrousell View Post
    I have ordered some polyester straps from AHE and some 1/8 amsteel to make woopieslings.
    This is the suspension I use, poly webbing tree straps and 1/8 woopieslings. I weigh 280. I used 7/64 woopieslings for a couple hangs but they started looking stressed so I made the 1/8 ones. From what I have read here it is normal for the Amsteel to look stressed and stretched where the bury goes in but I sleep better knowing I have the 1/8.

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    My current diy hammock is 200d, coated. I put the coating inside. I got it for 2? dollars a yard, as a blem. There was a long overlap on the coating, running lengthwise to the roll. I love it. I have yet to sleep overnight in it, my GF get's mad at the suggestion I make her sleep alone, while I am home. I have a zippered bugnet, I will try to see if condensation is an issue. Anyway, I would recommend the 200d. Feels very solid.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    My current diy hammock is 200d, coated. I put the coating inside. I got it for 2? dollars a yard, as a blem. There was a long overlap on the coating, running lengthwise to the roll. I love it. I have yet to sleep overnight in it, my GF get's mad at the suggestion I make her sleep alone, while I am home. I have a zippered bugnet, I will try to see if condensation is an issue. Anyway, I would recommend the 200d. Feels very solid.
    Good to know. I was kinda thinking thicker might feel better- assuming I can do with the extra weight. As for coated fabric-- I just kinda assumed that coated would be less comfortable with sweating etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrousell View Post
    ...As for coated fabric-- I just kinda assumed that coated would be less comfortable with sweating etc...
    And you are correct. Uncoated fabrics are normally used.

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    Yup. But I threw caution to the wind.

    Seriously, I hate mosquito's. Worth the discomfort to me, and it won't be the last one I make. The 200d is great, though.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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