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    Done (maybe) with DIY hammock.

    Ok. I think I am finally done with this one, and can start on the next. I overcast all the seams, redid the suspension connections with a Steel 2" ring inside the hammock, and a poly 1" strap doubled over and covered with a friction sheath. The red tag on one is to mark the head end.

    It all goes in the side bag, I added compression straps. You can see in 1 photo, I added loops to the strap, and sewed them inside the seam of the bag. That way, the straps did not pull at the seam, it's a straight pull on the strap. Added a loop so I can hook the whole kit and caboodle on to a pack with a biner.

    Total weight on a postal scale was 3.12 pounds, which seems pretty heavy, but I built it as stout as I could, and this one is for canoeing.
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    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    wow, what is the hammock made of?

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    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
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    Its coated 200d cordura. I got a deal on a bunch at 2.50 a yard. lol. I know... coated and sweat and vapor and whatnot. I'll hang it right in the water if I gotta. I have some poly dig camo for 2 or three more hammocks.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    Its coated I know... coated and sweat and vapor and whatnot. .
    Have you had any problems with waking up wet/damp so far due to the coated fabric??? I know some have used sil without any trouble??
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
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    It gets hot. There is sweat, even at night, on bare skin. Not so bad I would not use it, but I would not like high humidity and no breeze. We are supposed to get flooding rains of 4 inch per hour. Good night to test out the redone tarp tieouts.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Is that the same one you filled with water?
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Yup. The very same.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    I find that a DIY hammock is never really complete until you decide it's time to start over from scratch.
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    Hmmm... is that a hint?

    I will have to stick with this one for a while yet.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    No deployed pictures? C'mon!

    Looks good!

    Dan.

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