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    super crazy light hammock....

    So i decided i was tired of having just a "lightweight" hammock, so i made a really really light one...

    I basically used tzbrown's design, but customized for me. It is only 4 feet wide, and 9 feet long, with a triangular footbox. It is made of 1.1 ripstop, so it is kinda fragile, but i dont plan on hoppin in it with an open knife, so im good. Im 5'9" and 155# so it doesnt have a huge amount of stress. I ran spectra cord through the seams, and attached them to the suspension. The ridge line is spectra as well, and it has 6' amsteel whoopie slings (7/64") larks headed directly to the hammock. one inch wide, 5' long, polyester tree straps, and ill grab a stick or something from my pack to use as toggles. i tested it out and slept in it...its perfect size for me, but i think it would be terrible if i was any taller. TOTAL WEIGHT IN BAG is 6.13 oz! i was pretty happy with that
    Pics are coming soon....
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    Sounds good! Pics or it didn't happen!!!

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    Senior Member exup's Avatar
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    Good job man! I to have conteplated making something like this but have been waiting to lay in someones nano7 so I can decide whether 4' is wide enough for me.

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    Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:28

    Custom hammocks...cottage industry...endless options
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    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dandem...10535562357869

    Action sport photography.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trik-M...39451409426834

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    LKS GREAT!!! I, too, have been wanting to make a "pocket hammock". I want mine to be EXTRA WIDE but short. Like 72 inches wide and only 8 feet long, just short amsteel loops larksheaded on the ends. No ridgeline or bugnet, just a footline and short tree straps.

    --Purpose? A "sitting hammock" I can set up on hiking breaks and lunch during the day. I'll still carry my "sleeping hammock" for nighttime.

    Awesome job and SUPER weight! I'm going to copy your use of 1.1 ripstop. Good idea! I hope I get as good a result as you did! Thanks for posting.
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    LKS GREAT!!! I, too, have been wanting to make a "pocket hammock". I want mine to be EXTRA WIDE but short. Like 72 inches wide and only 8 feet long, just short amsteel loops larksheaded on the ends. No ridgeline or bugnet, just a footline and short tree straps.

    --Purpose? A "sitting hammock" I can set up on hiking breaks and lunch during the day. I'll still carry my "sleeping hammock" for nighttime.

    Awesome job and SUPER weight! I'm going to copy your use of 1.1 ripstop. Good idea! I hope I get as good a result as you did! Thanks for posting.
    hey thanks, post what you end up with, i think it would be cool if everyone moved to crazy light hammocks!
    Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:28

    Custom hammocks...cottage industry...endless options
    http://www.wix.com/dandeman94/dandemanhammocks
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dandem...10535562357869

    Action sport photography.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trik-M...39451409426834

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    Well done Dandeman. Looks great! Some day, when I learn enough about hammocks and the creation of hammocks, I am gonna make one for myself that is very lightweight like this one here. I just have no clue about dimensions and all that yet
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Very cool. Cheap alternative to the Nano7.
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    But you can never, ever win without a fight"
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