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    First DIY hammock!

    So I decided to give my first DIY hammock a try today. I basically wanted to build a real strong backyard hammock. I made the whoopie slings out of 7/64 Amsteel, and used the same cord for the ridgeline. I used some 550 paracord for the whipping. The hammock fabric is 2.8oz plain weave from DIYGearSupply.com. I used Gutermann Mara 70 for the bishop sack, and Gutermann Tera 40 for the hammock. I made the tree straps 6 feet long with a 2 inch loop in one end, camo polyester webbing from DIYGearSupply.com. The hammock dimensions are basically the same as a WB Traveler, minus a couple inches in width. So here are some pics of the "build". I am VERY happy with the outcome, I can lay flat as a board in this thing! It's very strong, and with EVERYTHING needed to hang in the bishop sack, the final weight was 23.5oz

    The Fabric


    Triple stitched the sides


    Finished


    The whipping


    The tree straps


    The First Lay


    Another shot of first lay


    My beautiful fiancee after trying it out, she loved it!


    Everything in the bishop sack


    The machine that did the work!
    Last edited by Yukon; 08-22-2011 at 05:06.

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    looks good there

    Hey it sure looks good. First time probably saved some money too. I"d love to make a bishop bag like you did it looks great. Now what is the next project.

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    Next will probably be a tarp, but not sure exactly yet...

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    That looks awesome. Well done Yukon.
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    Nice. That Fox performed well, you musta got it figured out!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Looking good. Nice job.
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    we grow old because we stop hiking."

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    It's pretty satisfying laying in this hammock knowing that I made every part of the set up, awesome feeling!

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    Nice job! I am envyous that you have so many trees in your back yard to test gear. It really stinks when you are into hammocks, but have no trees.

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    Really nice job! Good detail work
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    That is some mighty fine looking hammock you made.
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