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    Pics of first homemade hammock

    I've been reading about hammock camping for a couple of years. I actually had bought some supplies to make one last year. I finally got around to making my first one last night. Here are some pics of it:






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    Looks great. Cute model, too. Have you slept in it yet?
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    Thumbs up hammonk

    man you are making me want to build one .so all you had to do was him the edges and gather the ends and add rope ? Ilike the camo look great hammonk .
    Bear bait what??? Your It!!!!!!!!

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    Cool hammonk

    how many yard of cloth did you need to make this hammonk, going camping tuesday and my hammonk does not look like it will be here till wed or thurs. I refuse to sleep on the ground again so it looks like I will have to break out the old machine again. please let me know thanks .
    Bear bait what??? Your It!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Breeze View Post
    how many yard of cloth did you need to make this hammonk, going camping tuesday and my hammonk does not look like it will be here till wed or thurs. I refuse to sleep on the ground again so it looks like I will have to break out the old machine again. please let me know thanks .
    if you go to wal-mart & buy 3 & 1/2 yards so you will have at least a 10' long piece of fabric, you could get by just fine w/ that if you whip the ends.
    if you just want to tie a knot at each end, 4 yards should do the trick.
    i would be tempted to say that you could even get by (short term) if you're careful with out even hemming the sides.
    i know for a fact that the ends not being sewn is no big deal. ...tim
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    tnhunter... good job on the hammock. hope you can hook-up w/ some of us for a trip sometime. ...tim
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by TNhunter View Post
    I've been reading about hammock camping for a couple of years. I actually had bought some supplies to make one last year. I finally got around to making my first one last night. Here are some pics of it:





    great work,i love digital camo,really cute photo neo

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    Nice hammock.

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    I made this following info for the Zhammock:

    http://www.imrisk.com/zhammock/zhammock.htm

    I made it double thick 10' long. All stitching was done with nylon thread. I used 550 parachute cord for the whipping and have 10' of 1" polypro webbing on each end for the suspension system. I used the "W whipping" found on Jeff's website:

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock2.html

    I'm going to add a bugnet of some type, either a homemade stuff sack or a set of snake skins for it, and a tarp and I'll be ready to go. I might redo the whipping and use the zip ties instead of the parachute cord.

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    Looks good but you may have already lost that one if your model does not give it up!

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