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    hikingdad's Avatar
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    My First DIY Hammock!

    Over thanksgiving I made a channel end hammock, tree straps, and a pair of whoopie slings! All of these projects were a first for me! I ended up getting the amsteel through the PIF thread on here and the material for the tree straps and hammock I picked up from SR Harris for about $20!

    This was the first time setting it all up together and testing it out. I'm pretty darned pleased with how it all came out. The video is more for amusement rather then any educational value and I also shot and edited the video from my phone while laying in my hammock during this trip I would like to add a ridge line, but for now I'm happy

    My advice for anyone thinking about making their own hammock..... DO IT! I was so amazed at how easy it was! The real kicker..... I like it better than my expensive HH!


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    Very nice Hikingdad!!!

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    A great DIY. Congratulations!

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    And another has caught the fever ! Nice work there!
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    Great job!
    There are very few problems we can solve ourselves, but there is almost nothing we cannot solve together.

    Most often when someone says they can't, they are unwilling to try.

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    Looking good!

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    Good job...What park were you at again? SR Harris is still 50percent off on all fabric...I picked up my mesh for a bugnet on my DIY...
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    I am in the same boat(hammock) Having purchased numerous expensive and not so expensive hammocks and now having numerous diy hammocks under the needle, I like my do it your self rigs better , but I am in this hobbie to deeeeeeeep now.

    Good job Dawg.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricecg View Post
    Good job...What park were you at again? SR Harris is still 50percent off on all fabric...I picked up my mesh for a bugnet on my DIY...
    This is at Willow River State Park in Hudson, WI. As far as I know SR Harris is always 50% off their marked price

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    Ah, another satisfied victi... er... Customer...

    Nice job! Welcome to the DIY addiction!
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