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    first time diy

    to start, this website is amazing and ive been reading like crazy!. plan on trying to mimmick the ENO double nest.


    so im ordering 4 yards of 1.9 ripstop for 13 shipped.and the whoopie sling and tree web kit from arrowhead for 27 shipped.

    from what im understanding i roll hem all the sides of ripstop. then for the short side i run paracord through the channel and then tie it off into a knot and then attach the whoopie line over the end of each end.


    is it really that easy? if it royaly sucks i just plan on buying the ENO and doing the whoopie mod to it.

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    Don't use paracord... It stretches, and the forces on your hammock suspension can greatly exceed it's capacity...

    Loop your whoopie sling through the channel, and back through it's loop... (larkshead)

    Yes it is that easy...

    An easier one is the Warbonnet style whipping... as documented by knotty:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15205

    OH: Hem the long sides first, then make a wider hem on the short sides. Makes it easier to gather...

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    Yes, the basic hammock is just that easy. Sweet, huh?

    Edit...JS...I took it that he was just going to use the paracord as a cinch cord (WB style) and larkshead the Whoopie directly to the hammock.

    Edit #2...welcome to HF.

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    For the dbl nest, you'll need an additional 10 inches of ripstop sewed to the long sides and you just larks head the fixed end of the whoopie through the end channels.

    What you're describing is the Warbonnet traveler, a very good style hammock. I don't think you'll be disappointed. You may want to look into adding stretchsides to it to cut down on the floppy side effect. Good luck, and take pics of the finished product. We love pictyures around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Yes, the basic hammock is just that easy. Sweet, huh?

    Edit...JS...I took it that he was just going to use the paracord as a cinch cord (WB style) and larkshead the Whoopie directly to the hammock.
    Then that's perfect...
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    yea i plan on just using the paracord to cinch up the whole thing into a ball type thing. and then loop the whoopie sling over that ball..


    make sense?

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    Yep, you'll be making the Gathered End hammock as found here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Yep, you'll be making the Gathered End hammock as found here.

    EXACTLY! perfect. ill post pictures when i get it done. should be by next weekend!


    thanks everyone for their replys. im sure ill be stalking this website for months to come..

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