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  1. #1
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    My DIY Hammock and Setup

    nothing new here, just thought i'd share

    It's a simple gathered end hammock with a cinched channel and then the amsteel is tied to the hammock with a looped bowline.

    The dimensions are 10 ft hammock length w/ 8 ft ridgeline. 9 ft bug net. 6 ft tree straps and 10 feet of amsteel on each end.

    I wrap the straps and tie the cords to the straps using 4 slippery half hitches. makes it very easy to untie, yet is still very secure.

    The bug net has pockets sewn on the corners for weights (rocks) so that it stays flush with the hammock sides. The bug net tabs attach to prusik knots using very small nite ize s-biners.

    Okay enough talk here's the pics...

    Overall Pic


    Strap and line details


    Bug Net attachment


    Bug Net weighted pockets



    thanks for looking

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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Looks good.
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    New Member ouachita hiker's Avatar
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    DIY hammock

    Nice! I have to make a bug net my self. Nice set up..

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    Looks like a nice lightweight setup.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Great job!!!

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    thanks for all the comments. overall it weighs about a pound and a half, and is a lot less bulky than the bivy and pad i've been using.

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