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    My first DIY hammock!



    I got all the supplies from diy gear supply. I used a polyester crinkle taffeta hammock blank regular size. The suspension is amsteel loops larks head to the hammock and descending rings. I have about 15' of polyester webbing on each side with a loop on the end to attach a carabiner. I also have a fixed ridgeline from cheap synthetic rope. This setup seems to have a lot of adjustability and it is quick to hang. So far the hammock is very comfortable. I can lay many ways and feel relaxed and comfortable. I've only been able to hang for about two hours but so far I'm loving it! Tonight I plan to hang in my yard overnight. I can't wait to go actual camping with it. (Btw sorry for the bad cell phone pic)

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    Looking good! Awesome feeling when you get to enjoy something you've made with your own hands.

    Only suggestion - watch the ridgeline. If it is too weak it might snap under the strain. Try to ensure keeping it slightly loose on a hang.
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    Whoohoo! Looks great. I carry one like that just about everywhere. Good job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Looking good! Awesome feeling when you get to enjoy something you've made with your own hands.

    Only suggestion - watch the ridgeline. If it is too weak it might snap under the strain. Try to ensure keeping it slightly loose on a hang.
    I plan to replace it with some stronger rope but I didn't buy enough amsteel or any techline for the ridgeline and that rope is what I have lying around. I really like how the ridgeline keeps a fixed sag.

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    I made two tablecloth hammocks this weekend. Got the huge 132"x90" crinkle taffeta tablecloths. Did modified sheet bends with amsteel spliced loops and used carabiners to attach it to Kammock Python Straps. I may have converted my better half after a nice nap with the kids while we were camping. Found three trees in a triangle pattern and hung the ENO single nest, Grand Trunk Ultra-light and the Purple home made. The home made one is easily big enough for two to nap comfortably. When we got home I made the second one in Sage (green). I'll post up pictures when I get a chance.

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    Nice work!

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Now I'm thinking about making a top quit. Does anyone know an easy design?

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