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    Recommend a DIY hammock

    Hi all...
    I'd like to make a hammock. I have a HH Expedition, but would like something lighter. I'm 5' 10" ~210 lbs. I have some 1.1 that I bought on a HF group buy, but was told that it is actually 1.0

    I've been looking at making a ghost hammock, but the more I look around the more confused on what I should make. help!

    Also, has anyone used this stuff to make a hammock and is around my weight. Hoping to get actual experience, besides, "it should hold". Thanks.

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    Is this the ACU fabric from Magna? I was told by Magna that it is actually stronger than regular 1.1/1.0. However, I would still make mine a double layer to be sure. As for design - I'm partial to Knotty's gathered end hammock with the adjustable sides.
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    The Magma ACU does weigh 1.0 oz/sy. I weighed it myself as I have 24 yards of it.

    I weigh 200 pounds and I'm not worried that a single layer of this fabric would leave me on the ground. However, I wouldn't make a single layer hammock for myself using this fabric. It simply has too much stretch in it for my own personal comfort level. Nor do I like non-stretch materials. Like Goldilocks, I prefer something in between.

    But this is just a personal preference thing. If I were you, I would make a single layer hammock and try it out. It's a pretty simple extra step to add another layer after the fact, if you find that it stretches too much your your liking.
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    Yes, it's the Magna ACU fabric. How does Knotty's design compare to the Ghost Hammock...pros and cons of each, ease of construction and weight?

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    I can let you know how stretchy the acu 1.1 is. I made a single layer last night. It haven't had the chance to use it yet.
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    what design did you use and do have any pics?

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    You can check out the thread I started yesterday for the pix. As of a design I folded over all the edges and stitched them. Made a channel like knotty uses to thread some amsteel through and tighten. There is not much to it. I used roughly 11' of 1.1 acu nylon.
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