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    Moderator Nighthauk's Avatar
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    First DIY hammock

    Hey guys I just finished what I am calling hunter's edition. It is roughly 11' of 1.1 ripstop digital camo with roughly 7' blaze orange whoopies and srl. I learned how to use the thread injector today and spent about 5 hours working on it. Made everything tonight. Hammock whoopies and the adjustable srl. Unfortunately my son decided to sleep in my indoor hanging area so I won't be able to lay in it until tomorrow. Here are some pics. I won't show you an up close pics of my seams but I will tell you let go significantly better as the project went along. My wife is not sure of me using her thread injector. I think she relates it to leaving your children with a child molester. Lol I don't think she trust me with it. Time will tell.
    So take a look and I will let you know if I stay in air tomorrow.

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    Looks great and have fun snoozing in it tomorrow.

    Fronkey

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    Good Job looks great

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    Nice work! I can't wait to see it in action.

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    Thanks guys. You can only say nice work from a distance. Lol. You haven't seen the stitching. Oh well, you gotta start somewhere.
    I also can't wait for tonight. I am very tempted to take it to work and hope that whatever job I am on will have trees the right distance away.
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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Like the color combo--let us know how it feels. Good work.

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    Nice rig man. I have a question about the ripstop though. Is that material slippery? I mean to you slide around in it or are you planted when you lay down?
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    I have found that it isn't any more slippery then another hammock. I have the wbbb1.1 dbl and a Hennessy expedition and neither are more or less slippery. Though working on it is another matter. I am just glad that there are grid lines. Lol
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    So I have had a chance to lay in the hunter hammock and I have to say it is mighty comfy. Though where I hung it isnt exactly idea distance and height it was still very comfortable. I had an almost flat lie in it. One question. How high should I expect the srl be to my laying in it. I could barely reach the srl while laying down.
    Though on a positive. I got back to the thread injector tonight and made a stuff sack for it. It is made out of the same material so it isn't really water resistant. It is what I had on hand.
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    With stuff sack and cordlock no straps it weighs in at 9.9oz. Not too bad compared to my wbbb 1.1 dbl of 24oz with straps.
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    Where did you get the digital camo ripstop and how much is it? I am considering a DIY hammock and really want a camo one for stealth camping.

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