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    Senior Member tygr's Avatar
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    Recent loss is a new opportunity

    I recently posted that my first DIY hammock self-destructed.

    Well, today I ordered seven yards of 40D "Urban Grey" ripstop and three yards of "Grey" no-see-um mesh with plans to make my own hammock based on this thread created by headchange4u. I'm hoping the 1.5oz 40D ripstop is strong enough as a single layer for my ~210-lbs body weight, plus gear.

    I'm also hoping to implement an organizer like this one created by AtHomeDad. I'm thinking of integrating a zipper system so the organizer can be removed and/or moved to the foot or head.

    I have a week-long scout camp I'm attending in mid-August and I hope to have it ready by then—if not, hopefully before a three night backcountry hike with my brother and dad in late-August. There's tons of mosquitos up there and I really don't want to use my DIY bugnet sock for the week. I'd rather have an integrated one.

    I haven't decided yet how I'm going to create my entrance. I'm considering either bottom velcro, or a "half zipper" (bugnet opens on only one side). I'm really leaning towards the zipper option for ventilation reasons.

    I've ordered enough fabric so I will also be able to make a top cover to help add warmth when I want to close up the bugnet a bit more.

    Any suggestions, feedback, etc would be appreciated.
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    You may not get to ventilate if the skeeters are bad. I like a separate bug net, so that I have a bit more wiggle room. Sounds like a great project though. Best of luck to ya.


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    Like the plans so far! All the best of luck !


    PS - Love my zippered hammocks.
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    Senior Member tygr's Avatar
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    I finished it very late last night... and I have to say I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. This was by far the most complex project I have ever tackled with a thread injector. I will try to get photos tonight and post them ASAP.

    With the removable top cover, integrated bug net with 96" of zippers on one side, and two 24"x9" storage organizers permanently attached, the weight came to a total of 520g or 18.3oz without suspension (tree straps/whoopie slings).

    I am now back to five hammocks; three DIY, an ENO DN, and a GTUL. Is it wrong that I want to order fabric to make another?
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    Nice projects and very nice materials, love that grey it would rock with a high visibility whoopies and RL (red, orange)
    Post pics

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    Dyin for pics... Lots of em.
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    Pic's Please.....

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    I'd like to see pix, but I like your idea of making the organizer removable/movable with a zipper.
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