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  1. #1
    Klaussinator's Avatar
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    First hang in my DIY!

    Well, I finally got out of the garage! Thanks to all the help & ideas on this site, I finished (yeah, right!) my lightweight camping rig, consisting of a double-layer polyester hammock, camo outside/grey inside, a bug screen with ridgeline, and an asym diamond tarp. My wife's thread injector is on its last legs, but other than fighting with that crazy machine, the design and fabrication went pretty well. I'm extremely pleased with the results and the comfort.

    Spent the first night on top of White Oak Mountain here in southern VA. Beautiful spot with great views. There were some issues with getting the tarp ends high enough to clear the hammock's hang lines since the trees were just a bit too close together - but considering I set up camp after dark, it worked out fine.

    Here are a few pics and a video . . . I'm always interested in feedback & critique. Thanks!













    Here's a short video:
    http://youtu.be/ih9kgwt_F5Y

    -Klauss

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    Looks awesome. Congratulations.
    I just put together some DIY gear as well and it makes the hang extra special to know that you made it.

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Nice looking setup, and nice looking place for a first night out.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

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    Isn't it a great feeling to be sleeping outside in everything that you made yourself! Congratulations!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    New Member PegLegPeat's Avatar
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    Nice looking rig you got there.

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    Senior Member avalonmorn's Avatar
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    Nice thread injecting! Thanks for sharing.


    Crazy Hammock Lady

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    Great photos

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