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    My Fluorescent Hammock Creation

    So I thought I would share my first real DIY project with the HF crew. My wife finally wanted a hammock after me getting my ENO DN, and so when I learned to sew, this was the first project I undertook. At least she'll be seen when people are hiking through.

    complete with custom stuff sack


    channel sewing

    The only thing that I'm still trying to figure out is how to whip the ends. I can either whip the ends like the WB blackbird or use the sewn channels to do a loop through like ENO does. the only thing that will help me determine which to go with will be the easiest to integrate a sewn in bug net and ridgeline. any thoughts?

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    Definitely try out the comfort level and overall feel for both configurations...some folks prefer end-channels and the lay it gives, but yet the highly popular Warbonnet, HH, Wilderness Logics etc. all utilize whipped ends (someone will correct me if I'm wrong). Some even use the Knotty gather, channels at the end for uniform gathering while it all ends up in a whipping anyway.

    I think the integrated bugnet might work better on a whipped end...ridgeline is real easy to integrate into a whipped end also....

    Love the color!
    Last edited by priller; 08-07-2012 at 11:47.

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    Looks awesome! Love that green, my winter tarp is close to that color! (Brightens your spirits on a dreary day)

    I don't see any reason to use one method over the other, as they will both work for what you are describing. I personally like the end channel method better, as I find the lay feels more comfortable, and no calf ridge. Again, it is all preference.
    I personally don't use permanent bugnets, so others here who do will be able to give you a better idea on integrating with a end channel versus gathered end.

    Again, great job! Hope your wife enjoys it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by priller View Post
    Definitely try out the comfort level and overall feel for both configurations...some folks prefer end-channels and the lay it gives, but yet the highly popular Warbonnet, HH, Wilderness Logics etc. all utilize whipped ends (someone will correct me if I'm wrong). Some even use the Knotty gather, channels at the end for uniform gathering while it all ends up in a whipping anyway.

    I think the integrated bugnet might work better on a whipped end...ridgeline is real easy to integrate into a whipped end also....

    Love the color!
    The end method shown in my instructions was modeled after what Warbonnet does.

    Oh. Nice job Corey. You're stitch work looks very neat.
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    Nice looking work! You should call it "The Big Apple"!

    Your end channels look much like the ones on my DIY double, and I ended up running a Amsteel continuous loop through them, twice actually, before doing the larkshead. I am another who uses a detachable bugnet (the TED by Pipsissewa), so I can't be much help there, but wanted to say your work looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    The end method shown in my instructions was modeled after what Warbonnet does.

    Oh. Nice job Corey. You're stitch work looks very neat.
    Cool, didn't know the history, chicken v. egg.

    It's a great method!

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    thanks

    thanks for the advice fellas. if I can find anyone in MN that has some 7/64 amsteel near me, i'll tell you guys how it works out. testing commences tomorrow!
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    Can I ask why it's flourescent?

    "Well why not!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beansprout View Post
    Can I ask why it's flourescent?

    "Well why not!"
    That was about the long and short of it lol
    Corey Miller

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    Nice I would love a multicoloured hammock. RAINBOW HAMMOCK must get onto making one of thoooose

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