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    My New DIY, The Phoenix Hammock

    After crashing and burning with an earlier attempt at this hammock, I introduce the Phoenix DIY as it rose from the ashes.

    Trying to make a SL Momentum 90 MR, I found out that I surpass the weight of the fabric. I call the first attempt the Icarus, as I flew too close to the sun . . . and crashed.

    The Phoenix is a DL, with a Momentum 90 interior and a 1.1 exterior. I'd like to show pictures as I've included a number of old mods into a 22 oz hammock (without the net, but with suspension).

    These photos show the nanoseeum screen removed for clarity. I have also made a fleece and 1.1 cover that zips into place of the bug screen for colder weather. I'll get photos of that soon.

    As you will see I have 30" x 12" shelves (Similar to the WBBB) located on each side to store rif raf and provide a pull-out. Mine are on the lower end making it easier to find what I'm trying to find. They do not affect the view too much, My head extends slightly above the shelf when laying.


    The zipper continues between the two layers, but moves to the top layer of the shelf to help pull the top up a bit, making it easier to find


    The lower level of each shelf contains a Knotty Mod to tighten the sides as well as provide a better fit for a footbox/headbox.






    I also have dual organizers as I had posted in a previous post there is one to the right on top and left on the bottom to store many items, but be easily reached.


    I also tried something different with the whipped/gathered end. I cut the fabric at an angle to create a peak in the center (about 4" longer than the sides) (Okay, the tear of the icarus gave me the idea). I sewed and gathered the end with the peak included, then whipped the end pulling everything even. This extension eliminated the line that ran behind my knees, Yeah!

    I also passed a 7/64 loop through the whipping to attach my ridgeline.


    I am very excited about the new hammock and can't wait to give it a night out.

    BTW, I am not trying to take the name of a wonder UQ by Hammock Gear, I'm just joking around about my gravity assist to the ground as I was making this hammock.
    Last edited by AtHomeDad; 08-08-2012 at 18:37. Reason: Trying to get photos to show in message
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    Dad, I think you need to put them in your gallery instead of an album.

    Nice work btw!
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    Loaded them all as a gallery, changed pointers. no joy.
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    At the bottom of each gallery page, look at the "bb image code". Copy and paste that here, and it will work.


    Like so:


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    Got it finally. Thanks for the help.
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    Very nice. I bet the built in screen is cool. What is the mesh thing inside the hammock. Looks like you might lie on it?
    Also, why use M90 inside? Did you want a double layer but did not want the weight of regular ripstop on both top and bottom?
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    The screen along the side is a sewn in organizer, similar to the ridgeline organizer, but attached to the side. I placed this to take advantage of the large wall space on the side opposite my lay. Here's a link that I had posted a few weeks ago with a better photo. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=56083. This is placed only 4" from the other side and since I always lay the same direction, I don't get anywhere near it while sleeping, even rolling to my side I stay a considerable distance away.

    I was originally going to make it only out of Momentum, but when it tore, I salvaged it by adding the second layer. The Momentum does feel very nice to lay in, the 1.1 was just to shore it up without too much more weight. (okay, it more than doubled, but I shouldn't be sleeping with the slugs.) With the two layers I have 2.0 oz/yard rather than 2.2 and I didn't waste the fabric.

    I will post photos with the bug screen and winter cover, but will be crazy busy for the next couple of day.

    I am going to be adding two point bags to keep additional stuff out of view of others. (Jack knife from the scouts, wallet when I sleep etc.)
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    Nice looking hammock!

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    Great job, and I like the colors.
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    I like it! Do you plan on always staking out both sides when you have stuff in the shelves? I stake out my sides so rarely that I took the tie-outs off the hammock, but occasionally when I put something heavy in the shelf it pushes against me a bit.
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