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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Back in the trees!

    I finished my DIY gathered end hammock with Knotty mods and Fronkey bug net, hung with Marlin spike hitch and whoopies from AHE. I'm still messing with the adjustment on the ridgeline and the sag on the hammock, but I believe that I will be able to sleep outside tonight! First rule of DIY--put helpful animals outside or lock them in another room.
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    Senior Member Hiknhanger's Avatar
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    That rule also applies for 6 and 2 year olds! I hope your next hang is much less eventful than the last, Grannypat! The new kit looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiknhanger View Post
    That rule also applies for 6 and 2 year olds! I hope your next hang is much less eventful than the last, Grannypat! The new kit looks good!
    Ditto! Enjoy

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    Congratulations! That was a quick recovery!
    Check those trees carefully - you may want to consider a Turtlelady stand as your next project
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Good luck GrannyPat, and keep an eye out for falling trees.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    It does look very nice. I was just wondering, how long from start to finish did your complete project take? And if you don't mind me asking, how much would something like this cost to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holantr View Post
    It does look very nice. I was just wondering, how long from start to finish did your complete project take? And if you don't mind me asking, how much would something like this cost to make?
    It took me a couple of days because I can't sit at the sewing machine too long. I made the hammock and attached the suspension one day (couple of hours) and had to wait for my shock cord, ridgeline and cord locks to come in the mail. I attached the ridgeline and played with it to get an idea of the length I wanted, then another day I made the bugnet. I didn't keep track of every little penny, but I would say around $65 total for both.

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Thanks everybody! I've been checking those trees very closely, plus hung from smaller trees. I keep thinking "which way would that tree fall if it was to do so." Maybe falling trees are like lightening--never strikes twice in the same place?!

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    awesome setup
    "Think Outside the Tent"

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    Thank you for answers grannypat...you just inspired me to make my own diy complete set up

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