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    Thank you, I think..

    Been lurking for a good while, but thought I'd better get round to saying thank you for all the fantastic information/inspiration I've sponged out of the site. Having said that, I'm also adding a slightly more sarcastic "thank you" for addicting me to the DIY thing and all the reading, googling, trolling through fabric websites, tapping away at a calculator, scribbling on bits of paper and general head scratching. (and sewing!)

    Anyway, here's the result.







    I just threw it up and jumped in on my way to buying milk, so I didn't shuffle into the most comfortable position (the hammock wasn't even level, but then neither was the camera!), but as you can see I'm a little guy in a big hammock, so it's easy to find a comfy spot.

    It's a single layer of around 1.7 ripstop nylon (I think), with zipped bugnet. I don't have any digital scales so I'm guessing (from the postage weight - excess fabric + ridge and gather cord, but excluding suspension) it's somewhere around 600g (21oz). It + an old DD tarp come in noticably lighter than my tent so I'm happy.

    Things I've learned/would change.

    IF YOU ENJOY LEARNING NEW SKILLS, IT'S EASY AND FUN! So if you are thinking of taking the plunge into DIY, stop reading and do it.

    It needs a couple of tie outs to really feel the benefit of it's size, that's easy enough to retro fit when I've got 5 minutes though. I'm using climbing tape and crabs I had lying around, I'll replace them with something a little lighter at some point. Probably my only real fault with it is that a black hammock with a black bug net and a black zip means that in the dark, with sleepy eyes and a tarp set for a storm, it's hard to tell if your feet are in the hammock or resting on bugnet, but you live and learn, olive zip next time or maybe tighten the sides a little. As that's the main complaint I'm very happy.

    Other things I might change for the next one (told you I was addicted) aren't really improvements, just different, like maybe only zippering one side to save a few grams but reducing the view a little.

    So thanks again to everyone, and thanks in advance for the info I'll be sponging for the next project, an underquilt... Hmm, down or primaloft, how do I figure out fill volume, how do I figure out the differential cut, 2/3 season or one for those canoe trips when the water goes hard? Better go, got some reading to do!

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Nice looking hammock. Good work!

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    Very nice looking - one of my projects tackles soon enough!
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    Meerkat's Avatar
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    Well done. A nice looking setup.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Great job. Thanks for the pics.


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    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    Impressive! These might help you find your zipper easily in the dark; http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/2631301
    "In your face space coyote"-HJS

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    Alright! Really nice!

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    Ha! Welcome to the madness! Great work!
    Mike
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    Welcome to HF from Georgia! Great looking set up you've put together. The DIY bug can be very addictive, best of luck with your adventures.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Welcome and nice work.

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