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    Simple homemade hammock

    Hello, I am a whiteblazer here for the first time.

    I built a Risk style hammock last year, and have a KickAss underquilt. I have not tried out the underquilt yet, but hope to when it warms up a bit (above 32F). The underquilt has been nice and toasty warm in my in house trials. It seems just big enough, although I would like to be able to sleep crossways more. Maybe it can be set up for cross ways sleeping.

    My project this year is to build a camo hammock with no sewing. I spent lots of time sewing up stuff last year and kind of came to the conclusion that a simpler design would have done what I want it to just as well as the complimicated design. I also increased the size of the hammock because I am not so much into ultralight as comfort. This 4 yard hammock is much more comfortable than the smaller ultralight attempts, mainly because it is a full 60" in width and the length seems to make it easier to move around in.

    Here is the write up:
    http://minivancamping.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29

    My old pages which show last years hammock construction and reports:
    http://cruisenews.net/backpacking/












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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Nice way to make an entrance. That's a sweet looking hammock you got there.

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    Well done! Thanks for the pics.

    And last but not least, WELCOME!
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    Welcome! Nice job!
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    Welcome to the Hanging Gang!

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    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    nice project and welome.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    welcome to the madness..great looking hammock..

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    Skylark, can you pass along the specs of the fabric to include where it was purchased? I have been looking for ACU (UCP) ripstop to make a hammock for a couple of months. Supplies like this are surprisingly hard to come by here .

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    It is ripstop nylon from the fabric section at Wal-Mart. The pattern is digital camo. The surface is not as slippery as some of the ripstop I purchased online from that place in ID. It may be coated, I am not sure. I asked about the weight but the cashier did not know. It was $4 per yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    Hello, I am a whiteblazer here for the first time.

    I built a Risk style hammock last year, and have a KickAss underquilt. I have not tried out the underquilt yet, but hope to when it warms up a bit (above 32F). The underquilt has been nice and toasty warm in my in house trials. It seems just big enough, although I would like to be able to sleep crossways more. Maybe it can be set up for cross ways sleeping.

    My project this year is to build a camo hammock with no sewing. I spent lots of time sewing up stuff last year and kind of came to the conclusion that a simpler design would have done what I want it to just as well as the complimicated design. I also increased the size of the hammock because I am not so much into ultralight as comfort. This 4 yard hammock is much more comfortable than the smaller ultralight attempts, mainly because it is a full 60" in width and the length seems to make it easier to move around in.

    Here is the write up:
    http://minivancamping.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29

    My old pages which show last years hammock construction and reports:
    http://cruisenews.net/backpacking/











    way to go,welcome to hammock forums,nice hammock neo

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