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    Multicam Hammock and tarp

    Hello all,
    New member and new to the idea of hanging. Was sold on the idea of a HH explorer, then the WB blackbird. Now I'm feeling cheap. And I like Multicam and even though the blackbird comes in Multicam, they don't have a tarp that matches?
    So I'm looking at making my own to solve both problems.

    I'm thinking of starting with a simple double layer gathered design like the one on DIY gear supply using the Multicam Duro Zeta fabric. at 1.9 oz. I'm assuming its whats used in the WBBB on the outside and regular 1.1 oz. ripstop on the inside? Thinking I can always use the extra fabric to add a footbox and add a bugnet at a latter date if wanted?

    http://multicamfabric.com/shop-fabrics/zeta

    For the tarp I'm looking at the Multicam Duro Epsilon at 1.55 oz. said to be water repellent and wind resistant.

    http://multicamfabric.com/shop-fabrics/epsilon

    Prices and assumed amounts required
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    Duro Zeta is $6.88yd x 5 yd = $35
    1.1 oz ripstop $3.20 yd x 5 yd = $16
    Asym Tarp
    Duro Epsilon $11.34 yd x 5 yd = $56
    Total $107
    + shipping and suspension and my time ($0.10/hr lol)of course.

    are these resonable assumptions? wanting a double layer as I plan to start with a pad and really wanting to get my feet wet before spending so much money on what I think is probably a good value $300 WBBB.

    Additional info. I'm 6' 180 lbs. wanting to use the hammock for trips around the state of Colorado on my dual sport bike and short backpacking trips.

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    might be way off on the prices,
    I forgot most fabrics are sold by the linear yard are they not?
    Thanks

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    Hi trailking- Welcome from NC... The fabric is sold by the linear yard since it is Finished Width - 61 inches...
    I personally would not depend on the Epsilon as a tarp since it is only water resistant. Long term or heavy rain will most probably go through. I would recommend a silnylon tarp if you can find it in Multicam...Don't think it is and may be why WB does not offer a Multicam tarp. Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth, hope that helps.

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    Wow, I was considering the Zeta for a hammock and just noticed the price jumped more that 20% this month!
    Mike
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    I believe that the Warbonnet silnylon tarps are available in multi-cam. Listed as camo on their tarp page.

    Cheers

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    I do not compute 5 yds for the tarp... 60 in is marginal at best.

    5 yds/layer should have leftovers unless you want a really long hammock. OTOH 2 1/2 yds is pretty short...
    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Wow, I was considering the Zeta for a hammock and just noticed the price jumped more that 20% this month!
    Man, I'm always a day late or a dollar short

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    I believe that the Warbonnet silnylon tarps are available in multi-cam. Listed as camo on their tarp page.
    I emailed and asked. I was told the "camo" in not multicam but a digital camo pattern. Probably frivolous but I really like the Multicam and want everything to match.

    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    I do not compute 5 yds for the tarp... 60 in is marginal at best.

    5 yds/layer should have leftovers unless you want a really long hammock. OTOH 2 1/2 yds is pretty short...
    Do I have it wrong? 5 yds is the min order from the supplier. I got the required amounts from the DIY gear supply site.
    4yds for a Asym tarp
    3.5 yds/ per layer of the hammock
    One layer Zeta, one layer 1.1 ripstop

    Survivalen

    Its kinda looking like if I want A lightweight, waterproof Multicam tarp I may be looking into something like warbonnetguys make your own sil nylon thread.

    Thanks for all the input!

    Tonight in an effort to get hammock of the brain and see if I even like a gathered hammock, I spent $6 on 4 yds of regular nylon at WallyWorld, tied up the ends and hung it up in the living room.( fun for the whole family, lol)
    I discovered the fabric was only 48" wide and definitely to narrow of course. Made me wonder if 58-60" is wide enough? I assume that's what most people are using.

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    FYI, I just got an email from DURO fabrics and they are having a good Friday sale on multicam fabrics. The coupon code is "GOOD". It's only 5% off on 3/29/13. Not much of a sale but I thought I'd pass it along.
    I ended up buying a WBBB and am patiently waiting for the shipping notice.

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    Multicam Hammock and tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by trailking View Post
    FYI, I just got an email from DURO fabrics and they are having a good Friday sale on multicam fabrics. The coupon code is "GOOD". It's only 5% off on 3/29/13. Not much of a sale but I thought I'd pass it along.
    I ended up buying a WBBB and am patiently waiting for the shipping notice.
    Thank you for the heads up! I have to jump on this deal.
    Mike
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    Multicam Hammock and tarp

    I just began to order 5 yards of 1.9oz material from www.multicamfaric.com (DURO) and they were going to charge over $20 for the cheapest shipping (UPS ground).

    These guys pride themselves on not being seen, but they will never see an order from me!
    Mike
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