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?
For the tarp I'm looking at the Multicam Duro Epsilon at 1.55 oz. said to be water repellent and wind resistant.
Prices and assumed amounts required
Duro Zeta is $6.88yd x 5 yd = $35
1.1 oz ripstop $3.20 yd x 5 yd = $16
Duro Epsilon $11.34 yd x 5 yd = $56
+ 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.