I remember sitting work at the front desk thinking to myself something along these lines. How can I make an open bivy that keep you dry on the bottom, has bug netting, and is comfortable? Apparently I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. I could just make a hammock! Dry on the bottom issue is important in the Vancouver Canada area where the forest floor is often a soggy mess, but in a hammock the ground is irrelevant for the most part, awesome.
I have a few questions for the veterans of the DIY forums.
1) Do people buy patterns that have been copyrighted, patented and licked so that no one else touches them? Or is it fairly chill and as long as you’re respectful, give recognition where it’s due, and are willing to offer up high fives of appreciation? I personally like the idea of collaboration, but respect is important too.
2) I’ve seen different weight nylon being mentioned and I’m curious, what is the relationship between “oz and denier”?
3) What is “whipping” which people refer to? Is this what happens when you make a bad hammock?
Thanks for your consideration.