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    Hanging for less than $50

    Yep it can be done
    Tarp 7 yards of fabric = $14
    2 spray cans of water proofing = $11.76
    Hammock 3 yards of fabric = $6
    Straps = $3.49
    Bug Net = $6.98
    Sewing = $0
    Total = $42.23

    I love DIY.
    Yes I know there are a few odds and end that bring the price up, but they were left overs from other projects.









    Thanks for reading
    Bart

    Sorry to the ones who read multiple forums..LOL
    Last edited by Bwess; 04-15-2013 at 15:47.

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    Way to go, Bwess!

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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Well done Bwess. This is my favorite aspect of hammocking. You don't need buckets of money to participate.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Very nice looking setup Bwess, i would like to see some of your sewing skills up close someday.

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    GREAT setup man, GREAT price.
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooz85 View Post
    Very nice looking setup Bwess, i would like to see some of your sewing skills up close someday.
    No you really don't.
    Just started to sew and I can't keep a stitch running straight. Looks like a drunk does the sewing on my gear.

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    Great setup! The only question I have about it though, what was the waterproofing spray for? If it was to make your tarp, for only $10 more you could get silnylon 2nds and would save the effort of waterproofing. For $2.95 a yard you could also get 70d coated for a weight penalty ($21.00).

    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...oated-fabrics/

    Just food for thought for next time around. It looks great though, and your stitching sounds as good as mine...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    I did not know about the seconds but thanks for the link, I will use them. The fabric I used was readily available at my local Walmart $1.97/yard and since I just started sewing $2 yard wouldn't bother me if I screwed up.
    Bart

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    Touché. The seconds I spoke of is a great way to get a fully functional tarp for minimal money.(not as minimal as your method just less labor intensive) Let us know how well your gear holds up though. If it holds up after a season or two of use, it might be a viable option for future projects that some don't mind spending the time on. I was just introducing diygearsupply so you can find the best deal on sil and other camping fabrics. Enjoy your setup. Mines more "classy" with nothing that matches. Yours looks good, keep it up!
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    Where are you getting the $7 bug net? I just picked up 2 ENO RestNests dirt cheap for my Cub Scouting boys, and I need to find an inexpensive bug option.

    Also, what kind of material are you using for the hammock itself? My daughter is a bit jealous that the boys now have their own hammocks and dad didn't buy her one.

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