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    Lost_Biker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by anachronist View Post
    I may just have to try this! I'm more interested in the tarp design than the hammock, but great work on both!
    Thanks, anachonist! It just looks hard. Go for it! I didn't use any formulas or calculators, just thought 12ft would be good and while it is long - longer than most tarps, it some how worked out great!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Nicely done. How much room is there inside with the doors closed compared to your mamajamba? Thanks for showing all the pictures too. I need to practice sewing quite a bit more before tackling something this big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LainattheWired View Post
    Nicely done. How much room is there inside with the doors closed compared to your mamajamba? Thanks for showing all the pictures too. I need to practice sewing quite a bit more before tackling something this big.
    Actually it has more room - I can deploy the hammock side pulls easily and the curve the doors make when closed match the dory boat curve of the hammock. There's 1 ft of room at each end of the hammock with the doors closed off. Getting out with the doors closed is as simple as stepping between the door edges. It's not designed to be tightly closed. It actually looks like a hammock sock from the outside.

    Just learn to make a french seam - that's the hardest part in my opinion. The rest is just place curved plastic pole on the material, mark with marker, cut, hem the edge, add tie outs, etc.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Great job! That whole setup looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    Great job! That whole setup looks awesome!

    -Klauss
    Thank you, Klassinator!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    AH oh!... Look at that BEEEEEEEYOOOT!

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    If anyone in the DC area is going to make one of these, I would love to help by shooting it on video and sharing. (I also want to make my own, but have no sewing machine).
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    My DIY $107 Hammock And Tarp

    Nice complete setup, Lost Biker! And a great job documenting your progress!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgann View Post
    AH oh!... Look at that BEEEEEEEYOOOT!
    Ladies and Gentlemen - the recipient of the hammock and tarp for his AT trip. He leaves next March 2014! I plan on meeting him on the trail next year simply to harass him for 20 miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdveirs View Post
    If anyone in the DC area is going to make one of these, I would love to help by shooting it on video and sharing. (I also want to make my own, but have no sewing machine).
    Check out used machines at Goodwill, yard sales, etc. I got mine (Singer 201-2) for less than $20.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Nice complete setup, Lost Biker! And a great job documenting your progress!
    Thank you, MAD! I've always been a bit hesitant about making a tarp. I was afraid of it's complexity - cat cuts, angles, curves, big pieces of fabric, etc. Now I've made one, I wonder what kept me from making one to begin with. It's a lot easier than it looks - just needs more space to work with.

    So easy even I could make one!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    sweet job,enjoy it.

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