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    MDSH's Avatar
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    New UL MARPAT Hammock

    Knocked out this hammock today in about 1.5 hours (I'm slow but with practice hope to get better). It is 10.5 feet by 60 inches made of 30 denier rip stop nylon MARPAT from Magna Fabrics. It weighs an incredible 6.5 ounces. It tested well -- not a single pop or groan was heard when loaded and it felt nice, roomier than my GT UL. Got a bunch of this fabric for making Christmas presents. Will probably keep this one because I can do better for others in the family.

    The practice will help when I tackle the UQ sewing phase with Argon cloth.





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    Mike

    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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    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
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    Looks great...Love that MARPAT camo so much that I got a roll of it myself.

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    Very nice! I really don't need another hammock but....

    and it made the minimum comment length. ;-)
    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTrekker View Post
    Looks great...Love that MARPAT camo so much that I got a roll of it myself.
    Yes, it is nice. Think I'll make an 11x12' DIY silnylon tarp out of it like yours for car camping, since I'll have quite a bit left over.

    But the hammock today inspires me to get some soft shackles for a truly UL rig like olddog's SLS to go with my cuben tarp and UQ, featuring Argon cloth.

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    Mike

    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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    MDSH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Very nice! I really don't need another hammock but....

    and it made the minimum comment length. ;-)
    Thank you, nothermark. I didn't "need" one, either! LOL

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    Mike

    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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    Looks good. I am making a 11ft double with the same fabric.

    Hard to beat Magna Fabrics prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Looks good. I am making a 11ft double with the same fabric.

    Hard to beat Magna Fabrics prices
    Hmmm ...

    An 11ft double is a great idea! I'll bet a man could get down to really low temps with that!

    You know ...

    DL puts you into the pads arena, which is much cheaper for young families to get started in hammock camping. Hmmm ...

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    Mike

    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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    Just finished a Marpat storm bug net out of 30D, water resistant/barely breathable ripstop from DIYgear and olive noseeum from Skeeta.
    Have the 30D ripstop ready to go for the 11 ft hammock (because the storm bug net clashes with my ACU camo BIAS )
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    New UL MARPAT Hammock

    Nice job on the hammock

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    I use UQs so I do not leave an opening for a pad but I do have one DIY that I did leave a pad opening just in case I wanted to play around with a pad or needed to lend it to someone.
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