Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere near Parkville, MO
Hammock: DIY Knotty/Speer special, RED
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly
Insulation: 50 extree pounds
Suspension: Whoopy slings
I was thinking about this initially, not knowing how long my DIY ripstop nylon hammock would last. now I'm 6 months in would the cotton be MORE comfortable? Breath better? Other then a little bit of a pain to get out of, which got way better with situps, I've no complaints with the ripstop.
Maybe better looking? I love the fact that it folds up into a little ball on my nightstand. Don't know if cotton would store as small. What are the improvements that will nudge me back to the sewing mach,,,,error, thread injector.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies
Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
Join Date: May 2011
Location: western u.s.
The pima cotton is very very nice. Thanks to Rev for the recommendation.
I'm very happy that I got the fabric from this person on Ebay.
I have been planning to use the easy hammock 2.0 method, sheet bend and harbor freight straps.
Will this be a good method to use with the cotton, or would a whipped or gathered end with cord be better?
I'm a little concerned about using webbing long term around D rings.
I have 4 yards of 60" material, and the walls are 13 feet apart.
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