Ever since I bought my first yard of Cuben Fiber I have thought about using some for a
Hammock. Since it looks like half or more of my AT Hike this year will be during the warm
season and maybe also the rainy season I have decided to make a SUL Cuben Fiber
Hammock and a new SUL Cuben Fiber Tarp.
This is Cuben Fiber Hammock ver. 1.0. The Cuben Fiber I am using is just a little heavier
than what I like. It has a true weighs of about 0.47 ounce per sq Yard. The Cuben Fiber
for the Hammock weighs a total of 2.36 ounces. The fiber density of this material is very
high so it should be more than strong enough. Time will answer that question.
Weight to date:
Cuben Fiber for the hammock body - 2.36 ounces
The two pieces of black webbing and two small aluminum fittings - 0.85 ounces
The white cord from the black webbing to the tree - 16 foot at 0.05 ounces per foot =
Tree Huggers - Speer Webbing - 2.89 ounces a pair
Total Weight Hanging for ver 1.0 = 6.95 ounces
I will be adding a bug net made out of some light weight silk mesh.