20314Re: [Hammock Camping] Anybody made their own?
- Jan 12, 2010On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM, michalbuchanan <michalbuchanan@...>wrote:
> Looking to sew up a hammock either this weekend or next. After browsingYes
> through a few online how-to's, I think I am going to look out for rip-stop
> nylon when I go fabric shopping. Wondering if anybody has any experience
> making hammocks out of a variety of fabrics.
My scouts have made dozens.
Ripstop will work fine but is probably more than needed.
Question: Why sew when you can just tie?
PS her's my instructions fro an October posting:
Ralph's on the cheap, no sew version of the Risk Test Hammock:
(as inspired by this discussion list.)
Get 4 yards of non stretch material (doesn't have to be ripstop)
Two 15'x 1 inch straps (strapping from an war surplus store or motor cycle
tie-downs or small tow straps)
Gather the ends of the material
leave about a 1 inch "ears " up at each corner (to make a "pocket"
Make a loop of the hammock material
Tie a double sheetbend with the strapping
No sewing, no fussing, I get the material for $1.50 a yard at Wal-mart)
Total cost under $10.00
My scouts love 'em we have made and use about 20 of them.
Add a ridge line if you like.
If it looks like rain we drape an 8X10 blue tarp diagonally over the hammock
and stake down the corners
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