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Re: [Hammock Camping] Finally made a hammock

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  • Rick
    You are on your way! Sounds like fun. Risk
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 30, 2004
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      You are on your way! Sounds like fun.

      Risk

      zippydooda wrote:

      >I found some gray 1.1 oz ripstop on the clearance racks at our Wal-
      >mart. Woohoo! It's got a nice silvery color in the sun.
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      >I wanted to make a double bottom hammock like Rick's zhammock, so I
      >bought 8 yards, wondering if a longer hammock would be more
      >comfortable (I'm 6'2").
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      >Not wanting to sew (our maching is acting up anyway), I folded the
      >material double, and then folded the ends. On the first fold I
      >folded it with the ends even. What am I trying to say, here. Umm,
      >when I folded in the edges toward the center, I made the ends even.
      >Kept folding, eventually tied the thing in a double sheet bend with
      >some fat rope that was lying around. It was kinda comfy but the
      >sides were too floppy and it was tippy, just like everyone said it
      >would be. I tried folding it a couple more times and for now the
      >ends are folded so the the edges were about 4 inches higher than the
      >center when I am folding the material. The sides are still a little
      >loose but it is stable and I felt like lying in it instead of
      >refolding. :-)
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      >Right now the body of my hammock is about 11 feet long (8 yards of
      >mat'l, doubled, ends folded in a double sheet bend). It's obviously
      >longer than it needs to be. Also, I don't think that I had it hung
      >very tight, so that may contribute to the floppy sides and also make
      >it less comfortable for this side-sleeper.
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      >The weather was not cold, but lying in the hammock got pretty cool,
      >so I put a pad in between the layers. It made a huge difference, of
      >course.
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      >Still lots of experimenting to be done, but I wanted to say THANKS to
      >every one who has helped out so far. I'm looking forward to sleeping
      >in it this weekend after the rain stops.
      >
      >Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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      >Please let me know if I am doing anything obviously counterproductive.
      >
      >Bill in Houston
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