- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon Clarke <piperjon2000@y...>
> Hello, all! I'm new here, and will be new to hammockWelcome! You've come to the right place to learn. Everyone here is
very helpful and willing to answer about any question you can think
of. And most of the experts, if there are any recognized experts for
hammock camping, are here as well.
> First off, the fabricYou can make a hammock out of almost any fabric...it's just that some
> stores around here don't carrry things like ripstop,
> cordura, etc. I'm looking for a good, inexpensive
> place, presumably online, to shop.
work better outdoors than others. So prototype with whatever you
find at Walmart on the $1/yd rack, and save your good stuff for after
you find a workable design. I've gotten probably 100 yds of RN, DWR,
silnylon, taffeta, and bug netting mesh from the Walmart $1 rack, but
I only find something suitable about every 5th trip.
http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/PRODUCTLINK2.htm (Hammock kits)
http://www.thru-hiker.com (Good materials and insulation)
http://www.noahlamport.com/store/default.asp (Check the drag chute
http://www.owfinc.com/ (50% off sale in March)
For hammock camping details, check out:
http://www.imrisk.com (hammock camping starts about halfway down)
http://hikinghq.net/hammock/hammock.html (Sgt Rock's)
http://www.hammockcamping.com/ (Ed Speer's site - he owns this list)
http://www.jacksrbetter.com (AWESOME equipment)
http://www.whiteblaze.net has a Hammock Camping Forum
http://www.hennesseyhammocks.com (Best all-in-one solution, but
Speers are more comfortable and only a bit heavier, imo)
Most of the owners of the links above are on this list.
> Any suggestions as to the quintessetial big-guySpeer 8.5C is good for 6' 5" and 350lbs, so I'm sure you can find
> hammock fabric?
> Looking forward to swingin' under the stars!Let us know how it works out for you...
> <:3_)~~~ Not just for breakfast anymore!Eh...I looked at this for about 5 minutes and have no idea what it is!