RE: [Hammock Camping] Reluctant to try a cloth hammock
- I way in close to 350lb and this is where I got the fabrics for my hammock and gear the 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon Extreme Heavy Duty Fabric is almost indestructible I got the 10 yard role it may be to heavy for most people for hiking. Not cheep but reasonable and in my book well worth the money.
Chuck Haak <chuckhaak@...> wrote:
I check in at about 225 myself and I love my hammocks. I have made a
couple of Speer type hammocks with cheapo fabric from Jo-Ann and have
had no problems at all. I bought good 600# webbing for the first hammock
and scavenged some free electrical cable-pulling webbing for the second.
I don't necessarily recomment the cable-pulling webbing since it is very
slick and I have some doubts about it holding knots. But it hasn't 'let
me down' yet. Jo-Ann used to have a line of fabrics called Fabric
Bonanza and you could get them for $1 - 2 on sale. I made lots of gear
out of those fabrics, but Jo-Ann has discontinued the line. My favorite
fabric is supplex since it is comfortable against the skin.
Due to my 235 pounds, I have been reluctant to try a cloth
hammock. Perhaps I should give it a try.
Any suggestions for what kind of cloth to use for someone of my
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