My New Hammock!!!! MYOG

When I first opened the package from DIY Gear Supply I was skeptical that the 1.1 ripstop nylon I had ordered in a beautiful blue was durable enough to actually hold my weight and the 50ft of 7/64 Amsteel seemed thin.  I was also skeptical about my abilities to work with such a light and slick material but after about 5 hours of sewing 2 tree straps and a channel end hammock out of it all, the finished product is pretty sweet and has passed all my tests and expectations!  I sewed channels and strung the Amsteel through to gather the ends like Knotty shows in a video on Hammock Forums and combined it with a Single Line Suspension system that I got from Headchange4u posted on Hammock Forums.  I’m pretty pleased with the results.

Materials Used:
10ft of 1.1 Ripstop Nylon from DIY Gear Supply
50ft of 7/64 Amsteel from DIY Gear Supply
14ft of 1″ Polyester Webbing from DIY Gear Supply
2 Climbing Carabiners from High Coutry Outfitter

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About Joslyn

My name is Joslyn and I primarily hike with my husband Richard. We live in Northern Arizona with our dog, Jäger and love camping and hiking. We are continuing our adventure in backpacking inn this our second year and as always, striving towards going Ultra Light.

Posted on 23/11/2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hhaha, I love the simplicity and info savvyness of your content. Keep it up, very useful. You should tag “hiking” and “travel” too. I think others would find this useful. Thanks again!!

  2. With this nice hammock,hiking would be more interesting.
    Good luck and have fun.

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