And Now Announcing…
I have successfully gotten us both into hammocks!
For Richard’s birthday I originally purchased a ENO hammock from REI so that we would both had hammocks. He’s been really jealous of mine lately. I wasn’t really excited about buying when I knew I could make it myself, but buying, making, and testing a MYOG Hammock without Richard noticing was untenable. So I bought it. Well I got a really big surprise when his birthday finally came. Richard loved getting a hammock, but he wanted one of my MYOG ones. So I bought 7 yards of 1.9 nylon in a beautiful green and got to work! I went with a double layer 10ft hammock with a stretchy side modification and a sleeping pad sleeve. I ran out of Gutterman thread but when I get more tomorrow, I will be adding a storage pocket off the side and a bishop bag.
One thing I did was instead of ordering more Amsteel to make Richard’s hammock suspension, I took the opportunity to let him take my MYOG Whoopie Slings and order myself new Dyneema Whoopie Slings! So Richard got my old suspension and I got an upgrade! I shaved two more ounces off my hammock weight bringing me down to 13.2 oz! This brings my whole shelter setup down to 26.4oz.