DIY Gear: Hammock & Bugnet




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teitzy83: If it is hard to close the netting from the outside how will it be to close it from the inside? Nice video, thanks!

FurryACiD: Thank you so much for posting this video. I just finished my hammock today!

OzClawhammer: Geez that's light

iswatman: How wide is this hammock? Does it lay flat? I am also a side sleeper and I just can't get that feeling in my ENO double nest, it was a gift. I think I would also like it to be longer, how much longer will you make the next one and why?

Joe Brewer: Hiking from Georgia to Maine.

Joe Brewer: Not sure, as I've never tested it. I would say at least 200 lbs, maybe more. The weakest point would be the 1.7 oz/yd ripstop nylon, but I'm not sure what the break strength on it would be. Maybe google could help.

Luke Calls: What is a at through hike

Erik Salazar: Yes, how much weight can it hold? I'm 6 foot 215lbs

70CadillacMan: how much weight can it hold?

schitjob: Thank you for posting this! I'm new to camping, but we have a Jo-Ann Fabrics store down the road and I can work a needle and thread as much as the next guy. Your vid has boosted my confidence that I can make this.

Joe Brewer: Yup, plenty big and still comfortable.

one234569and10: Nice setup, and color scheme. Cause you know, color means everything :P I think the only thing I am unsure about is that the bug net is not more permanent. Bugs could possibly get trapped in as you get in, or come in from the foot end. Still pretty cool!

torq21: Thanks for the video! After a year do you still find the hammock length to be adequate?

Joe Brewer: Absolutely. Bugs never get in.

David W: does it sinch down as well when closing from the inside?

Joe Brewer: The edges are controlled partially by how you whip the ends of the hammock. An "M" patterned whip leads to lower edges while a "W" style will create tall sides like an ENO hammock. Check out the hammock forums website for more info on that and ways to tweak the edges. For what it is worth, my hammock uses an "M" whip. My next hammock build is mostly just going to be built lighter with lighter material and lighter whoopie slings. Though I am considering making it longer for more comfort.

Jacob Heisterkamp: thanks for the info! I finished the hammock part of my setup. 1.1oz ripstop, woopie slings and soft shackles. The initial test run showed that there is a lot of stretch in the materials the first use, but it help up pretty well. I hope to get out for an actual night stay in the near future. A side question, my edges pull up pretty high on the hammock (maybe I made it to wide). Did you have any problems with that, or not being able to lay at a diagonal? Any any mods you plan to make on your 2nd?

Joe Brewer: The fabric I used was at least 1.3 oz thickness, possibly more (it was a mystery bargain bin find). 1.1 oz, however, is often used to make hammocks and should work just fine. Many people choose 1.1 to make very light weight hammocks. You may have to be a tad more careful with the fabric (i.e. no sharp items in the hammock). My next hammock will likely be made out of 1.1oz.

Jacob Heisterkamp: Hey, what thickness is your ripstop nylon? you say 1.3oz in the video, but you didnt seem to sure. I ask because I got a bunch of 1.1 ounce stuff, and now I am wondering if it will hold me.

Joe Brewer: Definitely. It has kept out all the insects in my experience. Really, the only downside is that you must be a little more delicate with it, as it is a fairly weak material. But, it did last from GA to ME with me so it is certainly strong enough for the job.

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DIY Gear: Hammock & Bugnet 5 out of 5

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