How to Make a Camping Hammock

(this is going to be a long one) the things you will need (for the first few steps) are:1 8'x4' piece of tent cloth1 12'x12' tent tarp (no, not the blue and silver kind)2 20' long 2" wide nylon straps

Steps

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    Lay out your tent cloth.
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    Tie the corners at each end together.
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    Now you have a hammock with no tarp, good, just center the tarp on one of the 20 foot (6.1 m) straps and attach it with resin in everywhere but the middle (unless you think you want to finish now, then you just put everywhere the strap makes contact)
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    AND THAT IS THE STEPS FOR A BASIC HAMMOCK, supplies to make it better are: 1 tight mesh fabric (big enough to cover the opening), thick vinyl (same size) and and about 16 square inches extra, the other strap, a blanket, a pillow, and sewing supplies START ON STEP 12 AND THEN GO BACK TO 5.
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    Sew the mesh onto all edges of the opening, i know it looks like you can't get in but we will fix that
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    Cut down the middle OF THE MESH and sew a zipper in there
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    Sew the vinyl along ONE SIDE of the mesh, and a long zipper along the other, it should look like the diagram on this line (/z) ()=sides of hammock /=sewing z=zipper
    • Now you have a semi-waterproof hammock, and your tarp completes that, but, how will you breathe
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    Cut air holes in the SIDE, NOT THE BOTTOM, and sew mesh to cover those
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    Sew vinyl covering all but the bottom it should look kind of like a lowercase n, with the bottom open and the rest covered
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    Sew a blanket and pillow to line the inside of your hammock.
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    TIE THE STRAPS TO THE ENDS, DON'T SEW THEM!!!

Tips

  • get a relatively strong material for all of this.
  • if you way 200 pounds or more, get some extra straps and sew them to the bottom of your hammock
  • get a larger cloth if you are a bigger person

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Categories: Camping