Next project. Down underquilt.
It’s a clear tarp for me for the hammocks. Window winterizing film, duck tape & patience to make one.
This is how the hammock came. A rope (which stretches a lot the first night you use it) fed through the channel and closed on itself. Here, I’ve had to run it back up to the metal connector so tighten the hammock at 3 am so I wasn’t dragging on the ground anymore. Notice how tightly it bunches the end of the hammock up. The thin line is the stretch cord for holding up the bug net part of the hammock.
This is a miniature bridge hammock. The idea is to make the ends wider so it squeezes against the shoulders less. It is also supposed to reduce the tightness up the center under the legs that can cause discomfort.
I made 4 amsteel dogbones. These are just short ropes with eyes on both ends. I sized these so they are short as they can be and have the right length bury that nearly touches in the center.
The amsteel dogbone is fed through the hole in the wood, fed through the hammock and the loop slipped over the end of the wood. Do this from each side.
But it’s easier to untie if you put the old rope to the new, and not the new rope to the old. Oohps.
The offset in the carabiner can be used to advantage in counteracting any differences in the length of the amsteel dogbones.
This is the girls swinging in the new method. Notice how the end of the hammock forms a gentile curve.
The new hanging hardware weighs 2 grams more. Now, this is a cheating weight, as it doesn’t include the carabiners.