In another thread I chronicled my transition through a succession of shelter choices until I ended up at my current project/shelter of choice,the hammock.
The hammock is a Grand Trunk Single parachute nylon hammock. This hammock weighs according to the manufacturer at or about 16 ounces.
It comes with an attached stuff sack, heavy steel carabiners and strong but heavy suspension lines/ropes. I replaced the suspension lines with 7/64" amsteel whoopie slings, endless loops and C.A.M.P. USA Nano 23 carabiners.
My adjustable ridgeline is made from some of Lawson's Ironwire and has a locked brummel loop on one end and is made adjustable by making a "whoopie sling" adjustable length loop on the other end.
I removed the attached stuff sack and made a new double ended silnylon stuff sack form some 1.1 silnylon fabric that I had in the project room.
My tarp is an asym design made from the plans and material that I got from DIY Gear Supply. It is seam sealed with Permatex Flowable Windshied Sealant and is ready to go.
The D ring in the picture is made from some stainless steel skewers that I picked up in a four pack in the dollar aisle at a local grocery store. I bent the skewers around a 3/4" wooden dowel into a U shape and then using pliers formed the 90 degree bend "square ends". I cut them to length in the center, smoothed off the ends and installed them on the webbing loops.
The ridgeline for the tarp is Darice Cord (it's a brand name) from Michaels. The sleeve tyupe label describes it as plastic canvas?!?!?!? For the record it acts and looks like nylon or polyester. ;-)
There is a lightweight carabiner on each end of the ridgeline and its design makes it easily adjustable for centering over the hammock.
I used 1/2" cpvc pipe in 3 inch lengths to make two toggles that I use on the webbing end of the suspension.
The tree straps are made from 1" polyester webbing obtained from DIY Gear Supply.
The side tie outs on the tarp are made from Triptease and 1/8" shockcord self tensioners.
I am currently working on a MYOG double layer hammock for use in the colder weather. When I'm finished I'll be able to insert a CCF pad between the layers to insulate my "bottom". ;-)
There is also some more amsteel and a pair of whoopie hooks on the way to my front door for the suspension on this second hammock.