I hope you enjoy the concept and build one of your own. If you have suggestion for improvement please share.
I slept in my hammoc-cot last night and rested wonderfully. If your wondering just how much my designed held I'm 250lbs.
Step 1: Supplies Needed to Begin Your Hammoc-cot Build.
An old cot
2" steel ring
2 tie-down straps.
Step 2: Prepare Your Old Cot.
My initial plan was to remove the legs but, found that I could leave them on and the cot would maintain its ground use capabilities even after running paracord lines for hanging.
My reason for removing the legs was only to lighten the structure for back packing. I assume I'll still have the option to remove the legs but, I'm already a minimalist packer and this will drastically heavy my load. If your willing to pack it in it'd make for an excellent nights sleep but, odds are this is best suited for "car camping" or a bace camp.
Step 3: Hang Your Rings and Paracord.
Hang your 2 2" steel rings .
Attach 2 16' lengths of paracord, using a larks head at their center, to your ring for each side. Measure out your paracord and fuse each end.
Attach paracord to cot using a simple figure eight. I chose figure eight knots as they'll be easiest to adjust the hammoc-cot for balance and there more easily untied after great amounts of strain or weight have been carried . This is why their used in rock climbing. Adjust all your lines till your cot is centered and balanced. I worked in a circle tightening nots like tuning a bicycle wheel.
Tape down stray ends leaving enough extra cord to re-tie knots.