Introduction: Durable, Light and Compactable Paracord Hammock
I love this hammock! Everything I did to make this is from other Instructables. I found this to be a very ambitious project and it took a lot of time. It took about a month and a half to complete although I did have big breaks between working on it.
The frame of it is cobra weave and it is 3' x 7'. I did a 7' core loop with a simple knot in it then did the weave with about 80' of paracord for the 7' sections. The 3' sections were the same with a 3' core then 35' of paracord for the weave. This was the part that took forever. It was just tedious... The center net is 10' segments that I put about every 3" and then knotted together.
I hung this up for a good nights rest and found that there is no flex to it at all. This makes it feel very stable and secure. The loops in the center netting allowed me many positions to prop and support myself while sleeping with little discomfort. Another advantage is, of course, that you're off the ground.
The grey fabric being held out of the way for the picture is an authentic hammock from Brazil. My gf slept in that one and said that it was a constant balancing act to sleep in. I noticed no such problem with my hammock using a 3 point mount for a 4 point hammock.
It was a lot of work, and possibly too ambitious, but I don't regret doing it. I learned a lot of lessons in weaving paracord and it is a great hammock for camping. I can roll it up with a tarp and it is lighter and more compact than bringing a tent. I purchased some heavy duty pulleys and will be able to hoist myself into the trees for the night in the areas where bears are a concern.
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