Introduction: Easy Paracord Hammock

Here is a way to make a simple hammock without sewing.

Have fun and remember to vote!

Step 1: Materials

  1. A queen or full sized bedsheet (make sure you can use it first)
  2. 12' of paracord cut in half
  3. A lighter
  4. A candle
  5. A place to hang a hammock
  6. Common sense!

Step 2: Fuse Paracord

Follow this link to my other Instructable on how to fuse paracord:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Fusing-Paracord/

Make sure to vote for that one too!

Step 3: Preparation

  • Spread out your sheet on the ground
  • Tie your fused paracord into a circle with either a square knot or any other binding knot.

Step 4: Accordion

  • Accordion fold both ends of your sheet, no need to do the entire thing.
  • While doing one end set a heavy object on the other folded end so it won't unravel.

Step 5: Tie Ends

Look at this video to see how to tie the ends!

After that, use any safe carabiner for your weight and hang!

Have fun and don't forget to vote for the contest!

Comments

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IzaacB1 (author)2017-01-03

dont under stand how you fold hammock do i just bunch it all up?

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Ayun (author)2015-01-15

I'll take a hammock over 30,000 lanyards, so you get my vote!

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Moonman0922 (author)Ayun2015-01-15

Thank You very much

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Cheese Queen (author)2015-01-13

Can you actually sleep like that?

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Moonman0922 (author)Cheese Queen2015-01-13

Yes! I've spent two nights at a scout campout in this hammock. I woke up bitten by bugs but otherwise fine!

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grannyjones (author)2015-01-12

I wonder how this would work with a 4X12 canvas painters' dropcloth. Hopefully a little stronger than some sheets. --And pretty inexpensive! Would 4' be wide enough?

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Moonman0922 (author)grannyjones2015-01-12

Yes I bet that would work, a bit tough to work with but it should work! 12' might be a bit long and you would need to hem the edges.

Just FYI this holds about 250 although that's an estimate.

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Moonman0922 (author)2015-01-12

Yes I bet that would work, a bit tough to work with but it should work! 12' might be a bit long and you would need to hem the edges.

Just FYI this holds about 250 although that's an estimate.

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