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Portable 100% Duct Tape Hammock

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Planning a trip into the great outdoors?

Remember B.Y.O.D.T. In less than an hour, with less than one roll of Duct Tape,  you can have your own hammock to sleep in instead of on the rocky ground.

Even better, though, you can take it with you the next day because it only weighs 1lb.


Materials:

1x Roll of  Duct Tape (60yds). $3.34 at Home Depot

Some string may be handy to help hang the Hammock while you are building it.

 
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Step 1: Creating the frame

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The frame is composed of 3 pieces. There is 1 center support and 2 side supports.

To create the center support double over (see next picture) a piece of Duct Tape so that after being doubled over it is 1ft longer than your height with an additional foot on each end. The total length of the center support should be your height + 3ft.

The side supports depend on how wide you wish to make the Hammock. In the picture I have them extend about 1ft from the center support on each side. Keep in mind that by increasing or decreasing the side width it can shorten or lengthen the side supports.

Make sure that the ends of the 2 side supports and 1 center support respectively meet at 2 intersections which are 1ft from each end. This will be important for the next step.

Step 2: Wrapping the Ends

It is very important that the intersections (where the center support and side supports meet) will not come apart. To ensure this wrap Duct Tape in a circle around the intersections at least 5 times.

This is also important to repeat when you add rope to the ends later on or in any extensions. Those will be explained in the next steps.
ashzimm3 years ago
it's an asome hammock but it takes a little bit of time (2 hours)
ch.sm3 years ago
nice job- like the dog!
L.Smithton3 years ago
i actually tried this hammock and it worked! haven't tried the others yet though... so i can't judge to much!
lanii3 years ago
I have to say- i have really enjoyed watching this contest. i this entry is a really great one- because it's no fuss and simply easy and enjoyable. nice job!
what a great idea! quick and easy- and perfect to carry on a hike. you don't need all the fancy stuff- just a plain durrable hammock to nap in. i'm off to attempt to make one right now!
arothschild3 years ago
This is such a great example of a duct tape project! I think out of all the hammocks this one is certainly the best! WAY TO GO HAMMOCK BOY!
I certainly agree.