I am around 100 pounds and I am an inch off the ground. if you are over 130 pounds, you may have to buy the actually cot.
This is not for those who toss and turn at night. sorry :(
I wouldn't use on a weeklong campout right after you finish making it. I suggest you try it for nap in your living room then a camp out. If you think its ready, take it wherever you want!
I am not responsible for any injuries that happen due to this cot.
If you trust your crafting skills, then proceed and good luck! :)
Step 1: Materials
Fabric that doesn't stretch and is strong. i used tarp cause it was around :P you can use rip-stop fabric or the bottom of old tents for those who recycle.
8 to 10 3/8 inch diameter tent poles. mine are 25 5/8 inch long.
2 feet of 4 inch pvc
2 seven feet collapsable tent poles. its going to be longer than bed. that is fine.
3 feet of flat, thin wooden molding. mine is 1/4 inch thick. i suggest the same if home-depot has it
I got my 3/8 inch diameter tent poles from 2 repair kits. they come in a pack of 4 and you have to cut them in half yourself. usually the stretch cord is provided.
Step 2: Choose the Amount of Legs
If you choose 6 legs, get 10 3/8 inch diameter tent poles
If you choose 5 legs, get 8 3/8 inch diameter tent poles
Step 3: Cutting the Tarp
More instructions in photos.
Step 4: Making the Legs
If you choose 6 legs make 12 of these
Take the 4 inch diameter pvc tube and cut 1 1/4 inch of it off. take that 1 1/4 inch section and follow the pictures below.
the leg with 2 holes is for the twisted pole*. The leg with one hole is for the head end sections where you are not as heavy.
go to the last picture for twisted pole.
Step 5: Putting It Together
Hope you have fun with this cot.
any questions, stories, and ideas can go in the comments.