Homemade Hammock from Rope or Parachute Cord
How To Make Your Own Hammock out of Rope and 550 Para Cord
Making Hammocks is a fun project. They are a great item to have around for hiking, camping, backpacking, or just lounging around the yard. There are as ton of different Designs to choose from. One of the major benefits of taking a hammock on a hiking and backpacking trip is the extreme lightweight nature of them. They tend to weigh a lot less than a tent, and they do a great job of keeping you elevated off the cold ground. There are also other things that they keep you away from such as scorpions, snakes, spiders etc. Most areas those pests aren’t a huge problem, but some are. If you are camping out in the open in snake and scorpion country, you should come up with a hammock plan!
Video on how to make a hammock out of cloth and 2 pieces of rope
This one should be of particular interest because these are materials that are always available. All you need for this is a sheet or blanket and two ropes. Before you know it you can be lounging in style at a campsite. Another thing I really like about this video is the simplicity of this style of homemade hammock. Just a couple knots! A super lightweight sheet hammock in just a couple minutes.
To Make this Hammock you will need
- Rope or 55o Paracord
- A sheet, blanket, or a length of rip stop nylon
- 2 trees to hang it on
The main thing to consider here is if you are making in a pinch for an emergency sleeping area or if you are actually planning to use it frequently. The use of a standard sheet will work well for a few trips, but it will eventually rip. This will likely leave you upset on the ground. In order to get some serious use out of your homemade hammock you should use the rip stop material. This will ensure a long life of your hammock and could prevent a dangerous fall in the middle of the night.
I have made this hammock style before with very good results. You just need to make sure you get the knot right and you should be in business.