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"Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose
we came from the woods originally."

- John Muir

Two Layer Hammock

This was my first sewing project. I constructed it from RN found in Wally-world’s $1/yd bin.

I basically stuck two pieces of RN together, 9’x5’, and sewed along the edges. I left two openings on one end to stuff a closed-cell pad into, and used a rolled hem along both layers of the openings. I whipped the ends and attached the support ropes as shown in the WarmHammock section.

This hammock is more comfortable than the single-layer ones I’ve made. It’s very warm when used with a pad, and I didn’t have any problems with the pad buckling. I did wake up with my back (and sleeping bag) soaked from sweat, though…which inspired me to drop the $$$ on the JRB 3-Season Set (right before the price increases…WOOHOO!).

I modified Risk’s ZHammock design by only putting openings at one end...but I wish I had openings at both ends (like his original design) to make adjusting the pad easier.

My older son. You can see the closed-cell pad sticking out between the layers.
This shows the CCF pad sticking out between the layers. After inserting the pad, I slid it into place further inside the sleeve.
Here's the Two Layer Hammock at Little Sur River. The DownHammock v2 is behind it.

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