Making the hammock proved to be really simple. I followed Kyle’s YouTube video on making a netless hammock ( https://youtu.be/i3Pqu8V4HcQ
).On each end of the fabric, I had the seamstress triple-fold a 1.5” fold of fabric and then triple-seam that part, leaving a 1” open channel, so I could thread Amsteel continuous loops or climbing slings through it.
Once I got the hemmed hammock back from the seamstress, I decided to whip the ends using cable-ties to create a donut. The large cable-ties I used (see pic showing details) made the gather very pronounced and really easy to work with. It also was an ideal configuration for whipping the ends with 7/64” Amsteel continuous loops using a larks head. Then, I ran the portion of the continuous loop that connects to the suspension through the inside of the gather. This made the hammock ready for a variety of different suspension options including cinch buckles, descender rings, and the lightest option of all: the Amsteel loop direct to suspension webbing using a Becket Hitch
Finally, I created a structural ridgeline with the paracord 1100.
In the preceding paragraph, the option of Amsteel loop direct to suspension webbing is ideal for backpacking because it involves no hardware, is infinitely adjustable, and means that I can carry the hammock with structured ridge line and suspension webbing in the 2L dry bag. You can see in the accompanying picture how small the complete setup is.