You and your Scouts can make your own hammock using the same high-quality fabric major brands use.
First, purchase a 60 x 126-inch crinkle taffeta nylon tablecloth for as little as $12. Watch the video instructions below and learn to make end channels just like the ones you’ll find in pro hammocks.
Find more detailed instructions here. Making hammocks can be a great patrol activity!
Author Derek Hansen is an Arizona Scoutmaster and hammock-camping enthusiast who first used a hammock at age 14 at the BSA’s Beaver High Adventure Base in Utah. He’s the author of The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping (2011) and the website, The Ultimate Hang.