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If you are interested in making and hanging your hammocks, you are in luck. There are a number of excellent books on how to make your own, complete with instructions on properly hanging hammocks as well. Denison Andrews is the author of Hammock: How To Make Your Own And Lie In It. You can also search for the book How To Make Your Own Hammock by Lukas Mueter. Hammock making is a fun activity that can be good for the entire family. With hand-made hammocks it is best to assume the "one hammock, one occupant" rule until you get very familiar with the craft and know the limitations of your fabrics and ropes.