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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Trinity, NC
    Hammock
    Currenty Bear Butt
    Tarp
    Bear Butt Rain Fly
    Insulation
    DIY UQ,
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    7

    Gear Overload not for sale though

    Well, just recently started hammock camping, I started back in May of last year, not wanting to spend major money to find if I like hammocking, i bought a cheap Bear Butt Hammock, rainfly, and tree straps. Spenind in the neighborhood of 80 bucks! Repurposed an old sleeping bag into a UQ, and a new sleeping bag as my TQ. Let me say, by the end of the second night I slept like a baby, and decided hammcoking was for me. So, here it is almost a year later, I have a Wilderness Logics Nite Owl, Wilderness Logics 40 Degree TQ, and a 40 degree UQ short. Also have a brand new Cedar Ridge Hammock 12 foot long, double layer hammock, and a Long 20 degree UQ. and let me say the camping equipment trailer is getting full, and the wife doesnt like it too good! but I am hooked on hanging! ready tog o back to the Linville Gorge this May so I can get the new stuff out and play

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    NW, U.S.A. & Pink Mountain, B.C.
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    Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    Big Red Love Tarp
    Insulation
    Varies
    Suspension
    Depends
    Posts
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    Yup, sounds familiar. Lucky me, I do not have a significant other to explain my growing collection. LOL

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Calamine, Arkansas
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock, Towns-End, LSOH
    Tarp
    SLD, UGQ
    Insulation
    JRB, LL. UGQ
    Suspension
    June Bugs, straps
    Posts
    529
    Images
    2
    Convince your wife you are crazy and she'll be more understanding. That's what's worked for me. (Plus, it turns out she kinda likes to go too)!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    "North Jersey"
    Hammock
    Hybrid 1.7 GE & Happy Meduim Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Xenon Winter
    Insulation
    Loco Libre Gear
    Suspension
    All of them! Ugh.
    Posts
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    Aww, that's nothin'...in another year you'll have 10X that amount of hammock stuff. It's. Going. To. Happen. You may as well embrace that which can't be avoided.
    I often think to myself, if only I had an ounce of gold for every stupid thing I've ever said or done... --sqidmark

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    Senior Member old4hats's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ball Ground, Ga.
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    It gets no better, I've been hanging since 2012 and have more gear than I use, and I just ordered a pair of new hammocks from Papa Smurf. Even worse I probably will end up with some new quilts before long. Moral of the story? You never get through, something tempting always comes along.
    If you prepare for failure you will probably succeed.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Hammock
    Exped combi or K-mart special
    Tarp
    stock Exped
    Insulation
    puffer jackets
    Suspension
    python straps
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    ......and I just ordered a pair of new hammocks from Papa Smurf. Even worse I probably will end up with some new quilts before long. .....
    Will you be premiering your new hammocks at Yates?

    Ribivi, I see your location is in NC. If you start going to the group hangs and see other hanger's setups, then you will be tempted by even more gear.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    New Jersey
    Hammock
    WB XLC DL 1.7
    Tarp
    SuperFly
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    Wooki/Mamba
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    It's cheaper (and safer) than a motorcycle.
    There's an idea, buy a motorcycle then sell it when your better half expresses her concern for your safety / sanity. Clears the way for camping gear!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Tarp
    Warbonnet Superfly
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Wooki
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    94
    I'm dragging my wife in with me.

    This is a great strategy because whenever I am looking at gear and can't decide between two things, I just get both and give one to her.

    Feel free to use this method.....

    Cheers!

  9. #9
    New Member
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    Feb 2018
    Location
    London Ky
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribivi View Post
    Well, just recently started hammock camping, I started back in May of last year, not wanting to spend major money to find if I like hammocking, i bought a cheap Bear Butt Hammock, rainfly, and tree straps. Spenind in the neighborhood of 80 bucks! Repurposed an old sleeping bag into a UQ, and a new sleeping bag as my TQ. Let me say, by the end of the second night I slept like a baby, and decided hammcoking was for me. So, here it is almost a year later, I have a Wilderness Logics Nite Owl, Wilderness Logics 40 Degree TQ, and a 40 degree UQ short. Also have a brand new Cedar Ridge Hammock 12 foot long, double layer hammock, and a Long 20 degree UQ. and let me say the camping equipment trailer is getting full, and the wife doesnt like it too good! but I am hooked on hanging! ready tog o back to the Linville Gorge this May so I can get the new stuff out and play
    I have literally just been looking at the Bear Butt setup. How was it. Did the rain fly do good or did you have any leaks?

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