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MML
05-14-2010, 13:11
If i go to DD Hammocks site, and purchase the rucksack kit (DD Pack deal), for a guy like me starting out with the possibility of 4 season camping, it sure looks like a great way to go. The rucksack deal includes the rucksack sack ( which I can use for the quick weekend hangs when my 60 L backpack is too much), Sleeves as well as Tarp, Frontline Hammock and a few other things. ALL FOR $235.00 Free shipping!!!
I have a self inflating mattress I can use that as insulation in the hammock and may wait to purchase a quilt later if i feel I do not not need an underblanket.
Their tarp has 19 attachment points it can be set-up in many different ways. but a couple of extra items to make the hang quicker to set up, and I am good to go!!
It sure looks like a very promising set up for a 200 Lb guy about 5ft. 6 !!!!
Apple for Apples, does anything come close to this deal???

animalcontrol
05-14-2010, 13:39
If i go to DD Hammocks site, and purchase the rucksack kit (DD Pack deal), for a guy like me starting out with the possibility of 4 season camping, it sure looks like a great way to go. The rucksack deal includes the rucksack sack ( which I can use for the quick weekend hangs when my 60 L backpack is too much), Sleeves as well as Tarp, Frontline Hammock and a few other things. ALL FOR $235.00 Free shipping!!!
I have a self inflating mattress I can use that as insulation in the hammock and may wait to purchase a quilt later if i feel I do not not need an underblanket.
Their tarp has 19 attachment points it can be set-up in many different ways. but a couple of extra items to make the hang quicker to set up, and I am good to go!!
It sure looks like a very promising set up for a 200 Lb guy about 5ft. 6 !!!!
Apple for Apples, does anything come close to this deal???
I have never seen a DD hammock, but others have positive things to say about it
As far as the Rucksack deal, I looked at the DD website (http://www.ddhammocks.com/products/rucksacks/pack-full)and it quotes a price of $99 (in British pounds) which converts to $145 USD (maybe I read it wrong)
anyhow, my only other concern would be the weight...hammock and tarp together weigh nearly 4 lbs! But, that is an outstanding price to get statred with.
Good luck

EDIT: I see where you got the $235...after I added the rucksack to shopping cart!!
For that kind of money, I think you can get a better hammock/tarp combo (without the other stuff...but personally, I wouldn't need the other stuff...you might!)

Boris Losdindawoods
05-14-2010, 14:10
Yeah, it's $148 US for the DD pack you're talking about. Not sure where you got the higher price.

$54 - Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro (http://www.combattactical.com/grand-trunk-skeeterbeeter-olivekhaki-p-63975.html)
$28 - Chinook Tarp (http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/CandyPress/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=2112)
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$82

So you're paying $66 for a cheap pack, a sleeve, a t-shirt, 10m of webbing, a bag liner, and a whistle.

That's not apples-to-apples though becuase the DD hammock is going to be a lot more comfortable for most people. The DD frontline is a double-layer polyester hammock which means essentially no stretch in the hammock body. For most people that means comfort. The Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro is a single-layer nylon hammock so it's stretchier which means it squishes your body in various places. Not always comfy.

Boris

MML
05-14-2010, 15:08
I do not the need the whistle or the tee, but a rucksack would come in handy for those quick getaways. (But I could probably get better at wally world)
The DD Hammock version of a sleeve ( sorta like a snakeskin), would really make tear down a lot easier.
I do want two layers so I can add my--self inflating mat and my window shade.
So it still boils down to what I need for 4 season camping.
Now I am beating my head against the wall again--Bang Bang Bang.
A zippered system on each side, a good coverage with a tarp, warmth on a cool night, and the ability to camp in 30 degree weather.
Add a quilt maybe this winter??
Warbonnett blackbird, Mosquito expedition hammock, or DD ????
I started with about $200 bucks , but now I have $$250.00 in the budget.
I appreciate your help; everybody seems to really care about this subject of hammocks!!! Some are open to all brands, and others are fiercely loyal to specific brands.
Thatís what I love about the free enterprise system--Choices!!!
Now what choice is for me??
Now my head hurts again!!! Bang bang Bang

Boris Losdindawoods
05-14-2010, 19:22
Why $250? The DD is $148 US. I think I missed something.

Of the various cheap hammocks, I'd probably pick the on from DD Hammocks. If we're spending money, I'd go with the Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. In fact, I just did. :D

MML
05-14-2010, 19:59
I have $250.00 to get set up with hammock camping. I have most of the other gear. If I can spend less, that would work out great!!
As long as I stay dry and comfortable--I'll be happy.
I will just save the rest towards a UQ this winter.

buzzard
06-19-2010, 09:00
i have the tarp / camping hammock / poncho.

sometimes i'll do an overnight stop when i need to get an early morning transport connection en-route. i'll travel 'light' & use the poncho as the tarp.

if it's more about camping then i'll have the big tarp & poncho as the ground sheet.

plenty of fixing points, you can experiment with tree hugging straps, karibiners etc for faster setup / tear down. also better ways to hang the bug net (i use elastic chords with hooks). keep the hammock tight & the bug net loose!

Cannibal
06-19-2010, 11:54
I've got a couple of DD Hammocks, including the Frontline. While I like a gathered-end hammock better because I like a diagonal lay, the DDs are my favorite of this style hammock. They are very well built and the Frontline in particular has some nice features. Add in that Nic is really good to work with, so the customer service aspect is solid too. I've not used the tarp very much, so can't tell you much about it. Based on the hammocks, I'm sure it is quality.

Only thing to keep in mind is the shipping across the pond, ain't cheap. :(