View Poll Results: What hammock manufacturer do you recomend for someone just getting started?

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  • Hennessy Hammock

    32 20.65%
  • Clark Jungle Hammock

    7 4.52%
  • Speer Hammocks

    2 1.29%
  • Eagle's Nest Outfitters

    26 16.77%
  • Claytor Hammocks

    10 6.45%
  • Jacks R Better Hammock

    2 1.29%
  • Grand Trunk Hammock

    8 5.16%
  • Warbonnet Hammock

    39 25.16%
  • Do it yourself Hammock

    19 12.26%
  • Other, not listed

    10 6.45%
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    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    Answering every noobs 1st post with a poll

    Almost every new poster (myself included) 1st post goes something like this;" Hi I'm so and so and I've been camping for X number of years. I'm new to or just discovered hammock camping, so what should I buy?" So I thought a poll of what people would recomend might be interesting to experianced hangers and helpful to newcomers.
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    You mean like this? (Not to rain on your parade.)
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Plus, while we all have our personal favorites, they may not be the best choice for a noob based on their needs. Needs can include climate, purpose (hiking, car, motorcycle, etc..), physical characteristics of said noob, and of course...budget.

    Difficult to tell someone just getting started to go spend a couple hundred bucks on a Cadillac hammock when there are dozens of perfectly good Fords out there for less money. Besides, does anybody really have just one hammock?
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    .......does anybody really have just one hammock?
    Yep. Dancer does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Yep. Dancer does.
    Doesn't count.
    She also has access to you, which means access to additional hammocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Doesn't count.
    She also has access to you, which means access to additional hammocks.
    Technicalities. You should have been a lawyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Technicalities. You should have been a lawyer.
    No way! Too much school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    No way! Too much school.
    Yup. Why do you think I'm not a doctor? Well, there's that whole intelligence thing, too.
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    One thing that immediately struck me was the friendliness of this group. I knew I came in asking the same question that had been asked 100 times (thus the title "another noobie"), but they still treated me like I was the first.

    After I gain some experience (and do a documented test on 5 simultaneous hammocks), I will be willing to offer a little advice too.

    Thanks to all the great members here for making me feel welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    You mean like this? (Not to rain on your parade.)
    Well, hopefully it's just different enough that I'm not rained out. But it's a good thing I brought a poncho to the parade, just in case .
    "In your face space coyote"-HJS

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