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    1st Real Backpacking Hammock - Warbonnet Blackbird

    To paraphrase D-Day from Animal House, War's over, man. supertaco dropped the big one.

    Went in for a Warbonnet Lightweight Double Blackbird w/Becket Suspension + FishHooks this afternoon. I have a backpacking tarp which will work just fine for my initial hammock tarp. Might go with a pad on the first trip if my son is with me. Otherwise, I will borrow his under quilt.

    Seems like a good quality down the middle choice and probably has good resale value if things don't work out. Looking forward to getting off the ground!

    While I never posted aside from here and my introduction, I do appreciate the depth of knowledge from folks here. Thanks for the time and diligence posting and recording experiences. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute meaningful information in the near future.

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Welcome and a wise choice.

    One word of warning - once you try an Underquilt you’ll find it hard to go back to a pad!

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    Huntsville, AL
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    Great choice and now get that under quilt to complete the golden move from the ground to the air.

  4. #4
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    1st Real Backpacking Hammock - Warbonnet Blackbird

    Using down underquilts takes it to the next level. you'll be glad your in a hammock!

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    OK, peer pressure pushed me over the edge I ordered an economy 40 deg full under quilt from Hammock Gear. Unfortunately it seems that there is a 5-6 week lead time on these. So my first experience may very well be with a pad. Oh well. I suppose it will prove to be quite an upgrade once I experience both. Thanks for the advice!

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertaco View Post
    OK, peer pressure pushed me over the edge I ordered an economy 40 deg full under quilt from Hammock Gear. Unfortunately it seems that there is a 5-6 week lead time on these. So my first experience may very well be with a pad. Oh well. I suppose it will prove to be quite an upgrade once I experience both. Thanks for the advice!
    Wow...that's some peer pressure; only took one day lol. You will be happy with the WBBB...I have one and love it!
    "Always pass on what you have learned" - Yoda

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    You will be glad you did. Welcome to the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlrocm View Post
    Using down underquilts takes it to the next level. you'll be glad your in a hammock!




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    Rochester, mi and Peoria, AZ
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    I have a WBBB ... also the WBRR ... but use the BB more. Have an UGQ Zeppelin ubderquilt ... works very well here in Michigan and Arizona Rim country.

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    Senior Member brohawk's Avatar
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    Welcome, welcome...can't go wrong with HG!
    Some days I can't tell whether I found a rope or lost a horse...

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