Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27
  1. #11
    Senior Member Redtail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Middletown, MD
    Hammock
    HH Expedition
    Tarp
    JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    DIY Climashield UQ
    Suspension
    Cinch buckles
    Posts
    334
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Knightsabre View Post
    My personal experience with Wal-Mart fabric departments is this: They DON'T KNOW what they have in their $1/yard area, so you have to go looking for it. I asked at my local Wal-Mart if they had any ripstop nylon of any kind and got a blank stare and a "no, we don't carry any of that", yet when I went to the $1 rack I found a couple bolts of it there. Granted, you can't always pick and choose the colors, weights, or the waterproofing like that, but as I discovered, you CAN still get into a decent hammock for cheap!
    I've had the same experience as Knightsabre when asking for ripstop nylon, you have to go look instead. In my area silnylon is rare (only found once) but 1.9 regular or DWR ripstop (which you'd want for hammock) is pretty common on the $1 rack.

    Also, if they don't have it one week they might have it the next.

  2. #12
    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kentucky
    Hammock
    Dual Layer WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    OES Cuben
    Insulation
    SnugFit
    Posts
    6,265
    Images
    35
    Ebay is another source for inexpensive rip stop. It's kinda a crap shoot on what you get as far as the weight of the fabric, but there are some sellers that list the fabric by the weight. I have bought fabric a few time from Ebay with good results. I have also bought fabric that was way to heavy to use in a hammock.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett



    Premium Quality, Fresh Roasted Coffee
    www.meancatcoffee.com

  3. #13
    Senior Member eflat7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pinebluff, NC
    Hammock
    Eno Doublenest
    Tarp
    OES Standard
    Insulation
    AHE KAQ
    Suspension
    Amsteel w\MSH
    Posts
    1,473
    Images
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by peanuts View Post
    aceat, you can also look into the eaglenest hammocks, 49.95 single nest, 59.95 for dbl nest. also trecklight hammocks. bug netting sold separetely, but you can make your own for cheap. hope this helps!
    Yep! and the Eno's are on sale right now at REI.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...p=24615&page=3

  4. #14
    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    717
    Images
    9
    But didn't Hooch rip through his ENO?

  5. #15
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    I can't remember if it was Hooch or not, but yea someone fell right thru an ENO. However, I suspect there was more at work like a small knick or cut in the fabric. I slept in an ENO off and on for a few months with no problems at all. In fact, my ENO was recently 'drafted' for duty in Iraq at a forward operating base. I haven't heard how it's holding up, but if it can make it in Iraq...it can make it anywhere!

  6. #16
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    But didn't Hooch rip through his ENO?
    He did have a failure with his ENO, but that doesn't mean all ENO's are undependable. He never actually determined the source of the failure to my memory. Also, if I recall correctly, ENO sent him a free replacement right away.

    I don't use it all the time, but I own an ENO and am VERY satisfied with it.
    “I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy

  7. #17
    peanuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Loganville,Ga
    Hammock
    ENO
    Tarp
    wb superfly
    Insulation
    yeti,peapod(1st v
    Suspension
    whoopies treestrap
    Posts
    1,802
    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    But didn't Hooch rip through his ENO?
    i have been using mine for 5 yrs, no problems and am over 200#
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

  8. #18
    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    717
    Images
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    He did have a failure with his ENO, but that doesn't mean all ENO's are undependable. He never actually determined the source of the failure to my memory. Also, if I recall correctly, ENO sent him a free replacement right away.

    I don't use it all the time, but I own an ENO and am VERY satisfied with it.
    I was just commenting, since the thread title was "Cheap, but Dependable."

    Of course, any hammock can have a failure like that of Hooches.

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Enumclaw, WA
    Posts
    157
    Okay, yes. I might have to check on those walmarts to see if they "actually" have ripstop nylon. By the way, is there a huge difference with Sport Nylon?

    Yeah, I pretty much don't want to spend more than like $40 if I don't have too.


    I've just had some bad experiences with the cheaper hammocks and need something solid that will last.

  10. #20
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    Yeah, I pretty much don't want to spend more than like $40 if I don't have too.

    I've just had some bad experiences with the cheaper hammocks and need something solid that will last.
    Those two sentences can't be reconciled together.

    If you need something really solid, you'll have to spend a little more than $40 unless you make it yourself. And, even then, your talking about the cost of the hammock only, not a tarp+insulation+etc. Hammocking doesn't have to be expensive, but for a good setup there will be some cost involved, be it monetary or your own labor.
    “I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy

Similar Threads

  1. Cheap biners on steep and cheap.
    By dammfast in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-23-2013, 10:03
  2. Cheap Tarp Failure & Cheap Bug Net Success
    By sandyaker in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-17-2013, 21:02
  3. Cheap Cheap whoopee
    By Polecat in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-28-2010, 00:45
  4. The Cheapest Cheap to Ever Cheap the Cheap (A Rant)
    By SilverbackBob in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-02-2010, 15:31

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •