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    Superfly or WBBB?

    So, hiking in about three weeks in ME and NY is looking likely, but I need to know something... If you were in my shoes... no shelter, but enough money to buy a BlackBird or Superfly (these being your wants for a sleeping system) and you have a ~3# "backyard hammock" and a thermarest, what do you do?

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    Get the Superfly. You can always get an inexpensive hammock to sleep in and then upgrade later. But if you buy a Blackbird, then you have a super nice hammock with no tarp and that's not doing you a bit of good.
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    New Member David@whiteblaze's Avatar
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    Like I said, I have a hammock (looks like a DIY home hammock) from a garage sale, and the thing is, I didn't know whether to protect from bugs or rain more imperatively this time of year...

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    Rain, definitely. You can always use permethrin, deet, etc, to keep bugs away. To go out without sufficient shelter, IMO, is nothing short of reckless and irresponsible.
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    ok, thanks. would you suggest bringing the ~3# hammock or ground dwelling (blech)?

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    Neither. Go to a fabric store, get a little ripstop and sew a Speer-style hammock for next to nothing. So easy, even I can do it.
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    Geez it hurts my feelings, but I agree with Hooch.

    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Geez it hurts my feelings, but I agree with Hooch.

    Shhhh.....the adults are talking right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Shhhh.....the adults are talking right now.
    that should be adult... I'm with him... but thanks for all that...

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    would your average Jo-Anne have it?

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