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    New to Hammock Camping

    I just purchased a HH and slept in it last night. I love the comfort that it provides. I had trouble getting into my bag and got a little chill about 4 am. My girlfriend wants a hammock also.......I am thinking of giving her my HH and purchasing a Clark Ultra-light. What are a few opinions of the 2?....If I said I would buy you one.....what would you get?

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    A Speer hammock

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    truthfully between the two I'd go for the hennesy if it were free... but in reality where you aren't going to give me one, I'd much rather spend the hour sewing my own... What is your time worth to you? I don't know if the hennesy hammock knock off plans are still posted on the DIY stuff, but I combined that and hammock engineers parallelogram idea (listed as trapezoid) and I like that much more than my buddy's asym... jmo
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    I (being the DIY) would want to make my own, but it would be most similar to a Speer style, so thats what I say. The Clark's are nice, especially the NA where it comes with the weather shield and everything. but sadly, everything is built in, so it cannot get much lighter without ruining it.

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    i personally like the top entry (speer) type too.
    one question though. in you're post you didn't mention a pad or under quilt. did you have anything other than your sleeping bag under you?

    for you & your girlfriend to really enjoy sleeping in cool weather, you'll need some kind of bottom insulation.

    and welcome to HF. ...tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i personally like the top entry (speer) type too.
    one question though. in you're post you didn't mention a pad or under quilt. did you have anything other than your sleeping bag under you?

    for you & your girlfriend to really enjoy sleeping in cool weather, you'll need some kind of bottom insulation.

    and welcome to HF. ...tim
    I am actually working on a few ideas for the insulation. For now I have an closed cell pad inside of a $3 fleece blanket (for comfort)...all stowed inside of my sleeping bag (-25 deg). Seems to work okay so far. All stays together.

    I am glad to know someone is close who knows about this this stuff. I am in Kernersville.

    I do health and safety consulting and a client I was doing chemical assessments for last week, make batting and pillows. They told me I can have all of the scrap I can carry away...so I will begin experimenting soon with hollow-fill batting, egg crate type material, feathers/down fill and cotton liners.....so who knows what I will end up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyr8fan View Post
    I am actually working on a few ideas for the insulation. For now I have an closed cell pad inside of a $3 fleece blanket (for comfort)...all stowed inside of my sleeping bag (-25 deg). Seems to work okay so far. All stays together.

    I am glad to know someone is close who knows about this this stuff. I am in Kernersville.

    I do health and safety consulting and a client I was doing chemical assessments for last week, make batting and pillows. They told me I can have all of the scrap I can carry away...so I will begin experimenting soon with hollow-fill batting, egg crate type material, feathers/down fill and cotton liners.....so who knows what I will end up with.
    sounds interesting. between the free insulation & all the near by walmarts w/ cheap fabric, you could end up w/ several really cheap but effective under quilts.
    there are a few HF members close by. we'll be glad to get together w/ you & help if we can.
    take a look at the member's on the map found on the home page here.
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    Thanks

    She has decided on a ENO, but I am interested in building my own. I could not pass up a HH on Ebay for $70. Saved $50 bucks. Thanks for your help. I will look into the DIY for my next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyr8fan View Post
    She has decided on a ENO, but I am interested in building my own. I could not pass up a HH on Ebay for $70. Saved $50 bucks. Thanks for your help. I will look into the DIY for my next one.
    I would suggest getting a Treklight instead. They are on sale for Monday only.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2375
    This hammock is virtually identical to the Eno. I would recommend getting the double. I have one and it is real nice.
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    an ENO? so does that mean you will "accidentally" order the ENO double nest?

    eh, eh? sorry, couldn't resist.

    Tim, why does it seem like everyone loves the top entry? I have never used a bottom slit, but with the top loader, you have to hang it low enough to be able to get in, which after streching, is rather low.

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