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    Senior Member Big Joe's Avatar
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    New here and looking for advice

    Hi everyone I am looking to purchase a hammock and need some advice on what to get I am a large man at 6' 1" tall and 380lbs I have not hiked in 3 years due to back surgury I found out sleeping on the ground was not an option I recently started taking day hikes again and realized I miss hiking with my friends and want to go on longer hikes it was recomended that I try a hammock so I'm not sleeping on the ground so any advice will help me make my choice on what to buy THANKS

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    Welcome to the madeness.

    Warbonnet BlackBird is a posible hammock to check out. Brandon has made some 3 layer BB's for some of the heavyer weight hangers on the forum. I believe Hogg Tyed has one, you could try contacting him about it.

    Also try and attend a group hang for a chance to check out some different set ups.
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    Yeah I believe Hog Tyed has a triple layer. The Warbonnet Blackbird would be my suggestion as well. I had a double layer 1.7 when I was around 285lbs and it was very comfortable. I am on my way down in weight so I'm going to buy a double 1.1 this summer.
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    Welcome Big Joe. I used to live in Hooksett and owned a business in Manch-Vegas (only those NHers know what that is) and you've got some great areas to hang up there. I'm not as big as you but did spend an evening in a WBBB and it was very comfortable. It will be my next hammock. That said, there are a lot of personal preferences that go in to getting a good hammock for yourself. gunner76's advice about a group hang is spot on. I've only seen one hammock (my own) prior to this weekend when I attended my first group hang. There I was able to see DIY gathered, WBBB, Hennessy, Grand Trunk, Trek Light... I would have no idea about any of these if it weren't for a group hang.

    Best of luck on the search for a great hammock and welcome again.
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    Welcome from another noob, this site is addictive as any drug out there. Very civil and understanding people. Do not fear there are no stupid questions. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
    Yeah I believe Hog Tyed has a triple layer. The Warbonnet Blackbird would be my suggestion as well.
    Another WBBB triple layer hanger here. You can't go wrong with it. You get a very flat lay and plenty of room to thrash around lol.

    It's not too much more than a dbl 1.7 layer and you're guaranteed to get a Warbonnet original. I would never go back to anything else. PM me if you want more details.

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    Welcome to the world above the ground!
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