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    Senior Member Tobit's Avatar
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    Coldspring posted this as SOLD on WhiteBlaze. It's about time Coldspring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobit View Post
    Coldspring posted this as SOLD on WhiteBlaze. It's about time Coldspring!

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    Yeah, Coldspring, took 'ya long enough!

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    I bought the hammock - What Tarp is best?

    Thanks Coldspring for selling the Bridge Hammock.

    I need to buy a tarp for the Hammock. Do forum members have any opinions? We get a lot of rain in Minnesota and will need good rain protection, but would like to keep the tarp as lightweight as possible for my old bones when backpacking.
    Last edited by Minnesota Scouter; 01-15-2008 at 14:01. Reason: correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesota Scouter View Post
    Thanks Coldspring for selling the Bridge Hammock.

    I need to buy a tarp for the Hammock. Do forum members have any opinions? We get a lot of rain in Minnesota and will need good rain protection, but would like to keep the tarp as lightweight as possible for my old bones when backpacking.
    Coverage on a bridge hammock has different requirements than others, because it is widest higher than other hammocks, and at the ends rather than the middle. But the hammock body is shorter (at about 7') than the usual sort. This all pushes one towards one that is more rectangular than hexagonal. An 8' ridgeline is in my opinion minimum, you'll get better coverage from side-blown rain with 9' or 10'. Because of the spreader bars you have to pitch the sides wider, so longer sides are better. I'd guess then that 8'x8' rectangular is the rock-bottom smallest, 9'x9' is better.

    my $0.05 worth

    Grizz

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    Crap. I had talked myself into buying this hammock and now it's sold. I guess I should have bought it when I had the chance.


    Maybe another one will come along in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Crap. I had talked myself into buying this hammock and now it's sold. I guess I should have bought it when I had the chance.


    Maybe another one will come along in the future.
    He who hesitates is lost. I, however, usually do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Crap. I had talked myself into buying this hammock and now it's sold. I guess I should have bought it when I had the chance.


    Maybe another one will come along in the future.
    Are you a back sleeper. If so I believe you would really like the hammock at you height and weight. I like the way it tightly snugs me while I'm on my back. It is like floating on air. Really comfortable. Side sleeping is good. Could use more room. I'm 5'7 around 160lbs. I jumped in my Hennessy BUL yesterday to see how it felt compared to the bridge and it was like driving a corvette and then getting in a pinto.
    Speaking of a bridge hammock, my webbing came in today. I gotta go sew the webbing to my DIY bridge hammock.....wish me luck.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesota Scouter View Post
    Do forum members have any opinions?
    Does a Bear..........Never mind that's a different thread, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Crap. I had talked myself into buying this hammock and now it's sold. I guess I should have bought it when I had the chance.
    C'mon now. You KNOW you want to build one. And it will be great.

    Stare deeply into my eyes

    *** you want to build one .... you want to build one .... you need to build one ***....


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    C'mon now. You KNOW you want to build one. And it will be great.

    Stare deeply into my eyes

    *** you want to build one .... you want to build one .... you need to build one ***....


    Grizz
    Oh, I'm gonna build one, for sure. I just figured that I could pick one up, try it out for a while, and then once I build one, resell the BMB. Unless another one comes along before I get my arse in gear, I guess my first bridge hammock will be the one I make for myself.

    The only reason that I was hesitant to jump on the deal when the price went down to $150 was I am still waiting to get the JRB 8x8 tarp tent that should hopefully be here anyday now......annnnyyyyy day........just waiting.......for it to come out....any time....and I have been saving for that.
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