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    I started with a gathered, knotted end Risk style Test Hammock with unhemmed Wal-Mart $1.00 yard fabric and poly webbing.

    Soon after I purchased my HHExplorerUL from REI (that way if I didn't like it I could take it back but never did).

    It wasn't long until I added some 2nd hand commercial made gathered end top entry hammocks to the collection.

    Then came the Skeeter Beeter UL and later the Skeeter Beeter Pro.

    It seemed like no time until the WBBB was added to the stable.

    Although I have traded, sold, and given away many hammocks, I still have that first test one, along with a good assortment of others.

    "Choose" he asks? I can't decide where I like to go out to dinner most, much less which hammock is the best.

    I think the hammock I like best is the one that I am in at any given moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    I can't decide where I like to go out to dinner most, much less which hammock is the best.

    I think the hammock I like best is the one that I am in at any given moment.
    Me either! I can never decide where I want to go to dinner and my wife HATES it! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!

    I dont guess I meant "choose" so much as what's your "go-to" setup. Did I mention I love this forum?!

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    as for suspension and weight, I am going to convert to whoopies and tree straps (BTW, can I use Maxim dyneema tech cord as tree straps? Tenslile strength of 5,000lbs...I use it for climbing anchors.) I want to eventually pick up a mac cat tarp and a lighter bugnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker0707 View Post
    Me either! I can never decide where I want to go to dinner and my wife HATES it! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!

    I dont guess I meant "choose" so much as what's your "go-to" setup. Did I mention I love this forum?!
    My "go-to" now is my HHExplorerUL with 2QZQ zipper mods and whoppie sling suspension. I choose it most often just because I am a creature of habit.

    I just added whoopies to my WBBB and may go with it a bit and see if I like it better.

    (But what's better? I like both Pasta, Tamales, and Steak so why decide between Italian, Mexican, and Steak?)
    Last edited by UncleMJM; 03-28-2011 at 10:09. Reason: can't spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker0707 View Post
    as for suspension and weight, I am going to convert to whoopies and tree straps (BTW, can I use Maxim dyneema tech cord as tree straps? Tenslile strength of 5,000lbs...I use it for climbing anchors.) I want to eventually pick up a mac cat tarp and a lighter bugnet.
    The preference for tree straps is webbing so that the weight is distributed over a wider surface area than with a cord in order to prevent tree damage.

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    I have a crapload of 1" tubular laying around, would that work with a toggle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker0707 View Post
    I have a crapload of 1" tubular laying around, would that work with a toggle?
    I don't know the terminlogy but if your tubular webbing is poly, not nylon which stretches it ought to do the trick well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    My "go-to" now is my HHExplorerUL with 2QZQ zipper mods and whoppie sling suspension. I choose it most often just because I am a creature of habit....
    Yep, that Explorer UL is a good one, ain't it? It was my very first hammock, obtained more or less just by luck of the draw. That's all I knew about then, the HH. the Deep Jungle seems about as good. Maybe with more experience I'll think it is even a little bit better.

    Anybody here ever notice how seldom an HH Explorer UL shows up for sale here? I shouldn't be bringing that up, since I'm always on the lookout for another one at a good price. But I pretty much look in vain, it is a very rare item to find. Hard to find on eBay also.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    I will have to say my favorite is a plan DIY gathered end 11' hammock with 9' ridgeline. You can lay Asym and very comfy. around 14oz with whoopie sling.
    knotty has some nice Instr. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15205
    I have test driven this hammock, and I have to agree. I must have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I have test driven this hammock, and I have to agree. I must have one.
    +1 on both counts

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