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    Grasshopper looking for guidance

    Aloha everyone,

    Greetings from Hawaii. I am a self proclaimed gear junkie and before purchasing my first hammock I decided to perform the arduous task of researching products. Ever since I slept in a friend's hammock (eno double nest), Ive been sold. I was going to just settle with a double nest for myself but I decided to dig deeper into your "hanger" ways. So far, Ive been learning a lot of things by just rummaging through various threads and watching youtube videos.

    About a month ago, me and my friends did a weekend hunting trip where I packed in a POS two man tent. To say the least, the tent added a lot of weight to my already heavy pack, fell in the wind, leaked, and put me on a bunch of ironwood seeds and needles. Im a college student on a college budget so buying top of the line backpacking tents is hard to do. I said enough is enough, Im buying a good hammock so I dont have to carry this thing around.

    I am 5'10.5", 230#. Wondering if you guys got any suggestions for me or could point me in some good directions. In the meantime Ill be reading up around the forums. Thanks for any tips you can give me.

    Jebz

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    Senior Member krugd's Avatar
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    Jebz, welcome to the forums from Kentucky. There are many opinions on best hammock and setup. If you dig around the posts, you will find lots of information and many opinions. I use DIY hammocks and so won't try to suggest which is the best. I'm sure others will pipe in.

    Remember that you will also need a tarp (wind and rain shelter). You will have to test the Hawaii weather to see if you need to put a pad in the hammock (or use an underquilt), or if you will be fine without.

    Enjoy!
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    "Deal with evil from strength, but affirm the good in man through trust. In this way, we are prepared for evil, but we encourage good." -- Master Kahn "And is good a great reward for trusting?" -- Young Caine

    "In striving for an ideal, we do not seek rewards. Yet trust does sometimes bring with it a great reward, even greater than good." -- Master Kahn "What is greater than good?" -- Young Caine "Love." -- Master Kahn

    "And what is love?" -- Young Caine "Love is harmony, even in discord." -- Master Kahn

    Just take your hammock and go grasshopper. all will be as it is.

    KK&K
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
    if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
    hang on and have fun.

    home is where your hammock is.

    CLICK HERE to add your name to the world wide H F member location list. And Thank You!


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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Grasshopper.....snatch the stone from my dirty hand........
    I did a video series that that may answer some of your questions and will surely get you sick of the sound of my voice: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15516
    Sage Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

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    Welcome to the HF from Canada!


    and +1 on Shug's videos - great fun!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member sswens's Avatar
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    welcome to hf and HaPpy Hanging.

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    way ahead of you shug. found out about hf from your videos.

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