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    Member AduroNox's Avatar
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    Amazonas Barbados.
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    I, for one, have pinched pennies and cut costs every way I can, and have ended up with a light, warm, and comfortable hammock set-up that cost me a mere $62!
    Set fire to the night, for light is only made bright by darkness.

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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    Stoneham, MA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I added up the retail value in my gear-room a few months ago. I'm still weeping.
    ====> Don't forget that the cost of any gear that is USED in the boonies is subtracted from the closet gear cost. Plus, anything you take out and fiddle with in preparation, taken or not, is not counted. Or anything that gives you pleasure just by looking at it.
    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    If you're going to do something wrong, go for it! - Beryl G.

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run. He hates that!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerzybears View Post
    I dont have to move my son back to college in Vermont this year so the money saved went into 2 cuben tarps! The universe is back in balance and all is right with the world.
    ====> AWESOME! I am Jonesing for a Cuben myself, but just bought a bunch-o-knives, stoves, and backpacks, so it'll hafta wait. (I put the video review of the knife up here in the Cutlery forum.)

    Can't wait until we hang together again!
    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    If you're going to do something wrong, go for it! - Beryl G.

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run. He hates that!"

  4. #34
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    Virginia
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    WBBB 1.7 DL
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    Yes, if you buy it off the shelf, it is expensive. But at least I am comfortable now.

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    Senior Member DaleW's Avatar
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    The hammocks are cheap-- it's all that other stuff to make them warm and dry and light

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