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    Senior Member Jakerock's Avatar
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    Hammocks are so expensive...

    I was thinking that until I gave my wife the $150 sandals she wanted yesterday!

    I am totally into creative solutions and D.I.Y, but now the WBBB I am lusting after doesnt seem expensive at all.

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    Hammocks aren't expensive at all...

    It's the accessories (tarp, TQ, UQ, etc) where they get you!

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    I, then, always think of all the money on therapy I've saved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    I, then, always think of all the money on therapy I've saved!
    Not to mention all the money you will save on hotel/motel rooms!

    I am thinking that if you take a hammock, tarp, TQ, UQ and other accessories from the fine manufacturers and providers on this site, you would be looking at $700 - $1,000 of outlay.

    I would say that is about ten nights worth of stays in a hotel/motel before you have recouped your 'costs' and your therapy savings started to kick in.

    That's a bargin!

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    After you spend alot on one item for your hammock...everything else just seems so reasonable it would be crazy NOT to get it....then you get it....then your broke..... ;]

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    Hammocks are so expensive...

    So are motorcycles and especially Adventure Tourers with upgrades. Question; Have you ever seen a motorcycle parked in the patient section of a Psychiatrists office? Pretty much the same for hammocks I'll wager. I rest my case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    So are motorcycles and especially Adventure Tourers with upgrades. Question; Have you ever seen a motorcycle parked in the patient section of a Psychiatrists office? Pretty much the same for hammocks I'll wager. I rest my case...
    So true so true....Guess I'm giving myself some of that preventative therapy this weekend by motorcycle hammock camping on Mount Rogers. Ahhh I feel better already just thinking about it
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    Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret)
    So are motorcycles and especially Adventure Tourers with upgrades. Question; Have you ever seen a motorcycle parked in the patient section of a Psychiatrists office? Pretty much the same for hammocks I'll wager. I rest my case...
    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    So true so true....Guess I'm giving myself some of that preventative therapy this weekend by motorcycle hammock camping on Mount Rogers. Ahhh I feel better already just thinking about it
    Happy places and combined too!!

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    Last edited by Law Dawg (ret); 07-27-2011 at 19:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    So are motorcycles and especially Adventure Tourers with upgrades. Question; Have you ever seen a motorcycle parked in the patient section of a Psychiatrists office? Pretty much the same for hammocks I'll wager. I rest my case...
    ====> Best post I have read in a while! Thanks!
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    look at it this way
    Hammocks,UQ,TQ,Tarps are not that expensive if you think about it

    look at a good Tarp tent that would be close to the weight of a nice hammock system... you looking at about $250+ then a GOOD Sleeping bag runs around
    $200+
    then a Neo air pad $100

    that around $550 .... now it could be more if you get a better bag and a nicer tarp tent or if you go with a big box tent around the same weight your looking at $650+ easy

    a nice Hammock setup can be had for under $500 if you do your homework and yes you can go UL with a hammock

    i guess what i'm getting at it it doesn't really matter if your hanging or not quality gear cost money ... fabric and down is not cheap and time cost money .... lots of new members try to go the cheap route but always end up getting a UQ in the end.. and it cost them more cause they wasted money on other options that didn't pan out...

    i remember when i first started playing around with hammocks in 07 and when i seen the price of a UQ my jaw dropped... but now that i make gear and been around it a long time i understand why they cost so much .. and the time put into them
    i always tell new members to do it right the first time.. cause it will cost you more in the end if you don't
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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