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    Senior Member perdidochas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by grich9860 View Post
    although making the change can be pricey it is well worth it when you wake up in the morning and look over at your fellow campers and see them moaning, groaning, and rubbing their backs while you hop out of the hammock refreshed and happy!!! next thing on the wish list..... a sewing machine and plans for diy gear.
    I've been sleeping in a no-sew DIY hammock. Big difference in comfort between it and the ground, especially in summer here in Florida.

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    Great post. We are seldom rational beings. Yet when I see folks come on here and say "convince me" I just kinda shrug my shoulders and think "why?"

    To me it is all about the comfort. My wife used to get terribly sore and stiff legs from sleeping on the ground. There isn't much to her. Now that we are in the trees she and I are both very comfortable and always get a good night of rest when out and about. We go to a winter retreat with college friends and rather than sleep in a heated building with mattresses, we hang outside. Our friends think we are nuts.

    Perhaps, but we are comfortable nuts, and crazy cozy. I agree that cost, weight, etc. etc. is not the reason to hammock. To me it is all about the sleep. Hard to put a price on that.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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    Senior Member mbcruzin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    To me it is all about the sleep. Hard to put a price on that.
    CAN I GET AN AMEN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbcruzin View Post
    CAN I GET AN AMEN.
    AMEN!

    Even though I haven't actually spent an overnight in a hammock outside (next Friday!), the prospect of it has me more excited for camping than anything else since I first went camping with the Boy Scouts 20 years ago. That's gotta count for something.

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    you are wrong about one thing..... you can get lighter with a hammock if you know how to
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Sounds like we all are affected to some degree with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). I can't walk past any sporting goods store without stopping in for a look.
    Hello friends my name is Wile E Coyote and I have GAS.


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    Now when you give her your gear, you have to use the tact of "here have this great hammock and I will get a new one, not as good as the old one, but only the best for you".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Maybe it wasn't the smartest investment, especially since I never sell anything, but folks can call me "Forest" all they want while I snore the night away.
    Stupid is as stupid does...

    Done some really stupid stuff in my life, seriously stupid stuff. Anyone here that hasn't? That said, getting my poor sore tired bones (mostly because of that stupid stuff) up off the ground is not one of them. That's all I got to say about that...
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    you are wrong about one thing..... you can get lighter with a hammock if you know how to
    I know how, it is just not important to me. I paddle mostly, can carry 1400 lbs. (how many grams is that?!!?!!) and still have 6 inches of freeboard. Comfort, however is critical. When I occasionally backpack, then I am weight conscious.

    I still am amazed at the occasional GD that comes on here and tries to "out minimize" the hanging option. To me, the comfort is the critical issue.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

    Bobby Seale


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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    I know how, it is just not important to me. I paddle mostly, can carry 1400 lbs. (how many grams is that?!!?!!) and still have 6 inches of freeboard. Comfort, however is critical. When I occasionally backpack, then I am weight conscious.

    I still am amazed at the occasional GD that comes on here and tries to "out minimize" the hanging option. To me, the comfort is the critical issue.
    my post was geared to the OP comment that a tent is lighter then a hammock
    whats a GD ?
    i think you jumped the gun .... no need to jump down my throat
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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