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    Question New to Site

    Hi,
    I Am new to the site and would like to get info on hammocks. I am a long distance hiker and I don't know what would be good for me I have read some of the threads and look at some of the manufactures and still confused. I am 5'5" and weight 125 and would like the fly and net.

    Thanks for any help I can get
    DJ

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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Check out my site www.watermonkey.net my site is dedicated to hammock hiking. You should also review Shugs youtube videos. Also check out www.tothewoods.net and www.hikinghq.net
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    Welcome DJ You will love Hammock Forum there are some great folks on HF.I my self am a newbie I have a Hennessy witch comes with everything you need but there are also some other great setups.Like the Warbonnet Blackbird , Clark Hammocks.Now the Blackbird comes with netting but you order the Fly extra> I'm sure others will give you allot to think about that know allot more than me. Like Shug, Professor Hammock and others as your on HF. you will see there are allot of guys that can teach you everything you'll need also get the book (The Ultimate Hang) by Derek Hanson Great Read.
    Kodiak1

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    Long-distance hiker? You're probably in the market for lightweight and low-bulk? We probably need a bit more information on what your needs and goals are to make recommendations. You'll likely get 10 different recommendations as there are so many options out there.

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    Thanks will check these sites out

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    Very happy in my stock Hennessy, but I'm one of the few that likes to just get the stock system and not have to tweak anything, if I was more DIY I would probably be on my 24th redesign!

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    Welcome to the site!
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    The choices of hammocks are many and varied. Spend some time browsing around and I am sure you will find one that apeals to you. Welcome!
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    Another great place to start is SHUG's video's on youtube

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