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    Newbie hammocker first setup

    Hey everyone,

    So I'm about to pull the trigger on my first hammock and I've decided to get the ENO doublenest. I have a few questions though. After reading through these forums, I think I understand the basics but I just want to make sure. All I need is some 8ft whoopie slings to replace the stock ones, maybe 2 lighter carabiners, and 2- 8ft 1-inch webbings to wrap around the tree?

    Also on a random note, any suggestions on how to rig a set up using a car? I'm going camping next month and this park doesn't allow anything hanging on trees or plants. Thanks for your help!

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    Turtlelady/old dog stand?
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...urtledog+stand

    Risk's stand? http://www.imrisk.com/hammockstand/hammockstand.htm

    When tying to a car look at the strength of what you're tying to. Roll cages good.

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    I'd recommend making it easy on yourself and buying an all-in-one kit from one of the cottage vendors listed throughout this site. Also, you may want to consider cinch buckles rather than whoopies; if you're not worried about backpacking weight, cinches are simpler and very sturdy. I personally recommend Arrowhead Equipment's set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bobson View Post
    I'd recommend making it easy on yourself and buying an all-in-one kit from one of the cottage vendors listed throughout this site. Also, you may want to consider cinch buckles rather than whoopies; if you're not worried about backpacking weight, cinches are simpler and very sturdy. I personally recommend Arrowhead Equipment's set.
    Thanks for the advice. I am a bit worried about backpack weight though because I plan on using this when I backpack as well.

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    This was recommended recently in another thread as a suspension kit (for under 30$)
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/2575039

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    The folks at Butt-in-a-sling have a great starter kit for $55 that takes care of everything you need. I have tried it and it's pretty slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkn88 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I am a bit worried about backpack weight though because I plan on using this when I backpack as well.
    The weight difference is incredibly minuscule between webbing and whoopies. I would personally only worry about that difference if you're doing some very extended hiking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    This was recommended recently in another thread as a suspension kit (for under 30$)
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/2575039

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    great product and very very fast s/h.
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