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    Newbie here ..just need my first hammock!

    Will be touring on a motorbike I just got...I am the worst for getting cold when I sleep .... If you all could steer mein the right direction I would be thankful Kimmer
    as well I live in Outlook sask so if you have any neat destinations or events I should see please send me all your ideas thank you

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    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Haha - loaded question! There are lots of options for hammocks and the insulation. It might help if you told us what weather/temps you expect to use your hammock in, what budget you want to spend on the setup, etc.

    Suitable camping hammocks can range from ~$50-$200. You might want a bigger tarp for another $30-$200. And your insulation can range from Walmart camping pads at $10 to $300 underquilts...or any combination in between.

    Lighter is more expensive. Less bulky is more expensive. Warmer is more expensive. But comfort is subjective...some folks find the $10 perfectly comfortable, and for them it's the best solution.

    So give us a little more info and we'll be able to help you better. Until then, here are some links to check out:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCamping.html
    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.net/
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/
    http://www.speerhammocks.com/
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    YIKES this is a science!

    ok the weather should be very nice (motorbiking weather) so just the most economical setup will do as I will probably only use it here and there
    And wow some great ideas all ovet those sites!

    thanks Kimmer

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    Senior Member lenle01's Avatar
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    Welcome kimmer123! You should check out some of the posts by RAW. He does a lot of motorcycle/ hammock camping. Most of his gear is suited and sized for motorbikes.

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