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    New Member TrailArchitect's Avatar
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    Cheap starter Hammock

    Maybe this is old news, but I just picked this new hammock up because I was curious. This makes 5 hammocks for me but I bet it would work as a good starter. It is a channel hammock with a nice stuff sack. I have'n't weighed it yet but I would be surprised if it weighs more than 6 - 8 oz. I slept in it a couple nights and it works great. I just added some modifications to it (added whoopie slings and a ridge line) and it is a really nice little hang for the price, only $22.95!!
    http://www.rei.com/product/809153/by...r-lite-hammock

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    I whole-heartedly endorse this hammock. They're also available for about $20 at Academy Sports.

    I added Whoopie's and it's SUPER lightweight now. This cheapie is more comfortable than ENO's to me, believe it or not. By far my favorite budget hammock so far.

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    Cheap starter Hammock

    Im to big for its weight limit.

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    Senior Member Rolloff's Avatar
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    I ran across a 10.5' x 56" Texsport Hammock for just under 17 dollars at my local Kmart. Blue and Green.
    They were rating it at 400#???!!!!

    Seems like everyone wants off the ground now days
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    Excuse my ignorance on this one but, what are Whoopies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninRone22 View Post
    Excuse my ignorance on this one but, what are Whoopies?
    Whoopies are adjustable ropes that many use to attach the hammock to the straps that go around the trees. They are made using amsteel (a certain type of hollow core rope) that can be spliced together.

    Many choose them because they're lighter than other options and very easy to adjust in most situations.

    Nice picture of it in a larger setup here:
    http://theultimatehang.com/2012/04/the-whoopie-hook/
    Last edited by breyman; 04-15-2013 at 20:59.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninRone22 View Post
    Excuse my ignorance on this one but, what are Whoopies?
    The true sign of a noob, asking what whoopies are. Welcome to the forums!

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    Cheap starter Hammock

    Looks like a good deal. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolloff View Post
    I ran across a 10.5' x 56" Texsport Hammock for just under 17 dollars at my local Kmart. Blue and Green.
    They were rating it at 400#???!!!!

    Seems like everyone wants off the ground now days
    Kmart also carries the Hobo Hammock which is only rated for 200#, so if picking one up be sure to get the right one!
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninRone22 View Post
    Excuse my ignorance on this one but, what are Whoopies?
    only the greatest invention ever.

    and welcome to the HF family!!
    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
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