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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    First off, no matter what you say now, you will eventually have them all.
    You speak the truth!

    My first was a TrekLight Double, then Clark, then an ENO Single, then a GT Air Bivy, then a BB, and now I want a Hennessy with a zipper mod! Sheesh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    You speak the truth!

    My first was a TrekLight Double, then Clark, then an ENO Single, then a GT Air Bivy, then a BB, and now I want a Hennessy with a zipper mod! Sheesh!
    You should be happy, the next one I'm getting is the Vertex. Hard to save pennies when people like the Jacks are selling brand spankin new poncho/weather shields.
    Trust nobody!

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    That is too good man ... make your own ... like your style.
    Here is a good video from Paco and making a hammock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3TVPGabuc Three part video. Should be some help .. between the Paco vid and JustJeffs site and Rev's videos you should have more that enough info!
    Go to it!!!!
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    The longer you get into things the more you come to understand that everything is always a trade-off. This is why it's not always easy to find that one perfect product and when you do you can't afford it. Comfort, utility, easy of use, coverage, storage, weight, color, suspension, insulation, mosquito resistance, cool, warm. All of these are things that vary from maker to maker. I want the width and comfort of the Claytor but I like the pockets on the Clark. I want the weight of the no-net hammocks but I like the simplicity of just zipping it up if it turns out I need it. I like the coverage of the the JRB 11x10 tarp but I like the weight and less stakes of the Clark RX-200.

    If you can sew you can make your own. You will probably save some money until you find that you want to add this, change that, need some extra tools. Then pretty soon you have spent way more than you thought. I'm not dogging it just pointing out the reality of hobbies. I reload rifle ammo, I was sold on the idea of cheap ammo. Today I'm thousands of dollars in and I'm still experimenting. It just goes on and on.

    I tend to tell people this when they ask about hammocks:
    Rank these in importance to you.....
    - Flat laying surface
    - Openness / Claustrophobia Level
    - Weight
    - Storage
    - Complexity
    - Versatility / Frequently used Terrain
    - Expected Seasons of Use
    - Tolerance for Fiddling
    - Weather Tightness
    - Insulation Options
    - Suspension

    Then start reading and comparing the models to that ranked list. For me I ended up with the Clark NA. Storage, colder weather use, ability to use in a pinch on the ground, being camo for less visibility, built in sack, and good matched coverage on the fly were the things that led me to take that one. It's not perfect, there are tons of other competing products that could work but I liked it's blend of features best. However for me in warmer weather it's hot, and it's hard to get just so for maximum comfort, and it's kinda heavy, and it's a little closed in, so I traded off on those things. I'm going to stick with it and just use it to it's maximum. If my wife ever decides to join me (fat chance) then I might go get a Claytor since that was the other model I really liked.

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    hammock people are really smart. Especially when it comes to rationalizing new gear buys. . .
    Last edited by HappyCamper; 02-20-2009 at 15:35.

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    [QUOTE=FishinFinn;101503]First off, no matter what you say now, you will eventually have them all.

    This must be true. I haven't spent my first night out in my hammok and have already thinking of getting others.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    First off, no matter what you say now, you will eventually have them all..
    There is a lot of wisdom in that statement!
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomankc View Post
    The longer you get into things the more you come to understand that everything is always a trade-off. ...
    Exactly.....................................
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    There is a lot of wisdom in that statement!
    maybe not wisdom, but certainly experience

    Grizz, with volumes of experience (and piles of hammocks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    maybe not wisdom, but certainly experience

    Grizz, with volumes of experience (and piles of hammocks)
    Definitely, experience here as well.

    FF, with volumes of experience, piles of hammocks, and an empty wallet.

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