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    Where Does This Go?

    So I'm new to the whole hammock thing... I haven't purchased my hammock yet, but will in the next couple of weeks.
    So I have two questions the first being, where do you put your gear at night when you go to bed?
    The second, what type of hammock would you suggest and what are some factors in choosing a hammock?

    OK so i guess three questions

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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    I have a Warbonnet Blackbird, which has an awesome shelf by your right shoulder, so anything I want to keep convenient to me goes in there - usually an extra set of clothes, a book, my phone, etc...

    I also hang a small gear pocket I bought at REI from the ridgeline over head - this allows me to keep small items like my headlamp within easy reach.

    Everything else gets packed back up into my backpack, and either laid on the ground or hung from the hammock suspension line with a carabiner.

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    what to do with gear at night.... A Whole thread on the subject.

    Choosing a hammock... A whole website on the topic
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    Go here for a masters degree in hammocking.

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    We are all going to have our own preferences as to what hammock is the best but if I were to suggest one it would be the best of the all, the Warbonnet Black Bird.

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    Like atroll said everyone has their own personal preference for a hammock. I fyou are lloking to start out cheap try the Skeeter Beeter Pro with a Funky Forest Tarp. This is the hammock and tarp I use and I love it especially with all the room in the hammock. Check them out here http://www.thetravelhammock.com/prod...keeter_pro.htm and http://www.thetravelhammock.com/prod...nky_forest.htm. You will more than likely get get an overload of info on all different types of hammocks.
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    Some basic choices you have to make are: do you want the bug net attached all the time? If so do you want it attached with a zipper on one side? Would you like it better if it was attached with velcro all the way around so it can be taken off? Are you more interested in light weight or convenience? Do you need to worry about the weight limits (either because you are stocky or because you might share it with SO or young child)? Are you taller than average?

    Answer some of these questions and you will be pointed more to a specific type of hammock. Jungle type hammocks and the Warbonnet Blackbird have attached bug nets with a zipper. Speer hammocks have the netting attached with velcro so you don't need to take it if you don't need it. Eno/TrekLight/TTTM hammocks are open and you need to buy/make a separate bug net if you want one with them. Etc. Answer the questions and we can help you more with what hammocks meet your needs.
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    Like someone said early on, too many choices.
    Yet another option ... the best of both worlds … IMHO
    Check out Claytor hammocks.
    The bug net is sewn on one side and zipper on the other.
    If bug net is not required then flip hammock like a pancake (upsidedown) with net on bottom. The net is exact same size as hammock (and out of harms way) and the double nylon bottom (foam pad and/or insulation pocket) still works but you must insert pad before flip.

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    Claytor hammocks

    Quote Originally Posted by dually View Post
    Like someone said early on, too many choices.
    Yet another option ... the best of both worlds IMHO
    Check out Claytor hammocks.
    The bug net is sewn on one side and zipper on the other.
    If bug net is not required then flip hammock like a pancake (upsidedown) with net on bottom. The net is exact same size as hammock (and out of harms way) and the double nylon bottom (foam pad and/or insulation pocket) still works but you must insert pad before flip.

    John
    I have been sleeping on my Claytor JH upside down for the last 2 months. Works great! When it starts warming up I'll just sleep in it right side up to take advantage of the bug netting.
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    So to answer some questions, I'm not tall, about 5'10. I'm not stocky, about 170 athletic. I do like the hennessy hammocks. I would be interested in something similar.
    You guys have been so helpful

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