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    A basic USA made inexpensive hammock?

    Ok, I realize that made in China will likely be the cheapest you can find, but I refuse to buy it. I know there are many makers in the cottage industry, and those are the folks. Want to support.
    My issue is I don't have the knowledge to find all of the makers and search their inventory. So I am hoping y'all can help me.

    I am looking for a basic hammock for general use... nothing fancy.
    Also, I am more than willing to make up my own suspension.

    Please post links for inexpensive hammocks that are made in the good ol USA.

    Thanks

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    If you go single layer, no frills, I guess Butt in a Sling is pretty cheap. Starting from 35 USD.

    I think TrekLight is also made in the US.

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    Check out http://theultimatehang.com/ Contains lists of manufacturers and their country.

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    +1 for Butt In A Sling (BIAS) hammocks
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    Most of the vendors here on HF are making products in the USA

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...isplay.php?f=2
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Re: A basic USA made inexpensive hammock?

    Butt in a sling boys are great to deal with... Their hiker lite seems like it would fit your bill very well...
    Last edited by Brute1100; 05-13-2013 at 08:08.
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    BIAS all the way...

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    You could also try Appalachian Hammock.
    "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."-Edward Abbey

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    Three off the top of my head:

    Bias Hammock
    Anna's Hammock
    Appalachian Hammock

    Love my Bias it's very comfortable.

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    Not to forget that you can do a DIY for the same price if you shop carefully. 4 yds sport nylon on sale at JoAnn's ~16 and enough amsteel for a set of whoopee's and maybe 2 continuous loops. Ridge line can be 2 mm tarp cord or 1/8 sash cord.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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