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    Ordering a GT Ultralight - Need to spend more..

    I need to spend $7.00 to get free shipping.

    2 Things
    - First, I am broke as hell - but can manage up to $15.
    - Second, trunk savers of some kind (should be cheaper to diy that?), or bug net, or tarp? I kinda want a good tarp though.

    Going for lightweight as I can afford.

    I have $75gift cert at REI (many have said to use it for water filter system). I could probably get that + something else that I still need.

    Mind you, I am starting from scratch but have, 2 sleeping bags, just made a cat food can stove and someone is donating a mess kit to me (Thanks Sargevining)

    So, cording, webstraps for trees, tarp, bugnet or something more important?

    Thanks!
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    I always carry one of these not really hammock related.

    http://www.amazon.com/SE-FS374-Magne...lan+fire+steel

    That or you can always try to check out and see if you can get the free prime trial jsut have to remember to cancel in a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigthor View Post
    That or you can always try to check out and see if you can get the free prime trial jsut have to remember to cancel in a month.
    I think it would be better to spend the money. Going to need stuff anyway right?
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    You'll need suspension, right?

    I'd get some 7/64" Amsteel and make UCRs.

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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    You'll need suspension, right?
    I'd get some 7/64" Amsteel and make UCRs.
    I think it comes with something, but I had to look up UCR.
    UCR - Utility Constrictor Rope

    Is that bungy? If not, what is it used for?

    Thanks
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    Ordering a GT Ultralight - Need to spend more..

    Quote Originally Posted by sdveirs View Post
    I think it comes with something, but I had to look up UCR.
    UCR - Utility Constrictor Rope

    Is that bungy? If not, what is it used for?

    Thanks
    The tree straps and suspension on the GTUL are pretty bad. Get some amsteel and make your own. Or get some poly straps and use them to connect to rungs on hammock.

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    Senior Member MDSH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdveirs View Post
    I think it comes with something, but I had to look up UCR.
    UCR - Utility Constrictor Rope

    Is that bungy? If not, what is it used for?

    Thanks
    No, not bungees. Yes, Utility Constrictor Rope.

    I have that same hammock and it did not come with suspension.

    There are several types of suspension but many of us are favoring UCRs lately.

    Here's an excellent thread about them: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=76105

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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Ordering a GT Ultralight - Need to spend more..

    Check out the Noob first hang thread. He had a pretty good setup with a GTUL. And cheap also.

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    You should re-read your other thread. I offered to send you most of that stuff for free and sell you a tarp cheap. Since you have a stove I can send you some dynaglide to make hammock suspension with instead
    "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, a well spent life brings happy death." -Da Vinci

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodust View Post
    Check out the Noob first hang thread. He had a pretty good setup with a GTUL. And cheap also.
    Noob hang test

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