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  1. #261
    Senior Member dfscott's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cblank View Post
    Walmart sheer curtain panels- DIY bug net
    Walmart she curtain panels- DIY snake skins
    I know this post is a couple of months old, but just wondering if you'd be willing to share how you did that?

  2. #262
    Just finished a real basic summer setup.
    Hammock: DIY crinkle tablecloth hammock, 550 cord whipping = $14
    Suspension: 550 cord and webbing = $10
    Tarp and ridgeline: REI 4 man tent footprint, purchased at "used gear sale" = $8, more 550 cord = $4
    Insulation: CCF pad = $8

    TOTAL: $44 and about 20 minutes of work

  3. #263
    Some guys really have the touch for almost anything! A Diy camping hammock for $44 and 20 minutes of labor. Wow! My wife would give me a medal ala Olympic gold for just replacing a busted fuse in our light box!
    “ Take only pictures leave only footprints”-- Anonymous
    http://thecampingtrail.net

  4. #264
    New Member Jaytongret's Avatar
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    Haven't seen any links that we're not broken. I would love some recommendations for a good starter hammock. I had an eno but never really got into it. Now I am looking to build my kit for bushcraft I have a 6x8 tarp and I know how to build an under quilt for this winter, what hammocks y'all recommend for about the 60 dollar range.

    --John

  5. #265
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytongret View Post
    Haven't seen any links that we're not broken. I would love some recommendations for a good starter hammock. I had an eno but never really got into it. Now I am looking to build my kit for bushcraft I have a 6x8 tarp and I know how to build an under quilt for this winter, what hammocks y'all recommend for about the 60 dollar range.

    --John
    At that price range, I suggest DiY all the way. The argon 1.6 Dutch sells is very comfortable and 12 ft of fabric only weigh about 10 ounces.

  6. #266
    Great ideas on this thread for putting together inexpensive set ups. I end up taking up to 6 other people with me when I go, so I put together inexpensive set-ups for them. Here is one that is cheap and easy.

    Blue Sky mosquito hammock - $42.0on Amazon
    Yes4All tree straps - $6.60 on Amazon
    2 climbing biners - from my climbing bag - estimated $10.00
    Guide Gear 8.5X8.5 Tarp - $20.00 on Amazon
    Wal Mart Aluminum stakes - $3.50
    Wal Mart blue sleeping pad - $8.50

  7. #267
    New Member lakeracer29's Avatar
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    South Florida
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    Newb set up with a lot of HF reading

    Grand Trunk Double (An impulse buy pre HF) On sale$49-Gift Card $20
    BIAS Buginator +Tree straps for hammock/alum toggles $80
    WB Mamajamba w/double ended stuff sack for GT/BIAS $122
    DIY Whoopie Slings, DIY 1 pr Cont. loop, DIY Ridge lines $10
    2 Metolius FS Mini biners $15
    Thermarest already owned $0
    North Face 20 deg bag already owned $0
    Thinking about Dutch bling for continuous ridge line for Tarp not sure. Didn't think I was going to drop $250 on a hammock, but here I am. Dropped 5 lbs. from my old 2 person tent and is way more comfortable and easier to pack. So far only have plans for Summer camping so have not really thought about a quilt.

  8. #268
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    I tried to hammock on the cheap and it worked for a couple of years:

    HH Asym Zip w/postage stamp stock tarp - $159.95
    0* Synthetic bag - already owned $0
    ccf pad - already owned $0

    That system took me from lows of 75 F at night down to 20 degrees. However, I really enjoy hiking, and cold weather camping.

    That's when it got expensive.

    HG 20 degree Burrow - $249
    HG 20 degree Phoenix - $199

    Dumped the HH Exped, got a BIAS Weight Weenie and Buginator - $135
    Still not light enough for hiking; bought a HG cuben fiber Standard tarp - $300

    HG CF standard tarp not big enough for 4-season camping; traded in for HG Winter Palace - $400

    20* quilts not cutting it at 0* temps, bought HG 0* Burrow - $279
    and also an HG 0* Incubator - $279

    So I'm in it for around $1900 and I'm not even listing all the other hammocks, tarps, packs, stoves, Amsteel, Zing-It, Dutchware, boots and clothing I've bought. I'm guessing that's another $1000 right there.

    And now I'm saving bucks for the HG 40* Burrow ($219) and Phoenix ($159). Probably gonna get both with a couple of oz. of overstuff (making them 30 degree).

    I'll have three full setups with quilts and tarps so I can take two of my three kids on hanging/hiking/canoeing trips (I can never get all three on a trip 'cause they're all so busy with college or sports).

    Four years into this hammock thing and I definitely have dropped a bundle.

    Do not go down this dark path I've taken - stop now and go back to tents!
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. #269
    SilvrSurfr, wish I had listened to your good advice but I have gone down that dark path. Would go to hammock rehab but I can't seem to get out of my hammock long enough to go....

  10. #270
    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Do not go down this dark path I've taken - stop now and go back to tents!
    SilvrSufr, Where were you last week? You would have saved me a bundle! I've only recently started hanging, but my first setup was intended to be relatively affordable and lightweight as compared to tenting.

    Original setup:
    GT nano-7~ 8oz $60
    OES maccat std ~ 10oz $100
    GG 1/4" thinlight wide pad (cut down) ~10oz $30
    WM alpinlite sleeping bag ~29oz $0 (already owned)
    DIY whoopie slings and rigging
    So I was all set, or so I thought, with a complete sleep setup, at 3.5 lbs and under $200.

    Then I had to use it using a pad and sleeping bag in the hammock was not fun. And after my leg worked its way out of the narrow hammock at 0300 one night, I woke up rolling out and falling flat on my face. ROGNLMAO? I decided that although light was my ultimate objective, comfort was the only thing that would keep me motivated to stay off the ground. So, I just jumped all in. Still wanting to keep my setup light AND comfy, I read through hundreds of threads here and watched just as many reviews, and ultimately settled on MY dream 3 season setup. Ordered last week and hope to be using it on an upcoming trip. I must give a shout out to Adam @ HG. He spent a great deal of time discussing the options available and helping decide what would fit MY needs.

    WBBB 1.1 DL ~24oz ($200)
    HG 4 door CF tarp ~6.5oz ($340)
    HG Burrow 20 TQ ~16oz ($230)
    HG Phoenix 20 UQ ~16oz ($200)
    DIY suspension w/ dutchware, which makes it about 4.5 lbs for the full package.

    Now the question is, what do I do for winter

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