View Poll Results: Did you study before you bought?

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  • I studied HF like some kind of junkie before I bought

    70 49.65%
  • I took the chance and made a purchase

    55 39.01%
  • I did what REI told me to do

    1 0.71%
  • Figured Id buy one of everything and see what I like

    1 0.71%
  • Im still trying to decide what to get

    14 9.93%
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  1. #11
    Senior Member shrek's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
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    BB 1.7 Dbl, ENO SN, Switchback
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    SWT, Diamond Fly
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    Suspension
    Ring Bckl, Whoopie
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Like most gear purchases there is alway that next thing just on the horizon, the lighter, better, thing that is just past the next pay check.

    Amen! That's why we go to work, instead of hanging everyday. Gotta make the scratch for the next toy. Let's see....I want a SF or SWT, or maybe both...which uq do I want? ...so many decisions...
    "I used to be sane, but now I'm better."

  2. #12
    Member
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    Jun 2009
    Location
    WI
    Hammock
    ENO Doublenest
    Tarp
    ???
    Insulation
    ???
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    72
    Took a chance. I tried out my friend's ENO double, and decided it was pretty cool. Wasn't sure if I would ever use it as my camping sleep system, but it was great for naps. Now I'm working on converting to the hanging way of life.

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB
    Tarp
    WB Mambajamba
    Insulation
    WB Yeti
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    Images
    4
    You didn't give us the option of, "Sent brandon so many emails and IMs I crashed a server somewhere between here and Colorado."

  4. #14
    I studied here and other sites but I am a quick study. It did not take me long to decide.

  5. #15
    Senior Member pizza's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Location
    MN
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    Lite Owl, WBBB XLC
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    HG Cuben, Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,694
    I read a lot on Hammock Forums before making my purchase. I was up in the air between a Clark and Blackbird but the huge amount of positive feedback on the Warbonnet swayed my decision. No knock on Clark, I'm sure they are great hammock systems as well but I've been real happy with my Warbonnet and OES purchases. It took a couple hangs to get comfortable but since then it's been great. I've found with all of my hobbies that doing research on internet forums from folks with real world experience before making purchases is the way to go. From past experiences I've found that going out and purchasing things without doing the proper research first usually ends up with regrettable buys. Bottom line is do the research and take your time before you buy and you'll be happier in the end and so will your wallet.

  6. #16
    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
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    Arkansas
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    WB bb 1.1, Many 11' DIY
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    DIY sil & Multicam
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    yeti, Incubators
    Suspension
    Whoopie
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    1,215
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    I bought an ENO double to see if I could sleep in a hammock and because it was cheeper than most others. After spending 3 nights in it I was IN... a year ago I was really considering the HH but after joining HF I decided on the blackbird... The videos helped too...

  7. #17
    Senior Member DougTheElder's Avatar
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    The thread on different set-ups in distinct price ranges started by HC4U today should be the single most useful informational post for newcomers that has ever been posted. I bought my first (HH) as a shot in the dark...I'd never heard of HF. It never occurred to me that my backside might get a little chilly, so, after my first night freezing at 50f, I found HF and made a desperate plea for someone to "make it easy, just tell me what to do". The responses did not make it easy 'cause there was so much differing advice. Hopefully, HC4U's thread won't get too cluttered up so it can be referred to as a simple, ready-to-use approach to getting started.
    Sometimes even a Blind Hog finds an Acorn

  8. #18
    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Location
    Middlebury, IN
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    G-Bird II
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    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
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    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,257
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    I'm interested in lots of stuff, O.C.D., but $$$$ dictates what I end up with. There are so many variables, but HF has been a great tool for ideas and info. So I fall into the research before purchase/ haven't purchased yet category.

  9. #19
    Senior Member
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    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Hammock
    HH Exp A-Sym
    Tarp
    HH 70D "HEX" PU
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    I was told buy a guy I work with that they are great and liked the idea so went and bought my HH Exp Asym. Love it every time I use it but need 2q to mod it at some point.

  10. #20
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    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    HH Expedition Asym
    Tarp
    30D Hennessy Hex
    Insulation
    HH Supershelter
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    Biner/Des Rings
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    257
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    I saw the video on the Hennessy site and said "Hey....That looks pretty cool". So I had some REI funds on hold and got a 20% off coupon. My Hennessy only cost me about 25 bucks out of pocket so thats what I went with.
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