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    Need a Hammock or Cot for an APARTMENT BED

    I will soon be moving into a small apartment, coupled with the fact that my finances are destitute. Therefore, a Western Culture Conventional Bed is not an option.

    What would be the differences between a Hammock and a Cot for this purpose?

    Please recommend something offering the best value. I weigh 160 pounds.

    Have there been unhappy stories deriving from hammockforums "For Sale" subforum?

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    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
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    Try a mayan hammock. They tend to be quite large, and very comfy. Good luck!
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    I'm 160lbs, and 5'8". I use this http://amzn.com/B001ECQ6LU in my bedroom. Its big enough for me to roll around in it. It's my full-time bed, so I highly recommend it. Cotton is the way to go IMO

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    REI has this in the outlet.

    http://www.rei.com/product/853171/by...-2012-closeout

    Hard to beat that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f k View Post
    REI has this in the outlet.

    http://www.rei.com/product/853171/by...-2012-closeout

    Hard to beat that price.
    wow that's a great deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobertson View Post
    Try a mayan hammock. They tend to be quite large, and very comfy. Good luck!
    I have one of these (http://www.seasidehammocks.com/COTTO...MMOCK-p31.html) Nice to sleep in, just make sure you have a 30 degree hang angle for best lay.

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    I can make you a tablecloth hammock if you like. It's what I sleep in every night with no issues. I have assorted colours on hand right now, black, red, burgundy, maybe green.
    Debi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    I can make you a tablecloth hammock if you like. It's what I sleep in every night with no issues. I have assorted colours on hand right now, black, red, burgundy, maybe green.
    I was going to suggest the same thing. A polyester crinkle taffeta table cloth from tableclothsfactory.com is a quick and easy hammock to make. That is if you don't mind doing a little work yourself as far as gathering the ends and adding a hammock suspension. Your other issue is you will have to figure a way to attach the hammock to the walls of your new apartment.

    Cheers

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    I still need a STAND recommendation.

    and I don't mean to be a pest, but I'm confused with BRAZILIAN vs MAYAN vs NICARAGUAN vs BOLIVIAN vs MEXICAN ... and between COTTON vs COTTON/POLYESTER vs NYLON vs TAFFETA.

    and the price range is not to be trifled with: $15 - $105 for what appears to me to have the same functionality ... do I get what I pay for?
    Last edited by Neal Weissman; 04-05-2014 at 02:34. Reason: added a thought

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    Take Debi up on her generous offer. You will probably end up at a price, half way between the offerings already suggested.

    In turn you will receive, excellent handcrafting, advice, and attention to detail, from someone actually doing what you'd like to be doing every night.

    Like already posted, inside attachment points will be require a certain amount of care, as will stand fabrication. Ask DJ about that too. That will be of great help too. Can't get any of that from an Amazon order.
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