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    Member Airborne's Avatar
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    My wallet is lighter!

    Hellooooooo all!

    Well, I have been watching youtube videos of some of you guys (Shug, Stormcrow, Burrito, Headcase, Hickery, et.al.). and more and started to do some re-evaluatin' of my setup for campin'. Love the vids, keep'em coming!!!

    So I invested in a WBBB, Tinny stoves and whatnot's. Would like to "do the gorge" this October, if I can break away. I am in need of an all around tarp and warmth system----??? Any help would be appreciated. I am not a gram weenie but I don't like to carry a microwave either.

    Look forward to meeting you guys!!!!

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    Welcome! Sounds like you're off to a good start!
    There are inexpensive ways to take care of your insulation needs. I'm sure there will be suggestions made, like pads for the bottom & a sleeping bag for the top.
    If you want to try the DIY thing, you can make top & bottom quilts from inexpensive materials like "quilt batting" from wal-mart & their $1 fabric (if you can find it).
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Member Airborne's Avatar
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    Walmart is beginning to phase out their fabric depts across the US. I was looking for silnylon stuff but NOPE. Gone in my area at least.

    I have a 15 degree goosedown sleeping-bag. That set me back. Was looking for an Everest trip at one point in my life. LOL

    Nice to be aboard!

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    I always order my fabric from Speer Hammocks .... always been top-notch stuff.
    Enjoy the hammock quest!
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

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    Glad to have you onboard
    Hammocker Prayer - "Don't every let my wife sell my hammock equipment for what I told her I paid for it."

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    Yea, my wallet is the lightest piece of "gear" that I have. & it never seems to gain weight, as much as I would love that!.

    Most of my limited supply of "extra money" goes towards gear or trips. I have wisely not figured out how much switching from a groundling to a hanger has cost me, but happily, most of the extra cost has been that I now go hiking more often, so I suppose that is a good thing.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Welcome to the forum!
    You have a a great start to your collection, there are cheap way's to gain warmth (ie.. pad) but most switch to a UQ, your SB will do just fine for now and can be used in the hammock without issue, until you save to get a TQ!

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    Welcome to HF. You have selected some mighty fine gear. Be warned the longer you hang out here the lighter your wallet will become.

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    Welcome to hammock forums! As for your tarp needs I would suggest the WB Big Mamba Jamba. Or an OES tarp.... but he's away until the end of July I believe.
    Last edited by Ongs-Hat; 06-04-2010 at 21:54.


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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    See any leprechauns lately? seeing as you from mobile. search youtube if you don't know what im talking about

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