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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I think this brings up an interesting question. What kind of homeless experience are we talking about. The urban, skid row, sleep in the doorway homelessness is vastly different than the out in the woods where you can hide experience. Of course there are also degrees between those two extremes.
    I think we can talk about a variety of options for a variety of folks. Some may be able to acquire & operate a needle & thread & some (for one reason or another), may not.

    I think it would be good to have a way of organizing thoughts & suggestions for making "budget" hammock gear...
    Hammocks
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    A challenge of sorts... but at some point, ideas should be put to a real world test.

    This could be handy, not only for someone who finds themselves in a homeless situation, but for anyone on a tight budget. Plenty of folks like that these days
    And how about those like the dad that recently joined HF & talked about wanting to outfit his family for hammock camping, but was blown away by what it would cost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    I think we can talk about a variety of options for a variety of folks. Some may be able to acquire & operate a needle & thread & some (for one reason or another), may not.

    I think it would be good to have a way of organizing thoughts & suggestions for making "budget" hammock gear...
    Hammocks
    suspensions
    tarps
    top insulation
    bottom insulation
    A challenge of sorts... but at some point, ideas should be put to a real world test.

    This could be handy, not only for someone who finds themselves in a homeless situation, but for anyone on a tight budget. Plenty of folks like that these days
    And how about those like the dad that recently joined HF & talked about wanting to outfit his family for hammock camping, but was blown away by what it would cost!
    I tried doing it but it wouldn't. Anyway I can call upon the magical mod oracle to change the thread title to....

    DIY free and budget hammocks and other gear on the super cheap

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozark Mac View Post
    I tried doing it but it wouldn't. Anyway I can call upon the magical mod oracle to change the thread title to....

    DIY free and budget hammocks and other gear on the super cheap

    Thanks in advance!
    Title changed.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Title changed.
    Thanks!

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    I've seen a plain queen sized sheet with the ends lashed for a hammock. I think those can be had for less than a blue tarp. It might not last forever, but it should last for a few weeks.
    I've picked up some of those sheets for a couple of bucks. A thrift store might have them for under a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    I've seen a plain queen sized sheet with the ends lashed for a hammock. I think those can be had for less than a blue tarp. It might not last forever, but it should last for a few weeks.
    I've picked up some of those sheets for a couple of bucks. A thrift store might have them for under a buck.
    Yeah and if your homeless you can go to places like St. Vincent De Paul or the Salvation Army and see if they are giving away thrift story vouchers, big cities often do this so you can spend the voucher on a pack, clothing, or other gear and they know you wont buy booze.
    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widerstand View Post
    Yeah and if your homeless you can go to places like St. Vincent De Paul or the Salvation Army and see if they are giving away thrift story vouchers, big cities often do this so you can spend the voucher on a pack, clothing, or other gear and they know you wont buy booze.
    Good to know!
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