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    Cant decide

    I am would like to purchase my first hammock but I dont want to take the $300+ leap just yet. There are a number of hammocks on ebay for sale and i like the look of the jungle style hammock. Does anyone recommend going that route to start? Primarily want something to get me off the ground while hunting. thanks-B

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhebby View Post
    I am would like to purchase my first hammock but I dont want to take the $300+ leap just yet. There are a number of hammocks on ebay for sale and i like the look of the jungle style hammock. Does anyone recommend going that route to start? Primarily want something to get me off the ground while hunting. thanks-B
    Better off doing this in my opinion.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22174

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    Welcome aboard by the way. I would look at this thread and check out some of the hammocks mentioned. There are a ton of different ways to go.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=8921

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirerat123 View Post
    Better off doing this in my opinion.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22174
    I agree! PapaSmurf's Scout hammock kit is about as cheap and hassle-free an introduction as a person can get. Technically, you don't even need to do any sewing if you don't want (though I imagine after a couple hangs you'll want to protect your baby with some hems )--an overhand knot on either end can replace the sewed channel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    There are a ton of different ways to go.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=8921
    Also seconded--great thread to get you acquainted with the myriad of options available (anywhere from 'cheap' (me), to "Honey, I've just taken a 2nd mortgage out on the house" (ultralight thruhike guys)).

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    Welcome to HF. A hammock does not have to cost big bucks to be a good hammock. Check out the No-see-um-no-more hammock by Hammock Bliss. It is a mighty fine hammock with excellent an bug net built into it. It can be found on the web for $60-70 dollars. I bought mine on line from Sports Authority (free Shipping). Check out Sgt Rock's review here http://hikinghq.net/gear/bliss-hammock.html.
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    Some great and inexpensive hammocks from some great companies out there. Hammock Bliss, ENO, Grand Trunk, etc. Just a little more and you can get a decent setup including tarp from Claytor. I would however avoid the 'military jungle hammocks' you can find dirt cheap online and in surplus stores. And consider: If you go 'all in' and purchase one of the higher-end camping hammocks you can recoup nearly the full purchase price selling it in the forums if you decide hanging high isn't for you.
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    Is second the advice on avoiding dirt cheap military jungle hammocks.
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