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    thanx girlz & boyz

    U all sure have brought me from the What If state to something approaching Knows a Little fast. I hike but have too long been in that state of arm chair adventure. Fortunately that all changed a few yrs back & all for the good. Your community is fantastic for sharing specific knowledge. Many of you have suggested specific mfg that are good, can anyone suggest which has the most bang for the Buck; are DIY projects professional - saw one out of duct tape? You all might be interested this site - WWW.instructables.com. Thanks again
    for getting me on the right path
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    Quote Originally Posted by doonster View Post
    ...Many of you have suggested specific mfg that are good, can anyone suggest which has the most bang for the Buck...
    as always with these hammocking things it kinda depends. With bugnet or not.
    Double bottom, or not. Package with rainfly, or not.

    In the "bang for buck" category (interpreted as minimizing cost once a certain comfort threshold has been reached) I would put

    Skeeter Beater Pro. Gets you a bugnet, really wide for a big diagonal lay. Just over $60 on Amazon right now. Then you really need to change its suspension so the cost is a little higher.

    Claytor Expedition. Bugnet, double body. $95 listed right now. A bit narrow for diagonal lay though. It has its enthusiastic supporters.

    You can get a low-end Hennessey hammock for $150 and have a tarp part of that package, but you can also get a very nice tarp made by one of our cottage gear guys for less than $100 used---just hang around HF and pay attention---so that with a SBP would get you a bigger hammock and bigger tarp than the HH. But the HH is a sturdier hammock than the SBP.

    Now, if you can sew, the biggest bang-for-buck is DIY. If you can just stick to one. The "problem" with DIY is that it is habit-forming.
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Welcome to ya!
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    Thanks for the greeting & suggestions
    Sure is s conundrum choosing the 1st
    But we're honing in.
    1st more detailed reading & evaluating
    Hope you all are making merry in the snow
    Cheers

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    The Hammock Bliss No See Um No More is a good value at $80. It is a gathered end parachute hammock with bugnet. You can flip is over and use it without the bugnet.
    Sgt Rock did a good review of it.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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