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    outfitting a young man..

    Need it all

    Hammock,
    Tarp
    Suspension system
    stove
    bug net
    backpack
    etc. etc.

    Young man is 18 and loves the outdoors....wants me to help him get started...
    If items are purchased, will use paypal.

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    I would start your research by checking out HF.net's sponsor's. They are all good companies. Just click the ad in the upper right hand corner of this web page...

    hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    I would start your research by checking out HF.net's sponsor's. They are all good companies. Just click the ad in the upper right hand corner of this web page...

    hth
    +1 on this advice. So many options, all great! One note of caution... buying or making gear can become a hobby.

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    Jerry:
    what kind of stove would he like to have.........I have several starlyte type stoves, supplies to make any one of the stadium bottle stoves or a poormans copy of the bushbuddy. Also have an older, slightly heavier pack I can donate to the cause if he would like. Just let me know through a pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry ( the Hiker ) View Post
    Need it all

    Hammock,
    Tarp
    Suspension system
    stove
    bug net
    backpack
    etc. etc.

    Young man is 18 and loves the outdoors....wants me to help him get started...
    If items are purchased, will use paypal.
    You could start off with a HH Expedition model hammock (zip or not) available at your local REI. That will take care of 4 of the items on your list.
    There was a thread in the DIY section about a Boy Scout hammock setup that was made for very little money.

    As for a backpack, just be sure to get one that fits properly and is comfortable to wear. For a stove, you could do the DIY bushbuddy solution with a 1 quart paint can and a soup can. There are videos and pictures on youtube and here. If you are in the alcohol stove category, it is hard to beat the offerings from MiniBull Designs or the offerings from StovemanDan.

    Good Luck with the gear acquisition.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Jerry (the hiker)

    BrianW brings up a very good point, as well as the other posts do too!

    One thing that I might add is, what is his use/purpose going to be for all this gear?

    I have gone through many different cook set's, hammocks, ect... to get where I am now of having things pretty much where "I" want them to be (with minor tweaks of course cause I am a gear addict)!

    What I am getting at is what does he plan to do ie.. car camp, hike in/out kind of deal, section hike's (short distance), long distance hike's, is he looking to go lightweight, or ultralightweight, or does weight not even matter?

    Is he going to cook for just himself, or him + significant other, does he want to use a open fire for cooking sometimes, or something like a Heineken can cook system?

    I'll stop here as I think you get the idea we all can make suggestions as what to get, but you might get some more descriptive ideas if we have something more to go off of!

    Just trying to help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Cross View Post
    +1 on this advice. So many options, all great! One note of caution... buying or making gear can become a hobby.
    It's not a hobby... It's an addiction... but I CAN stop... anytime I want to... Really, I can! I just don't want to... now leave me alone! I have gear that has to be made!

    If it's going DIY, I have Mule tape for suspension lines...
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    I have a medium sized backpack that is in almost new condition. I am selling it for $80 in this thread but could be talked down by a noob maybe

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27886

    Also, stoves are very easy to make if you have a dremel and a little time.



    As for everything else, I agree with the shopping around the HF vendors comments. Alot of options out there. Hope this helped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry ( the Hiker ) View Post
    Need it all

    Hammock,
    Tarp
    Suspension system
    stove
    bug net
    backpack
    etc. etc.

    Young man is 18 and loves the outdoors....wants me to help him get started...
    If items are purchased, will use paypal.
    I have two stoves that I would part with:

    -MSR Pocket Rocket (used, but works perfectly)
    -Zelph Super Venom Alcohol stove (unused)

    If you are interested, shoot me a PM.

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