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    Senior Member zugcat's Avatar
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    I Want to believe

    Hellooooo Hammock Forums!

    Thank you for all the information, especially Shug, and Babelfish5. I have been lurking here for a while now trying to adsorb what I can. I just started hiking again when I stumbled upon the idea of hammock camping.

    Right now I have a Byers Moskito. It seemed to be a cheap way to try hammock camping. I love the idea! However, the Byers Moskito just isn't working for me. After a night's sleep I end up with lower back pain. I've tried every trick I can find with no luck, loose, tight, adding a ridge line, etc. etc... I think the Byers and I are just a bad fit. So I am giving up and ordering a WBBB. Now I just have to decide which one I want . I was also looking at a Hammock Bliss NoSeeEm and adding some tie outs. The WBBB won because of the shelf. I like to keep some gear near me when I sleep.

    I'm 5'9" and 200lb' I think the dl1.0 or dl1.1 would be a good fit. I prefer the color on the 1.1. But, it is $45 more right now. So I think I go with the 1.0. Really, I just want a color that blends in to the environment. Not that I have to be 100% stealth. I just don't want to be THAT GUY who puts up a circus tent in the woods. I think the charcoal of the 1.0 would reasonably fade in to the background. I would rather a coyote brown but alas that's not a option <sigh>.


    Respectfully,
    Zugcat

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    Welcome zugcat. Hope the hammock thing works out for you. For most it takes some getting used to but I know for me it really helped my back. Hope the Warbonnet does same for you.
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    You cannot go wrong with a WBBB. I am 210 or 215 and the 1.0 works well for me.
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    Senior Member brushybill's Avatar
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    welcome to hf
    i'm sure you will love the diagonal lay that you get in the wbbb, it's very different than other gathered end hammocks

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    welcome to the madness.

    While I am a BB user for camping, I have a Grand Trunk and a ENO that I use for day hikes or hanging the back yard for a afternoon nap. Lots of good hammocks to choose from.
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    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
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    hang on and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zugcat View Post
    I just don't want to be THAT GUY who puts up a circus tent in the woods.

    Respectfully,
    Zugcat
    Hey, whats wrong with being THAT guy? Guess my Tie Die Tarp idea won't work for you.

    Welcome to the forum. Remember, you can ALWAYS send the money to Paypal a little at a time. You won't believe how quickly that extra 45 dollars will be there. Then you can get the Hammock you really want. Both will be fine for you I bet.

    Brandon doesn't offer one in Red or Yellow so I just took the standard one he does offer. Next one I'll make and it might just look like the hardwood forest in fall.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
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    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
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    Senior Member zugcat's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=MrClean417;441681]Hey, whats wrong with being THAT guy? Guess my Tie Die Tarp idea won't work for you.


    Nothing, until you get a forest full of it. :-P Then I feel like I am camping at the fair.

    Tie Dye green and brown would work

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    Welcome to the forums. Thanks for the shout-out. I'm glad I could help.

    Now.... the insanity really starts kicking in.
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    Welcome to the forums. I hope you can find the hammock that will work best for you. I would suggest you don't compromise for $45 - go for the hammock you think will be most comfortable. After all, you will be spending many nights together!
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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