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    The cost of joining

    My names Tim and I Am a Hamoholic.

    I joined this forum in Oct of last year. I swear I was just going to buy ONE hammock, read a few posts and go on my way. In December I bought my first hammock. A BB 1.7 double @$175.00.
    Ok, just that one drink, I can quit any time I want.

    WAIT

    Someone said I need a tarp. Super Fly only $130.00, not to bad, maybe just one more drink than I'll stop.

    What's that? I need special rope? What kind to get? There's more than one?
    Z-Packs, $110.00
    Arrowhead $34.00
    Jack's $100.00
    Stu $48.00

    Hey, it's cold in this thing.

    Hammock Gear UQ $250.00
    WM Highlite $280.00

    Ok, I'm done.... But WAIT, just one more, than I'll quit for good.... I PROMISE

    Nano-7 $80.00

    I"M DONE (why am I trembling, I'm sweating, I can't sleep)

    Maybe JUST ONE MORE, JUST ONE LITTLE DRINK

    Yesterday I ordered
    WB single layer 1.1, $160.00
    WB Travler 1.1 $60.00
    Tree to Tree Shamu UQ $125.00

    WHAT????????

    The 12x12 tarps are back in stock???? better get two

    I'll stop tomorrow, promise

    If there are any gear makers here i've missed, I'll get to you soon.... It's pay day
    "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."

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    Senior Member Kasuko's Avatar
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    I am thourougly jealous. I am 2 years into hammock camping and I still can't afford a silnylon tarp
    I like metric, I use metric, for those of you who don't ... you should, for those of you who won't ... here.
    0*C - 32*F, 10*C - 50*F, 20*C - 68*F, 30*C - 86*F
    100g - 3.52oz, 500g - 17.63oz, 1kg - 2.2lbs, 16oz - 1lbs
    10cm - 3.9", 1m - 3.28ft, 1km - 0.62mi

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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Hi TIM! You can't post stuff like this while I am at work. Too funny. The people in the office are looking at me like I am off my rocker.

    Your next drink needs to be from the bottle marked DIY
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
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    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

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    Senior Member Dudorino's Avatar
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    Ha! I know exactly what you mean. I'm doing the same thing: Buying more gear, upgrading items based on recommendations and discussion here, new items coming out - stoves, tarps, camo, quilts.... Man, I want it all. Oh, and all the DIY opportunities too to build, mod, etc. Wow!

    No, this is not a cheap activity. But I love it!
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    I've known from the beginning I'd have to invest in two complete hammock systems, and have slowly been accumulating them. I bought my first one last December from the HH winter sale so I could get the free Scout

    Now I have:

    HH UL Backpacker
    HH Scout
    WBBB

    I got the BMJ tarp, along with the 3/4 length Yetti and the Mamba OQ from WB, and the HHSS for the Backpacker

    I'm just now getting into suspension lines and small things, which to be honest, I think is where most of the money really goes. The whoopies and triangle thingies and guy lines and whatnots really add up.

    Either way, I'm glad that not only do I have a nice hammock for me, but I can always take a friend hiking/camping and spread the love of hammocks

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    Senior Member rjcress's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    Hi TIM! You can't post stuff like this while I am at work. Too funny. The people in the office are looking at me like I am off my rocker.

    Your next drink needs to be from the bottle marked DIY
    Hold on, CW.
    Then he will start the process again.
    Something like this...
    I bought a singer portable, then found one built into a work table. Also made a cutting table and bought this awesome hot knife for cutting fabric.
    All was well until I discovered sergers... And I now keep at least 20 yards of ten different fabrics, and 2 LB of down on hand just in case inspiration strikes...

    DIY has it's own set of overhead expenses.
    "I keep telling myself that if I make perfect seams, nobody will believe that I made it... " -JohnSawyer

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    Oh my...Tim this sounds very similar to me. You are a bit ahead of me but very similiar in our purchase order and products.

    I am not a hamoholic, no really...er...hrm?...maybe I am?, or will be. Doh!


    So many cool hammocking items to collect! (and backup hammock items too!)

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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcress View Post
    Hold on, CW.
    Then he will start the process again.
    Something like this...
    I bought a singer portable, then found one built into a work table. Also made a cutting table and bought this awesome hot knife for cutting fabric.
    All was well until I discovered sergers... And I now keep at least 20 yards of ten different fabrics, and 2 LB of down on hand just in case inspiration strikes...

    DIY has it's own set of overhead expenses.
    INDEED. I wasn't thinking of DIY as being a $$$$ savings. I just want as many people hooked on the DIY addiction as possible!!!
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
    You can even"Like" me on facebook or follow me on Twitter @cwhammocks

    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

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    Senior Member ShadowAlpha's Avatar
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    great post Mega!

    Warbonnet has camo tarp now

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    HAHA, this all seems like an all to terrible truth for me as well. A couple of weeks ago I started looking into hammocking since I already owned an Eno DN for about 2 years now. Thinking that it would be something simple, I started looking into what I needed for this hammocking....

    Needed a new suspension, as told by everyone here at hammockforums, old one was too heavy, in comes polyester rope and some carefully placed figure 8 knots, $6 for 50 feet...

    I got a new suspension system, now I need a way to lash it to the trees, and I don't want to hurt the trees, hmmm 1 inch seatbelt straps with loops already sewn into each end from strapworks.com, 2 lengths of 25 feet so I can cut them in half and have a loop on one end, $35...

    But wait I want an easy way to attach it to my hammock, how about some elephant clips from bloomgorge, I can't just buy one pair, what if my g/f wants in, I guess I'll have to buy two, $34...

    Oh no, I heard it was supposed to rain this weekend, I don't have a tarp, REI's having their annual 20% off coupon sale, I'll just buy a Hennessy Hammock A-Sym Hex Rainfly, only $59 after tax and coupon...

    I still need to buy an underquilt and bugnetting, it can get cold here in Jersey at night and in the summer, down in the pine barrens, there are mosquitos and greenheads as big as some cats....

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

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