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    New kid looking for test drive (BC, Canada)

    I'm too old to lay on the ground
    and too broke to buy one of each,
    so I'm hoping some friendly hangers
    might give me the chance to try out a few different models
    before I make my choice.

    I don't often travel farther than Chilliwack or Lytton,
    though I might make it to Vancouver before September.
    Or we might consider using Canada Post.

    Thanks for considering my request.

    Shas

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forum Shas. Where are you???. There are some folks in the vancouver ,surrey , cloverdale area.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    I'm about halfway between them and you, pardner.
    Out in the woods near Boston Bar.

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    Thanks.
    Ya gotta love the internet-
    how else would like-minded people so far apart
    have the chance to hang out together?
    Pun not planned.

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    I get Spuzm and Boston Bar mixed up in my head. I use to work once and a while around there,,,,in the eighties. Been yrs since i've been down the canyon. I'm a good 7hrs from the canyon but i keep thinking of revisiting the area,,,,,lytton, lilloett etc. Welcome aboard. Maybe if some of the guys at the coast are coming to the interior you can hook up. Myself i use a Warbonnet Blackbird and highly recommend it.
    bill
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

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    "I get Spuzm and Boston Bar mixed up..."

    BBar is the one with the cop shop.
    And beware!
    Our local impound lot is FULL!
    In BC they now can (and do!) impound your vehicle
    for exceeding the posted limit by 20 km/h.

    Do you ride?
    The Vancouver-Lytton-Lilooet-Whistler-Vancouver loop
    is great riding and spectacular country,
    with unlimited opportunities for hammock camping.

    Yes. please hook me up if possible.
    I can offer a sweet and safe camping spot on our creek,
    and the use of our hot tub, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    "I get Spuzm and Boston Bar mixed up..."

    BBar is the one with the cop shop.
    And beware!
    Our local impound lot is FULL!
    In BC they now can (and do!) impound your vehicle
    for exceeding the posted limit by 20 km/h.

    Do you ride?
    The Vancouver-Lytton-Lilooet-Whistler-Vancouver loop
    is great riding and spectacular country,
    with unlimited opportunities for hammock camping.

    Yes. please hook me up if possible.
    I can offer a sweet and safe camping spot on our creek,
    and the use of our hot tub, too.
    I rode till last year when i sold my bike and got a kayak. Now i'm riding the water. When i had the bike i wanted to get out that way,,,Pavillion rd,,Duffy lake etc but i had a good ride here with the kaslo/New Denver loop or east shore of kootenay lake. Anyway my ride was gettin old and i felt it was time.
    I wasn't offering to hook you up although i would if i could . You'll have to try and connect with the coast guys yourself. If for some reason i get out that way this summer you can try mine. As i said the Blackbird is a good rig and i've heard lots of good stuff about the Hennessy deep jungle and explorer with the side zippers,,Switchback and clark has a fallowing as well. Check them out online.
    bill
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

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    'I wasn't offering to hook you up'

    Wow.
    I completely misread your comment.
    Guess I'll blame that one on old age.

    I see that the Clark hammocks are 'traditional' style.
    Am I correct in thinking that those who try an asymmetrical hammock
    never go back to the in-line models?

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    The hammocks of today that are asymetrical are allot better than the hammocks of yesteryear.I can only speak from experience about my Blackbird and Traveller, that i can lay almost perfectly flat in them. I know from seeing other folks posts on HF that the same can be true of some Hennessy's etc. It seems that people go for the Clark's because its an all in one package and their happy with that. Most folks tho seem to get a hammock from here and a tarp from there and underquilts from yet another. It all works and almost all of it fits together. You will be happy with the quality from any of the vendors whether it be Warbonnet, Hammock Gear, Jacks r Better, so don't worry about that. I bought the Blackbird sight unseen because of my location and new that is was a very popular hammock and if i didn't like it it literally sells on HF in about an hr. I got a tarp from OES,,UQ from Warbonnet and top quilt from Jacks R better. I'm happy with all of it and it all fits together. There are cheaper hammocks but it seems that folks trade up after a while. The advantage of Warbonnet stuff is you can get a hammock,tarp and underquilt all in one stop. If your just going to use it for summer than you could use some CCF for under insulation but it is not as comfortable as an UQ. Figure out which Blackbird would fit your size,,if your about 200-210 than a db1.1,,,if your 250 than a db1.7. Keep an eye on the for sale part of the forum as they come up but are gone very quickly.
    So now your totally confused,,,,it will all come together,,,,don't worry.
    bill
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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