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    New Member fishcranium's Avatar
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    Shut up and sew, borrowed gear

    Myself and some crew are headed deep into a canyon to do some fisheries work for five days. The terrain is treacherous and landlubbers need not apply. I ran out of hammocks to lend so I ran out an bought some material and a couple of used sleeping bags. In four hours, I had a top and under quilt along with a hammock. It will not win any beauty contests but it is comfy and functional. Total cost including hardware straps and whoopies: $65.

    Add another zero to that and you have my personal rig. We buy fancy, expensive, professionally made gear because we can. However, I forget that it is not entirely necessary. I will send photos after the trip if the gear holds up. You will not hear of this again if the gear does not!!
    If I lose 12 more ounces in this pack and gear I can bring one more beer.

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    Senior Member Funny Money's Avatar
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    Sounds like gratifying work. Be safe and have fun!
    -- Funny Money
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    Love 'em while you got 'em

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    MAD777's Avatar
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    You are good ambassador for hammocking!
    You make a good point that it doesn't take all that much to enjoy the outdoor life. I'm glad that lighter gear is available. That gear comes at a higher cost to my wallet but at a lower cost to my aging back
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    I love my professionally made gear as much as my rough and tumble put togethers that I take out as often as I can!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Can't wait for the After Action Report!
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

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