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  1. #21
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    No, no white water boats yet. I've my eye on the Mamba 8.5 at some point yet I'm quite a distance from the white water area's. Sounds like you have a heck of a collection going! The Kelty I shall look up but sounds like it's too big for regular use. May make for an excellent back-up or, as you listed, bike storage. What's a good source for it?

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    I got my Kelty from Backcountry's closeout site: department of goods, for like $60.

    I got a Mamba 8.5 a couple of months ago. But, that's a story for the paddling forum (don't you wish you were a donating member?)

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    Lots of decisions to make! Just remember that what ever you choose, its not permenant- some one will come up with something new in the future that you just have to have! Thats why most of us have quite a collection of stoves, tarps, hammocks etc. Just get out there and try new things---I have yet to go on a trip and come back completely satisfied with my gear---I always tweak it begfore the next trip. ( fyi the whoopie slings are really cool, And I highly recommend them! ) Good luck!
    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
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  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    I got my Kelty from Backcountry's closeout site: department of goods, for like $60.

    I got a Mamba 8.5 a couple of months ago. But, that's a story for the paddling forum (don't you wish you were a donating member?)
    I have a feeling I'm going to be very shortly if for no other reason than to pay back the forum for helping me avoid what seems like it would have been a costly mistake!

    I think the Kelty would go well for a general shelter and the smaller hex for the hammock itself. Hmm... Got to talk to the two companies and see who can get me one in time.

  5. #25
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    Well, did it tonight and we'll see how this bug bites!

    Ordered the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe side-zip with the heavier hex-fly (I'm not a gram weenie...yet) and am thinking of ordering the Kelty 12 or 16 tarp for when I need to cover the kayak or motorcycle on a trip (and the hammock at the same time). Not sure when they get here but you can imagine pics will come quickly.

    Thanks again for all the suggestions!

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  7. #27
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    Good choice----Im sure you will be happy with your purchase!
    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
    Harlan Ellison


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
    --unknown

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    Thanks Steve. As near as I can tell it's one of the 2-3 basic starters that a lot of people in here have used. If nothing else, it will serve as an excellent foundation.

    I will also say when I had a question and left an e-mail it was nice to get a call back that afternoon when it was obvious they were busy as heck! Thanks for the customer service!

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    Hey Myk i'm new to the forum and not far up the road from you (bristol). This thread was pretty helpful as I have the eno single as well (valentine's day gift from the wife). It's like many other experiences I've had with getting on forums, I have something that I like and enjoy and see nothing wrong with, then I get on a forum and realize it must not be that great, otherwise people wouldn't be changing everything about them lol.

    I really just got on the forum to read about how to sleep more comfortably in the hammock, as the last time I did my knees killed me from being hyperextended. So far I've learned that I need to sleep diagonally, bring a whoopie cushion + atlas, and use polystyrene straps!
    Last edited by eastenn; 08-25-2012 at 13:24.

  10. #30
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    polypropylene or polyester- not polystyrene!

    (pretty sure that was a typo on your part, but just in case you're looking at repurposing McDonalds' pancake/flapjack boxes...)

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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