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    Question what else?

    Looks like I'm gonna pull the trigger and get a WBBB with either a superfly or the mamajamba tarp.

    Other than biners, what else do I need to buy to start hanging? stakes?, tie out lines?...

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    Yes you'll needs stakes for your tarp and hammock as well as some kind of cordage for tie outs. The other two components you'll need are top and bottom insulation. Starting out you can use a pad in between the layers of your BB (if you bought a double layer that is) and an unzipped sleeping bag can serve as a top quilt. Even in warm weather it can feel cold on your back due to convective heat loss. These will work fine but if you have the money now or down the road, proper top and bottom quilts are little more comfortable than a pad and sleeping bag IMO.
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    You don't necessarily need biners but you will need to buy lines and stakes.



    David

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    Yea, I'm familiar with the need for insulation, just wondering what I'll need to actually hang this rig.

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    You'll be able to hang the hammock out of the box but you'll need to suply your own tarp lines and stakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly-chucker View Post
    Yea, I'm familiar with the need for insulation, just wondering what I'll need to actually hang this rig.
    Preparing for first tree hang of my WBBB (web suspension) I use a pair of carabiners, 100' of tie out line, and an eight pack of groundhog stakes. (In all honesty, first hang with a new hammock is in my barn, don't need anything but the basic hammock.)

    Carabiners are for convenience, not a necessity... tie out line and stakes are a (tarp) necessity. Stakes could be made from sticks, and I seem to have an endless supply of twine from hay bales... just like the convenience of groundhogs and the yellow tie outs. (I use cheap yellow plastic stakes from W@!!-Mart when napping in the barn. The stakes are left in place and buried under hay for months at a time.)
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    I'd recommend getting some Dutchware on your tarp, a Flyz and Hook for your ridgeline at least.

    If you switch to whoopies and tree straps then Dutch's Buckles and Clips make life easy.

    You'll want some cordage for tieouts, 6ft each corner seems popular but I went for longer. Reflective cord is handy if you can get it.
    Some shockcord for your door tieouts and side panel pullouts.

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    While you're already placing your order with Warbonnet, I suggest going ahead and purchasing the "tarp guyline (yellow)" for $20.00 as well. I've tried twine, shock cord, and Amsteel in addition to the zingit (tarp guyline) that Brandon sells. Hands down, the zingit is the best option. I use is with some flyz from dutchware and is a real sinch.

    Actually, you can go wrong with stingerz or flyz from dutchware. Both are great and very lite weight!

    Later, once you've gotten more familiar with your superfly, you may also want to get snake skins from Mountain Goat. She custom makes them to fit the Superfly. This will save you from having the tarp flapping in the wind while you're trying to hang it.

    These are both conveniences, but not necessary.

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    already have the yellow on the order

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