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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Central MD
    Hammock
    an old cabela's brand hammock
    Tarp
    hennessy
    Insulation
    none yet!
    Suspension
    P-cord and knots
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    5

    New in these here parts

    Well howdy!

    So I bought my first hammock about 6 years ago, before I had ever heard of it being a big deal to go camping or backpacking with. People thought I was crazy! Well i said to them, fooey! It was the best idea I ever had. I've been checking out the youtubes and some forums of what people's set ups are, and I think I have my self a decent system.

    The hammock I bought was just a Cabela's brand "new age ultralight packable parachute material" hammock that I just string up with some good old fashioned paracord. I lay a wool blanket (which is a little heavy, but I do have other uses for it too) on the bottom for an "under quilt" and then I use a military issue mummy bag, either the light weight or heavier one depending on the time of year, for my top cover. I also have a Hennessy square tarp, but now I'm looking into making either a larger cuben fiber tarp or trying my hand in the whole home-made silnylon tarp. Actually, if any one has any advice on this, I'm a little lost as to which way I want to go.

    But I love my hammock and will never sleep on the ground again.

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
    Hammock
    DIY, HH Exped BE
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    Tadpole/Purple Pal
    Insulation
    20 Incubator,WL SS
    Suspension
    whoopies, MSH
    Posts
    2,764
    Welcome to the forums. Lots of info. here.

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    dragon360's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
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    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
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    ID/OES/WB/WL
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    HG/WB/Go-Lite/WB
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    Whoopie/Straps/DW
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    6,296
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    1
    You've come to the right place! Hello and Welcome from Canada!
    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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    Gresh's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
    Location
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Hammock
    JBD Swamp Sling
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    UGQ Winter Dream
    Insulation
    New River UQ
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    Cinch Buckles
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    1,946
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    Welcome from South Carolina. Lots of good information here!

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    New Member David.ramblinrose's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Location
    Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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    Welcome from Maine - You'll learn here, and have some good laughs.

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    May 2012
    Location
    South Louisiana
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    Welcome, let the madness begin, you might as well get a comfortable chair, a big drink, and probably a good idea to keep the credit card close, you will likely be making some changes!

    Happy hanging

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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hammond In
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    wbbb 1.7 dbl sw1.9 eno
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    oesdel dd superfly
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    dutchwhoopie/rings
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    831
    welcome from nw indiana!
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
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    WBBB 1.1 DBL, Camo Hideaway, ENO DN
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    WB Superfly
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    Whoopies&DutchGear
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Lost_Biker's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Location
    Indiana
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    DIY Digi Camo DL
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    Maxi Tarp
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    Underquilts Lewis
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    Rings and Straps
    Posts
    2,090
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    48
    Jump in - the waters fine. Welcome from Indiana!

  10. #10
    New Member
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    Jul 2012
    Location
    Clemson, SC
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL
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    DIY cat wintertarp
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    DIY Down UQ/TQ
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    DIY Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    48
    Welcome from South Carolina

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