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    New Member TooManyProjects's Avatar
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    Now I'm starting to get why it's addictive.

    I got home from work a little early today to be greeted by my newest acquisitions...two new GTULs

    I couldn't resist running down to the basement and hanging it up to see what the deal was. After pulling down my HH Safari (drying out after last weekend's backpacking trip), I rigged it up with some ratchet straps and got in.

    I now get why this can turn into a full blown addiction. My Safari is like the SUV of hammocks...but the GTUL is like a sports car. I definitely like them both, but for completely different reasons. And just like cool cars, you want to play with/own all of them...

    My original plan was to put whoopies and a structural ridge line on it, but after lying in it for a bit I kind of dug the simple open air feeling of the whole thing. I've always felt somewhat encased by the Safari (probably due to the bug net and bottom entry), but the GTUL is the complete opposite. I may just set up some sort of non-structural ridge line, or just hang hang light gear/a bug net (if needed) from my tarp's ridge line and call it a day.

    Anyone out there doing the same thing?

    Oh, and as for the whoopies...the Amsteel is on its way as we speak. I'm going to use the straps from my Safari w/ some carabiners. Can't wait to splice those bad boys and get them installed!

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Yes, it is addictive. Wait till you've spliced some amsteel and start thinking about fabric and thread injectors. It's only beginning. You're entering a whole new world, but it's a sight more comfortable than the one you left.

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    I've been at this for quite a while now, and I'm not addicted.

    A dozen hammocks later, a dozen stoves later, a closetful of quilts later, more suspensions than hammocks, etc., etc.

    Well, maybe just a little OBSESSED!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    I always have an adjustable hammock ridgeline - helps insure a consistent hang. Some people say it gets in the way of using the hammock as a chair, but I've never experienced that.

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    I subscribe to the school of thought that it's only an addiction if you're trying to quit, and nobody likes a quitter.

    Since you're already to far gone to warn you to stay away from the amsteel, just say no to stoves.

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    I know what you mean. I haven't even slept in my BB yet and already looking at uq. Went from "**** they're expensive " to that's not bad for a quality product.

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    Step. Away. From. The. Credit. Card. Slooowly, with your hands over your head and nobody gets hurt.

    Unlike you other guys, I can stop whenever I want. I just happen to like it. A lot.
    "A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company." Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 - 1718)

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    ...more suspensions than hammocks, etc., etc.
    Logically speaking that just means you need more hammocks. You know to balance out the tilt in the universe.

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    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I've been at this for quite a while now, and I'm not addicted.

    A dozen hammocks later, a dozen stoves later, a closetful of quilts later, more suspensions than hammocks, etc., etc.

    Well, maybe just a little OBSESSED!
    It's only an addiction if your trying to stop. 6 hammocks, 1 spool of amsteel in the mail along with some insultex..........
    Maybe a new thread injection machine for Christmas. I may go into business because I have more than I can use. Strike that, I just need more time to use it.

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    I have a camo GTUL on the way next week. I've got the same problem on the addiction but there are so many reasons . . . .

    This bare-bones set up (after suspension mods) will be used as my weight saving option for backpacking. I couldn't beat the price, right?

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