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    Ultimate Hang vs. Speer's Hammock Camping

    If you could only get one, which would you buy and why?

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    A lot has changed with hammocks since Ed's book came out. I still have a copy of it and read it every now and then. I don't have a copy of the Ultimate Hang so I can't compare the two
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Very different books in substance and style.
    Only prudent choice is to have both!

    Neither are terribly expensive and both are informative and fun.
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    You can't go wrong with either.
    The Ultimate hand is the more updated version. But, Speer's book has some cool info in there as well and it's great to see where it all started by reading the first hammock book.

    I have given The Ultimate Hang to friends to kick start them into hammocks.


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    I have both and enjoy them both. Ed's book was the first to really tackle techniques and concepts associated with modern hammock camping but is a little outdated. His book for example predates under quilts and top quilts and you won't find anything about whoopie slings. It is still full of good hanging information and info for suppliers of gear and materials. The Ultimate Hang Book is very user friendly and up to date with lots of fun illustrations. It covers all the basics as well as advanced techniques and concepts. It explains how different set ups work and covers new gear from some of our favorite cottage industries. If you had to choose only one I would probably purchase The Ultimate Hang. Both books can be found on Amazon for about $12.00. You might as well buy both and get the super savor free shipping
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    Yep....both is the prudent choice. Dejoha's book is up-dated and the illustrations are tremendous.
    I also recommend this to anyone starting in hammocks. The ultimate primer.....
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    Each is great in its own way! Both worth the read!
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    Well, full disclosure time. I already own the Ultimate Hang. I was wondering if Ed Speer's book is redundant or should I pick it up.

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    you can't have too many hammocks
    or books about hammocks
    .............
    or quilts for hammocks
    or tarps,
    amsteel,
    dutch gear,.......
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    you can't have too many hammocks
    or books about hammocks
    .............
    or quilts for hammocks
    or tarps,
    amsteel,
    dutch gear,.......
    hahaha It's True!
    Love it, Kayak Karl!!
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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