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    New Member amwolffman's Avatar
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    Cheapest and most comfortable hammock

    Yes, I realize the title of this post is very idealistic, but hey, one can dream.
    I am a college student (i.e. broke) and love my hammock camping.
    I currently have an ENO DN that I used with a DIY bugnet and whoopies.

    I am looking to go to a smaller sized hammock but I am 6'3 200 lbs and need to stretch out when I sleep.
    Are there any vendors that make a lightweight hammock with a footbox the will fit me that is priced under ~$60.

    The BIAS weight weenie with knotty mod appears to be the closest.

    Thanks in advance,
    -Wolffman

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    You pretty much hit it. Have one of the first and love it. Doubled the Knotty Mods on mine, never looked back
    This place you say your lookin' for
    It might have washed out with the rain
    Might not be there anymore
    Might not be the same

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    Provided you have access to a sewing machine and can find Walmart ripstop, just make your own. Talk about inexpensive. I'm not far off from your height and weight and 126" has proven to be a good size. Not too big. Not too small.
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    New Member amwolffman's Avatar
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    My sewing skills are pretty week, the only thing I have made is my bugnet.
    Also my sewing machine is literally from the 70s, and has some issues.

    I do want to try it though and it may be the route I take, I was just seeing if there are any vendors who I am overlooking.

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    A little sewing and one of those Tableclothfactory sheets and you should be a happy camper!
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    New Member amwolffman's Avatar
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    Literally haahha, but thanks for the responses,guys/gals.

    I'll look more into the BIAS hammock but I think I'll be testing my sewing skills again....and if I mess up, I'll have an unlimited supply of stuff sacks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amwolffman View Post
    Literally haahha, but thanks for the responses,guys/gals.

    I'll look more into the BIAS hammock but I think I'll be testing my sewing skills again....and if I mess up, I'll have an unlimited supply of stuff sacks!
    I just saw a thread about a new website called Northwoods hammocking. They had a netted asymmetrical hammock for 50 bucks with everything. may be something worth looking in to.
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    The weight weenie micro gets excellent reviews... It is the next hammock on my list... Save the cash and do the knotty mods yourself... I mean you have maybe $3 worth of elastic and a few knots... I know when they do it they run an extra seam and do an overkill excellent quality job... But I would save the dough since it seems like money is priority for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    I just saw a thread about a new website called Northwoods hammocking. They had a netted asymmetrical hammock for 50 bucks with everything. may be something worth looking in to.
    Here is the link to that sits...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=66688
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    I've made both my own hammocks and I've never sewn a stitch. Just gather the ends of some rip stop nylon. I used to whip them but now I just use small cable ties. The whole process takes about 10mins and costs next to nothing. The results are superb.
    Just Jeff's page has all the info you'll need.
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