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    As newbie as anyone can be!

    After camping with some friends who are hangers this weekend, I have decided to become one for comfort reasons (can't sleep on the ground anymore). However, I'm a big guy (6'1" and 300 lbs.) and need a big boy hammock. I've been told that a War Bonnet is a good, strong and reliable rig. I also have a very limited budget, and will be acquiring equipment as funding allows. Any other "bubba's" out there with recommendations? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    For starters Welcome to the Forums! I started out with an ENO double nest, not too pricey and I believe it holds 400 pounds. Nice hammock for a starter. I still use it when I not in my DIY hammock. Which being a part of this forums you may get the bug to do some "thread injecting" There is a limitless amount of resources on this site and I highly recommend paying the $10 to become a donating member, it will open up the full site for you too use. And check out Shugs youtube series on Hammock how too's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0 I do believe it is a 10 or 11 part series. This is the link for the first one. And beware you may become addicted to Shug's videos and all the other greatness on this forum.

    Again welcome and enjoy!!
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    Re: As newbie as anyone can be!

    Start with the shug videos... You will be entertained and informed I promise... Then from there just wander around this place... If you have any questions, however noobish you think they are, go ahead and ask them... That's why we are here is to answer the questions...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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    welcome to the madness from just up the road.

    Since we live in a buggy, skeeter infested area, you will need a hammock with a bug net (built in like the BB or separate if you get the ENO DN)

    I am 6ft2 and 280 lbs and while I have and use a ENO DN, my BB 1.7 Double is my go to hammock when camping out. Well worth the $$$. My wife also prefers her BB when camping out.

    If you can make it to the Smoked Butt Hang this coming weekend you will be able to check out lots of different rigs and learn a lot in a short time
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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    My brother picked up one of these. For the price and for what it is, you can't beat it with a stick. 400lb weight rating as well. Integrated ZIPPER bugnet. 50.00. If it were me, I'd start there. http://www.extremeoutfitters.us/prof...lehammock.aspx


    another vote for the ENO double or the generic equivalent (crinkle parachute material)

    ENO's seemed to have gotten pricey but others are still competitively priced.

    Reflectix for under insulation and a Hennessey Hex Fly for 60.00 (honestly, probably the best value weight/coverage/cost) and you got a 3 season setup, assuming you already have a SB.
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    Welcome to the forums and life as a hammocker!

    Another +1 on Eno. Good, cheap, reliable place to start. If you have some sewing skills, a do-it-yourself version is even cheaper. You can get a tafetta tablecloth, which will hold a fair amount of weight. Do a search on tablecloth hammock on the site and you'll find a ton of resources.

    Also a +1 on Shug's videos. I'd also HIGHLY recommend Derek Hansen's book, The Ultimate Hang. Inexpensive with lots of pictures, it is THE single best resource on how to get the most out of hammocks.
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    Warbonnet makes great stuff, my cousin has one and it's pretty rad. As for myself, I've used pretty much just Hennessy Hammocks and I love 'em. They have one model, the Safari, that's great for sleeping 2 or larger people. Huge weight limit, and it's super super roomy.

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    Wow, fast replies!

    No wonder this forum was so highly recommended! I will start by checking into becoming a "donating member". I will also be checking out shug's videos. Thanks again folks!

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    I can't add anything more other than to say "hello" and "welcome to the forum!"


    Can't wait to see what you end up with.

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