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    Picking the right one

    Iam a tent camper that cant stand any more of the stiff sholders. I was camping over the summer who was using a hammock, i was intriged with the equipment that she was using. I'm trying to figiure out what hammock i should use. I camp all year round, iam going to be spending my summer in wisconsin so i need something that going to hold up. I would also need to know what i need to get to stay warm.

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    Take a look at these three threads, designed for new hangers:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=192

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=216

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=191

    There is also a video tutorial for newbies in the works, but it probably won't be available for at least a month or so.

    And as always, feel free to ask questions! Welcome to the Forums!
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    Welcome to the forum.

    There are a few options here. First do you want to make one or buy one premade?

    If you want to make your own stuff there are a lot of people here including myself that do that, there are also a lot that do not.

    The big manufactors are www.spearhammocks.com and www.hennessyhammocks.com . The spear's are top loaders and the HH are bottom loaders with an attached bugnet. I am currently making a top loads HH style talked about in another thread.

    In terms of warm there are a few options out there. www.jacksrbetter.com offers down top and underquilts. I own a nest and am really happly with it. Spear hammocks offers a peapod that some people love. It is on my list of things to try out. Some people use a closed cell foam pad or inflatable to stay warm underneath. Bottom insulation is the key there. You will find this out in about 2 seconds when you get in one.

    In terms of top quilts, you can use for current sleeping bag as a quilt. That is what I do. A little heavier, but I already have one.

    I spent a summer in Madison, WI a few years back. As I remember it I still needed a jacket on those cold early morning on the lake.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    i want something thats made, a college student with little free time, and that time i like to spend in the woods. I do like the fact of the bottom loading. i looked at his web site and dont know which one to pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gphiker View Post
    i want something thats made, a college student with little free time, and that time i like to spend in the woods. I do like the fact of the bottom loading. i looked at his web site and dont know which one to pick.
    Pick a Hennessy based on your height/weight. I'd stay away from the racer models, but others use them on a regular basis. They just don't look sturdy enough to me.
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    How much do you weigh, how tall are you, and how much do you want to spend?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    6'1, 195 pounds under 300 and i dont need a trap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gphiker View Post
    6'1, 195 pounds under 300 and i dont need a trap.
    I would go with the Hennessey UL Explorer Asym. Should be plenty of room for you. BD
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    The big manufactors are www.spearhammocks.com and www.hennessyhammocks.com .
    The link above should be http://www.speerhammocks.com.

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    also look at the eno hammock, also top loading. they are rated to 450lb and the price is right! Eagles Nest Outfiters.
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