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    Most expensive kit index

    Reading the hammock index thread and mentally adding the probable cost in just hammocks, I was wondering whether we could get people to 'fess up about the cost of this addiction.

    So, how ab posting the total US dollar amount for your most expensive kit. Only include hammocks, tarps, UQs TQs, and anything that would be taken on one backpacking trip Tacos, burritos, pea pods acceptable. Trying to get it so we can compare apples with apples. Can add cost of a pack as a separate item since not everyone backpacks. Pl give description (make/model).

    Mmmmmm what ab what it cost new and what you paid for it used? Oh, well this is just for fun.

    (will start another thread for the cheapest set-up so the DIYers can gloat.)

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    Sure I could, but that just might take some of the fun out of it. How much do you have in your house, does it make sense, in a lot of cases no. Improvements, additions, painting, fencing, landscaping, jeez the landscaping!, pools, new flooring, remodeling bathrooms, kitchens....mtg. inteerest, insurance, argh!

    It's hard to put a justifyable price on comfort, especially when it involves recreation.

    It is what it is....

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    I'm kind of upset that you forced me to look at this. TQ/UQ Hammock and Tarp almost a grand. How did that happen? Oh that's right, I joined this forum. Please don't make add up the price of all of my gear.

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    Well my gear is entirely DIY so I'd have to guesstimate:

    • Hammock: $20
    • Tarp: $50
    • UQ: $50
    • TQ: $50


    Cost estimates include all lines and hardware used as well. I buy fabric on sale with a coupon normally, and I buy enough for several projects. I harvested the down for my quilts from a pillow I got off eBay for $30 a couple years back.
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    lol, if the misses had any clue how much I had wrapped up in hammocking she would probably leave me. There is no way I'm going to document the dollar amounts on a public form. And if by chance she does leave me, last thing I want to do is save her some time adding up my assets .

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    Quote Originally Posted by -FiveFiveSix- View Post
    lol, if the misses had any clue how much I had wrapped up in hammocking she would probably leave me. There is no way I'm going to document the dollar amounts on a public form. And if by chance she does leave me, last thing I want to do is save her some time adding up my assets .
    It could be worse, you could be like me, spent a small fortune getting my tent set up where I'm happy and now getting ready to convert to hammock...here we go again!...had to take a part time job to finance my bad habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybones View Post
    It could be worse, you could be like me, spent a small fortune getting my tent set up where I'm happy and now getting ready to convert to hammock...here we go again!...had to take a part time job to finance my bad habits.
    How this for worse, The misses cant sleep in hammock, sooo I have to continue to purchase tent stuff so she can come with me... And of course she dose not understand the term ultra light.. When we go camping for 2 nights, my Cherokee is packed, and I mean packed. When I go for 5 or 6 days? I don't even have to fold the rear seat down

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    Hennessy Hammock ULB-A was $125 10 years ago,
    JRB Underquilt was about $250 back then,
    OES McCat Standard Tarp was $95 when my wife bought it for me,
    Western Mountaineering Caribou (35* sleeping bag) was $300.
    Still using 2x carabineers to tie off to. They were $8 each back when I bought them.
    Had the Zipper Queen do some mods... 'bout $100, iirc.

    So that's $886. Replacement cost is probably over $1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -FiveFiveSix- View Post
    lol, if the misses had any clue how much I had wrapped up in hammocking she would probably leave me. There is no way I'm going to document the dollar amounts on a public form. And if by chance she does leave me, last thing I want to do is save her some time adding up my assets .
    +1

    Warning: I suspect this is thread is part of some nefarious plot by an irate group of wives/husbands to obtain actual retain costs of our hammocking addiction with the intent of using that knowledge to blackmail hardworking Hammock Forum members with the threat of divulging said information to our spouses!

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