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  1. #21
    Senior Member Fig's Avatar
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    I have been able to find jungle style hammocks at a couple of army surplus stores. Might be a cheap way to get started:

    Hammock Setup Under $100
    Army Style Jungle Hammock - $39.00
    Strapworks Simple Sling 20' with 1" loops Seatbelt material - $10.00
    4 SMC Rappeling Rings - $12.00
    2 Carabiners - approx $15

    That's about $76 with $37 of that being new suspension, which is totally optional. Also unless you are expecting a downpour, the covering on this hammock should suffice so no need for an extra tarp unless you just really want one. It has a bugshield built in.

    I will say this, most of them are not really built for extreme comfort or maybe not even for comfort at all. They are pretty narrow. I did survive a couple of what had to be close to single digit nights out snow camping at 8000' in Feb. a couple years ago with a few layers of clothes, a nice mummy bag, a Walmart blue pad, and my military jungle hammock. It was chilly, but definitely survivable. I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for my old hammock.

  2. #22
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    perhaps people could add weights to their set ups and a subjective comfort rating.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  3. #23
    Senior Member BaloO's Avatar
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    My two setups are


    with bugnet
    DD Travel Hammock - 820grams
    DD Tarp - 650grams
    DD underblanket - 1000grams

    220 usd add 50usd for shipping to the states

    ----------------------------------------------


    Without bugnet
    DD Camping Hammock - 675 grams
    DD Tarp - 650 grams
    DD Underblanket - 1000grams

    198 usd add 50 usd for shipping to the states



    www.ddhammocks.com
    accepts paypal and delivers very fast.
    www.fogelberg.info

    If the hammock is rocking, don't come knocking

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfrye5853 View Post
    How about going back to the cheaper/entry level setups for us newbs.... I'm liking the $100 range to begin with.
    Here's my beginner set up:


    Byer Moskito Traveler - $39 16 ounces with bugnet
    10x12 Blue Poly Tarp $10
    4 Aluminum backpacking tent stakes, $1.95 ea from REI $8
    Suspension system is home made with some old climbing ropes from the garage.
    Already had the foam pad

    Less than $60 in the set up.



    You could go even cheaper with the Parrot Bay hammock at $25

  5. #25
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
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    If you want cheap tarp stakes you can't beat gutter spikes. They work quite well and cost less than $0.25 each.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Senior Member Red Hat's Avatar
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    check over at whiteblaze.net now!

    Quote Originally Posted by sfrye5853 View Post
    How about going back to the cheaper/entry level setups for us newbs.... I'm liking the $100 range to begin with.
    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51466 This is a decent setup for $99. You'll still need a tarp though...

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    Senior Member plowhorse's Avatar
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    hey fig if you are worried about the weight rating on the kalisto, just put two of them together. simply run the HEAVY shackle threw the second suspenion line and tie off with ratchet strap webbing. Held me @ 350 with no popping all night. Also, you now have a double layer hammock that you can easily throw a pad in between. For 35 bucks, add another 10 for the wally world blue tarp, and three for whatever kind of line they sell in the boat department for 1.50 for 45 ft, and you are set. The two hammocks together don't let much air through, so the pad is even optional. Selpt in the backyard the other night down to around 60 with a surplus poncho liner as a top quilt, just in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane. - Waylon Jennings

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    Senior Member Triggerhpy's Avatar
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    Newbie

    I jumped right in and bought a ENO/nvy-forest grn last year. I like the small pack size and ease of setup. I've used it both summer and winter. Beats sleeping on the ground. Still learning the tricks of useing a hammoock.

  9. #29
    Senior Member plowhorse's Avatar
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    hey triggerhpy welcome to the forum. Nice to see some more of us out west. We really need to put together a west coast hang( make the east coasters jealous)
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane. - Waylon Jennings

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    4 yards @ $1/yd 1.9 ripstop nylon from the now defunct Wally's World $1 bin.
    Tie an overhand knot in each end.
    Pack (2) of 15' boat tie down straps from local auto parts store. In the discontinued bin. $10. Cut off the cam buckles. Tie bowline knot in one end. Form a slip loop with the bowline and put it over the fabric knot. Pull it tight. Use a Speer style wrap with the free end around the tree (takes a lot more time to get the adjustment just right, but it will hold.)
    10' x 8' piece of Tyvek from a new home construction project. Using sign language you can probably get it from a worker very cheap, or a supervisor on the project will let you have it for modest costs. (For a scout troop you could get a roll of Tyvek, from Home Depot, cut it up, and share the costs. ??? $100 for 100' x 8'???)
    Spool of "real" mason's line... ~$10 for 500 feet or some crazy numbers like these. Cut 10' lengths of line. Make a slip knot. Fold a small rock into the Tyvek in the middle of the short edge, loop a slip knot over the rock/Tyvek, tie to tree. Repeat on the other side. Fold a small rock into each corner of the tarp, slip knot, stake the corners down with tent pegs from the tent you used to use.
    Thermarest pad from my ground days. Sleeping bag from my ground days.
    Bug dope in a bottle.

    This was my actual system for 2, five night trips in the beginning. ~$25.

    ... Because I was too cheap to splurge on a $100+ Hennessey. (Don't even ask how much I have invested in this hobby now....)

    8 yards of dark Tulle from the $1 bin can be "creatively" held together to make an envelope for a bug net. Did that for another multi night trip until I created my 4-in-1 sock that is posted somewhere on this forum.

    Call it a pound each for the hammock, the webs, and the tarp: ~ 3 pounds. Hammock and webbing pack really small. Tyvek is a witch to pack! but it is pretty light weight.

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