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  1. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve a View Post
    Before you buy I would explore some options, have a word with Mat at UK Hammocks, he has some very good kit and offers a good service. No connection just a happy customer.
    And I hear he can import WBBBs, but they're a lot more expensive than the DDs. Worth it, in your opinion?

    Thanks for the advice.

  2. #142
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobsh View Post
    Nice to be here and thanks for the forum. See my intro here

    Planning a 6-month cycling trip through Asia in winter and need to get off the ground. Previous trips have been severely hindered by bad sleep. Here's what I've bought/learnt already and I'd appreciate any advice you can offer:

    - I'm in the UK and prefer to buy here if the available gear is adequate.
    - I'm 5ft6 and only 140-150lb - cycling will do that to you!
    - I need to be able to go to ground regularly in the absence of trees/posts.
    - I've seen the DD hammocks and I'm wondering if the Travel model (waterproof), which should mean I don't need a groundsheet, would be a waste of money in that it would make me sweat. Otherwise, the idea would be a Frontline (non-waterproof) plus a groundsheet (which one?!) that would possibly double as UQ/windbreaker. Thoughts?
    - I have a 3/4 Thermarest I'd prefer to use between the double base layers, but will that be inadequate? I hope not as it packs nicely into my panniers and it's already paid for.
    - I have 2 SBs (30F and 50F) and would like to be able to put them to use instead of spending more on insulation.
    - I'm used to wearing a lot of clothes while sleeping on the ground in winter - do you think this is an appropriate way of saving weight on extra hammock insulation?
    - I'm undecided on the tarp but DD have a 10ftX10ft one that seems big enough to make a tarp tent.
    - Weight is obviously a concern but sleep is more important!
    Hey Gobsh - just sent you a lengthy PM. I recommended UKHammocks also.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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  3. #143
    Thannks to both who recommended them. Already in contact! Any more advice people have is welcome, maybe by PM so as not to clutter the thread.

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    Awesome thread! Since it was started so long ago, I wonder if there are any new recommendations?

    The Ultimate Budget Setup: Under $50 (Is this even possible now?)

    Hammock Setups Under $100

    Hammock Setups Under $200

    Hammock Setups Under $300

    Hammock Setups Under $400

    Hammock Setups $400 and Up (or your dream system)
    (Wow, just add a good tarp, or HQ and blam!)

  5. #145
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    hello i am kinda new to hammock camping, but got the camo Claytor mosquito/jungle hammock and love it. i think it has converted me to hammock camping. my buddy just got the new hennessy and he likes it also.

  6. #146
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    Quote Originally Posted by moseng View Post

    The Ultimate Budget Setup: Under $50 (Is this even possible now?)
    My original setup (roughly 3 months ago):
    $1.99 Wally World clearance plain weave nylon (almost 3oz/yard but light enough and durable), 4yds, gathered end, tied off with sheet bend using extra webbing (see below): $7.96

    15ft x 2 Poly webbing from ratchet straps: $8+getting those **** hooks off

    Two walmart 'biners - 300lb rated: $5 total

    Tarp: Either 8x10 standard poly tarp or Outdoor Products 5x7: $10

    Total price was $30.96 + tax

    if you want a bugnet you can pick one up for ~10 or DIY and you can pick up a 30 sleeping bag for around $30.

    These two (optional/winter) accessories bring the total to 70.96. Not under 50 but considering how old this thread is its pretty close.

  7. #147
    First post - I'm new to hammocking, and actually dont own one yet.

    EDIT - made my own DIY post here - http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=51708

    I'm looking for any help I can get.
    Last edited by FightingTheTide; 04-26-2012 at 17:54.

  8. #148
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    My Gear after 1 month

    Thought I'd just spread the knowledge here.

    Hammock: ENO Doublenest ($50)
    Tarp: Guide Gear 8.5 x 8.5 ($20)
    Coughlan's Mosquito Netting ($16)
    Warm Weather Top Quilt: Ozark Trails Fleece Sleeping Bag ($10)
    Cold Weather Top Quilt: Suisse Sport 30 Deg. Sleeping Bag ($40-meh)
    Underquilt: Embark Fleece Travel Blanket ($10)
    Pack: GoLite Jam 50L ($79); Outdoor Products Rain Cover ($5)
    Stuff Sacks: Outdoor Products 3pack ($10)
    Stove: Fancy Feast Alcohol Stove ($0.55)
    Cook Gear: Stanley Adventure Cook Set ($15), Outdoor Products Spork/Spatula Combo ($3)
    Food: Homemade Jerky, Dried Fruit, Tuna/Salmon Packets, Corn Tortillas, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Oatmeal, Poptarts, Trail Mix.
    Light: Coleman 75L Led Headlamp ($15)
    Clothing: top/bottom thermal underwear, 1 pair wind pants, 1 pair athletic shorts, 2 sport tees, 2 pair socks (1 dress, 1 chunky), North Face Resolve Jacket, thin synthetic quarter zip sweater.
    Boots: Timberland Chocorua Goretex
    Knife: Mora Companion Carbon Steel ($15)
    Multitool: Leatherman Blast ($25).
    Saw: Fiskars Folding Saw ($7)

    Random Stuff: Magnesium firestarter, vaseline cottonballs, bandana, 2L water bladder, Berkey water bottle purifier, poop shovel, 50ft paracord, kindle, couple carabiners, compass, fishing kit in a tictac box, wd40 pen, duck/electrical tape on gift card, solar charger, medkit, aquamira tablets, wet wipes, cut down toothbrush, .

  9. #149
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    this has been some help thanx

  10. #150
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashvandicoot View Post
    Thought I'd just spread the knowledge here.

    Hammock: ENO Doublenest ($50)
    Tarp: Guide Gear 8.5 x 8.5 ($20)
    Coughlan's Mosquito Netting ($16)
    Warm Weather Top Quilt: Ozark Trails Fleece Sleeping Bag ($10)
    Cold Weather Top Quilt: Suisse Sport 30 Deg. Sleeping Bag ($40-meh)
    Underquilt: Embark Fleece Travel Blanket ($10)
    Pack: GoLite Jam 50L ($79); Outdoor Products Rain Cover ($5)
    Stuff Sacks: Outdoor Products 3pack ($10)
    Stove: Fancy Feast Alcohol Stove ($0.55)
    Cook Gear: Stanley Adventure Cook Set ($15), Outdoor Products Spork/Spatula Combo ($3)
    Food: Homemade Jerky, Dried Fruit, Tuna/Salmon Packets, Corn Tortillas, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Oatmeal, Poptarts, Trail Mix.
    Light: Coleman 75L Led Headlamp ($15)
    Clothing: top/bottom thermal underwear, 1 pair wind pants, 1 pair athletic shorts, 2 sport tees, 2 pair socks (1 dress, 1 chunky), North Face Resolve Jacket, thin synthetic quarter zip sweater.
    Boots: Timberland Chocorua Goretex
    Knife: Mora Companion Carbon Steel ($15)
    Multitool: Leatherman Blast ($25).
    Saw: Fiskars Folding Saw ($7)

    Random Stuff: Magnesium firestarter, vaseline cottonballs, bandana, 2L water bladder, Berkey water bottle purifier, poop shovel, 50ft paracord, kindle, couple carabiners, compass, fishing kit in a tictac box, wd40 pen, duck/electrical tape on gift card, solar charger, medkit, aquamira tablets, wet wipes, cut down toothbrush, .
    how warm does that UQ keep you?

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