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  1. #231
    MotoBoss's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    I'm looking at my first hammock which is the DH thunderbird. I'm wanting a double layer and Im trying to figure out which material is best for the inside and outside. Which is more durable and which is more comfortable nylon vs polyester. Also to anyone who has used them, is the whoopie sling or cinch buckle better?
    Welcome Aaron!
    I think you've made a good choice in the DH. I feel the material choice is based on weight, both your physical weight and carry weight. You really don't need a double layer if your physical weight is below fabric recommendations unless you want to use a pad in between the layers. Once you are set on weight choice then decide which fabric you want. The real difference between nylon and poly is the stretch factor as both are pretty close to comfort "feel".

    Same goes for all your hammock accessories, you have to figure out where you will use them and how are you going to carry them. If pack packing, light weight material and equipment is of greater benefit than carrying everything on a motorcycle (as I do) or car camping.

    As for suspension, watch Shug's video's where you will learn a lot on hammocks, suspensions, tarps and "what not"
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery
    Personally I prefer the cinch buckle. It's fast, uncomplicated, dependable and easy to adjust at any moment and a no-fiddle ordeal.
    Good luck. Choices are part of the fun!
    ~Adventure Before Dementia~

  2. #232
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    Re: Newbie Hammock Setups.

    Went with the thunderbird double layer 1.9 acu on the outside and 1.1 black inside. Got the cinch buckles to go with it. Wanted the double layer so I could have different colors and extra peace of mind. It'll be on my motorcycle so weight isn't a problem. Thanks for the help I hope I like it as much as I think I will

  3. #233
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    Good luck with it Aaron. Hope you enjoy your DH as much as I do mine.
    ~Adventure Before Dementia~

  4. #234
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    Re: Newbie Hammock Setups.

    Thanks... I also ordered a cheap $20 hammock to play with while I wait (4 week wait for the DH) that should let me get used to hanging it properly. I'm also debating on using it instead of a bed so I'll have a chance to set this one up and see if I like it.

  5. #235
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    I'm also new to this hammock hanging and hiking I. Also am thinking about going with a eno to get started Would like to do a through hike on the at trail but don't think I'll be ready did not realize there was so much to it still need a lot of things and trying to keep weight down that seems to be the tricky part maybe ill Just do some section hiking for now I have the MSS sleep system and alice pack but trying to get better gear going for myself intill then I wii trudge on I get more stuff as I go dIY gear is looking better and better anyways thinks for all the great information.

  6. #236
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    Anyone

    Just wandering if there is anybody close to louisville Ky that is in DIY gear making would like to get with someone and learn how

  7. #237
    Just wondering where everyone is finding blue ccf pads at Wal-Mart for under $10.00. The cheapest I could find was $15.00 in the workout/fitness dept. and they were on closeout so the sign said and they are not even a full 6 feet long but it was 23" wide.

  8. #238
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    In Sporting Goods dept. They are with the cots, inflatable mattresses and sleeping bags.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  9. #239
    Our sleeping bag dept. at Wal-Mart was almost empty. They probably will restock for spring camping weather in the next few months. I will see what they have then. Thanks.

  10. #240
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    Just ordered my Warbonnet Blackbird, tarp, and Winter Yeti underquilt. Can't wait till it arrives. This is my first camping hammock. In the mean time, I found a like new ENO hammock and tarp for $40. It's time to go backpacking!
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