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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Ok, I have never used a hammock. I would like to ask a few specific questions, and am in need of some help.

    1). Where do I start. I live in Indiana and there isnt anyone carrying hammocks except hammock bliss and eno.. but still how do you try one out.

    2). Concerning the colder weather, How low can you go befor adding a CCF pad or underquilt, (in general), and specifically concerning a HH or a Clark Ultralight.

    3). All of you that are experienced, if you could go back now, what would you do differently... I have already spent a ton on this addiction of mine with other gear, and it is starting to get ridiculous

    thank you for all your help

    DBD
    1. Well, your in Greenwood and I'm in Greenwood...we could work out a show and tell. PM me and we can set it up (I'm down in the Smokies next week) No help with the HH or Clark but I have a Blackbird, BMBH and a DIY version to give you some alternatives
    2. I use a UQ and/or CCF pad under 70*F
    3. It will remain ridiculous (acceptance will set you free)
    Learn how to sew and make as much of your own gear as possible..buy what you can't make.
    I can let you feel the differences between an UQ and a CCF pad so you can judge your interest.
    Again, some of the items you already have can be used with hammocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Ok, I have never used a hammock. I would like to ask a few specific questions, and am in need of some help.

    1). Where do I start. I live in Indiana

    that is your problem...move
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    that is your problem...move
    sometime Ewker, I gonna stop playin nice with you...
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    Great

    A.C.

    That sounds great... At the end of next week when you get back I will be on vacation as well, so I will PM you and we can meet up after that..

    I appreciate all the help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    A.C.

    That sounds great... At the end of next week when you get back I will be on vacation as well, so I will PM you and we can meet up after that..

    I appreciate all the help...
    get with me...I was thinking along these lines...
    My plan was to get together and I'll bring and set-up examples for review and short term laying.
    A BB + my DIY hammock are close enough to a HH get the feel of a gathered end hammock (I'll explain the differences between a HH, eno, etc and BB) and a BMBH will get the point of a bridge.
    CCF/thermarest Vs UQ. How to use a mummy bag as a quilt. A couple tarps...the basics.
    see what you think
    (I wish I could have done this when I started)
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    A.C.

    I really do appreciate the chance..

    Thank you ... When I get back Ill pm you and we can meet at a local Park...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    A.C.

    I really do appreciate the chance..

    Thank you ... When I get back Ill pm you and we can meet at a local Park...
    Watch out for AC! He's the kind of guy that runs with scissors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Watch out for AC! He's the kind of guy that runs with scissors!
    watch it or he will quit playing nice with you too
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    watch it or he will quit playing nice with you too
    maybe I'll fall with said scissors right through that tarptent...hope your not in it.
    That would be messy...
    naa...just kiddin Ewker, we like having you around. your like the last kid picked for the baseball game that you send to get water when the real players get thirsty...
    Hey that's funny!! you and water...kinda like your need for a Kayak forum
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    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    that is your problem...move
    Nah, stay up there away from people that hang out on a hammock site that sleeps mostly in a tent...

    Have a good day Ewker!

    Randy

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