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its the price that ruin's these two.

 

I didn't find price to be an issue. Been using a Jungle Hammock for 15 years. I have found quality to be an issue. I get tired of paying for something multiple times because it doesn't hold up.

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To keep water from running down the rope and on to you you tie a piece of string just up the rope from the hammock but still under your cover that hangs down, called a drip knot some hammocks have these or a ball on the rope that does the same thing, not perfect but helps to divert to water off your backside

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familliar but as you said NOT PERFECT here in texas we can get 3 incjhes of rain in an hour

and the sun will pop out and steam the starch out of your underwear LOL.

 

The Jungle Hammock comes with a large metal washer knotted in the rope. I have been in downpours and it works well.

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I didn't find price to be an issue. Been using a Jungle Hammock for 15 years. I have found quality to be an issue. I get tired of paying for something multiple times because it doesn't hold up.

 

 

 

 

ANYTHING like that if you use it enough, you will have to mend and replace eventually.

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I have an ENO hammock, with the bug net attachment and I love it. I camped with it a few times last summer/fall and I plan on taking it out again soon. For the underside, I took a cheap $.98 Wally World space blanket, cut it to my size and layered one side with bright orange duct tape (for structural strength and can double as signal device). I also have a 30* sleeping bag I use in the hammock, and can use my thermal blanket for insulation.

 

And then I also have a tarp I throw over the top in case of rain.

 

I wouldn't mind saving up for a nice hammock from these guys http://www.junglehammock.com/ as their hammock are everything all in one, but those price tags are a bit high for me.

Maybe when I get back from Basic Training.....

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i got me a cheap hammock from a surplus store in the ca bay area it was $20 and it was one of the best investments i've ever made, except the fact it is blue and highly visable. this is just a cheapo hammock so it doesn't have a cover, but wal mart has some light weight tarps in the outdoor section for $10 or $15 and they fit perfectly over my hammock. problem solved now i have an above ground shelter that weighs less than 1lbs.

for the record wal mart also has hammocks for $25, light weight parachute material and goes in a little pouch bout the size of a grapefruit, comes with 2 carribeaners and ropes to secure it, it even has a tag with dif. kinds on knots you can use to secure it. pick up one of them tarps i was talking about and your set.

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I too use an Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock for my BOB. Lighter then a tent, your off the ground so you don't have to carry a pillow, a ground mart, and if it floods your fine. I'd get that and a tarp, and thats your shelter.

 

 

we carry those too, as well as a tent. there is a time and a place for both and in that situation there is no substitute.

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its the price that ruin's these two.

 

A buddy of mine recommemds this one.

http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/grand-trunk-skeeter-beeter-pro-hammock.aspx?a=501105

 

Double-sided zipper makes for easy in/out

• 2 pockets on inside for storage

• Overhead suspension system for easy set-up

• Stainless steel S-hooks for easy hanging

• Triple stitching on all stress points

• Triple stitching on mosquito netting to reduce tearing

• Net suspension kit: Two 20' pieces of shock cord

• 10'6" x 5"; weighs 28 ozs. 400-lb. capacity!

 

add a tarp for rain protection and you got a 3 season set up.

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ive seen these awake, i'll stick with mine. just a better choice for me.

i dont like the fact that the mess net is always a part of the rig.

 

understood. I prefer the ground myself. easier for me to scramble out of a tent than hammock.

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Ya know... I'd be all over a hammock to sleep in, but out here where I live, the only trees that grow are in city limits, and along the river 12 miles from where I am. But we have lots and lots of rocks. And sand. and sagebrush. ._. so at least with the sagebrush, If I bag an antelope, I'll be able to season it haha. But mostly I think I'll be eating rocks before I get an antelope much larger than a poodle.

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I have both Sierra tents and a Jungle hammock. I find that it depends on the situation as to which I will use. For example, my GHB carries the hammock because I want something that packs very small, is extremely light to carry and deploys and packs up quickly. Besides, I would expect maybe one or two nights on the road before getting home.

 

The tents are generally for more than one person and for a longer duration. Maybe one to two weeks.

 

Both are designed for year-round use.

 

You just can't be too prepared! :rolleyes:

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I have an ENO doublenest that I take with me everywhere. If it's a nice day I can pull out the hammock. My Clark North American goes with me camping, I don't sleep well on the ground anymore.

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