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Old 10-06-2012, 07:22 AM
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Need Advice for First Hang

For years I've been thinking about making the switch from tent to hammock, but was leery about the gear investment without testing it first. Well, someone has loaned me their WBBB (Warbonnet Blackbird) double-layer hammock for a trip to the Cohutta Wilderness in Georgia October 21-27. I should expect overnight temps as low as 30* F, but the WBBB is the only piece of hammock-specific gear and I can't afford an underquilt right now.

I have plenty of other gear though, including:
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:32 PM
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I've got quite a bit of experience with my WBBB and I'm having a hard time being positive about goin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:30 AM
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Thanks Jim, that's the kind of advide I need (even if not the answer I hoped for).

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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The cost does suck but it puts backpacking on a whole new comfort level. I just flew out to the Tri NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:44 PM
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I'm with Outdoor_Jim, the pad configuration is likely to come up short with regard to carry and use. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:03 PM
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+1 on what Reality and Jim said. First-time hammock use with a pad can be (and usually is) a nitema NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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I had a great trip to Red River Gorge in Kentucky and slept well in the hammock, but was lucky the t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:14 PM
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:48 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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Hi All

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