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    Default Cheap & Light? What do yall recommend.

    Cheap & Light? What do yall recommend.
    Newbie that has hung and enjoyed it, but im in the market for a hammock and tarp so what would yall recommend.

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    Honest? Large sil-nylon poncho with cheap hammock and bug spray... not sure about the names or combinations... But i will check it out and get back....
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    Eureka Solitude for around $90.
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    Default Cheap & Light? What do yall recommend.

    Make your own. My hammock, tarp, and suspensions weighs about 2 lbs and cost me maybe $75. Diygearsupply.com has good options.

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    I think cheap and light are mutually exclusive.

    Personally my current setup is a Light Hiker with a MacCat Deluxe. Great combo. I recently had the 2QZQ RW mod done to the hammock and love it.
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    I just received my Butt in a Sling hammock and I'm very impressed. It is longer than most hammocks (11 ft) and comes in at 6 oz. I got the Knotty mod and it is a nice addition.

    > http://www.buttinasling.com/weight-weenie-hammock.html

    It's less expensive than most parachute nylon hammocks but is much, much lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I just received my Butt in a Sling hammock and I'm very impressed. It is longer than most hammocks (11 ft) and comes in at 6 oz. I got the Knotty mod and it is a nice addition.

    > http://www.buttinasling.com/weight-weenie-hammock.html

    It's less expensive than most parachute nylon hammocks but is much, much lighter.
    +1 just got mine as well, a Weight Weenie from BIAS, very light and very reasonably priced. Add a tarp and you are on your way.
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