If you are looking for a light tarp
you might buying the rain fly from Hennessey. They will sell any fly they
make separately from the hammock.
ALso, have you looked into
Hennessey's close-out sale on their older models. There are some really
good deal here. Perhaps a few ounces heavier than their newer models but
still (I think) nicer than other hammocks.
(this really wasn't supposed to be an
advertisement for HH! I just happen to think they have good quality
Consider the Byers of Main modle with the solid nylon
think Campmor has it for under $20. It weighs under a
pound. Add a
cheap 8 x 10 tarp (heavy) and bug netting for
rain and bugs. One
reason the hammocks like the Spear and HH are as
expensive as they
are is the tarp. Light weight tarps are expensive.
You could also
check out the DIY material Ed has on his site. Hope
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "SG
> I'll spare you the
story. Bottomline question: most economical
> hammock solution. I want
to get units for myself and 3 sons. I've
> looked at: treeboat, Dryad,
speer, and hennessy. comments about
> best deal etc would be
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