Posted by: devilssoninlaw on Mar-26-12 1:42 PM (EST)
Anyone use a hammock for camping? Maybe not the best choice in all areas because it won't do you any good on the beach with no trees but I find them very comfortable and light weight and they pack down small.
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I like my ENO DoubleNest hammock|
Posted by: Jeffrey_Lee on Mar-26-12 7:05 PM (EST)
I've been sleeping in a hammock for a few years now when kayak-camping, and seldom use a tent anymore.
check out these Great Lakes Hammocks|
Posted by: ferrio420 on Jan-11-14 5:06 PM (EST)
Adding a hammock to my kayak trips, camping trips, and canoeing trips was a total game changer.
Posted by: briansnat on Mar-26-12 8:42 PM (EST)
I have an ENO single nest that I've spent a few nights in. I just ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird hammock and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival. I've heard so many good things about it that I just had to have one.
Posted by: kayakkarl on Mar-26-12 9:56 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddlesheep on Apr-02-12 2:27 PM (EST)
I've been using a Hennessy Expedition zip entry hammock for the past year. Best sleeps I've ever had outdoor. Have only run across one situation where I could't find suitable trees, so I had to make do sleeping under a tarp.
Don't always have to hang it...|
Posted by: old_user on May-20-12 6:54 PM (EST)
I've been hanging for quite a while. there are places where I don't have any trees so I just set it up like a tent. I use my paddle halves as poles.
Have a Hennessy Ultralight|
Posted by: Brawleytj on Jun-02-12 7:36 PM (EST)
Backbacker hammock, with the standard bottom entry. I use a Kelty Noah 9 tarp, or standard Hennessy Hex tarp for heavy rains. Set up takes 2 minutes and it's the most comfortable nights sleep I've ever had. It's light, and you don't have to worry about uneven ground, roots, rocks, and water around your tent. Hammocks are little colder to sleep in than a tent but a pad and quilt handle that, or a quilt on the bottom of the hammock can be used for insulation. Like Karl said, try www.hammocksforum.com
Posted by: rptyd on Jun-04-12 4:39 PM (EST)
Hammock camping is awesome and even if you don't have trees, almost anything that is above ground can be rigged or chocked for a support system. Although bivouac style does not kill, you can get by occasionally in waiting for the terrain to change with the trip..... I love my Hennessy Hammock! ;)
Posted by: briansnat on Jul-22-12 1:32 PM (EST)
Received my Warbonnet Blackbird about 2 months ago. What an incredibly comfortable nights sleep.
Posted by: emanoh on Sep-02-12 11:53 PM (EST)
I have an eno I toss in the boat for extended outings. I've used it to sleep a few times, but I was wondering how people are riging underquilts to ENO's? It seems like the ENO's are the recreational kayak of hammock's. I love mine in camp, but like most have realized that your underside can get cool from compressing the loft in your sleeping bag. I'm guessing more serious hammock sleeping systems have tabs for someway to hang an under quilt.
Got a Rockhopper on ebay|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Sep-03-12 9:00 AM (EST)
You can use it as a tent or hammock. As a tent it's a little hard to get out of. But it works great for flying into an area where your not sure what you'll have at the campsite. The vented fly is great and two small poles hold the shape for either set up.
not where i paddle|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Jan-11-14 6:37 PM (EST)
swinging from a tree and an arched body at night is not my idea of camping. probably good it you are in a swamp area and no dry land. they have their use but humans sleep on the ground anyway....
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Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-11-14 9:45 PM (EST)
What most folks who have never tried a real backpacking style modern hammock most often say is something like: "I can't sleep arched in a curve". Understandable why they would say that given experience in the backyard style hammock, but it is completely untrue. You are not arched in a curve in a well designed asymmetric hammock. You are practically flat, and many people sleep on their sides or even their stomach exceptionally comfortably, moreso than on any camping mat on the ground. The near flatness of the lay, with every inch of your body evenly supported is what makes the difference. Just try it for a couple of nights. Make sure it is a properly designed hammock, not the curvaceous backyard style.
I have a Hennessy Hammock|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-11-14 9:54 PM (EST)
and on purpose did NOT take it on the Yukon.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-12-14 8:42 PM (EST)
Switched back to tents|
Posted by: alexsidles on Feb-07-14 11:44 PM (EST)
I brought a Hennessy Hammock and a large 2-man tent on a multi-month Inside Passage solo. Although I'd expected to use the hammock more often than the tent, by the second week I had switched to the tent full time.
Posted by: rblturtle on Feb-08-14 4:14 PM (EST)
Except for winter and vacation camping with my wife,i always prefer my Clark hammock. I sleep better than when in my bed. One advantage of a Clark besides the under insulation is that you can see out both sides while laying in it.
Trick for staying warm in a hammock?|
Posted by: shredjesse on Feb-12-14 9:44 AM (EST)
So I've got a nice hammock, eno brand like a few others use.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Feb-12-14 11:05 AM (EST)
If you haven't already, take a look at the hammock forums for tons of advice and tips.
Posted by: sweeper on Feb-12-14 7:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: CoreyR on Mar-04-14 4:08 PM (EST)
I just placed an order for a Ticketothemoon hammock with a bug net bag, tarp, ropes and a matching day pack. It is made from "parachute material." i am an old paratrooper so, we shall see. LOL