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post #1 of 28 Old 05-01-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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how do you guys like to ruff it on the bike sleep wise ?

Im always late to the party ,but i recently got to try hammock tent camping ..i must say its kick butt off the ground dry and totally protected and like sleeping on air .. oh yeah ..

right now im using a hennessy hammock there if a few diffrent companies offering diffrent versions but this fits me well .

no worries of rocks and critters , lots of room to work underin a storm and its multi tasks with such little weight and space on the bike .

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post #2 of 28 Old 05-01-2013, 02:25 PM
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I need a flat surface for my busted back and still prefer a tent. I know that I can always set up a tent and don't need trees......but many swear by the hammocks.

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post #3 of 28 Old 05-01-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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i have a bad back too .and after bunch of reviews older folks with bad backs they love em ..and in the hammock you lay diagnal in it and it leaves you with a nice flat surface with a slight natural curve .. hard to explain in writing but its does wonders compared to a 2 inch foam mat ..

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Hello Gentlemen,

I have been looking into the military poncho tarp, a military Bivy bag and a Big Bertha sleeping mat set up. It seems as if all three together would be fantastic for mild to hot weather. I will still need to augment the bivy bag with velcro and bug netting. I feel once I can sleep with the bug netting deployed and the bivy bag open at the top i will be comfortable.

The nice thing of the Ponch tarp is that it is waxed rip stop cotton and not subject to heat or melting. I can have a fire very close and not worry. I roll around alot and the Hammock system will end up in knots with me inside.

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post #5 of 28 Old 05-01-2013, 08:04 PM
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+1 on the hammock. This is my 4th year hanging. So far,in 7 states I have only found one place(campground at a rally)that I couldn't hang it. I have an ENO doublenest and depending on the weather I either use a Chinook tarp or a cheap Guide Gear tarp. There are several other nice ones out there but so far this set up has served me well. A night in the hammock in a down bag is the best sleep I get.

The Chinook is big enough that I can close it up in bad or cold weather
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post #6 of 28 Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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this hommock is amzing in stability no worries of ever rolling out even without side guide lines .. i was worried about this too .. in the top yellow bag is my old army 3 peice extreme cold bivy bag figured the gortrx liner be perfect liner to keep the hammock lined . also there is a net they use for head of bivy sack

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awsome pics !! im thinking of getting a bigger tarp for little more room under it ...but still works great and i swapped over to some d rings for real quick set up no more knots ..

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i brought a small tent just incase i cant find any trees big enough to tie off heading home some areas are black spruce and not strong are large in some areas ..

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I was going to buy a Hennesey a year or so ago when they had a special... Hammock price was reduced and they were throwing in a Scout hammock for kids... Would have been perfect for me and my son. Lol, as usual, I hesitated until the deal was over...
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What to do with gear was something I had to learn. I have one of these that I string along my hammock. It's a good place to put my riding gear at night, out of the weather and away from critters. It wads up to the size of a baseball so not too big to store.
In case I can't hang and need shelter,I have a collapsible leg from a broken camera tripod(a hiking pole will work also). It works as a tent pole and just form a lean-to with the tarp. It's basically like a tent with out a floor. When I got to that rally that was in an open field I set the tarp up on the pole and was in good shape for the two nights I was there. I had been camping in the hammock for a week and it was weird to sleep on the ground.
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