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Discussion in 'Hammocks' started by Back50, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Back50

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    Been waiting for the weather to break so I can spend a night in the lean to. Wasn’t looking forward to sleeping on my cot though. Spent a few evenings browsing this forum and decided to give hanging a try. Went for starter hammock from Walmart. Set it up by the wood stove in the garage and played around with the ridge line till it was comfortable. Slid my thermarest pad inside a fleece sleeping bag and settled in while keeping an eye on 10 lbs of bacon in the smoker. Nodded out for an hour!Think I caught the fever....

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    I heard that bears view hammocks as “low hanging fruit”. :p My back would never tolerate a night in a hammock.
     
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    I think hammocks give a great night sleep. I prefer them over anything else. Sometimes even over my own bed. Dutchware sells an 11’ hammock for around $30. If you feel like you are getting the bug, I’d suggest going that route. Also check out hammock forums. Lots of good info there as well.
     
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    Well, I think you just gave me a good reason to clean out my garage and hook the wood stove back up. Neat!

    Who is the other person in the hammock... it says Two Person... :p
     
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    After eating all the bacon that’s been smoking all day I will be the size of 2 people......
     
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    Thanks I will check them out. Looked around hammock forums,downloaded The Ultimate Hang,watched a ton of Shug YouTube videos. Head full of ideas,just have to start trying them out!
     
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    Needed the wood stove today,winter doesn’t want to give up:(
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    Get a cocoon and go sleep outside!!!! Hammocks are best. Absolutely the best.
     
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    You may be surprised. Many people have switched to full time hanging and gotten rid of their beds because hammocks feel so much BETTER on their backs. Hammocks really don't have pressure points like beds since they tend to cradle every inch of your body.

    I had given up on camping until I discovered hammock camping. I love it now. I do use a bridge hammock, though that's because I'm a side sleeper. And I get uncomfortably cold in a tent at 50° while 30° is perfect for a hammock!
     
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