16233Re: [Hammock Camping] First night in the Mosquito Traveler (Byers)
- Nov 2, 2006Thanks, Ed. Here's "more" already.
I found two good trees (there were 21 in our group and everybody else
was in a tent, so space was scarce). And I had this huge (10x12 HH)
rain fly with nowhere to tie off. Finally, someone said, "Just use
tent stakes." Let's just say that I had no privacy problems when
HOWEVER, I would like to be able to have the fly higher. I want to
make a square fly (8 x 8 sound OK?) so I can use it asymmetrically
and only require to tie outs. No trekking poles when I paddle a
I've found some good aluminum ones from Tent Pole Technologies
They come in 13 ($2.60), 18 ($3.60), and 26 ($5.60) inch lengths..
grommet tips are 75 cents. The .340 one is approx. same diameter as
a pencil. Thing this is thick enough?
They do give the weight per linear foot - .29/lb - so a 4' pole would
weigh just over 1 lb. No problem in the kayak, but I'd probably want
to take on a backpacking trip as well so I need to keep them as light
Here's the question: what total length would you suggest?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
> Glad to hear about your first hammock night Sandy. Am I correct in
> you're now a devoted convert! LOL
> Hope to hear more about your hammocking..Ed
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> Author, Hammock Camping, The Complete Guide
> Editor, Hammock Camping News
> Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc
> From: email@example.com
> On Behalf Of Sandy Kramer
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:00 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Hammock Camping] First night in the Mosquito Traveler
> I used my camping hammock (Byer's Mosquito Traveller) for the first
> time last weekend. IT WAS THE BEST NIGHT'S SLEEP I HAVE HAD IN
> I suffer from arthritis and am usually in agony when I get up, but
> in the hammock. Temp went to the low 50s (cold for us Floridians),
> I was glad to have 6 panels of the Z-rest - could feel the
> Fortunately, I didn't need to get up in the middle of the night,
> was wearing my Feathered Friends Rock Wren sleeping bag, so it
> have been that bad.
> Only problem I had was when I tried to turn and the pad didn't move
> with me.
> I need to learn how to do those knots!!
> sandy in miami
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