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17742Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Looking for an inexpensive hammock

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  • Steve Bennett
    Jun 25, 2007

      This cot might be of use in combination with your sleeping pad.


      On Jun 25, 2007, at 6:32 PM, Mary Neal wrote:

      > We've used air mattresses in the past, that isn't really what I
      > need. I
      > also have acid reflux and need to sleep in a semi-sitting
      > position. I won't
      > let my health problems interfere with my camping, so I am looking
      > for some
      > way to adjust. I already own a Paco Pad, which is top of the line,
      > self-inflatable and insulated...but it is just not enough. In a
      > pinch I can
      > prop myself up on duffles but even that gets uncomfortable after
      > awhile.
      > Mary
      >> From: "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...>
      >> Reply-To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      >> To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Looking for an inexpensive hammock
      >> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 22:13:08 -0000
      >> If you want to sleep in a tent with your family, you might just want
      >> more cushioned pads or cots. Air mattress for camping that are 3
      >> inches or so thick are likely what you want and can be had with
      >> insulation inside them or without insulation. The department stores
      >> sell uninsulated ones for car camping in various sizes with manual
      >> pumps or pumps you can plug into your car's cigarette lighter and
      >> those are probably 6 inches or so thick. The least expensive ones
      >> don't have insulation but you can use the insulation in the pads you
      >> have now by stacking them on top of the air mats and securing them
      >> with one of several means if you need to, the simplest is just a pair
      >> of ribbons sewn together in the appropriate length loop that wraps
      >> around both pads. How cold do you expect it to get... you are likely
      >> to need some insulation underneath you as well as cushioning?
      >> Youngblood
      >> --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Neal" <sisjake@...>
      >> wrote:
      >>> I am looking for an inexpensive hammock. We (three kids and I) are
      >> going on
      >>> a three week road camping trip to Alaska from Pennsylvania. I found
      >> out
      >>> this last weekend that my "older" bones cannot handle just a
      >> sleeping pad
      >>> anymore (I have a ruptured disk in my lower back). I am open for
      >>> suggestions as to what type of portable, folding hammock to get,
      >> space is at
      >>> a premium as we are travelling in a four-door Saturn. The hammock
      >> will be
      >>> put up inside the tent. I have looked at the one from Walmart,
      >>> and the
      >>> Kelsyus. Any other suggestions?
      >>> Mary
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