17747[Hammock Camping] Re: Looking for an inexpensive hammock
- Jun 26, 2007Here's the Byer's of Maine Mosquito Traveler (has bug net, but no
tarp) for $40. http://www.ccoutdoorstore.com/bymotrha.html
I was in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) for a family wedding two
weekends ago. They had complimentary Maine hammocks (with spreader
bars) on the beach, so I naturally dove in.
I was sooo uncomfortable. I kept thinking of this group and wanting
to email "where's the sweet spot" on a spreader bar hammock? They
are very flat.
sandy in miami
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@...>
>now, so i had one handy to test a thought i had about your question.
> mary... i've been sleeping in a hammock nightly for over 2 years
> normally people suggest having the foot end of the hammock a fewinches higher than the head end simply because you will tend to find
your largest body mass (the torso) in the center of the hammock,
putting your feet in the small end of the hammock.
> but in your case (wanting to sleep w/ the head slightlyelevated) if you hang your hammock w/ the foot end maybe about one
foot lower, your feet will be near the small end of the hammock, but
your head is clearly higher. i just tried it.
> i believe i could sleep just fine that way.practical for camping these days are not the types w/ spreader bars
> a couple other things...
> 1)... the type hammocks that most people are finding most
on each end. you'll find that type far less stable. look in the
picture gallery here for examples. better yet go to the speer
hammock web site for lots of pictures & info.
> ed is the owner of this yahoo group & a very nice & helpfulguy. his real job just keeps him from taking part here as much as he
> to use inside your family tent, the top loading style (or speertype) would be most appropriate. the hennessy hammocks have a
permanently attached bug net, so the only way to get to your stuff
(clothes, water, etc) would be to have it inside w/ you or get out of
the hammock through a bottom entry slit.
> 2)... of course you'll have to have a hammock stand. there areseveral available that you could buy, but a couple things to keep in
mind are that they need to have a base that will be easy on your tent
floor & it should be long enough to fit the hammock you buy.
> there is one made by byer that i believe would fit the bill. ibelieve it even adjusts in length.
> seems like it's about $89 or $99 bucks. they may sell that brandat some of the sporting good stores so you could pick it up & save
> and i believe you could hang the foot lower on that stand.before me.
> i'll try to get a few more details later unless you get to it
> there's another web site http://hammockforums.net where thereis at least one active thread where people are discussing hammock
> Mary Neal <sisjake@...> wrote:
> We've used air mattresses in the past, that isn't really what 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 lookingfor some
> way to adjust. I already own a Paco Pad, which is top of the line,pinch I can
> self-inflatable and insulated...but it is just not enough. In a
> prop myself up on duffles but even that gets uncomfortable afterawhile.
> don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!
> Luggage? GPS? Comic books?
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