17767Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Basics?
- Jun 29, 2007Yes, you can use the gear you have with a hammock. Many people sleep on
pads in a hammock. However, many prefer an under-quilt. In many cases they
are more comfortable than pads. Personally, I prefer an under-quilt. I
don't like sleeping in a hammock with a pad.
There are a great deal of forums and hammock sites. This list is a great
resource. Another good resource is hammockforums.net.
Here is a list of commercial camping hammocks, which may be of interest.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
On 6/29/07, steve_n0tu <s2ranch@... > wrote:
> I'm enticed to purchase a hammock! Been reading about them and a little
> confused about the condensation issue and the mirade of accessories and
> continued discussions on on pads, underquits and nests etc.
> Ok so once I have my hammock what else do I need to stay warm? And
> what's the deal on condensation? That word scares me as I have down
> bags! I've been a using a tent/tarp as a ground hugger for years. My
> normal setup for tent/tarp in CO backpacking down to about 30F is my
> 30F down bag on top of a Prolite 3/4 foam pad. I use my bag half
> unzipped quilt style and sleep in silk tights (top and bottom) If it's
> gonna be really cool I add more layers of fleece (tops and bottoms)and
> ski hat. I don't normally sweat and tend to side sleep the best. But I
> think that's because on the ground back sleeping usually isn't to
> comfortable for me?
> The lightweight, quick setup and getting up the off the bumpy ground
> aspect of hanging between trees sounds kinda appealing! Can I adapt the
> gear I own now to 'hanging' or do I need another whole $$investment to
> outfit my self for hammocks? Are there any hammock tutorial sites
> Thanks, Steve
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