18914Re: [Hammock Camping] Pros and Cons
- Apr 7, 2008Canobie,
This option is pricy.
I'd go this route for general car camping
and canoe camping if price was not an issue.
This is a triangular suspended tent
system that weights about five
It hangs above the ground on a platform that is stretched by ratchets
between three trees.
Several models to choose from.
----- Original Message -----
From: "david ball" <riverjourneys@...>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Pros and Cons
>I too am totally new to this whole thing, however; I am more excited than a
>deer tick in a blood bank about it. I do a lot of canoe camping, hosting
>groups for 3-10 days of 8-12 people. I am always limited by tent spaces as
>we go down the river. I think hanging will help eliminate some of that, as
>my space can now be used by guests.
> As I have been investigating, the major drawback for me is my inability
> to cuddle up with my significant other. We are going to get two hammocks
> to hang our heads close and get a large rectangular tarp. I get my
> quarterly bonus Friday and will be ordering a Claytor JH and a Claytor
> Expedition with the large rectangular rain fly.
> Canoeing, ultra light is not a concern. Even with this "heavier"
> arrangement our combined weight is less than the Timberline we were using
> on the ground. We are very excited about hanging and will be headed to
> Northern Lower Michigan for a 4 day trip on Mother's Day weekend. In the
> meantime, I wll get some practice at home. Keep the feedback coming, you
> all and the Hammock Forum have been very helpful to this newbie.
> aka: Canoebie
> ginohav <ginohav@...> wrote:
> Hi,I'm new to this group and love backpacking and stealth camping
> I've heard all the pros about hammock camping, but what about the cons?
> I've read some people on other sites are worried about bears and flying
> bugs eating you alive in a hammock. I'm thinking of purchasing a clark
> hammock as I don't have the time now for a DIY hammock. Every form of
> camping has it's pro's and con's, lets hear the con's. By the way I've
> had bears come right up to our tent look around then leave, so what's
> the problem others have had or think they might have in a hammock?
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