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18914Re: [Hammock Camping] Pros and Cons

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  • C C Wayah
    Apr 7, 2008
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      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@...>
      To: <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
      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.
      > David
      > aka: Canoebie
      > ginohav <ginohav@...> wrote:
      > Hi,I'm new to this group and love backpacking and stealth camping
      > and
      > 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?
      > Thanks
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