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19843Re: [Hammock Camping] Tall guy looking to get into a hammock

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  • pure mahem
    Jan 31, 2009
      I do highly recomend hanging vs. the ground. But if your worried about trying it and being out your money if you don't like it don't be. There have beenĀ a few that have experimented and then decided it wasn't for them, they then inturn had no trouble selling what they bought on hammock forums.net or White Blaze. A good source to try before your buy is to post on hammock forums.net and see if anyone is in your area and will let you try there hammock out. Many hangers are very gratious at trying to convert the ground dwellers. I've had a lot of trouble with my back in recent years and the hammock in my opinion is the most comfortable night sleep I can get. Most people I've read about having problems is usually that there knees bother them from the slight curve and that is usually taken care of by stuffing some extra clothing or backback under the legs while sleeping. If you explore the forums READING you'll see this issue comes up quite a bit for many
      people along with shoulder squeeze in some cases. I personally have never had an issue with these and am perfectly comfortable in my Treklight hammock.

      From: carrbear123 <carrbear01@...>
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:45:05 AM
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Tall guy looking to get into a hammock

      Hi folks,

      I've been checking out the forum to find previous posts on these
      questions, but haven't had luck. If it's been discussed before,
      please feel free to send me to the right place! Otherwise, I guess
      I'll just ask 'em all! :)

      I'm 6'3'', 225lbs; thinking about getting into a hammock for the
      first time. A buddy of mine is interested too (similar size), but is
      fearful of his lower back pain acting up in a hammock.


      1) Hammocks that advertise that 6'5'' and under will "fit"...will I,
      really, fit?

      2) How 'flat' can you really get in one (even at a diagonal)? Every
      pic I've seen of people lying 'flat' don't really look too flat - the
      middle of the body looks to sag down a good bit.

      2) Hennessy vs DD? Thoughts? Any other suggestions for an entry level

      3) Know of any stores that I could test a hammock in, without
      actually buying one first? (What if I really don't like it!?)

      4) Know of any outlets for used equipment, low prices? Or should I
      just stick with a new one from a dealer?

      Hope someone can give some good insight. Perhaps you'll gain another
      hammocking camper or two out of it! (Ha!) Thanks a bunch.


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