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20200Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Tent/hammocks (was California Hammocks

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  • John Coy
    Oct 5, 2009
      I know there's a lot of different opinion, but mine is that to really have the benefits of a tent with your hammock, I think the NX 150 Jungle Hammock, at www.junglehammocks.com is easily the best way to go (though it is also unfortunately quite expensive).

      If you consider the cost of making lots of modifications, tarps, and under insulation to other brands, then the jungle hammock brand is not all that much more expensive, and you'd have a very difficult time trying to get all the features let alone quality that it offers by making your own modifications, without adding a lot more of weight than the weight of the whole set up of the Clark Jungle Hammock brand.  I hate the high price, but I've tried other systems, and various modifications, and I'm convinced that the junglehammock systems are the best way to go, all things considered.

      John

      --- On Mon, 10/5/09, pattysueanderson <pattysueanderson@...> wrote:

      From: pattysueanderson <pattysueanderson@...>
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Tent/hammocks (was California Hammocks
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:48 AM






       









      --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, "Sandy" <sandykayak@ ...> wrote:

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      > I'm always looking for the perfect hammock/tent combo. Is there such a thing? It's easy to take a hammock and a tent when kayak camping.

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      > sandy in miami

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      > --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, "quantum72000" <quantum7@> wrote:

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      > > I recently saw a friend's camping hammock and immediately went out and bought one. I lived in Seattle, so a hammock seemed perfect for the kind of backpacking I was used toâ€"dense forests and mountain streams.

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      > > However, last week I moved to San Diego. In my excitement I didn't think very much about what the geography down here would be like. Now that I've arrived I am painfully aware that most of the terrain here consists of sage brush and windy flats.

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      > > Has anyone spent time hiking down here? My first impression is that maybe I should swap the hammock for a microlight tent, but maybe there are enough scattered trees to find somewhere to put up a hammock? If anyone has used a hammock down in this region I would be greatly heartened.

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      > > -Spencer

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      I just purchased the Lawson tent/hammock and waiting for it to come in the mail. Hope it works, looks cool in the pics. Google it.



      http://www.cabelas com/p-0057411518 634a.shtml



      I will let you know.

      Patty































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