8634Hammock for bike camping
- Apr 8, 2005I'm looking for a hammock to use for bike camping. That means that
weight is important but not as important as when ultralight backpacking.
What is very important is to get a good nights sleep because you are
your bike's motor, so comfort is top priority. I have slept in a net
hammock which was comfortable but could be too cold in the mountains.
I would hope to get to areas like the plains or the southwest where
there may be no trees, so I would need some way to rig the sleeping
system as a bivvy sack to sleep on the ground, if there is nothing to
hang from. The bivvy sack/tarp could be a different system in
addition to the hammock if they were light enough to carry both.
It should be easy to hang and pack down because some nights would be
free camping along the road somewhere.
Rain protection, wind protection, bug protection and protection from
chills are important. I would hope to use the hammock as a lounge
when taking a day off due to bad weather (wind, rain, snow), laziness,
illness or injury.
I guess I am looking for a luxury sleeping system that is easy to pack
up, relatively lightweight (compared to a tent), and can be "lived in"
for days at a time. What combination of hammock, sleeping bag, tarp
and bug protection would you recommend?
I'm interested in either commercial products or ideas for how to make
Thanks for any help you can provide!
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