8635Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock for bike camping
- Apr 8, 2005Paul V. said:
> I'm looking for a hammock to use for bike camping.I've used both a home-made hammock, and my current Hennessy hammock
for cycle touring. Making one is striaght-forward, but does require a
sewing machine and some time. I saw a Hennessy on sale for less than
the cost of a cheap second hand sewing machine... so I bought it.
There's a few comments scattered through
http://www.moz.net.nz/photo/2004/01/01-tour/ on the subject, and even
some photos. The www.hennessyhammock.com/ works well and is light and
easy to pitch. The FAQ will have heaps more links and so on I'm sure.
I did another tour this Christmas (summer!) and then went to Tasmania
and camped in the forest. The hammock works well, and the totally
bug-proof nature was again a great bonus.
> What is very important is to get a good nights sleep because you areMaking sure before you start the trip that you can reliably get a good
> your bike's motor, so comfort is top priority. I have slept in a net
> hammock which was comfortable but...
night's sleep in the hammock is important. You'll still need a
sleeping mat of some sort, and there are a huge number of theories on
light ways to stay warm. I go the the decent sleeping bag and mat,
myself, as it means I can ground camp if I need to (the Hennessy can
be pitched on the ground).
Big advantages are the fast setup time (note the photo of me putting
it up so I have somewhere to sit for lunch), compact size (no poles)
and lightness. I have camped in camping grounds with it with no
problems, but stealth camping is much better (and somewhat easier with
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