Re: [Hammock Camping] Quick Trip Report.
- Attached is a picture of our "double Hennesseys between cars" hang.
The tan/brown is an Ultralight Backpacker model and the forest green is
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From: Ralph Oborn
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Quick Trip Report.
1)Pictures of your unique "hang" ???
See more info at the CDC site:
On 12/4/05, Scot Leibacher <scot-leibacher@...> wrote:
> Just wanted to file a quick trip report. My younger brother (14 years
> younger sister (4 years) and I just returned last night from a week long
> starting in Indiana down to southern Florida and back. Our main activities
> included Mining gems in Hiddenite North Carolina, two days canoing in
> Everglades National Park in southern Florida, A day visit to the Audoban's
> Corkscrew bird sanctuary near Naples Florida, and a one day canoe
> trip in the Okeefenokee swamp in southern Georgia on the way back home.
> My brother and I both used Henessey Hammock most of the nights
> we spent at various campsites during the trip. Our original plan in the
> Everglades was for a two day trip staying the night on one of the
> chickees (a platform raised out of the water to be used for overnight
> stays), The chickees are big enough for several free-standing tents
> and are covered with a roof. We planned to hang the hammocks on the
> roof supports. All of the chickee sites were closed, however, due to damage
> sustained in the last hurricane that hit southern Florida back in early
> October. In fact, the whole southern half of the Everglades National
> Park was closed and probably will remain so until about Easter of 2006.
> We opted instead to stay at a nearby Florida State Park (Collier) and
> take two one-day trips into the Everglades. The State Park would not
> allow hanging on trees due to plant life that grows on the bark of the trees
> that is eaten by several types of snails, some endangered, in this
> part of Florida. Since both our cars have luggage racks, we ended up parking
> the cars about 18 feets apart and hanging them between the cars.
> Although the bugs and mosquitos were not bad at all, I did end up getting
> chomped on good one night in the hammock. Since the night temperatures
> dipped into the low fifties, I used a lightweight sleeping bag unzipped
> all the way. Laying on top of part of the sleeping bag and allowing the
> extra to
> be folded over the top of me when the temperatures got a little cool.
> One morning, I awike and my left shoulder was off the sleeping bag directly
> on the hammock material. I found I had about 5 mosquito bites where they
> had apparently bitten through the hammock material.
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