- Hello All,
Just joined the group and it appears the growing number of campers
Santa brought me a Hennessey Ultralite Explorer
Looking forward to getting out and using it and learning from others
I live in upstate New York.
- I love camping,but rarely get to go because my wife hates to sleep on
the ground, I have never heard of Hammock Camping before. What are some
good links for finding out more about it and what is preferred or
suggested and what to avoid.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bryan" <toy01@b...> wrote:
> I love camping,but rarely get to go because my wife hates to sleep onHello, Bryan!
> the ground, I have never heard of Hammock Camping before. What are
> some good links for finding out more about it and what is preferred or
> suggested and what to avoid.
I am a little over one year into this hammock hanging thing myself.
Tim has provided you with a number of links in another post here which
are excellent. I had to prove this stuff to myself; so, the first
adventure was to make a Risk ZHammock. I stayed warm and comfortable.
Next, I purchased a Hennessy and then a Speer Hammock. I like the
Speer a bit more; but, that's just my two cents.
I began looking at hammocks as a way to save weight (YES it does!);
but, found that the "comfort factor" everyone raves about is
Get Mr. Speer's book and make one of your own and/or buy one, and
practice in the back yard. If your wife hates sleeping on the ground,
she will find that this is a VERY safe/secure/comfortable way to go!
Even the "modesty-issue" is covered - you have this tarp over you that
allows you to stand up to change clothes! You can sit down to change
shoes/sox and cook without crawling around in the mud.
And... Depending upon where you live, you could hook up with some of
these folks here to *SEE* what they are doing.
Plus, you will find that everyone here is more than genorous with
help, advice, etc.
- Hi, I just started hanging this summer and am headed out this weekend to
the Nantahala for the Festival and a little paddling. Seems like
everywhere I go I talk to someone about hammocking and put them on the
path to convert. :)
My rig is an ENO Doublenest, ENO bug-net, Noah Tarp 9 and I changed my
suspension to Whoopie Slings and Tree Huggers. I don't have the funds
yet to buy an under quilt so I made a pad extender for my Thermarest and
put Reflectix insulation in the wings(aluminized bubble wrap). This
weekend will be my first test. I'll come back with my results. And will
post some pics.
- Welcome to Hammock Forums! Hope to hear more about your hammock
camping experiences. Didn't know about the Nantahala Festival this
weekend. Have fun!
- Hello from a fellow newb ! Just got my Hennessy Expedition Asym today. Only had time for a quick hang test in the back yard. Will play more this week. An all new experience for me.
More issues with warm weather, rain and mosquitoes down here in Louisiana. Heading up to Arkansas the last week of October.