Re: New to hammocking
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I have completly done away with tent camping and use my hammock all
the time. I have a HH explorer Delux Asym, with the larger Hex Fly.
I allways have 2 trecking poles with me, 4 extra guy ropes and 4
stakes, so I can pitch my hammock as a tent on the ground, using the
trecking poles. I used a $2 shop plastic poncho for a ground sheet,
last time I had to do this, when there was no trees available.
Im into lightweigh hiking, and am in New Zealand. Lots of rain any
time of the year over here, I find I stay dryer in my hammock in
heavy rain than sleeping in my tents, as my tents condensate to much
and get damp floors quickly. I usually take the larger Hex fly with
me, except I will take the smaller fly on 1 or 2 night trips when no
rain is forcast.
Any How hope you enjoy your Hammock Setup.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Neal" <nealaustin@...> wrote:
> Tried my first real hike with the hammock. I used a 6X8 Silnylon
> from campmor strung diagonally from corner to corner over triptease
> and 2 corner tieouts. Used my sleeping bag (cats meow) without any
> underpad. The nights got down to 50° including one on the Lake
> Superior north shore. 1 night of rain. It was great and I stayed
> Ialso didn't have any of the "cold-spot" problems that I haveread so
> often here. Now I ask myself, why do I have a tent?