Re: starting from scratch
I have a HH, the explorer delux asym. I have comfortably slept in
my hammock during snow falls, using a -15 degree rated down sleeping
bag, with a 1cm thick cheep $10 close cell foam pad( a double cut down
the a tear drop shape, to better fit in my hammock, tapered narrower at
my feet) and to allow easy velcro entrance to my hammock. The cloaths I
slept in at night, were a set of poly longjohns and long sleeved poly
top, a wool hat and a polarfleece sweatshirt.
I use the larger hex fly during winter due to its larger size, and peg
it down close to my hammock to stop driving rain from wetting my down
Hope this helps.
Cheers Heather over in New Zealand.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stevenleelazarus" <steven@...>
> soooo, I'm a 140 pound 5'6" 55 year old AT section hiker and i want to
> buy a hammock and associated 3-season gear. I am very interested in
> saving weight, but comfort/bug protection is definitely important to
> me. Most of the hiking i do is in the spring and the fall. The HH
> hammocks seem really perfect, but can't decide about the pad/quilt
> whatever question... since i don't own anything yet, what
Another lister already posted that what works for some may not work for others.
How true! You may even find that what works for you sometimes is not great others. Read everything you can and "try before you buy" when possible. Also, see if you can make it to some events like a Hammock Campout, Trail Days, RUCKS, etc. Most backpacker are willing to show off and maybe even let you try their gear.
I have a "hammock collection," and select which to bring by anticipated weather, distance to carry, etc. If I'm car camping, I will go with a larger hammock and cushier accessories, but if backpacking over a long distance, especially in mountains during the summer, I may go to my smallest Hennessy and substitute a poncho for the hammock fly.
What is you home area? You may find that one of us is reasonably close by and can hook up for a weekend so that you can get an up close and personal view.
starting from scratch
Posted by: "stevenleelazarus" steven@...<mailto:steven@...> stevenleelazarus
Date: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:11 pm (PDT)
soooo, I'm a 140 pound 5'6" 55 year old AT section hiker and i want to
buy a hammock and associated 3-season gear. I am very interested in
saving weight, but comfort/bug protection is definitely important to
me. Most of the hiking i do is in the spring and the fall. The HH
hammocks seem really perfect, but can't decide about the pad/quilt
whatever question... since i don't own anything yet, what is "perfect"?
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