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Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Flat Sleeping

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  • C Morley
    And only $200, wow a bargain! Okay, it IS a very cool cot and if I had that kind of cash and a tent it d be the only cot I d take camping with me, but I d
    Message 1 of 13 , May 28, 2007
      And only $200, wow a bargain!

      Okay, it IS a very cool cot and if I had that kind of cash and a tent it'd be the only cot I'd take camping with me, but I'd still rather hang around my hammock (home made based on hennesy with the under storage of a clark and side entrance). Much more comfortable and I don't have to find a flat spot, worry about putting it all together in a downpour or disturb the vegetation in the campsite. Nice idea though.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: tim garner
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:32 PM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Flat Sleeping

      pretty cool cot... but i'd still rather swing in my hammock<g>.
      yeah, i use a insulated air mat in my hammock. it's extreamly comfy & it does help you to lay even flater. i use the big agness insulated air core in warmer temps & the exped 7 in colder temps.
      because of a back injury & surgerys i've had to use an air mat in the hammock, but recently i've noticed that the back is doing better & i've been sleeping w/o a mat this week.
      so this summer i will probably leave the air mat home.
      BTW... i've found a 10" hammock to be an optimal length for me. but only 50" wide.

      Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:

      If you really want to get flat you can always sleep directly on
      shelter floors. Hahaha, but I have only met a very few folks that can
      do that. There is a light weight backpacking cot that looks like it
      would work http://www.luxurylite.com/cotindex.html but even simpler
      than that is an air mattress. They have them with no insulation for
      warmer weather, they have them with some synthetic insulation for
      moderate temperatures and they have them with down insulation for
      serious insulation. I have a Exped7, which is 2.8 inches thick and a
      Stevenson 80 inch long one that is 4.5 inches thick. They are
      comfortable on anything including concrete and warm enough to go to
      any temperature I camp in. My experience with them in hammocks is
      they flatten the lie a good bit but you need a pretty good size
      hammock to use them, especially since they raise you up enough to
      affect stability.

      Personally I have found that the full width Speer style hammocks are
      pretty dang comfortable and if you want it more comfortable/flatter,
      just make it longer. The tradeoff is the longer they are they heavier
      and bulkier things get. At some point you just have to make tradeoffs
      that suit you. I've been doing it long enough now that I can get
      comfortable using several different types of insulation schemes and I
      suspect you can too.


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