Re:How High do you hang your hammock?
If your worried about small critters use a mosquito net.
I've done a lot of "camping" on the ground with just a poncho/tarp and sleeping bag, never had any problems.
As long as there is no food or food residue in the hammock you shouldn't have any problems.
If your going to South America DEFINETLY use a mosquito net.
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- Thanks for all your posts.
We're still going to try it, and we're simply just not going to worry
about the critters.
Heres to the great outdoors!
- What everybody else said...
To me the main reasons for hanging instead of tenting are:
- It's more comfortable. Instead of hard, wet, rocky, unlevel
ground, you are snuggled up in a soft cocoon that doesn't have any
- It keeps you up off the ground away from ants, spiders, scorpions,
I have found that it's just as hard to find two just-right trees to
hang my hammock from as it is to find a flat place to pitch a tent.
So there may not be much advantage there.
The only disadvantage that I can see is that in cold weather it's
harder to stay warm in a hammock than in a tent.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "debswebworks"
> I enjoy my hammock at home frequently. We're tent camping with
> friends in a couple weeks at a state park, and I'm thinking about
> actual logistics of hammock camping....point).
> How high do you hang your hammock?
> At home, its probably 2-3 feet off the ground (at the lowest
> If its any higher than that, its really hard to get into it.reach us.
> But if we hang it that low camping, the raccoons will be able to
> If you hang it higher, how do you get into it?
- I think that the ideal sleeping bag for use in
hammocks would be along the lines of the Big Agnes
series-with a sleeve for pads on the bottom---with no
insulation on the bottom that you do not insert
yourself---exc. with a top zipper so that one does not
have the side of the hammock pressing in on the zipper
making it hard to open or close. Perhaps, with side
sleeves at the shoulders and in the hip area??? I
emailed Big Agnes to ask about top zippers---here is
what they said: (perhaps if more hammock campers
contacted sleeping bag companies-they would consider
sleeping bags specifically made for hammock
Hi Robert. The Encampment only comes with the zipper
on the side. We have a lot of hammock users that are
huge BA fans though so I think the Encampment is still
an excellent choice for you.
Warranty / Returns
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 10:46 AM
Subject: Contact Form: sleeping bag
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Regarding: sleeping bag
Your Encampment sleeping bag seems ideal for what I
want exc. that with the side zipper-it makes it very
hard to zip or unzip when camping in a hammock with
the sides pressing in on the zipper. Is this hammock
available with a top zipper?????
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