Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Pros and Cons - knees
- Hi Debbie,
Sleeping in a hammock at home all the time, how do you handle traveling:
hotels & family spare rooms?
What are the dimensions of your Brazillian hammock--basic length and
width? I'm sure your hammock is wider, if not longer, than most of the
camping hammocks used on this forum. This will make a difference in
ability to use the diagonal.
I sleep in a US$20.00 nylon traveler hammock at home: 9 feet long and 5
feet wide (after hemming). Someone longer than me, would have trouble
getting a comfortable diagonal. Since I'm 5'3" tall, it fits me ok--but
I'm thinking a longer and wider hammock will fit better. As it is, I
get a decent diagonal to sleep on my back and on my side (back to head
high-side and back away from head high-side). I also sleep with my head
and back on the center, but with legs straight and one foot hanging off
each side of the foot end. The more nights I spend in one, the more
comfortable it gets.
We hammockers need to start collecting photos of all the different ways
to snooze in a hammock.
For me, any time it gets below 80 (and maybe any time it bets below 90),
I want the warmth of an underquilt. So, I hang a down underquilt (mines
a JRB nest) underneath the hammock for warmth.
- How did you hang the hammock? Do you have a stand, or did you bolt
into the walls? I'd be interested in a picture of your rig. Mike
--- In email@example.com, Debbie Vorndran
> I sleep in my Brazilian style hammock at home pretty much every
> How did you hang the hammock? Do you have a stand, or did you boltthey are hung nearly vertical from points 2 or 3 ft apart so that
> into the walls? I'd be interested in a picture of your rig. Mike
you are suspended sort of diagonally in a nearly horizontal line at
the bottom. whole families live in them. they are made of fine cotton
i can't find any pictures of them and don't have mine set up right now.