Re: [Hammock Camping] Bliss Hammocks - Reviews?
- On Tuesday, Jun 7, 2005, at 11:57 US/Central, amkscuba wrote:
> Has anyone used a Bliss Hammock for backpacking? I'm debatingHey,
> purchasing it from an online retailer, and I can't judge quality or
> comfort from the picture on their website.
I know this one. I have a Hammock Bliss Double and Single. They are
both fine stong light hammocks. I use the Double as my "yard" hammock
and it's strong and puts up with me at 250+ and our daschund lying
about in it. I've been using it with a fairly cheap stand that
supposed to be for those hammocks with a bar across the ends. I just
tie the bliss hammock ropes to the hooks on the ends of the chains with
something resembling the hennessy knot and it does well. The bliss
hammocks should do fine camping as long as you don't need bug
protection where you're going. Hammock bliss also has a separate
mosquito net and a hammock with net attached, I think. Don't forget
some Tree saver or tree hugger type straps for camping. The bliss
hammocks are a good value.
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elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he
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street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition. We have lost
the power even of imagining what the ancient idealization of poverty
could have meant: the liberation from material attachments, the
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