Hammock Camping.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 19:33
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Simple, straight to the point title.

I read a lot about hammock camping in the states. Anyone here doing it?

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 20:05

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 20:05
I lug one along for warm weather trips, and use it, esp if I am into camp a bit late and can't be bothered putting a tent up. But I usually string a tarp between the trees and put that over the top as a shelter, just to prevent dew or rain or tree sap falling onto me overnight.

Haven't fallen out (yet), but I tend to wake up more during the night as I can't turn over in it. OK for an occasional night but hard to recommend as a full time sleeping method.

Other use if lazing around during the day reading a book.

Jack
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 20:53

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 20:53
G'day Wolfie,

I have a hammock for relaxing/canoodling.....

but like I have mentioned before in relation to chairs/tables/coooking etc., I prefer to be on the ground. Something about connecting with land, I don't know, it just doesn't feel right otherwise.
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Reply By: desertrat - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 21:55

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 21:55
Iv'e had one for a while and they're not much chop to sleep in but good for lazing around in during the day as mentioned.
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Reply By: paj - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 23:36

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 23:36
In my early days in the Navy I slept in one at sea and it was way superior to a bunk when the ship was rolling around. I cary a cheap one out camping for lounging around, but the comments above re turning over apply!

Cheers

Paj
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 08:19

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 08:19
Mmmmm...........

I was also wondering about the turning over thing as well.

The reason I was interested is, because for summer camping, I thought they would be airy, therefore cool.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 15:06

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 15:06
and before you ask, no the national parks wont let you string it between those nice pine bollards :-))
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Reply By: duncs - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 17:21

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 17:21
Mate of mine used one on the Cape York trip. He parked face to face with me,( his car facing mine) attached one end of the hammock to my bull bar and looped his winch cable over the top of his bar and onto the hammock. He lay onthe hammock while it was on the ground then pressed the button and up she went to a comfortable height and shape.

The draw back for this arrangement was that every time he got uncomfortable and pressed the button to adjust things I heard it. He did seem to sleep OK though.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 19:23

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 19:23
That is sooooooo cool!!!!

It almost makes it seem worthwhile.

Wolfie
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