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vafish
06-17-2009, 09:52
I recently ran across some camping hammocks on line.

Decided to give it a try. I bought a Byer Moskito from REI and used a cheap blue poly tarp for rain protection.

http://www.rei.com/product/736088

http://media.rei.com/media/703689.jpg

Used it this past weekend on a scout camp out. It was very comfortable to sleep in and no sore back in the morning.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/01090016.jpg

Wished I had one on our 3 day backpacking trip on the AT last month.

IndianaMatt
06-28-2009, 10:03
Wow that is really cool! I've only camped in tent (on the ground) but I imagine camping in a hammock would be really awesome. I am definitely looking into that REI hammock. By the way, where were you camping in that picture at the bottom of your post? Is "AT" the Appalachian Trail?

vafish
06-29-2009, 07:09
Wow that is really cool! I've only camped in tent (on the ground) but I imagine camping in a hammock would be really awesome. I am definitely looking into that REI hammock. By the way, where were you camping in that picture at the bottom of your post? Is "AT" the Appalachian Trail?


Yes AT is Appalachian Trail. It runs through Shenandoah National Park, which is about an hour from where I live. My sons Scout Troop backpacks there several times a year. I've done a couple of short sections of it.

Picture was taken on a buddy of mines property. He has about 200 acres outside Leesburg, VA.

If you are interested in Hammock Camping there is a Hammock Forum. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/index.php

Also if you want a starter hammock for a cheap price someone on the Hammock Forum pointed me to this site:

http://ewins.com/items/11203345/EWINS%252010432/Parrot_Bay_Key_Largo_Deluxe_Camping_Hammock_-_Blue

$24.99 shipping included. Had the Hammock with mosquito net. You'll need some extra rope or straps for a suspension system and a tarp to keep the rain off.

I ordered one of them and my younger son and I used the 2 hammocks to sleep out in the front yard a week ago.

Here's the hammocks before we set the tarps up:

The Byer is in front, the Parrot Bay is the orange one in the back.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/DSCN2045.jpg

noway
06-29-2009, 16:33
That's cool, but useless in my area. If you could find 2 trees to support it, that would be the best challenge ;)

Cabela's iirc had a fold out frame mount sleeper that elevate you off the ground, keeping you out of the ants and water. I should have picked up one or two awhile back.

alphacat
07-02-2009, 15:00
That sure looks better then sleeping on the ground.... The ground is always cold and makes my back hurt..

vafish
07-02-2009, 16:56
That sure looks better then sleeping on the ground.... The ground is always cold and makes my back hurt..

Hammocks hang you in the air and can make for cold sleeping. You need some sort of insulation under you.

skidplate
07-02-2009, 17:01
I pack a hennese hammock on my chopper for camping. A great way to camp. I have a lot of injuries and can't sleep on the ground any more. Wake up feelin good the next day.