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post #11 of 22 Old 12-03-2012, 07:35 PM
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Eccellent photos, can I get you to document my next adventure?

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Lovely photos! I camped there with my wife years ago, though with an old Datsun 510 when the vee was just a gleam in my eye.

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Great pics! I've been reading about camping with hammocks. Have you been doing it long? Much of a learning curve to setting up your site? Favorite hammocks? Thanks!
A bit of a learning curve. I'm just starting to get all my gear together so I can do it in the cooler months and deal with the rain and bugs. Not much of an issue when I was living out west. In terms of favorite hammock right now I use an eno double nest. Pretty cheap and available at most outdoor stores. Knowing what i know know I'd like a hammock with a built in bug netting. Faster to set up and less fiddly.

This guy makes some that are very popular with the hammock camping crowd.
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Great thread! Nice photos!

Hammocks & motorbikes are a great combination. My hammock of choice is the Clark Jungle Hammock (NX-250), I also occasionally use an Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Doublenest.

I second Hammock Forums. Lots of great info...

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Thanks for sharing! Both wife and I ride our own Wees and like to get out and about on day fly fishing trips, etc. You have inspired me to up the game a bit and add over-nighters come spring. Can you comment on hammocks vs. tent? We are backpackers and are pretty OK at packing small and light.

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Thanks for sharing! Both wife and I ride our own Wees and like to get out and about on day fly fishing trips, etc. You have inspired me to up the game a bit and add over-nighters come spring. Can you comment on hammocks vs. tent? We are backpackers and are pretty OK at packing small and light.
I'm very uncomfortable on a thermarest in a tent. For me a hammock is way more comfortable. I can sleep the entire night without tossing and turning. The downside to hammocks is there is a bit of a leaning curve, you need to rig up the hammock and the rain fly which are usually seperately, and the gear is somewhat specialized. Instead of thermarest and sleeping bags most people use top quilts and under quilts. Check out hammock forums. Com

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I'm very uncomfortable on a thermarest in a tent. For me a hammock is way more comfortable. I can sleep the entire night without tossing and turning. The downside to hammocks is there is a bit of a leaning curve, you need to rig up the hammock and the rain fly which are usually seperately, and the gear is somewhat specialized. Instead of thermarest and sleeping bags most people use top quilts and under quilts. Check out hammock forums. Com
Thanks for the info. I hit some of the hammock sites and holy-moley there's a lot of stuff out there. We sleep pretty ok on the ground, but you are right, we do toss a bit throughout. I'll check into it... thanks for the tip!

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