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Unread 07-21-2008, 10:48 PM
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Lightweight hammock........

Anybody here ever use one ?

I'm getting ready to order one or two of them -sleeping on the ground sucks.
There are a lot of people -longrange hikers/climbers using hammocks ,and there are alot of different ways to rig and use them even in very cold mountain weather.
There are under quilts ,peapods ,tents that wrap around the ends making them windproof.

I've laid in a hammock before and it is way more comfortable than any 2 pads i've laid on.
There is a lot of good info. at hammock forums to be had ,i'm leaning towards the "jacks r better" lay flat type hammock.

I have taken 2 pads -a blue closed cell foam [very bulky] plus a big agnes insulated inflatable and never had a good nights sleep on any pad.
Trying to find a level spot in the mountains can be a challenge especially when trying to get out of the wind ,a hammock will hang anywhere -get on the leeward side out of the wind and hang her up..

Anyway anybody have any expierence to share..ME
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    Unread 07-22-2008, 12:25 PM
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    Have you seen these? Clark Jungle Hammock - makers of ultralight camping hammocks for backpackers
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    Unread 07-22-2008, 06:20 PM
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    Maybe for summer time stuff but, I think there's a reason I've not seen them used in the snow;)
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    Unread 07-22-2008, 11:22 PM
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    Hi guys
    Seen these at a recent show, look OK but Hmmm, I've just come back from a Thar hunt by Mt Cook and I think I personally would perfer a tent and my foam mat after a week in -3,Have a look anyway.

    HENNESSY HAMMOCKS.com: ultra-light line of jungle hammocks, ultra-comfortable camping hammock /chair/ tent combo

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    Unread 07-23-2008, 09:13 PM
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    Take a look at jacksrus.com and speerhammocks.com

    They have underquilts and peapods =goosedown 900+ rating to allow -0* temps hammock camping.
    They are costly but very lightweight and compact.

    As usual i'm doing a ton of reading/research to see which fits my needs the best.

    I have a small titanium goat cylinder stove that will keep you mighty warm and dry plus you can cook over it.I'm looking for a tent b/c the titanium goat and kifaru tents are so expensive $500-600 for a two man ,even looking into making one.
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 04:39 PM
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    Im a bit bais, but I believe this stuff is the best!
    You get what you pay for in this life.

    Macpac

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    I have a Hennesy asym and it works great and with a bit of care you can sleep down to pretty cold temps.
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