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Postby maverick » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:32 pm

Those of you who enjoy your hammocks might have to share when you get
back to camp, if in Florida. :lol:
http://www.reuters.com/video/2014/06/02 ... annel=1004
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby gary c. » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:23 pm

He must have been a side sleeper too. He only lasted 15-20mins. ;)
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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:31 am

I sleep on my side most of the night in the hammock... he's not in a camping hammock, that's all.

You can always tell the non hammockers - they fall for the myths every time. You'll be cold, can't sleep on your side, etc. Nope. Sorry.
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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby SouthMark » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:01 am

AlmostThere wrote:I sleep on my side most of the night in the hammock... he's not in a camping hammock, that's all.

You can always tell the non hammockers - they fall for the myths every time. You'll be cold, can't sleep on your side, etc. Nope. Sorry.


Yep so true. What gets me is when tent campers chime in with advice when someone has a question about hammock camping.
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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:44 pm

as only 1 has posted a pic of a hammock setup here, my perception of a hammock setup is what i saw the skipper and Gilligan do on "Gilligan's Island".

So, It would be nice to see what the Hammock Lovers do when they set up their hammocks and how do you find trees the right width apart or what do you do above treeline.

Tent guy.. :)
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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:32 am

I don't find trees the right length apart - the suspension adjusts, so anything between 15 feet and 30 feet apart works. And long straps let me get the sugar pines in play.

If it were easier to post pictures, I might do that. All my pictures are more than a megabyte and it's going to take too long to process them smaller... then I also have to go back through 20,000+ shots of hiking trips and find the ones with hammocks in them. So maybe when I have more than five minutes at a shot to glance at the forum.
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Hammock Lovers

Postby SouthMark » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:39 am

If you want to see pics of hammock set ups and get some real world info just go to HammockForums.net.
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Re: Hammock Lovers

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:12 am

Well, yes - but sending someone to Hammockforums for an intro is like handing them Encyclopedia Brittanica volumes a-z to introduce them to the platypus. Have fun finding what you're actually looking for.

I might be able to carve out half an hour later today.
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