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Anybody using/trying this?
interesting ... at least it will make the bears have to work to get to ya ...
I tried a sleeping hammok once. Froze my tail off.
Yep Glunt....I don`t even like sleeping on a cot. That cold air underneath you is rough.
"They can't chop trees down if we're all hanging out in them!"
Ummm, yeah we can.. We could also have a couple guys grab onto the bottom, pull hard, and shoot tree-hugging camper and all his granola through the woods like a slingshot.
I drape a old wool army blanket over my cot trapping the air under neath it. Makes a world of difference.
Yup. Thick wool blanket on an air mattress makes a world of difference.
That tent looks like a swimming pool just waiting for a good deluge.
Time you pack enough stuff to stay warm, I can have a two man Tipi and stove and have all my gear inside dry. Haven't used the hammock but have done a cot and froze, but started warm in same bag on the ground!
A hanging under quilt for your hammock is key. World of difference, to the point of being hot depending on your bag. Hammocks have their own challenges but I sleep sooo good in a hammy I’ll accept those challenges. With The condition of my back if I’m not on a cot, air mattress or hammock I’d better be on a full bed.
Been there froze that... in the Hennessey Freezer Bag...
That young lady looks so peaceful and serene in the pic.
Unfortunately I don't see the same thing happening during fall in the backcountry. I see rain/snow and freezing my ass off.
they always show those about 10-15 ft off the ground but never show the extension ladder they used on the trees.
Must be warm enough for these conditions! :-)
See the ladder in the last pic.
Hopefully, you're not a sleep walker.
You pretty much need the perfect setting for one of those. I agree Eddie, I've seen pictures of these things stacked 3 high.... how in the world did they get those anchors attached without a boom truck.
I just thought it was interesting. They have rain flys to keep from being swimming pools. They have methods to create a layer below the floor for a quilt to keep from freezing. Lots of flexibility. Basically need to have 3 anchor points at roughly 90 degrees.
I loved sleeping in a hammock this last season....but did struggle with figuring out how to break the wind and not freeze. Once you have that figgered out.....damn.....what a great way to go.
My question is why? What is the benefit?
Why do they need to be off the ground, are they scared of nature?
Speaking of when nature calls just try getting out of it in a hurry.
Comfort my friend....so much more comfortable than a pad on the ground.
Pretty fancy. This is for the folks that want to be a big hit at the campground in Little Yosemite.......
If you do NOT put an appropriate under quilt on your hammock you will freeze your butt off in 60 degree weather. I've been in the low teens in hammock and slept like a baby because I did it right.
Lou, that was HILARIOUS
Had a buddy that loved sleeping in a hammocks and would always give us grief for tent camping. That is until he set it up between trees on the side of a steep ridge that had a beautiful view of a river valley below that he enjoyed from his perch above.
About 4am while he was sleeping a gust of wind came down from above and the tree that he tied-off to near his feet blew over and slid down the slope below. His other tie-off’s snapped and you guessed it he went for about a 30-40 ft ride down the steep ridge in the dark while half asleep. He only stopped sliding when the tree stopped sliding. He came away with a sore back side and small cuts and bruises but scared him more than anything else. If you do that kind of camping, make sure you tie-off to a good one!
What do you do in the middle of the night when you have to pee? Cut a hole in it and lay on your stomach?
Woods Walker, that's funny... unless your a girl! LMAO!
looks like it would genuine pain setting it up not to mention being cold.
We're evolving into Spidermen, been watching too many Marvel comix movies.