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    Hammocks?

    How many of you have used a Hammock in the backcountry? My wife will use hers on my scouting trips, she will stay at camp and read when I am out glassing. If you have some pictures, they would be great!
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    I do. Hammocks have their strengths and weaknesses. Major points are that you have to have some knowledge and gear to keep warm, plus side is they are extremely comfortable.







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    I've got my eye on one with a Kelty tarp. My draw back will be trees. We have mostly junipers where I hunt.
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    I used a hammock a lot last year. I plan to use it more this year. I want to drop some weight with a cuben tarp and EE quilts (under and over).

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    I have a couple Hennessy hammocks. Very comfortable. Only draw back is I get cold without having a pad underneath me. I think quilts below and on top would be a good solution. Super comfortable

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    Hammocks?

    Any temp below 70deg in a hammock requires an under quilt. I've got a couple diy's and a warbonnet ridge runner that I love. I also have a few hammock gear quilts which are awesome to. Hammocks definitely have more of a learning curve but are so much more comfortable. As long as I can find two trees you won't catch me sleeping in the ground.

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    I sleep in a Hennessey hammock all summer while guiding canoe trips. No shortage of trees in NE Minnesota or Canada. I do bring a XTherm pad and sleeping bag that I use like a blanket. There is a learning curve, and some don't seem to adapt to them, but it is an absolute trip saver for an older guy with a bad back. I don't use it on hunting trips though because there is zero gear room. My Kuiu 2P tent weighs the same, has room for two, and we can get all our gear in the vestibules.

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    Hammock on Campfire right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclawrence View Post
    Any temp below 70deg in a hammock requires an under quilt. I've got a couple diy's and a warbonnet ridge runner that I love. I also have a few hammock gear quilts which are awesome to. Hammocks definitely have more of a learning curve but are so much more comfortable. As long as I can find two trees you won't catch me sleeping in the ground.
    any temp below 70?

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    Yes it's a pretty standard rule of thumb for hammocks. You'll start to get cold without a pad or quilt underneath you. Of course everyone's a little different.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about hammocks the hammock forum is a great place to learn and also Shug's videos on YouTube are awesome. You can get by with a pad and sleeping bag buts quilts are where it's at for a hammock system. All you need is a hammock, top quilt, under quilt, and a tarp.

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