Howdy from Amarillo,TX
So this has to be the best source for information about hammock camping that I have found. I am excited to get into this and sleep so well when I am camping. I love to backpack and camp but I never sleep well. I worked at a summer camp in college and would sleep in a hammock down by the water and I slept like so well and never thought to bring a hammock when I went backpacking. Then I saw the advert for a clark NX-150 in backpacker magazine and a light bulb went on!
I can have a 3-4 season shelter lighter than most and sleep so much more comfortably! I'm in!
At this stage I am looking to get a Clark NX200 (which should fit my 6'9" frame) for my birthday/anniversary (May and June respectively) present from my wife. In the meantime I have ordered 100' of amsteel blue and am going to make some whoopie slings (what a genius idea) and I went to joann's fabrics and found some cheap stuff to practice on. Then I'll take a coupon and get some of their ripstop nylon and see where it goes from there.
Last week I took my Mayan hammock for a short trip into Palo Duro Canyon, Which they call "Grand Canyon of Texas," It is really heavy but I slept so well using my inflatable pad and sleeping bag. It is still quite chilly at night.
I can't wait to join the ranks of those hanging in DIY's and Clarks.
Thanks for all of the tips and advice!!!
Welcome Gabe! It seems that we have more and more Texans taking to the trees and all the rest of the world still thinks all we have is cactus and tumbleweeds. :)
I've always wanted to do some hiking and hanging in Palo Duro but have just not gotten that way yet. Since my wife and son both hammock camp, I am always on the lookout for places with lots of trees. Coming from College Station, Palo Duro is a fair drive but we need to carve out some time and just do it.
Welcome to the forum Gabe.
I think you will really enjoy this site, so much great information to be tapped!! I'm over on the other side of the state, but will be in your neck of the woods in about a month. I use Palo Duro as my go to halfway point when going to Colorado or as in next month, northern New Mexico.