I’ve been hammock camping actually since 1970 in the Republic of Viet Nam. But when I located in Colorado in 1976 I sort of gave up on it as a practical way to sleep outdoors (at 10,000 ft and above): Too darn cold!
So…I slept on the ground but kept a GI 1966 jungle hammock in the gear for when the sun was shining and the wind was not an issue. I was always searching for an answer to sleeping on a nylon sheet, exposed 360o to the elements. I bought an extra-long down sleeping bag with a full length zipper to put over my hammock with marginal success.
Ultimately, I went to ground until, oh: 2004, when the internet gave me access to “Southern Paddler” and “Sgt Rock” websites.
From there I accessed a website by “Climber 11”, Shane Bryan, a.k.a. “Mirage” and “Kickass Quilts”. That gave me enough inspiration to make my own under-quilt and buy a Hennessy hammock to try out. I sleep under my “Super Kazoo”
It’s all been gravy from there on out.
I registered with Hammock Forums to see what’s up and improve my home made hammock stand, which is getting weathered badly on my back porch.
I camp with the grandkids in the summer and hunt in September when elk season rolls around.
Thanks for the forum,
Hello Doug and welcome! Lots of fun stuff around here these days.
The information is limitless here on HF, use the search function. Good to have ya and welcome to HF from Bama..................
Welcome to the forum! Isn't it awesome that technology could catch up with a long-lost love? You've got some serious hangers in your neck of the woods, and an awful lot of brainpower world-wide here in the forum (myself not included :laugh:).
We're glad to have you, and are looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
hang on and have fun.
home is where your hammock is.