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    Thru Hike the AT in a hammock? Has anyone?

    Howdy folks!

    I am pretty new to this hammock thing, but got to be honest. I am diving in head first. I love it. Just got my Warbonnet BB XLC in the mail with my Superfly. I've got whoopee slings (only because its fun to say).

    My question is this: Who has Thru hiked the AT in their hammock? I have been lurking around and searching both the forums here and at WB for any Thru Hiking hangers, and I have yet to see any post. I am sure its been discussed but my forum search skills are amateur at best.

    I guess I am wondering if it is do-able. Like most on here, I sleep so much better in a hammock. I'd like to use it for my upcoming thru hike.

    Edit- After posting this, I found some post about others experiences. Moderators can delete this if they want.
    Last edited by CoolBobby; 05-09-2016 at 10:30.

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    can you link the threads you found?..

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    There is a section for "long distance travel with a hammock" https://hammockforums.net/forum/foru...with-a-hammock You will find a good bit about thru hiking there. Also check the trip reports section.


    Lot of folks have thru hiked a lots of different trails like the AT and others with hammocks.
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    I would also search youtube for some cool vids from hammock thru hikers

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    Dutch did in I'm pretty sure a Hennessy. I actually read his whole trail journal. Real interesting read

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    Certain did it about 8 0r 9 years ago. She posted here regularly.
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    i saw a video recently of someone doing the long trail in Vermont (i think it's in Vermont) and they used a hammock. I've seen tons of pics of AT thru hikers with hammocks set up, I don't know how many completed the AT though.
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    Awesome folks. Thanks for the replies. I was sure I some were out there, i just couldn't find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    There is a section for "long distance travel with a hammock" https://hammockforums.net/forum/foru...with-a-hammock You will find a good bit about thru hiking there. Also check the trip reports section.


    Lot of folks have thru hiked a lots of different trails like the AT and others with hammocks.
    That is the exact link I was looking for. Thanks for that!

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