Originally Posted by Madrone
I am going to be hiking the Oregon section of the PCT this summer, and am very interested in using a hammock. I have slept in hammocks before and they seem to keep some of my back problems at bay. I am hoping to keep my total pack weight at about 30 to 35 pounds.
My problem is that I am not able to try out a lot of different hammocks and I live in a relatively remote area (not close to REI or similar stores).
Might you have some suggestions for hammocks that I could use on this trip?
CONTACT Gary_R I found him to be very helpful. Everyonce in a while a few of us get together. If you were to come to something where there are theree or four of us (or more) you could tryout different hammocks. Gary_R has a lot of knowledge, I am sure he could make some suggestions.
I have Hennessy's, ENO Dbl, and a Green Hornet. For me it depends on how the hammock is hung, more than the brand of hammock. But I am NOT an expert. I am short and I found the larger hammocks are a pain to get out of, but that is just me and my needs. I think you have to test and I am not sure just laying in one for 5 minutes will tell you if it is what you need.
My back is definately better when I sleep in a hammock. I can now camp without taking pain meds.
My dog and I are also planning on hiking part of the PCT this Summer, maybe we will meet. Crazy lady with large dog pulling a cart